Two purse snatching suspects sought
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Cleveland Police detectives are searching for two suspects who took a purse from an elderly shopper at a local Walmart store.

The theft occurred Feb. 5.

According to Detective Steve Ross of Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, the 86-year-old woman had turned away from her shopping cart and the suspects took her purse, then left the store.

After beginning an investigation, Ross was able to locate video security footage of the male and female suspects driving away from the store in a black Jeep Liberty.

Anyone who may be able to identify the suspects is asked to contact Ross at 303-3120, or by calling 728-7311 and following the correct voice prompts.

- A single-axle utility trailer was reportedly taken from a Moore Circle Road address recently.

According to a report filed with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, John Smeltzer said the 10-foot, Big Tex trailer was taken during the early part of February.

Smeltzer said he used the trailer to transport motorcycles and it was built low to the ground.

The trailer was described as being black with chrome trim and chrome wheels.

The trailer was valued at $1,500.

Before filing a report with BCSO, Smeltzer said he questioned friends and family members to make sure none had borrowed the trailer.

Investigation is continuing.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning Friday. THP will also be performing Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints beginning the following Sunday.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.