Cleveland Fire Department responded earlier today to a “suspicious” package found at a medical complex on Westside Drive, but the package turned out to be a burlap bag which was reportedly smoking when firefighters arrived.
According to Cleveland Police officer Evie West, the complex is located near SkyRidge West Campus.
CFD Commander Buddy Smith said the call was received just after 8 a.m. and firefighters arrived on the scene minutes later and checked out the bag, which posed no threat. Firefighters cleared the scene shortly after.
- A Bobcat skid steer was damaged by vandals after being left on a work site at Lois Street.
According to a report filed by deputy Phillip Reagan of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Dills said the incident possibly occurred during the Tuesday evening or early morning hours Wednesday.
The fuel line on the equipment had been cut and other damage may have also occurred.
There was an indication the vandals had also poured something in the fuel tank of the Bobcat.
Dills estimated damage at $200.
- Baseball equipment and other items were taken from a van parked at a Bates Pike residence.
According to Michaela Flowers, her husband walked outside their home Tuesday morning and noticed a light on inside the van. He then noticed the rear door of the van had not been closed.
Upon further investigation, Mr. Flowers noticed the ball equipment and a Sanyo portable DVD player missing.
The van was possibly not properly secured at the time of the auto burglary.
The missing items were valued at $210.
Investigation is continuing.