Michael Basham, 24, of 1323 Keith Valley Road, has been charged, according to reports.
A report filed last week with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office noted a suspect who had been observed by a neighbor in the area giving a description of a man who had been seen in the yard of his neighbor.
Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO, said neighbors in the area aided in helping detectives establish a suspect based on his description.
“Deputies investigating burglaries to unsecured cars in the area of Keith Valley Road, Will Lewis Drive and Valley View Road, canvassed those neighborhoods and learned an individual had been observed on foot in those areas. One resident was able to provide investigators with the name of the individual,” Gault said.
When detectives went to Basham’s home, they were given consent to search and reportedly “found almost all of the stolen property.”
Shirley Shook reported her car had been burglarized during the weekend. Cash and other items had been taken from her parked car, according to a report filed by deputy Brandon Edwards.
Mike Evans said two of his vehicles had been burglarized. Electronic and miscellaneous items had been taken. Deputy Casey Kerr spoke with Andrew Brown who said a Canon camera and two items of clothing had been take from his car which was parked Sunday at his Keith Valley Road residence.
Joel Cruz was missing two radar detectors and a stereo component, according to a report filed by deputy Darren Miller.
Basham was charged with 11 counts of burglary of a vehicle, one count of theft over $500, and 10 counts of theft under $500.
Bond has been set at $25,000 and Basham is due back in court on May 1.
According to Gault, some of the area residents may not have reported their vehicles were burglarized and requests anyone in the area of Keith Valley Road, who has not reported a loss to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 728-7337.
“Investigators may have your property,” he said.
n A Neighborhood Watch program is planned tonight for the Misty Ridge community. The meeting will be held at Mount Zion United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.
Lt. Bob Hancock, coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch program for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, will be answering questions and providing information on how residents can set up a watch program in their community.
For additional information regarding this program or how to establish a Neighborhood Watch program, contact Hancock at 728-7321, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.