Police beat: Thefts investigated
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Dec 19, 2012 | 1352 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department is in charge of an investigation into a burglary at a home where the homeowner had left for a short time.

An initial offense report filed by officer Patrick Googer showed Rebecca Hilliard had made a short trip Monday to pick up her daughter.

Hilliard was gone for just a few minutes and when she got back home, she reported someone had “come in the house and took a television.”

The report also noted clothing had been taken as well. The television was described as a 24-inch flat-screen model.

According to the report, the missing items were valued at $128.99.

- Bradley County officials responded to a Gibson Drive address where someone had broken into a vehicle.

According to a report filed by deputy Casey Kerr, Ricky Vaughn said someone entered two of his vehicles and took a radar detector, an FM transmitter and an iPhone charger.

Both vehicles were unlocked at the time of the burglary, according to Kerr.

The theft was believed to have occurred sometime during the night Sunday.

The missing items were valued at $60.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Bradley and surrounding counties during this holiday season, according to Lt. John Harmon, coordinator of THP Special Programs.

The checkpoints will be set up in random locations 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.

Bradley County Traffic Unit along with patrol deputies will also be performing saturation patrols and visibility campaigns to slow down drivers. They will also watch for infractions such as lack of seat belt usage and driver inattention.