Car damaged in possible theft attempt
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 01, 2013 | 1623 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A Gordon Street man reported what he believed was an attempted auto theft from his home last week.

According to a report filed by deputy Robert O’Daniel of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Lonnie Cross said he had driven his car just over a week ago and parked it in his driveway.

He left his home last Wednesday and the vehicle was still parked in the driveway.

When he returned later Wednesday afternoon, the vehicle had been moved and had struck a tree, causing significant damage.

When he checked further, he said the vehicle’s gearshift lever was still in the “Park” position.

According to the report, Cross said the perpetrator possibly realized the steering wheel locked while attempting to take the vehicle, causing it to roll into the tree and cause damage.

No sign of forced entry or damage to the steering column was noted, according to O’Daniel’s report.

Cross told the deputy the vehicle has never had problems “slipping out of gear,” in the past.

No damage estimate was available.

- A Yamaha dirt bike was reportedly taken from a Spring Place Road residence last week.

Deputy Melanie Johnson filed a report for Keith Henderson who said the Yamaha 224 cycle had been parked in front of his residence.

The bike was described as blue and white. It was valued at $2,000.

Johnson also filed an auto burglary report for a Pebble Ridge Drive resident.

According to her report, Tracy Collier said someone entered his two vehicles and took a number of items.

A Maglite flashlight, an iPod and approximately 100 compact discs were missing from the vehicles.

Johnson noted Collier had estimated his loss at $450.