Computer thefts are investigated
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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THE DRIVER of this concrete pumper truck was not injured when he crashed on Interstate 75 northbound Thursday morning. According to information from the scene, the 50-year-old driver from Pikeville was working out of Chattanooga. Investigation was conducted by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Cameron Azbill. Traffic along the interstate was backed up for more than eight miles as officials worked to clear the scene near mile marker 31. Assisting at the scene were Bradley County Fire-Rescue, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Bradley County Emergency Medical Service personnel.
Banner photo, GREG KAYLOR THE DRIVER of this concrete pumper truck was not injured when he crashed on Interstate 75 northbound Thursday morning. According to information from the scene, the 50-year-old driver from Pikeville was working out of Chattanooga. Investigation was conducted by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Cameron Azbill. Traffic along the interstate was backed up for more than eight miles as officials worked to clear the scene near mile marker 31. Assisting at the scene were Bradley County Fire-Rescue, Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and Bradley County Emergency Medical Service personnel.
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A Lee University student reported the theft of his laptop computer to police, who are following up on the theft.

According to a report filed by officer Matt Brinkman of the Cleveland Police Department, he filed a report for Axel Arzola.

Someone took his Apple MacBook computer from the university. Arzola was able to trace the computer’s location through its security feature.

Brinkman went to the area of Ridgeway Court where there are a number of apartments. Brinkman reportedly spoke with a number of residents in several of the apartments, but couldn’t pinpoint the exact location of the stolen computer.

Investigation has been turned over to Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

The computer is valued at $500.

- A Dell XPS laptop computer was also taken from a car parked on Parker Street.

Joseph Allen reported someone entered his car Monday and took the computer.

Allen said the vehicle had been locked prior to his leaving it. When he returned, the vehicle was not locked.

Nothing else was reported missing.

The computer was valued at $2,000.

- Police are also investigating the theft of a chainsaw during the reported burglary of an outbuilding at a Lang Street residence.

The theft was believed to have occurred during the weekend.

According to officer Taylor Thompson, Michael Hair said someone broke into his storage building in the backyard of his home and took the Poulan chainsaw, as well as a chainsaw bar.

According to the report, a possible suspect was named in the theft.

The saw and bar were valued at $300.

- Detective Matt Jenkins of Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is in charge of looking into allegations of an employee of a local company taking materials from the business.

According to a report filed by officer Scott Criddle, Gary Jones, a supervisor at Cleveland Chair Co., said officials determined a suspect in the alleged theft of metal chair frames and other metal products used in the manufacturing of furniture.

Jones and another employee observed the suspect leaving the facility with “a truckload of metal,” according to reports.

According to the initial report and investigation, officials discovered the metal was being taken to a scrap yard and sold.

Metal taken from the business on Tuesday was valued at $1,000.

Investigation is continuing.

- An 18th Street resident returned home from vacation this week and discovered his home had been burglarized.

Clarence Sandridge reported the burglary Monday.

According to a report filed by officer Lebron Ensley of the Cleveland Police Department, a Hammond organ, a jukebox stereo, laptop computer, Black & Decker drill, a ladder, a Murray riding mower and a garden tiller were missing from the home.

Sandridge told the officer he had been away from home the week of June 7-13.

There were no signs of forced entry to the residence.

The missing property was valued at more than $8,200.

Investigation has been turned over to the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Polk County beginning this weekend.

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.