Farm heaters, fans reported stolen
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jul 22, 2013 | 1648 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Strawhill Road resident reported the theft of several heaters and fans from his farm.

According to a report filed by deputy Daniel Watson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Ira Guinn said someone entered a building located on Wyatt-Long Road and took four side-wall heaters and four large box fans.

The fans were encased inside a wooden frame, according to the report.

Guinn assessed his loss at $600.

Investigation has been turned over to Detective Mike Hughes of the Bradley County Sheriff’s’ Office Criminal Investigations Division.

- Deputy Matthew Parris filed a report last week regarding the theft of a pickup truck.

Thomas Dale Gladson said someone took his 1988 Toyota truck from his driveway.

The truck was described as being red with chrome wheels and having a diamond plate tool box.

- A local trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol has charged a Georgia man with theft after he reportedly stole a car in Georgia and was spotted in Tennessee.

Trooper Richard Thomas arrested Shannon E. Whaley, 34, after he found the vehicle in a parking lot in Chattanooga. Another local trooper, Sgt. Thomas Clower of the Criminal Investigations Division, along with Thomas secured the 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck which was reported stolen in Rossville, Ga., according to reports.

Clower along with Thomas established Whaley as the suspect.

After following a number of leads, Whaley was located and turned himself over to authorities.

He was booked at the Hamilton County Jail with a warrant for theft over $10,000.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Seat Belt Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning in August. Schools will be in session beginning Aug. 7, and troopers will be on the lookout for proper restraint use by drivers and their passengers.

THP will also be setting up Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Polk County beginning in August.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the countys.

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.