Suspect charged in break-in
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2013 | 1534 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print

One person was arrested and charged with burglary, theft and trespassing after Bradley County deputies responded to a Ladd Springs Road address to a “burglary-in-progress” call.

Hoyt Lee Chambers Jr. was taken into custody by deputy Ben Clayton after he spoke with the Michele Hamidi.

According to his report, a neighborhood resident saw two people at a vacant house located at 2187 Ladd Springs Road, and called the Bradley County 911 Center.

After arriving on the scene, Clayton approached Chambers and another suspect.

The two reportedly resided next door to the vacant house.

After questioning Chambers and the other suspect and also noting alleged evidence on Chamber’s boots, Clayton determined Chambers had not been telling the truth about being seen at the house, according to his report.

A Mr. Heater propane heater was reportedly taken from the house.

The former resident of the house was contacted.

According to his report, Hamidi stated the heater had been stored in the basement of the house and no one had permission to take it or be on her property.

Chambers was transported to the Bradley County Jail where he was booked on the charges.

The propane heater was recovered and returned to Hamidi.

- Another Ladd Springs Road resident reported the theft of a lawnmower.

Shirley George told deputy Doug Graham that someone had taken her self-propelled Toro mower from beneath her deck.

The theft was reported Wednesday.

According to George, the mower was valued at $50.

- A refrigerator was removed from rental property and the theft was reported to law enforcement.

According to a report filed by deputy Robert Jones of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, he responded to a Woolen Street address and spoke with James Wehunt, who is the landlord for the property.

Wehunt said the Frigidaire refrigerator was 4 months old. A tenant was moving out of the residence at the time the refrigerator went missing.

The appliance was valued at $400. Investigation is continuing.