Juveniles arrested in burglary case
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Two juveniles were taken into custody Tuesday evening after a patrol deputy observed them walking along Georgetown Road. The deputy had been dispatched to the area, according to his report.

Deputy Cordus Waller noted in his report the juveniles were charged with burglary after investigation led to the discovery of items taken from a church.

According to Waller, the juveniles had a “nervous demeanor” as he approached them. The 15-year-old and 16-year-old were carrying backpacks.

After receiving consent to search the backpacks, Waller located a plastic jar containing loose change, a baseball hat and a key. The key was labeled “Parsonage Storage Building.”

Further investigation revealed the two had forced entry to Zion United Methodist Church and took the items.

Both were charged with the theft via juvenile petitions.

- A local builder reported the theft of carpet and carpet installation components from a home under construction in the Silver Springs community.

Virgil Allen said approximately 60 yards of carpet, four rolls containing 60 yards of carpet padding and a box of carpet tack strips were taken from the house.

The theft was reported during the weekend.

According to a report filed by deputy Steve McCullough, the missing items were valued at $800.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives were notified of the theft.

- A number of thefts of property and burglary have been reported in the McDonald community over the past few days.

According to a report filed by deputy Yvonne May of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, she responded to Baugh Springs Trail last week and filed a report for Richard Merriman.

Merriman said someone broke into his home and took firearms, a computer and a weed trimmer.

The missing items were valued at $1,600.

David Williams of Pine Hill Road reported to deputy David Michaels that someone entered his home and took firearms and loose change.

Erwin reported his home had not been secured prior to the burglary and no signs of forced entry were evident.

The loss was estimated at $1,150.

Detectives responded to the home and collected evidence left behind by the perpetrator.

On Monday, deputy May responded once again to the Baugh Springs Road area and filed another theft incident report.

Johnny Howard told May that he had noticed several items missing from his carport during the past few weeks.

Howard also told the deputy that someone had apparently siphoned gasoline from his vehicles.

Missing from the home were a Hitachi saw, a battery powered Skil saw, Craftsman tools, shut-off valves, water supply lines and a piece of drywall.

An estimated loss was not listed in the report.

- On Monday, multiple accidents were reported with in the community.

Bradley County EMS responded to an accident about 4 p.m. Monday at 1073 Wildwood Ave.

A 51-year-old female had been struck in the rear of her car. The vehicle suffered moderate damage. She was transported to SkyRidge Medical Center with minor injuries.

At 4:25 p.m., a very serious accident took place on Paul Huff Parkway at the entrance/exit to the Target Shopping Center. It involved a Volkswagen Beetle and an SUV. The Volkswagen was struck in the driver's door. The 25-year-old female driver of the beetle suffered serious injuries.

Multiple EMS units and the Cleveland Fire Department responded to the scene. The patient had to be extricated from the wreckage. Air medical was requested to land on the scene.

A landing zone was set up at the corner of Paul Huff and Frontage Road. The female patient was flown by Air Evac to Erlanger Medical Center, which is a level one trauma center. There was a male passenger who suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported locally to SkyRidge. The SUV had a mother and three children. They were not injured.

Just before 7 p.m another crash on Paul Huff at the interstate involved two cars and a motorcycle. The 52-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was not seriously injured and was transported to SkyRidge here in Cleveland.

Just minutes after 8 p.m. Monday, a two-vehicle accident was reported at Wildwood Avenue and 15th Street Initial reports indicated one of the vehicles had rolled over. When EMS crews arrived on the scene both vehicles were upright in the roadway and all occupants were clear. Initially it was believed that there were several patients. After everyone was evaluated only one person was transported. A 21- year-old female with minor injuries was transported to SkyRidge.