Guns, other items taken in burglaries
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Sep 19, 2013 | 877 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A number of handguns were stolen from a McDonald community residence and a vehicle was also taken, but later recovered by Collegedale officials Thursday.

Leslie Reaver reported the burglary to deputy Heath Arthur.

A Beretta A3, a Thompson .45- caliber rifle, a Ruger shotgun, a Ruger model 1022 and a Romanian AK-47 along with a Sig-Sauer hand gun, a Remington shotgun, Mauser 8 mm rifle and a floor safe were taken along with a Chevrolet Suburban.

The 2002 model vehicle was recovered in Collegedale and according to officials at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, crime scene technicians went to the scene where the vehicle was found, to recover evidence left behind by the perpetrator(s).

The total loss was estimated at $18,500.

- Jewelry and other items were taken from a home located on Old Alabama Road.

According to a report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour, Gary Beavers said someone broke into his home while he had was taking his wife to work Tuesday morning.

A door to the home was noticeably damaged.

Once inside the home, burglars took a rifle, shotgun, a 52-inch flat-screen television, change and the wooden jewelry box that contained various necklaces, rings and other items.

Beavers estimated his loss at $3,540.

- Ladders were the target for thieves at a Washington Avenue address Tuesday.

According to a report filed by deputy Kameron Cron, James Stone said someone took two ladders and other items from a home he was remodeling. The theft could have occurred in early August, according to Cron’s report.

The items were valued at $420.