County school bus has minor traffic mishap
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Bradley County Traffic Unit officials are in charge of a minor Bradley County school bus crash investigation.

The crash was reported earlier this morning.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, no injuries were reported and students were transported to their destination on another bus while the investigation was being conducted.

Capt. W.G. Campbell said the incident was very minor and occurred on Brymer Creek Road. Campbell said the bus made slight contact with another vehicle.

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service paramedics were dispatched and aided at the scene, according to Gault.

- Furnishings stored inside a structure off Old Parksville Road, were damaged, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Kathy Kilgore told deputy Robert Jones of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office that someone had broken into the residential structure that is used for storage between July and Oct. 21.

The burglars destroyed furniture and other items that were being stored inside.

Jones noted in his report that he observed visible signs of forced entry.

The damaged furnishings were valued at $5,000.

- Jones also filed another report for Kilgore regarding an aggravated burglary at a Waterlevel Highway address.

Kilgore said sometime between Sept. 14 and Monday, someone entered her home and took a number of firearms.

Kilgore stated to the deputy that she didn’t stay at the residence on a regular basis.

A muzzle loader, a Marlin rifle, several shotguns and other arms were missing from the residence.

The total value of the firearms missing exceeded $1,200, according to the report.

Investigation is continuing.

- A Stihl weed cutter and a generator were taken from a Zion Hill Road outbuilding. On Tuesday, deputy David Michaels filed a report for Mervin Owenby.

Owenby said someone broke into his garage Monday or Tuesday.

A Sportsman generator and the weed trimmer were taken.

Owenby estimated his loss at $360.

- Metal milk cans, a bicycle, a child’s tricycle and a metal garbage can were reportedly stolen from a Geren Drive resident this week.

Joyce Anderson told deputy Brandon Warren she discovered the theft Tuesday.

According to the report, Anderson went to a local scrap yard and found the milk cans.

Loss was estimated at $45.

- Deputy Earl Pike was on patrol in the area of Spring Place Road early Wednesday morning when he observed an unattended pickup truck parked on a gravel road.

According to his report, as he checked license tag information, Pike learned the truck had been taken from a Murray County, Ga., resident.

The keys were still inside the vehicle along with tools and other items.

The truck was recovered and towed to a local storage lot.

The owner of the truck was listed as Charles Rogers of a Dalton, Ga., address.