No injuries in bus fire
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2013 | 744 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Cleveland Fire Department personnel responded to a small bus fire this morning.

According to CFD Chief Steve Haun, firefighters responded to Arlena Drive, near Cleveland State Community College.

The fire was believed to have been electrical in nature, according to 911 reports.

According to officials, students were quickly evacuated from the bus, and no injuries were reported.

- The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by concerned residents after receiving calls attempting to obtain their personal information, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator.

“The callers present themselves to be representatives of the government’s Medicaid program. On caller ID they show to originate from the 617 area code, which is in the Boston area, but with today’s technology they could originate anywhere. It has been reported the caller has a foreign accent described by one person as Jamaican,” Gault said.

Anyone receiving a call attempting to obtain personal information such as Social Security number, maiden name, or date of birth, should hang up. It is their intent to use your information for identity theft. If anyone has been a victim of this fraud you should contact your local law enforcement agency,” Gault said.

- BCSO officials are continuing to search for suspects who reportedly took a number of items from a Chatata Valley Road residence.

Donald Wyatt told deputy Robert O’Daniel that a Champion air compressor, a leaf blower and a Wheel Horse-brand generator were stolen from his barn.

The theft occurred just prior to the weekend.

According to the report, two males pulled into Wyatt’s driveway last week and one of the occupants exited the truck they were driving and approached him, offering a special price to perform paint work.

The two men left after making contact with Wyatt, but traveled toward his barn prior to leaving the property.

Wyatt gave O’Daniel a description of the vehicle.

According to Wyatt’s description, the vehicle was a newer-model red truck.

Anyone having information regarding the case or the identity of the possible suspects is asked to contact the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 728-7336.