Unlocked autos hit by burglars
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Dec 12, 2013 | 1094 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Cleveland Police are investigating a number of burglaries from unlocked cars that have occurred in the northern part of the city during the past few days.

According to reports, minimal loss was reported.

Detective Bill Parks said four burglaries were committed in the Mapleton Drive area and burglars made away with a small amount of cash and property. One car had been “rummaged” through, but nothing was reported missing, according to Parks.

Loss estimates were minimal.

Parks said none of the vehicles were locked at the time they were entered, so no damage was reported.

Investigation is continuing.

- Someone reportedly entered a vehicle on Tunnel Hill Road this week and caused damage inside, as well as cutting tires on that vehicle and another one.

According to a report filed by deputy Doug Boucher, Melissa Goodwin said someone cut the tires on her car.

Danielle Lyles and Dylan Burgess reported someone damaged the seats and tires in their truck.

There were no suspects listed in the report filed by Boucher.

Damage to the Lyles/Burgess vehicle was listed at $2,500.

Damage to Goodwin’s car was estimated at $500.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol personnel will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Polk County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.