ATV, tool thefts are reported
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Mar 25, 2014 | 1060 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen from a Cedar Springs Road residence, and a reported theft of tools occurred at another Cedar Springs Road address.

According to reports filed by Bradley County deputy James Lawson, both thefts happened last week.

Henley Ledford noted to officials that someone entered his storage building behind his residence and took his Honda Forman ATV.

Ledford told Lawson that he had parked the vehicle March 17. When he went to use it on Thursday, it was missing.

Ledford said he checked all of the gates surrounding his property and all were still secured.

He believed his ATV was driven off the property through his yard.

The ATV was described as having camouflage paint, storage bags on each side and a hunting tree stand rack along with a winch.

The value of the ATV was estimated at $4,000.

Vehicle identification number information was obtained and placed into the National Crime Information Computer database, according to Lawson.

Earlier Thursday, Lawson filed a report for Robert Goforth, who said someone entered a house he had been renovating for Ennis Cox.

Cox and Goforth said they had arrived at the house in the morning, with plans to work.

After they entered the house, they found someone had stripped copper wiring from the basement and taken a number of tools.

A radio, tamper bar, Black & Decker router, DeWalt reciprocating saw and a Roto zip-saw were among the tools missing.

According to the report, the copper wire was valued at $450.

The total loss was estimated at $765.

- Deputy Laura Lane of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office said she filed a report for a Harrison Pike resident who reported the theft of two chainsaws.

According to her report, James Scoggins said someone took a Husquvarna 141 saw and case, and a Poulan saw.

The items had been stored in an outbuilding on Scoggins’ property.

According to the report, the items were not secured at the time and had been stored in an open area of the outbuilding.

The missing saws were valued at $440.