Vacant property burglarized; holiday checkpoints continue
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 26, 2014 | 805 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An air-conditioning unit was stolen and damage done to a water heater and window at a house being prepared to sell by the owner.

Tim Waldroup said his property located on Samples Chapel Road was burglarized sometime during the past three weeks.

Deputy Cru Ross filed the report for Waldroup.

According to his report, Ross observed where an air-conditioning unit had been situated, a water heater was dismantled and outside the house, and a window had been broken, apparently allowing burglars to gain entry.

The house had been vacant since March, according to Waldroup.

Damages and loss were estimated at $375.

n Cordless tools were among items take from a Broomfield Road address where the reported victim had been working.

According to a report filed by deputy Cordus Waller of the Bradley County Sheriff’’s Office, he responded to Simrita Circle and spoke with Jake Owenby.

Owenby believed someone took the tools from his truck while it was at the Broomfield Road address.

Missing were an axe, hand tools, a Ryobi circular saw, cordless drill and batteries.

The items were valued at $200.

Investigation is continuing.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol and Bradley County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to conduct safety checkpoints in Bradley County today. Charleston Police Department and Cleveland Police have also increased driving safety awareness.

Cleveland Police Department officials kicked off their Click-it or Ticket campaign last week, according to Evie West, information officer for CPD.

Deputies with BCSO have increased saturation patrols in a number of neighborhoods.

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

According to THP officials, their 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.