Home break-in reported, investigated
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A victim of a small residential fire also became the victim of a burglary after she left the windows of her home open so it could “air out” after the fire.

According to a report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Megan Burger opened the windows of her residence Aug. 3, after the small fire. She had vacated the residence but later went back to begin cleanup and discovered someone had entered her home and taken jewelry and other items.

Criminal Investigations Division detectives were notified of the break-in.

According to Ritenour, a Sony PlayStation and its controllers, as well as three rings, were taken.

Burger listed her loss at $3,320.

- Two burglaries were reported in the McDonald area.

According to a report filed by deputy Tim Robinson, Ricky Lynn Cross of a Brock Lane address said firearms, jewelry and other items were taken during a burglary Friday.

Evidence of forced entry was present, according to the report.

Detective Mike Hughes of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to collect evidence.

Loss was estimated at $2,930.

- A Sim Goodwin Road resident also reported loss due to an aggravated burglary.

James Bonner reported the incident Friday.

A .410 gauge shotgun, a .22- automatic rifle, a 16-gauge shotgun, a 12-gauge pump shotgun, an Army sword with a gold handle, two jars containing coins, a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, a metal tin containing miscellaneous jewelry and a glass-and-wooden door were taken.

Forced entry to the home was also noted.

Hughes responded to the scene of the burglary to collect evidence.

Bonner said his loss was $2,720.

Investigation is continuing.