Bradley County investigators continue to search for suspects in an HVAC unit theft at a Harrison Pike residence.
Tony Cates and his wife were riding their motorcycle when the offender pulled from the driveway of the home where the HVAC unit was stolen. Reports indicated a piece of strapping holding the stolen unit came loose and struck the cyclists’ bike as the vehicle, reported to be a white Ford pickup truck, left the driveway.
The pair were not injured but according to Cates, both were shaken up.
Damage to the motorcycle was noted.
According to Bradley County Sheriff’s Office reports, Angela Black had just replaced the HVAC unit after her previous unit was reported stolen last week.
Detective Mike Hughes was already working on the first stolen HVAC system.
The report noted that evidence was collected at the scene and is being processed.
- A Waterlevel Highway resident reported the theft of her HVAC unit and an investigation has been launched.
According to a report filed by deputy Paul Singleton, Kathy Kilgore said her 5-ton air unit had been taken sometime between May 15 and Monday.
After looking at the site where the system had been located, Singleton noted the wiring had been cut and the unit taken apart at the scene.
Criminal Investigations Division detectives were notified of the theft.
The unit was valued at $2,500.
- South Cleveland United Methodist Church and North Cleveland Baptist Church were hit by burglars overnight, according to officials at the Cleveland Police Department. Saint Therese Catholic Church has been burglarized twice in the past few days.
According to Interim Lt. Matt Jenkins of CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division Property Crimes Division, he and investigator Bill Parks are heading up the search for a suspect or suspects involved in the rash of church burglaries.
Jenkins said the burglars are going after cash which is typically locked away in the church’s offices.
Reports Tuesday from Jenkins indicated that an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from Saint Therese on both occasions.
Crime scene investigators have been collecting evidence at the scenes of the crimes.