Baby furniture, pistol stolen from vehicles

Sunday, June 18, 2017

More thefts have been reported from vehicles in an eastern Shelbyville neighborhood.

A new baby crib and baby mattress, still in their boxes, were taken from an unlocked vehicle at Stonebrooke Apartments early Thursday, where Shelbyville police said tires were cut and mirrors, wipers and the license plate were bent on another car.

A Phoenix Arms .22 pistol was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on nearby Tremont Drive, police said.

Windows broken

Two residents of Spring Street in Wartrace reported rocks thrown through windows around midnight Thursday night, and Bedford County deputies questioned a suspect seen in the area.

Deputies saw a man walking toward one of the victims’ houses who refused orders to stop and went inside a Bridge Street residence.

The suspect allegedly changed clothing before agreeing to talk to deputies, had a “fresh scrape” and appeared to be bleeding, deputy David Burns’ report said.

“We did not have enough probable cause to arrest him,” Burns said in his report.

Residents reported Ku Klux Klan flyers had been distributed in the neighborhood Tuesday night. A resident told deputies her family had retrieved most of them. One was found in a bag along with several rocks.

All the rock throwing victims are white, according to the report.

Motorcycle stolen

A 2013 Honda CBR 250 motorcycle and a bag of tools were stolen from a Midland Road home this week, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said.

The tools were stolen between 8 a.m. and midnight Saturday and the motorcycle after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Drug charge

Marijuana was found in a car after the driver was stopped for speeding early Friday on Highway 82 Bypass.

Joshua Daniel Ray, 20, of Earnhart Street had a bag containing approximately 7 grams of marijuana in the center console, officer Nathaniel Everhart’s report said. Everhart noted a smell of marijuana coming from Ray’s vehicle.

Ray was charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of a schedule VI drug, speeding — 42 mph in a 30 mph zone on Depot Street — and violation of the financial responsibility law. He was released on $2,000 bond.

Signs stolen

Speed limit, hidden driveway and safety crossing signs are missing from Pepper Hill Road, the BCSO was told.

The property owner also complained of excessive speeding in the area.

Jail intake

The following were charged since Thursday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.

•Amy Ann Dye, 31, Anthony Lane; domestic assault; held, $2,500 bond

•Zachary Wayne Gattis, 20, Wartrace Pike; domestic assault; released. $2,500 bond

•Amanda Marie Mason, 33, Ray Street; domestic assault; held, $2,500 bond

•Brandon Mitchell, 34, South Thompson Street; theft of property over $1,000, simple possession of schedule VI drug; held, $11,000 bond

•Joshua Daniel Ray, 20, Earnhart Street; driving on suspended license, financial responsibility, speeding, possession of schedule VI drug; released, $2,000 bond

•Jason Wayne Smith, 32, Warners Bridge Road; violation of probation; released, $3,000 bond

•Eric Dewayne Ware, 37, Chattanooga; capias, failure to appear, bondsman surrender; held, $27,500 bond

•Jennifer Lee Ann Williams, 38, Old Nashville Dirt Road; failure to appear (two counts); held, $10,000 bond