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Arrest solves wave of tool thefts


A recent wave of tool thefts from construction sites in Shelbyville and Bedford County – and neighboring counties – may have ended with a traffic stop Wednesday. 

Detectives with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office stopped a pickup on Fairfield Pike matching the description of one reported stolen earlier. Jonathan Blade Sachs and Lauren Nichole Makin were charted.  

“Their investigation led them to a home on Philippi Road where they found a trailer which was stolen with the truck, another stolen trailer from Unionville and a large assortment of tools,” a BCSO press release said.  

Additional investigation by Shelbyville police linked stolen items to two separate burglaries including one in Coffee County.  

The 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force also assisted.  


Two chain saws were stolen from the bed of a Lower Halls Mill Road home last Saturday, the BCSO was told Wednesday.  

A wi-fi router was unplugged from a security system to prevent the incident from being videoed.  

Jail intake  

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

  • ZandiNievensEngelbrecht, 23, Spring Hill; failure to appear, theft of property over $10,000, bench warrant, bondsman surrender; held, $7,500 bond  
  • Jose Hernandez, 31, Nashville; no driver’s license, light law; summons issued
  • Jared Corneluis Hill, 39, Oakdale Street; violation of probation; held, no bond
  • Jessica Hope Murphy, 33, Woodbury, Tenn.; failure to appear, jail escape; held, $7,500 bond
  • Trevor Aubrey Nicholson, 23, Woodbury Street; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond
  • Baltazar N. Ramirez Vazquez, 33, Locust Street; DUI, driving on suspended license, implied consent; held, $5,000 bond
  • Matthew Jordan Wallace, 20, Jennifer Circle; theft over $2,500, aggravated burglary; held, $5,000 bond


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