Bradley County charges 2 with auto burglaries

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – A traffic stop by a Tennessee State Trooper unravels a series of auto burglaries in Bradley County.

The trooper uncovered two handguns stolen from a home.

Then Bradley County detectives got involved.

They connected 18 year old Nicholas Morton to burglaries in the Thoroughbred Subdivision and off of Mouse Creek Road.

Cleveland Police also filed charges against him.

They linked Joshua White to burglaries on Covenant Drive.

Sheriff Eric Watson stated, “Our property crimes detectives with the assistance from Tennessee Highway Patrol are to be commended for solving these auto burglaries. Our agency’s detectives are committed to solving these kinds of crimes in order to prevent future crimes from occurring.

Capt. James Bradford with the Department reminds us that we can discourage this type of break in.

Remember to lock your vehicle’s doors, remove any valuables, and report suspicious activity.

“If you realize you were the victim of a crime, please notify law-enforcement. Even if you don’t think that they took anything, reporting it helps the sheriff’s office track the criminal activity trends in our community. It also helps us solve more cases if we make an arrest in one case and link to others.”

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