HCSO Responds to Burglary at Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department Training Center
HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department Training Center located on Snowhill Road for the report of a burglary on May 30th, at approximately 9:30 pm.
According to HCSO detectives, a person or persons’ unknown, forcibly entered the department’s training facility and stole equipment, gear and tools valued at approximately $30,000. The various items stolen during the break-in represent important pieces of equipment utilized in day-to-day fire and emergency operations.
The break-in is currently in the preliminary phase of the investigation and therefore details are limited, especially as they pertain to the stolen items. The HCSO will state that the theft is unusual as it includes many unusual items that cannot be regularly used or easily sold for other purposes other than fire and emergency operations.
Anyone with any information regarding the break-in or the stolen items is encouraged to contact the HCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 423-209-8940 or you may solicit a tip directly at http://www.hcsheriff.gov/cid/cid_feedback/feedback.php.
This is an active investigation. We will release any new information when it becomes available.