Vandals and Thieves Strike Harriman Construction Site

The construction site of the Midtown Burger King has been the target of thefts and vandals the past few weeks according to a report in The Roane County News. Close by Aspen Dental, has been the site of repeated thefts and tampering since the project’s start last month. Rich Bell, supervisor with John W. Abbott Construction Company, told the paper he was setting up security cameras on the construction site after receiving a call from Harriman Police regarding an unknown individual attempting to drive one of the large trucks on site.

A report from Harriman Police Officer Jared Underwood details some of the items stolen and their estimated value to include: a Craftsman 3300 PSI 2.4 gallon gas pressure washer worth $426.55, two work lights and tripods worth $250 each, a rolling magnet with handle worth $100, and a latch broken off a utility trailer worth $500. The total estimated value being $1,526.55. If you see anyone around the location after hours of work related stoppage, please contact The Harriman Police Department at the Roane County dispatch (865) 354-8045.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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