BY KEN LITTLE
Authorities are investigating a series of thefts and burglaries reported in the area in recent days.
Two handguns were stolen between Friday and Tuesday from a house in the 1900 block of Gilbreath Road, sheriff's Deputy Brandon Ricker said in a report.
A German-made .38 caliber revolver and a .32 caliber Colt "Detective Special" were stolen, the report said.
The guns are worth $300 each.
No forced entry was found.
A possible male suspect and a possible female suspect are named in the report.
TRACTOR IS STOLEN
An International Harvester tractor, Stihl chain saw, a hay fork and an Echo weed trimmer were stolen between Aug. 17 and Saturday from property on Charlie Doty Road, sheriff's Deputy Ricky Graham said in a report.
The tractor is valued at $7,000, while the other items are worth a total of $1,050.
A Craftsman self-propelled lawn mower was taken between Monday night and Tuesday morning from property in the 14000 block of Kingsport Highway.
The owner last saw the lawn mower under a tarp in back of his house on Monday. It was gone Tuesday morning, sheriff's Deputy Chuck Humphreys said in a report.
The lawn mower is valued at $400.
COUNTRY MUSIC DISCS
About 100 country music CDs were stolen from a van between 7:30 and 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Forest Street, Greeneville police Officer Chad Ricker said in a report.
The victim told officers she looked outside about 9 p.m. and saw all the doors and the hatch open on her Dodge Caravan.
The van had been ransacked. The CDs were apparently the only possessions stolen, the report said.
Greeneville police who patrolled the apartment complex parking lot earlier in the evening noted that the van doors were closed at that time.
The owner told officers she was not sure if the doors were locked.
"The victim was advised to make sure she keeps her van locked up," the report said.
A 20-inch flat-screen television and $60 worth of quarters were stolen between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from a house on Bailey Broyles Street, Greeneville police Officer Nicholas Fillers said in a report.
The front door "was left unsecure" while all the residents were working, the report said.
The Emerson TV is valued at $150.
A 1999 Honda CBR motorcycle was stolen between Monday night and Tuesday from the 1400 block of Woodlawn Circle, Greeneville police Officer James Craft said in a report.
The owner told police he last saw it parked about 11:30 p.m. Monday. A neighbor told officers that when she looked outside about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, she saw "someone pushing the bike across the parking lot" and flashlights shining around the victim's address.
A break-in was discovered on Tuesday morning at the office of the Courtyard Apartments, 717 Forest St., Greeneville police Officer Joe Prokop said in a report.
The manager of the apartment complex found the office door unlocked. Entry was apparently made through a window, the report said.
Several sets of keys in view were taken from the office. The person responsible went to a laundry room and attempted to use the keys to open coin storage boxes on a washer and dryer, but was unsuccessful, the report said.
The offender "may have removed checks from the office," the report said.
The manager was last in the office on Aug. 22 before discovering the break-in, the report noted.