Vehicle break-in on Wolf Street

Catoosa County detectives are investigating an entering auto case where someone stole nearly $1,300 worth of tools and equipment from a van on Wolf Street in Rossville. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook)

Catoosa County sheriff's detectives are investigating an entering auto case in Rossville, in which someone broke into a van and made off with hundreds of dollars worth of tools and equipment, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department, the incident occurred sometime between Jan. 27 and 29 on Wolf Street in Rossville, down the road from Lake Winnepesaukah.

The victim told police his work van was broken into while he was away from his home.

"He stated an unknown person(s) entered what he thought was his locked work van," deputy Doug Licklider said.

The victim stated he parked the van on Saturday, Jan. 27, before going out of town, but that when he got ready to go to work Monday morning, Jan. 29, he noticed the side door ajar.

"He stated he thought he had locked it, but that it could have been forced open," Licklider said.

The van door did have marks present, but the victim couldn't say for sure if it was old damage or if it occurred from the incident.

Drills, batteries, a spray gun, and an air compressor were taken during the theft, and the total estimated value of the missing property is $1,280.

Anyone with information regarding the theft or the missing property is encouraged to contact the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department at 706-935-2424.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.