Scientific River Monitoring Tools Taken

 Tools used for monitoring the water level of the Reedy River were reported stolen from a monitoring site near Neal Shoals yesterday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sgt. John Carter was dispatched to the site off James Elledge Road at 2:07 yesterday afternoon and spoke with an employee of a firm that checks monitoring sites. She reported arriving around 1:30 yesterday afternoon to take samples and found two padlocks on gates had been cut. Several tools that were inside a fence on the bank of the river were found stolen. A check with computers that monitor the levels remotely indicated there had been an issue with the power to the monitoring station at 8 last Friday evening. The case of stolen scientific measuring devices was being referred to Investigations.