The Wilkes Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate break-ins and thefts around the county. A Byrd Ridge Road resident reported that someone forced their way into their locked house and stole some prescription medication. The meds were the only thing reported stolen in that break-in. The North Carolina Dept of Transportation reported a theft from a construction site on Lump Road in Purlear. The DOT stated that someone had removed and stolen a metal tooth from a bulldozer. Then a resident on Old Hwy 18 called Sheriff’s Officials about a theft from their property. In this theft, a scooter was stolen from a shed beside their house. A property owner on the Sparta Road in McGrady reported that someone entered an open shed they owned and stole 6 rod and reels valued at 680 dollars. There is no word on suspects in either case, but the Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.