The home break-ins and larcenies from local residences continue to be a problem for those living in Wilkes. Last week, a resident on the Clingman Road returned home to discover several things missing. The thief had entered the basement of the house and had stolen several tools including 3 nail guns, a DeWalt battery charger, two electric saws, an impact driver, a cordless drill, and a toolbox. Stolen tools were valued over 2000 dollars. No suspects were listed with the report. A Millers Creek homeowner also reported a theft from their house. While the victim was away from home, someone entered the house and stole 3 microphones and cables. Nothing else was reported stolen. Then a resident on Dowell Ridge Circle reported that someone entered their home and stole some prescription medication, and a homeowner on Westgate Drive came home and found the front door kicked open. The thief entered the home and stole a box of knives and coins. Again, there are no suspects. The Wilkes Sheriff’s Department is investigating all of these break-ins. However, Sheriff’s Officials did make 3 arrests for larceny this week from previous theft reports.