Multiple break-in reports from around the county came in at the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office on Monday. According to National Surveys, small things such as jewelry and guns often top the list of the most frequently stolen items in break-ins. True to those surveys, two of the break-ins in Wilkes involved the theft of jewelry and a pistol. In the first report, a homeowner on the Austin-Traphill Road returned home and found the backdoor to their house had been kicked open. The only things reported stolen were 3 rings valued at 550 dollars. There are no suspects in that break-in. Then a car at a residence in Moravian Falls was entered. The victim had been away for a few days. When he returned, he found his car had been entered and a Taurus pistol was stolen. The victim thought the car doors were locked, but the thief was able to get inside without causing any damage to the vehicle. There are possible suspects and the investigation is continuing. Then a Millers Creek homeowner called to report an attempted break-in. The victim returned home and found the door was pried partially open. The lock held and the thief was not able to get inside the house, so nothing was reported stolen. Again, there is a suspect and charges are pending.