I guess one could say that they get a “kick” out of breaking into homes in Wilkes. Multiple home break-ins were reported to the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office last week where the thieves simply kicked open a door. A property owner on North Holiness Church Road heard his dogs barking, so he went to investigate. A mobile home the victim was refurbishing had been entered by a thief. The front door was kicked in and some tools were stolen. Damages to the door are listed at 90 dollars. Then a victim on Laurel View Lane in Wilkesboro reported a break-in and over 600 dollars in damages. Again, the homeowner returned home and found the front door kicked open. The house was trashed with sugar and ketchup poured on furniture and the floor. A fish bowl was broken and pictures had been ripped. Some electronics were also reported stolen from the house. There is a suspect in this break-in and charges are pending. Then a Boomer resident came home and found a door to their house kicked open. This time only a small amount of cash was stolen. There is also a suspect in this break-in. Finally, a property owner living on the Fairplains Road returned home after being gone for a week. They found the back door kicked open and over 1200 dollars in property stolen including a heat pump, copper wiring, and dryer cords. No suspects were listed with the last break-in, but investigations into all of these thefts are currently being conducted by Sheriff’s Investigators.