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Friday
Jun162017

Stolen Guitar

They stole a guitar.  A property owner on the Congo Road left for work about 5:30 am and returned home at 6:30pm.  He found a window on the back door was broken out.  The only thing stolen from the home was a Fender electric guitar valued at 500 dollars.  Damages to the door and window are listed at 200 dollars.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Friday
Jun162017

Stolen TV

In Millers Creek, someone stole a TV.  A Millers Creek resident reported coming home to find that his house was entered by a thief or thieves.  This time the only thing reported stolen was a 60-inch Samsung Smart LED Flatscreen TV valued at nearly 1300 dollars.  No suspects were listed; the Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Friday
Jun162017

Stolen Car

While they went for a walk, someone went for a drive in their car.  A Purlear victim told Sheriff's Investigators that she and her family went for a walk down the road on Wednesday evening.  They returned about 45 minutes later and saw that her car was missing.  The stolen car is a 4-door Toyota Camry.  The investigation is continuing.

Friday
Jun162017

Drug Take Back in Wilkes Tomorrow

Project Lazarus will have a Drug Take Back Event scheduled for Saturday, June 17th   This event is in collaboration with all four law enforcement agencies in Wilkes County.  Jamie McGuire with the WCC Police Dept explains why the Drug Take Back Event is needed.  AIR  The Drug Take Back and will be held at four locations:  Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Blue Ridge Pharmacy on Hwy 18, and Wilkes Community College Campus. All locations will be collecting prescription and over the counter medications from 9AM- 1PM on Saturday.

Friday
Jun162017

NC Special Olympics

With the conclusion of 2017’s inspiring and record-breaking Summer Games, Special Olympics North Carolina congratulates the winners.  Held June 2-4 in Raleigh for the 24th consecutive year, the 2017 Summer Games attracted over 1,900 athletes from counties across North Carolina, more than 1,000 volunteers, and thousands of cheering supporters and family members. The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for Special Olympics North Carolina. There were several Special Olympians from Wilkes that won medals.  Check out website for a complete winners list.  Click here to obtain county-by-county results

Thursday
Jun152017

Drug Take Back in Wilkes on Saturday

Project Lazarus will have a Drug Take Back Event scheduled for Saturday, June 17th   This event is in collaboration with all four law enforcement agencies in Wilkes County.  Jamie McGuire with the WCC Police Dept explains why the Drug Take Back Event is needed.  AIR  The Drug Take Back and will be held at four locations:  Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Blue Ridge Pharmacy on Hwy 18, and Wilkes Community College Campus. All locations will be collecting prescription and over the counter medications from 9AM- 1PM on Saturday.

Thursday
Jun152017

Someone Grabbed Wallet

She left her wallet in her unlocked car just long enough to go inside the store and pay for fuel; however, that was also just long enough for someone to steal that wallet.  The Millers Creek victim called 911 concerning the theft that occurred at the Millers Creek Market.  The wallet and some cash were the only things stolen from the vehicle.  The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is obtaining video surveillance from the store to determine a suspect in this theft. 

Thursday
Jun152017

Charges Filed in Bike/Car Wreck Fatality

Charges have now been filed in a wreck last month that resulted in the death of a Wilkes County man. The N.C. Highway Patrol charged James Terrell Smith of Lenoir with misdemeanor death by vehicle as a result of the fatal accident on the evening of May 29.  According to the Hwy Patrol report, Leonard Dale Cooke Jr., 57, was riding a trail bicycle on N.C. 268 West in the Goshen community when he was struck from behind by a 2008 Nissan driven by Smith.  Cooke sustained internal injuries and died on June 1 at Baptist Medical Center from his injuries.  Neither  excessive speed or any impairment were factors in the wreck. Smith was also charged with reckless driving in addition to the misdemeanor death vehicle. 

Thursday
Jun152017

Neighbor Discovers Break-In

A neighbor discovered the break-in.  Sheriff's Investigators were called to a home break-in on Germantown Road.  A neighbor was watching the house for the homeowner who is out of town.  They checked on the house and found a broken window and a theft.  Reportedly, a .22 Lever Action Mossberg rifle was stolen from the house.  No other property was taken in the break-in.  Damages are listed at 100 dollars.  No suspects were listed with that report.

Thursday
Jun152017

Caught in the Act

She was caught in the act.  A Hays woman has been charged with shoplifting and banned from a local store.  The woman was seen taking a t-shirt, concealing it, and leaving a Wilkesboro clothing store.  The woman was confronted by store staff and Police were called.  The store pressed charges and had the woman banned from ever shopping at the store again.