She had already been banned from all Walmart Stores for shoplifting but that didn't stop her from coming back to steal again. Wilkesboro Police were called to the local Walmart regarding a theft. Kayla Lemly of Lexington pushed a shopping cart full of various items through the pharmacy area and into the parking lot without stopping to pay. She was detained until Police arrived. The $347 in stolen property was recovered and returned to the store. Lemly was arrested for larceny and trespassing. She was taken to the Wilkes County Jail with bond set at $1000.
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One was caught and Police are still looking for the other. A Wilkesboro Police Officer was behind two cars on Hwy 421 over the weekend, when the two vehicles started racing with speeds exceeding 70mph in a 55 zone. The Officer attempted to pull over both cars. One car exited off as if stopping and then took off again. The second car continued on Hwy 421. The driver of the first car finally stopped for Police at Oakwoods Grocery. The 20-year-old driver admitted to doing wrong, and said he didn't stop immediately because he was scared. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found in the car. The driver admitted to not having insurance. Police determined the tag on the car was registered to a pickup and the title to the car had not been registered. The 20-year-old from Millers Creek was arrested on multiple charges and taken to the Wilkes County Jail. His bond was set at $1000. Two passengers in the car was allowed to call for someone to pick them up at the scene. The identity of the second driver is known to Police, a warrant has been issued, and charges are pending.
Tools outside or in outbuildings are often too much for some thieves locally to resist. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a theft from a residence in Elkin. The property owner reported that a Cub Cadet Weed Eater valued at 200 dollars and a Stihl Chainsaw valued at 300 dollars were taken from their home. No suspects were listed with the report. The theft happened sometime between August 14 and 17.
The suspect was seen stealing donations. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office responded to the Millers Creek Thrift store in reference to a larceny. An unidentified suspect took donations from the donation area of the Thrift Store. There is video footage that captured a good description of the suspect who took the donations. Charges are pending.
Wilkes County, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the High Country Rural Planning Organization are seeking public input as part of Wilkes County’s Comprehensive Transportation Planning Process through a short survey. Answers to the survey will help guide the development of Wilkes County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). During the CTP process, the county’s future transportation needs will be determined and solutions will be recommended. The process will involve local government officials and the public. The survey will close on October 31, 2015. The following link to the Wilkes County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) Survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wilkesctp2015
All community heroes are invited to have fun, play golf, and help children in need. The Child Abuse Prevention Team and Our House are have a Golf Tournament for the Tri-County Invitational "Children's Cup." All military, law enforcement, firemen, EMT's, Case Workers, DSS, Teachers, and all community heroes serving children in Wilkes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties are invited to 18 Holes of Four Man Captain's Choice with at least one of the four being a Community Hero. The Tri-County Golf Tournament is Friday, September 11 at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin. The cost is 75 dollars each or $300 per team. There will be prizes for Closest to Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-in-One, and 60-Foot Putt. For more information, call Our House at 667-5555.
Governor Pat McCrory announced this week that he has reached an agreement with Senate and House leaders on the spending amount for a revised state budget. At a morning breakfast meeting with the Governor at the Executive Mansion, House and Senate leadership agreed upon a budget spending amount of $21.735 billion. “This agreement is the result of ongoing dialogue during the last several weeks. We remain committed to working with the House and Senate to find common sense solutions that create jobs, strengthen education and fund critical infrastructure in North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. Last week, the Governor signed a Continuing Resolution giving the General Assembly until August 31 to reach an agreement.
Last week, Governor Pat McCrory signed 10 bills into law, including: H.B. 566 - A bill to amend the Eyewitness Identification Reform Act. The bill clarifies that law enforcement officers may be eyewitnesses. H.B. 800 - A bill to make omnibus technical and clarifying changes to North Carolina's Motor Vehicle Dealers and Manufacturers Licensing Law. And, S.B. 273 - A bill to authorize counties to reduce or waive interest or penalties on delinquent motor vehicle taxes for tax years prior to July 1, 2013.
Over $5000 in property was stolen from an unoccupied property in North Wilkesboro. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called concerning a theft from a house on Mulberry Pine Street, North Wilkesboro. The property is currently being managed by PennyMac Loan Services LLC. According to the report, an offender or multiple offenders entered the residence without using force and removed several things including: a KEY LOCK BOX, a HOT WATER HEATER, a CENTRAL AIR UNIT, and an INDOOR FURNACE. Stolen property was valued at $5660. The theft occurred sometime between August 5 and August 15. That investigation is still underway.
Yes, we have already established that at least here in Wilkes, thieves will strike the same place more than once. The Wilkes Sheriff's Office was called to a Moravian Falls residence concerning a couple of thefts. The victim stated that over the past two weeks she has had two riding lawn mowers stolen from her front yard. No suspects were listed with the report; the investigation is still underway.