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Tuesday
May032011

Kohl's continues to be a hot target of shoplifters

Police were called to Kohl's in reference to a shoplifter being detained. A Wilkesboro police officer spoke with a loss prevention officer who advised he observed a white female identified as Melissa Broyhill conceal merchandise and exit the store without paying. He had her come back inside to wait for police to arrive. The loss prevention officer advised that Broyhill was very polite and cooperative. Broyhill was issued a citation without incident.



 

Tuesday
May032011

Man reports harassing phone calls to police

A resident of Westwood lane reported to Wilkesboro Police he had been receiving harassing phone calls from a law office trying to collect debt. The man told police the only thing he owed money for was his house. Police called the number that showed up on the caller ID. They made contact with someone who advised they were a legitimate business and were debt collector attorneys. The Better Business Bureau confirmed the business was legitimate. Police advised the man to check his credit report to see if someone may have stolen his identity. He was also informed he could contact the Better Business Bureau to file a formal complaint.

 



 

Tuesday
May032011

Batteries stolen from trucks at Miller's Diesel

Miller's Diesel and equipment of Industrial Park Road, Wilkesboro, reported to Wilkesboro Police someone had stolen batteries from a truck. A victim advised two batteries had been stolen from his truck. During the investigation an officer inspected other trucks in the parking lot and found four other road tractor’s with batteries missing. A wrench and screwdriver were found while inspecting the other trucks. The officer attempted to make contact with the owners of the other tractors. But none of them had returned his calls at the time the report was filed. There are no suspects, the case is under further investigation.

 



 

Tuesday
May032011

Several items missing over course of several weeks from home on Westwood Ln.

Saturday afternoon, a larceny from a residence on Westwood Lane was reported to Wilkesboro Police. The home owner reported two hot water heaters and a window unit air conditioner had been taken from the back of his residence two weeks ago. He stated that he didn't report the items missing because they were being used for parts to repair other units. He stated a Poulan Pro leaf blower had been taken from his front porch about a week ago. He also mentioned he noticed two pairs of tennis shoes missing from his car port Saturday morning. The victim hasn't noticed any other items missing from his residence and stated that he hadn't seen anyone around his residence or in the area. He was advised to keep check and report immediately if anything else was missing.

 



 

Tuesday
May032011

More and more catalytic converters cut from vehicles

Sunday a victim reported to Wilkesboro Police that he parked his vehicle at the Addison Inn in Wilkesboro Saturday night and came out to get his vehicle Sunday morning, started it and heard noise prompting him to check his vehicle and found someone had attempted to cut off the catalytic converter. Only one cut was made on the converter. The responding officer spoke with an employee of Addison Inn in reference to video surveillance, the employee stated that they did not have any cameras. There are no known suspects.

Sunday, another victim reported to Wilkesboro Police he had parked his vehicle at the Wilkes General Clinic at 10:00am Saturday and returned back at 11:00pm. He started his vehicle and heard the noise but thought that the muffler had fallen off or had been damaged. He took his vehicle to a repair shop only to find that the catalytic converter had been cut completely off. There are no suspects.

Another catalytic converter was cut from a vehicle parked at a residence on Pads Road in Wilkesboro. The theft was noticed when the victims brother started the vehicle and noticed it was very loud.



 

Tuesday
May032011

$ 2,000 worth of windows stolen during remodeling

The owner of a rental residence on Elkin Hwy 268 reported to the Sheriff's Department that his carpenter who had been doing some remodeling work for him called to ask if some windows that were being stored in the house had been moved. The victim told him he hadn't moved the windows and the carpenter informed him the windows were no longer in the home. There were no signs of forced entry and it appeared the perpetrator may have had a key. The last renters of the home were there through November 2010. A neighbor reported seeing those renters at the house about 2 weeks ago. The case is under further investigation. Value of the missing windows is listed at 2 thousand dollars.

 



 

Tuesday
May032011

Gov. Bev Perdue continues jobs tour to Huntersville, NC

Monday, Gov. Bev Perdue continued her jobs tour with a tour in Huntersville. She also lead a round table discussion with business leaders at Central Piedmont Community College. They will share their thoughts about the role education has played in the success of their businesses. The Governor will address early education leaders at the National Smart Start Conference in Greensboro today. She will focus on her Career and College Ready, Set, Go! initiative and the importance of investing in early childhood programs. The National Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies.



 

Tuesday
May032011

Belk Inc. announces commitment to American Red Cross to aid storm victims

Belk, Inc. has announced a $200,000 commitment to the American Red Cross to aid victims of recent storms that have swept through the southern United States. The contribution to the American Red Cross Spring Storms Fund, includes a $100,000 grant to support efforts in Alabama, $50,000 to support efforts in North Carolina and an additional $50,000 grant to help with immediate and long-term recovery efforts. chairman and CEO of Belk, Tim Belk says: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have suffered through these devastating storms. Our primary concern is to take care of our family of associates, customers and neighbors.” In addition, Belk will help address the immediate needs of its associates impacted by the storms. Charlotte based Belk, Inc. is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with 305 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states.

 



 

Monday
May022011

Latest meth lab busts

The Sheriff’s Department arrested Two people at the scene of one meth lab and arrested a third person at another residence where meth was being made. State probation officers requested that sheriff’s department officers accompany them to a residence on Arbor Grove Church Road in Roaring River after receiving a tip meth was being made there. SBI and Sheriff officials knocked on the door of Joseph Jordan's residence around 10 o clock Wednesday morning. Jordan gave officers permission to enter the home where they found a bottle containing ingredients for meth that was apparently cooking. A woman identified as Bobbie Combs was also at the residence. Jordan and Combs were arrested on one count each of manufacturing meth and maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing meth and placed in jail with secured bonds of two hundred thousand dollars each.

Officials went to a home on Brook Valley Street just off Hensley Eller Road in Millers Creek after receiving word about meth being made there as well. The home owner, Evelyn Peters first gave officers permission to enter her home, then changed her mind. A search warrant was then obtained from a superior court judge. Inside the home officers found evidence of meth being made in plastic bottles. Peters was arrested on one count each of manufacturing meth and maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing meth. She was placed in jail with a two hundred thousand dollar secured bond and her probation revoked.



 

Monday
May022011

Upcoming blood drives

There are several upcoming Blood drives around the area. There will be a blood drive Tuesday May 3rd at the Clingman Community Center in Ronda from 4 until 8:30 pm. For more information contact Katie Wells at 469-3859. Also a blood drive at Crossfire Church Saturday May 7th from 10 am to 2:30. Call 927-9100.