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Last Updated on May 23, 1:23 pm EDT.
Three Wilkes property owners report having items stolen within the past day or so. The first was reported about 10:45 yesterday morning at a home on Oak Forest in Millers Creek. Timothy Edwards reported three electric tool were stolen — two saws and a cordless drill. Edwards says he found the tools missing when he arrived for work yesterday morning, and he suspects other people who have been working at the house the past several days, but were not there yesterday. The people he suspects stayed at the site working after he left Monday night. The value of the missing tools is about 300-dollars.
Another tool theft from a home under construction was reported about 1:30 yesterday afternoon. Gary Gibson says he arrived at the work site on Horseshoe Trail in Ferguson Monday and noticed two expensive tools had been taken over the weekend. The first, a 700-dollar DeWalt miter saw, had his name written in black marker on the case. The second, a 400-dollar DeWalt dual-tank air compressor, has no distinguishing markings. Gibson tells deputies there may have been a video camera recording at the entrance to the subdivision over the weekend — they are still working to obtain that video if it exists.
Around noon yesterday, Linda Garwood called sheriff deputies to her home on Harris Road outside North Wilkesboro, to report someone had stolen a patio set. She’d just bought the 300-dollar set Monday and brought it home still in the box, but she left it sitting outside in the bed of a pickup overnight. When she woke up yesterday morning, somone had taken the box from the pickup bed.
Deputies continue their investigation of each case.
A woman passed out in the McDonald’s drive-thru last weekend was holding up traffic, so the restaurant called the cops. Wilkesboro Police arrived a couple of minutes after a Sheriff deputy, who had walked up to the car where 27-year old Melissa Miller had passed out and roused her. The deputy says Miller reeked of alcohol. The deputy told her to scoot over into the passenger seat, and the deputy pulled the car out of line and into a parking spot, taking the keys out of the ignition so Miller couldn’t drive off. About that time the police officer arrived, and gave Miller a couple of field sobriety test, which she failed miserably. At the time, she registered a .11 on the alco-sensor, and she admitted to having several beers while she had been at the Circle C. When the officer got her to jail, she blew a .09 on the breathalyzer. Miller, who is form Lansing, was held in the women’s detention facility on a 750-dollar secured bond.