A local contractor reports someone stole a utility trailer from his business lot over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies took the report from Dwight Church yesterday morning after he found the tandem trailer missing. It had been taken from his property on Congo Road sometime between 7 Friday evening and 7:30 yesterday morning. Church says the trailer is a 16-foot long tandem with drop ramps and a wooden floor. The frame is painted burnt orange. It’s worth about 8-thousand dollars. The trailer’s tag and ID number have both been entered in the national crime database in case it turns up somewhere else. So far, there are no suspects in the case.
A local business owner is out more than 10-thousand dollars worth of property, following an apparent break-in on his property over the weekend. When owner David Burchette arrived at Associated Heating and Air on Monday morning, he found that someone had removed 44 jugs of freon and 15 copper refrigerant line sets from a storage building behind the store. Deputies say it did not appear that anyone had forced entry to remover the items, together worth about 10-thousand-500 dollars. Burchette said it was possible someone with a key had gotten into the building or had left it unlocked. So far, no suspects have been identified in the case, which remains under investigation.
A man has sued the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, a Wilkesboro police officer and an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper, alleging that they beat him in a 2007 incident that left him in intensive care.