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Friday
Apr202018

52 Charged in Wilkes Drug Round-Up

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Dept teamed up with Alexander, Iredell, and Yadkin counties over the past 3 ½ months with an investigation which ended with a 54 person round-up on various drug charges.  Sheriff Chris Shew says they are seeing a decrease in narcotic pain pills but an increase in heroin.  Most of the heroin entering Wilkes is from outside the country and is filtered in through High Point and Winston-Salem. The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office seized 1,085 grams of meth with a street of $80,000, 159 grams of heroin, over 27 grams of cocaine, and nearly 1200 grams of high end marijuana which has a street value of $28,000.  Guns and cash were seized and one meth lab on Boone Trail in Cricket was discovered.  Three of the biggest dealers arrested included two from Winston-Salem:  Artemes Orr and John Dunlap who were dealing cocaine.  Also, Dillon Potts of Mt Airy was arrested for selling meth.  According to Det Greg Dancy, most of those seeking to buy the drugs locally are between the ages of 18 and 35.

Friday
Apr202018

Moravian Falls Burglary

The Wilkes Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary in Moravian Falls.  Deputies responded to the residence on Germantown Road on Wednesday afternoon.  The victim reported that their house was entered and several things were taken.  According to the report, there are suspects in this burglary and charges are pending further investigation.

Friday
Apr202018

Some Stolen Property Found at Pawn Shop

There is a suspect in a break-in and theft of a North Wilkesboro outbuilding.  The victim reported the outbuilding near his house was entered sometime in the past week.  Over $2200 in power and hand tools were stolen from the building.  Much of the stolen property had been pawned at a local shop.  The Sheriff's Office had the victim identify his property which was returned to him.  There is a suspect and an arrest for larceny and obtaining property by false pretense is pending.

Friday
Apr202018

Early Voting Info for Wilkes

In-person early voting for the May 8 primary election began Thursday (yesterday) in North Carolina. The 17-day early voting period – which ends Saturday, May 5 – allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person at the voting site in their county. Early voting also offers “same-day registration,” which allows eligible individuals who aren’t yet registered in their county to register and vote at the same time. Voters should bear in mind that the busiest early voting days are typically the first and last days. The Wilkes Board of Elections says One Stop Voting is weekdays now- May 1, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and two Saturdays with One Stop Voting:  April 28 and May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All early one-stop voting will be in the Wilkes County commissioners’ meeting room on the ground floor of the County Office Building in Wilkesboro.

Friday
Apr202018

Board of Election Meeting

And speaking of voting..... The Wilkes County Board of Elections will meet Thursday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Room 307 of the Wilkes County Office Building. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a hearing voter challenges filed with the Board.

 

Friday
Apr202018

Lowering Flags to Honor Former First Lady

On Wednesday, NC Gov Roy Cooper ordered flags to be lowered. The Lowering of United States and North Carolina Flags is now through sunset Saturday, April 21 in Honor of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Please note that flags should remain at half-staff through sunset on Saturday, April 21 as funeral services for former First Lady Barbara Bush will take place on Saturday.

 

Friday
Apr202018

NC School Safety Being Discussed

At Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks’ request, the Governor’s Crime Commission has established a special committee consisting of representatives from law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, schools and others to identify resources and develop recommendations to strengthen school safety.  “School shootings have tragically become too common an occurrence in our country. We must use every resource available to us to examine and address this dangerous threat posed to our children and educational professionals,” Secretary Hooks stated. The committee will conduct a series of forums to gather and share information, listen to concerns and identify possible strategies for preventing school gun violence.

Thursday
Apr192018

Stolen Bank Card Numbers

Her bank cards were not stolen, she still has them, yet someone else has used them without her knowledge.  A victim who lives near Elkin called the Wilkes Sheriff's Office with the report of fraud to her bank account.  Someone has used her bank card number to make 4 different, unauthorized purchases totaling $972.  The bank is working with the woman to close out the accounts and issue new card numbers. 

Thursday
Apr192018

Attempted Break-In

It was an attempted break-in at a house in Millers Creek.  The homeowner returned to find damage to a door.  It appears someone tried to pry open a door causing damage to the door and surrounding weather stripping.  Entrance was not gained inside the house, and nothing was reported stolen.  Damages listed at $70; there is no word on suspects.

Thursday
Apr192018

Stealing from the Graveyard

Yet another theft has been reported from a grave in Mountlawn Cemetery.  A large arrangement of flowers was taken from off a grave and a marble holder flipped over onto the grave stone.  One week ago today, 3WC reported on a stolen light.  The victim called the Sheriff's Office to report a theft from Mountlawn Memorial Park.  The victim said that a solar powered cross-shaped light with an American flag was taken from her father's grave.  Those investigations are continuing.