Construction equipment stolen
Authorities believe the same person stole construction equipment from two different homes on Luther Barger Road late last week.
Rowan County Sheriffís Capt. John Sifford said the two incidents are more than likely related.
Someone took a chainsaw and two circular saws, a freon-leak detector and a handheld tachometer from a home in the 400 block of Luther Barger Road, Salisbury. The owner valued the equipment at more than $1,000. The incident was reported Thursday. The other incident was reported on Friday at a home in the 200-block of Luther Barger Road.
The homeowner told authorities someone took two nail guns, two drills, a canvas tool bag, a GPS device, a saw and laptop computer.
The stolen items were valued at more than $2,000.
The investigation continues.
In other crime news:
Someone broke into a car at First Baptist Church of Gold Hill on Sunday. The vehicle, a Ford pickup, contained telephone equipment, two rifles and two scopes, cash and power tools.
A break-in reported Thursday at Carolina Stalite, 16815 Old Beatty Ford Road, Gold Hill, where someone took two digital cameras, two notebook computers and a cassette converter.
The thieves damaged a safe box and an interior door. They left behind a pry bar, hammer and other tools. The value of the items stolen was more than $1,000.
A home in the 200-block of Cedar Drive, Salisbury was broken into sometime between Jan. 4 and Thursday. Thieves took several items of jewelry and a flat-screen television.
CJ Auto Repair, 5710 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell, reported someone took several items including a single-barrel shotgun, more than $1,800 worth of 12-volt batteries, a portable torch and $300 in rolled coins. Thieves damaged a metal door, a gate latch and chainlink fence.
A home in the 900 block of Parks Road, Woodleaf reported a break-in on Saturday where thieves took a weedeater, power trimmer, drill, other tools and a battery charger.
Someone stole power tools from a home on Georgia Street in Concord on Sunday. The person took a router, nailer, saw, sander and electric drill as well as four camping chairs.