Tractor stolen from business

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a tractor from Mid South Tractor on Webb Road.
Authorities say the theft took place sometime over the weekend. Someone took a Kubota orange and black tractor worth $13,000 after rolling it onto a loading dock. Evidence was also found that indicated the thieves tried to take a John Deere tractor, but the tires were flat and they weren’t able to roll it away.
The tractor has been entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.
Authorities are also investigating:
• A Honda CR 250R dirt bike was taken from a Wrangler Road home some time between May 16 and May 23.
The dirt bike is valued at $2,500.
• A Crump Circle residence was vandalized some time between May 9 and May 18, with $500 worth of copper pipe, $500 in electrical wiring and a $600 well house roof were taken. The $1,100 water heater and 8 feet of gutters were also damaged.
• Christopher Shaw of Long Street reported five pit bull puppies were taken out of his backyard May 24 between 10 a.m. and 11:15 p.m.
The puppies are yellowish blonde with white and black markings.
The Salisbury Police Department is investigating.