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Crime blotter

In Salisbury Police Department reports: 

• A woman on Friday reported someone attempted to steal her purse on the 700 block of West Thomas Street between 11:10 a.m. and 11:13 a.m.

• A business on Friday reported embezzlement on the 600 block of Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury.

• A business on Friday reported prescription forgery on the 1400 block of West Innes Street in Salisbury.

• A man on Saturday reported assault with a deadly weapon on the 200 block of Milford Hills Road in Salisbury.

• A person on Saturday reported an assault on the 600 block of Brownrigg Road.

• A man on Sunday reported a stolen trailer on the 200 block of Fairfax Drive in Salisbury.

• A woman on Sunday reported a burlgary on the 100 block of Overman Avenue in Salisbury.

• Lonnie Purcell Jones, 58, was charged with larceny on the 100 block of South Main Street in Salisbury.

• Floyd Andre Blakeney, 52, was charged Friday with possession of drug paraphernalia on the 100 block of Pearl Street in Salisbury.

• Andrew Taylor Turner, 25, was charged Sunday with possession of a schedule four controlled substance on the 200 block of East Fisher Street.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A woman reported being assaulted with a firearm on the 300 block of East Chamblee Drive in Salisbury.

• A man on Thursday reported his handgun had been stolen from his vehicle on the 400 block of East Ridge Road.

• Eric Dwayne Allman, 43, was charged Thursday with possession of a schedule four substance on the 200 block of North Main Street in Salisbury

• Melissa Diane Cranfill, 34, was charged Thursday with breaking and entering on the 1200 block of Childers Road in Mt Ulla.




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