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Home alarm system apparently works in Cauble Road burglary

Staff report

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office investigated a pair of burglaries Tuesday. In one case, a home alarm system apparently did its job.

A security company was notified of entry into a residence in the 2000 block of Cauble Road about 12:55 p.m. Tuesday. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they noticed a rear window of the home had been raised and wooden sawbucks were placed under the window to help someone gain entry.

The key holder, not the owner of the home, arrived after being called by the security company. Officers cleared the residence and found no one inside.

The home has an audible alarm when unlawful entry is made, and the would-be burglar also tripped a sensor alerting the security company.

“It appears the alarm did a good job,” Capt. John Sifford said. “… They can’t find anything that was taken.”

The key holder called the owners and confirmed that everything seemed to be in place.

In the 900 block of Needmore Road in Woodleaf, a woman came home about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to find that someone had broken through a storm door at her residence. She called 911 and waited for law enforcement before entering the home.

Deputies checked the residence and found no one inside. The homeowner, who had been gone between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., reported a 46-inch flat-screen television worth $400 was missing.

In other reports from the Sheriff’s Office:

• A larceny from a vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of Webb Road. The larceny happened between 1 and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

• The larceny of a firearm was reported at a residence in the 800 block of South Kimmons Street, Landis. The theft occurred between 10 a.m. Sunday and 3:35 p.m. Tuesday.

• Samuel M. Clawson, 29, of Rainey Road, was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor larceny Tuesday.

In reports from Salisbury police:

• Chandler Alan Jones, 23, of Bellevue Road was charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor communicating threats on an outstanding warrant. He was released on a written promise to appear in court March 23.

• Walmart at 323 S. Arlington St. reported two cases of fraud Wednesday. In one, someone took items from the store shelves and then got a refund for the same with a gift card. In the other, someone took property from the store then later obtained a refund.

• A carjacking was reported about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Grace Street. The victim was a 20-year-old male. The car was recovered, and the case was sent to the investigation division.

• A car has $750 damage after it was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle between 9:30 a.m. Monday and 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Circle Drive.

• Police charged Donnell Curtis Houghton, 29, with possession of a controlled substance Tuesday.

• Herman Chawlk, 57, and Samuel Douglas Atwell, 26, were each charged with misdemeanor larceny. They are accused of taking items from Walmart on Tuesday.

• Brian Keith White, 46, was charged Tuesday with possession of drug paraphernalia in the 3000 block of South Main Street.




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