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Police: Thieves steal copper, other items from former Kmart building

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Thieves broke into the former Kmart building at 815 E. Innes St. overnight Tuesday, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

They took copper wire, three extension ladders and five fire extinguishers, according to a report. No arrests had been made by Friday.

In other Salisbury police reports:

• Rowan Prescription Center on Tuesday reported fraud at 911 W. Henderson St.

• A woman reported a breaking and entering Tuesday in the 1200 block of West Fisher Street.

• A man reported Wednesday that someone stole his vehicle in the 300 block of Calhoun Street.

• A man reported a stolen vehicle Wednesday in the 1300 block of West Bank Street.

• A woman on Wednesday said someone stole items from her vehicle between Aug. 11 and Aug. 13 while it was in a parking area in the 1200 block of West Fisher Street.

• A man reported an assault Wednesday in the 500 block of East Cemetery Street.

• A man reported an assault Wednesday in the 100 block of West Monroe Street.

• A woman reported Thursday that someone stole items from her vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of Emerson Lane.

• A woman reported a physical assault Thursday in the 700 block of South Jackson Street.

• Anthony Jerome Lewis, 34, was charged n Tuesday with misdemeanor larceny while at Walmart.

• Christopher Cordell Presson, 24, was charged Tuesday with simple assault while at the former Kmart parking lot.

• Kenneth Eugene Rogers, 24, was charged Thursday with being a fugitive from justice in the 100 block of Marriott Circle.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A woman reported Wednesday from the 100 block of Scott Terrace that her credit card was used online to purchase games.

• A woman reported a larceny Wednesday in the 3500 block of Dogwood Court.

• A man said his license plate was stolen off his vehicle Wednesday while in the 1600 block of Daugherty Road, China Grove.

• Joshua Scott Ritchie, 27, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.



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