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Blotter: Caller pretends to be with Sheriff’s Office

SALISBURY — A woman received a phone call late Sunday morning from a person who falsely said he was Sgt. Smith of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

She was told to pay a $1,500 surety bond to the Sheriff’s Office and that the payment was to be made with three $500 Food Lion gift cards. She was also asked to stay on the line until the gift cards were purchased, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

The victim was told that she had missed a court date and would be charged with failure to appear in court.

The victim’s husband called the Police Department, saying he knew that law enforcement would not ask for a bond to be paid with gift cards and would not make such a request by phone.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

• Lowe’s reported a larceny Friday evening.

• A woman reported an assault in the 400 block of Park Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

• Belk reported a larceny Saturday evening.

• Walmart reported a larceny Saturday evening.

• Emanuel Joshua Angle, 18, was charged with larceny and possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI in the 1000 block of Freeland Drive on Saturday.

• Kyle Allen Perkins, 36, was charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule II in the 600 block of Mocksville Avenue on Sunday.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A woman reported an assault in Woodleaf on Thursday.

• A woman reported larceny from her motor vehicle in the 1000 block of Cedar Village Trail on Thursday.

• Robin Tyler Woodard, 32, was charged with assault in the 100 block of West Liberty Street on Thursday.

• Dustin Blake Sloop, 31, was charged with child abuse in the 100 block of West Liberty Street on Thursday.

• Nicholas Jake Brown, 30, was charged with obtaining prescriptions by forgery in the 170 block of Oak Avenue in China Grove on Thursday.

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