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Blotter: Salisbury Police investigating catalytic converter thefts

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police are looking into who stole several catalytic converters from three businesses this week, according to department reports.

A representative at Blast-It-All Corp. told police someone stole a catalytic converter from a 1998 Jayco RV that was in the parking lot, police spokesman Lt. Greg Beam said.

The theft occurred Sunday at the business, which is located at 185 Piper Lane, around 5:15 p.m. According to security footage, two suspects got out of a newer sport utility vehicle, messed around with the camper and left within a few minutes.

Madden Distributing Inc. reported someone stole a catalytic converter from a white Ford truck that was parked at the business located at 145 Piper Lane. There was no security footage from this incident.

The incident was reported Monday and is believed to have occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. on Monday.

BRT Transportation also reported that four catalytic converters were stolen from two vehicles parked at the business. The business is located at 1935 S. Main St.

Two trucks owned by the company were parked in the parking lot. There is also no security footage from this theft, Beam said.

Since the thefts at Madden Distributing and Blast-It-All were close in proximity, it’s believed the two are connected, Beam said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports

• Rowan Treatment Associates reported on Tuesday a locked door on the mailbox was pried open at the business, 1504 West Jake Alexander Boulevard.

• A man reported on Tuesday he was the victim of a burglary in the 700 block of S. Ellis Street.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports

• Two pistols were stolen on Monday from a building located in the 5000 block of Statesville Boulevard.

• A woman reported on Monday she was the victim of an assault while in the 100 block of Wakefield Drive.

• Krista Elaine Bolick, 40, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia while in the 100 block of Proctor Drive.

• Jess Wayne Dixon, 37, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor assault on a female while at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

• Mark William Chamberlin, 32, was charged on Monday with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver a counterfeit controlled substance while at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

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