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Sheriff's deputies seek suspects in multiple break-ins

$1,600 REWARD OFFERED -- This Yorkshire Terrier was stolen from Black Oak Ridge Road on Nov. 4, along with a gun, electronics, and other items. Sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in the case.

(Updated Nov. 10, 4:45 pm)

Many break-ins reported;

one thief steals gun, dog

in broad daylight

Reward for stolen dog now $1,600

On November 4, 2014 (Election Day), it was reported to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office that a citizen had a breaking and entering to her residence located on Black Oak Ridge Road in Taylorsville. The crime occurred during daylight, working hours. Items taken from the residence included her family pet, a 7-year-old, female Yorkie 
(Yorkshire Terrier), pictured above. The suspect(s) took the dog and its crate, along with a firearm, electronics, and other items. A $1,600 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the thief. Sheriff Chris Bowman said a Union County resident is offering a $500 reward and challenges other dog owners to help offer reward money to find the perpetrator.

Two other residents in Alexander County also reported breaking and enterings to their residences. One of those is also located on Black Oak Ridge Road and the other is located on Rocky Springs Road. All three crimes were within several miles of each other. 

Hwy. 16 break-in reported

On November 3, 2014, a resident of Hwy. 16 North reported a breaking and entering to a residence. Items taken from the residence included change. 

Church Road break-in being investigated

On October 29, 2014, two breaking and enterings were reported to the Sheriff's Office. One is located on Church Road. Items taken from the home included firearms, tools, and TV’s. The other is located on Heritage Farms Rd. Items taken from this residence included jewelry and a jewelry box.

Break-in on Chapman Mill Road

On October 27, 2014 a breaking and entering occurred on Chapman Mill Road. Items taken were electronics and TV’s.

NC 90 West homes suffer break-ins

On October 23, 2014, two breaking and enterings occurred in the Hwy. 90 West area. Items taken from the residences included electronics, jewelry, and firearms.

Oakwood Road thief steals jewelry

On October 16, 2014, a resident of Oakwood Rd. reported a breaking and entering to their residence. Items stolen included jewelry. 

Similar crimes reported in Caldwell County

Caldwell County has approximately 15 similar incidents close to the Alexander and Caldwell county line. Detectives in both counties are working to connect other breaking and enterings that occurred prior to October 16, 2014 to these crimes.

How you can help

Sheriff Bowman is asking the public to assist authorities in solving these cases. If anyone has any information that can help detectives solve these crimes, they are encouraged to call Detectives at 828-632-1111 or they can call Crime stoppers at 828-632-8555. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).


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