Editor’s note: This covers significant crimes for the period ranging from Nov. 5-11. There were no major incidents in the towns of Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Marvin, Mineral Springs or Unionville during this time period. All cases are open investigations unless otherwise indicated.
Unlocked door leads to theft
Thieves took advantage of an unlocked car door Nov. 5, collecting several items before taking off. The incident happened at the 6000 block of White Cliffs Drive around midnight. The car’s owner had left the vehicle unlocked and gone inside the house, leaving a cell phone, charger and 25 checks behind. When she returned, all those items were missing.
Wire targeted at construction site
A construction worker returned to his jobsite Nov. 5 to find someone had taken all the copper wiring. All total, an estimated $600 worth of wire was missing from the site, at the 9000 block of Farm Pond Road. Nothing else was missing from the property and there was no damage done.
Deputies were called out to the 1000 block of Blazing Star Lane Nov. 7, after family members grew concerned about an elderly man. When they went inside, deputies found the 66-year-old, dead of natural causes.
Property damaged on Faith Church Road
A 20 year old got a surprise when he returned home Nov. 8, finding that vandals had already dropped by. An estimated $500 damage was done to the property. There was no sign of a break-in and nothing taken from the house, located at the 3300 block of Faith Church Road.
Resident falls victim to ID fraud
A 49-year-old Weddington resident got a surprise Nov. 8, as she found multiple checks missing. Some of those checks had been used at local businesses, signed with her signature. It’s believed the checks were stolen from the woman’s home, at the 100 block of Cari Lane, although no sign of a break-in could be found.