The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office is investigating break-ins and thefts at two businesses with electronic games.

Deputy Jeremy Cardwell reported that he responded to a report of a break-in and larceny at New Place Sweepstakes on N.C. 268 East in North Wilkesboro around noon June 11. Reported taken in the break-in, which occurred earlier that day, were a Keno Machine worth $800 and $1,300 in cash. Entry was made by breaking the glass out of a side door window, causing about $500 in damage. An office door received about $100 in damage. Cardwell reported that there is a suspect.

The other incident was the theft of three black arcade gambling machines worth $2,050 from the 115 Gameroom on Statesville Road, North Wilkesboro. Deputy Chris Lee reported that he and Lt. Steven Russell responded to a report of a possible break-in in progress at the business at 3:53 a.m. June 11 and found a front window broken and the front door unlocked. The three black, standup machines are valued at $2,050. The broken window amounted to $100 in damage. The victim was Kathy Anderson.

Other theftsRita Kaye Goss of Elledge Mill Road, North Wilkesboro, reported to the sheriff’s office on June 8 that her 2004 Dodge Caravan, worth $2,000, was stolen from her residence.

Daniel Nardez reported June 11 that he let a man interested in buying his Acura car drive the vehicle but it never was returned. The car is valued at $30,000. There is a suspect.

Reba Billings Pearson of Noah Harrold Road, Hays, reported on June 14 that a four-wheel drive Toyota pickup with a regular cab was stolen from her residence. The pickup is valued at $10,000. There is a suspect.

Thomas Dewey Hawkins II reported on June 8 that a power generator, welder, GED programmer, TV, various power tools and a tool box full of tools worth nearly $40,000 were stolen from his residence on Elk Creek-Darby Road in Ferguson.

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