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Originally published: 2013-02-28 17:20:14
Last modified: 2013-02-28 17:20:14

The Brief Sheet: From the Blowing Rock Police Department

By Capt. Aaron Miller

Blowing Rock officers responded to a fight-in-progress call on Thursday in front of the First Baptist Church.

Chief Eric Brown arrived to find that the incident was just an argument between a husband and wife traveling through the area.

The argument, it seems, stemmed from an age-old problem between husbands and wives … husbands refusing to stop and ask for directions.

Three people were charged with a larceny at Tanger Outlets on Feb. 19. At approximately 6:51 p.m., a Sunglass Hut employee reported that three people had just left the store who had stolen a couple pair of sunglasses.

Officers Dan White and Jordan Byland were able to stop the suspects as they left Tanger traveling north on Valley Boulevard.

The officers recovered the stolen merchandise and charged the people with the theft.

Patrick Matthew Vaught, 30, of Lenoir was charged with larceny and was also arrested on a warrant from Caldwell County.

Matthew Minton, 24, of Lenoir was charged with larceny and driving while license revoked.

Morgan Sigmon, 18, of Lenoir was charged with larceny.

An attempted break-in was reported on Feb. 18. Homeowners at a residence on New River Drive discovered some pry marks on the back door of their home. Entry was not made into the home and nothing was taken.

The homeowners were not sure how long the pry marks may have been on the door.

A theft of guttering was reported on Feb. 20. A caretaker at a home in the Laurel Park area noticed that a section of guttering had been removed from the back of a garage.

The incident is currently under investigation.
One hundred and one calls for service and property checks were handled by Blowing Rock officers last week.

Three citations were issued last week. All three were for speeding.

The Blowing Rock Police Department currently has a number of items in its “lost and found” area.

The following articles have been found in the town of Blowing Rock and turned in to the department:
• camera case and light meter

• CD case with various CDs

• wallet

• credit card holder

• change purse

• .38-caliber revolver

• Samsung cell phone

• leather motorcycle bag

• various eye glasses

• Verizon cell phone

• lady’s gold watch

• pocket knife

Any person who wishes to file a claim of ownership may report in person to the Blowing Rock Police Department, located at 143 Park Ave., Blowing Rock, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Any property not claimed within 60 days will be destroyed or otherwise disposed of.
For more information and stories, see The Blowing Rocket.

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