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Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of batteries

ANNIE BLACKBURN
Staff Writer

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in investigating battery thefts that recently occurred in western Lincoln County.
During dates ranging from July 25-Aug. 3, a total of 14 batteries were stolen from several trucks, farm tractors and church busses.
Between July 25 and Aug. 1, a battery was stolen from a church bus that was parked behind Mount Vernon Baptist Church. On Aug. 2, a report was filed in connection with four batteries that were taken from the 7400 block of Reeps Grove Church Road, two having been taken from two trucks and the additional two being stolen from farm tractors.
Another report was filed Aug. 3 in connection with seven batteries stolen from the 1900 block of North Brook Number Three School Road.
Deputies are also investigating a report of batteries being stolen out of two trucks belonging to Houser Transport on Sam Houser Road. It is believed that these thefts also took place on the night of Aug. 3.
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at (704) 735-8202 or CrimeStoppers at (704) 736-8909.

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