Precious items were stolen from a home Thursday afternoon (August 14).
The home, which is located near the Reems Creek Golf Course, is located on High Bluff Drive. Robert Morrison Woodson, Jr., 58, reported Thursday afternoon that an unknown perpetrator unlawfully entered his home. Read more...
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office stated in an incident report that the break-in occurred sometime between 1 pm and 3:25 pm. Using a “pounding tool or device,” the perpetrator damaged a window to the garage. Upon entry, the perpetrator gained access to jewelry and various other items made from precious metals. They stole an estimated $3,000 in items and left behind an estimated $1,000 in damages, according to the report. The perpetrator exited out the front door. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at 828.255.5050.
A fire damaged a home off of Longs Chapel Road, near Weaverville Friday morning(August 8).
The home, a doublewide trailer on Sunglow Lane, caught fire sometime before 7:20 am.
At 7:25, the Reems Creek Fire Department arrived, joined by the Weaverville, Jupiter and Woodfin Fire Departments. Read more...
According to Reems Creek Fire Chief Jeff Justice, no injuries were reported. The owner, Emma Lynn Farris, reportedly lost two pet birds to the blaze. The family was not home at the time of the fire. Justice indicated that “there was fire showing, when the first unit got on the scene, from the kitchen.” Despite his, the home is “repairable,” though obviously, “the family’s going to be out of it for a while.” Justice indicated that the American Red Cross in Asheville was assisting the family. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.