Chainsaws and Backpack Blower Stolen From Local Business, Crime Stoppers Seeks Information

Last Updated on November 28, 2018 9:05 am

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police Department seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

On November 27, 2018, a report was received by the Boone Police Department that Farmer’s Rental and Power Equipment, located at 678 NC Highway 105 Extension in Boone, had been the victim of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. This incident occurred around 11:30 pm on November 26th. There was some structural damage to the property due to entry being gained by force. Among the various items stolen were STHIL brand chainsaws and a backpack blower.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Watauga Sheriff’s Office at 828-264-3761.  You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).  All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

High Country Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff's offices. Each County has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen's board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations, and approval of rewards.

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