Salisbury: Mayor Karen Alexander and Her Husband Henry Experience the City’s Tidal Wave of Crime Firsthand Monday on E. Council Street

Posted on May 10, 2017

RFP Staff/Todd Paris, Photographer and Salisbury Attorney

♦  Cars and vehicles are open season on the streets, parking lots, and driveways of Salisbury, N.C.  A rock through a side window, a homebrew “slim jim” and other lock-out tools, or the owner simply forgets to lock their car doors–and anything of value is quickly scooped up and gone.

An easily obtainable set of vehicle lock-out tools:

Salisbury Police sources report that Henry Baxter Alexander, 68, who lives at 419 S. Fulton with his wife Mayor Karen Alexander, was the victim of a larceny–from a motor vehicle on Monday May 8th.  The crime occurred in a rear parking lot at the Alexander’s “Heritage Room” on 118 E. Council Street and was reported to 911 dispatch at 5:47 p.m.  An air compressor/pump (valued at $50) was stolen from Henry Alexander’s 1999 Green Toyota Tacoma.

The investigation continues. Perhaps a security camera will provide stills.  At this time no suspects have been named.

118 E. Council Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Driveway into the rear parking area at 118 E. Council Street:

Location 118 E. Council Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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