Salisbury: Harry Wilson Long, III, the Alleged SMOKE PIT BURGLAR, Surrendered Monday to the Salisbury Police

Posted on January 22, 2018

RFP Staff

♦ “At least he didn’t stuff no meat in his drawers like those creeps at Walmart”  Anonymous

Salisbury Police Department sources reported that Harry Wilson Long, III, 49, of Salisbury was arrested Monday morning at 6:19 a.m. after surrendering to the Salisbury Police for allegedly burglarizing $5,000 worth of meat from the Smoke Pit Restaurant during several incidents occurring in late December and once on Christmas Eve.  Long was zeroed in on when anonymous tipsters recognized him from security camera stills (see below).

Long was charged with 3 counts of breaking and entering (felony) and 3 counts of larceny after breaking and entering (felony).  Under a secured $20,000 bond, Long was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center until he bonded out.

Harry Wilson Long, III:

Harry Wilson Long’s Previous Record:

From the Rowan Free Press Article: “UPDATED! Downtown Salisbury: Break-in Monday Morning at the Smoke Pit on E. Innes Street. Burglar Grabs $2,000 in Packaged Meat.”

Salisbury Police sources report that The Smoke Pit Restaurant, at 109 E. Innes Street in Downtown Salisbury was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” where a burglar entered through a door using a prying tool to jimmy it open. The burglar stole $2,000 in packaged meat and caused $500 worth of damage to the entry door. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 8:48 a.m. and brought police to the address.

Other thefts of meat have been made since December 20th. The losses of all the meat thefts appears to be $5,000.

Manifest of stolen and damaged items at the Smoke Pit Restaurant reported on Monday morning, 109 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C. from the Salisbury Police Event Report:

At this time no suspects have been revealed or arrests made.

The Smoke Pit Restaurant, 109 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location The Smoke Pit Restaurant, 109 E. Innes 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.

Security Camera Stills of Suspect and Suspect’s Vehicle:

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