Salisbury: Scrapper Guts Newly Constructed Home on Askin Drive Friday for $400 Worth of Copper Tubing. Is I-85 Crime Tourism Growing?

Posted on June 4, 2018

RFP Staff

♦ According to Salisbury Police Sources John Victor Cole, living on Oakmont CT. in Salisbury and an employee of Wade Jurney Homes, was a victim Friday evening at a newly constructed house on 114 Askin Lane of a “larceny-from building”.  Cole returned to the house to discover that a scrapper gutted the home of $400 worth of copper tubing.  The crime was reported to 911 Dispatch at 9:50 p.m. and brought officers to the house.

Much of the scrapping that goes on in Salisbury and neighboring towns is the product of I-85 Crime Tourism from Charlotte, from “Irish Traveler” hamlets and professional scrapper gangs in South Carolina.  Word is out about Salisbury’s unobstructed plunder.

SPD Incident Report for 114 Askin Lane:

Manifest of stolen property from 114 Askin Lane:

114 Askin Lane, Salisbury, NC (Sample home similar to the one victimized Friday):

Location 114 Askin Lane, Salisbury, N.C.:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime is 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.

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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