SALISBURY – Collectible basketball shoes, game consoles and guns were among the items seized in the October break-ins that led to charges against a 26-year-old man.
Genaro Alberto Alvarado was jailed on Tuesday for break and enter, theft after break and enter, theft of a firearm, possession of a schedule 6 controlled substance up to half an ounce, possession of paraphernalia of drugs and possession of a firearm by a criminal.
In the first robbery – in the 1100 block of Rock Pond Lane on October 1 – several pairs of shoes, $ 1,200 in cash, a semi-automatic handgun and a PlayStation console were stolen, according to the County Sheriff’s Office by Rowan. The most expensive pair of shoes was a high-top Jordan valued at $ 700.
The second heist – in block 200 of Ervin Loop on October 9 – involved the theft of 43 pairs of shoes, a Glock handgun, a flat-screen TV, a laptop, a Playstation, an Xbox and a 5-gallon pitcher of coins, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said. A pair of Jordan brand shoes valued at $ 600 were among the stolen items.
Deputy Chief David Ramsey said the combined value of the stolen items was over $ 10,000 and that Alvarado had a role to play in both.
Ramsey said some of the items, including 14 pairs of shoes, were recovered during a house search in the 2600 block of Sherrills Ford Road. Alvarado lived there in a building behind his father’s house. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found in the house.
Previous crimes that led to a criminal’s possession of a gun include a conviction for indecent infringement of freedoms with children in 2017. At the time, Alvarado was 20 and the victim was 15.
He remained in jail on Wednesday on $ 50,000 bail.