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Equipment stolen at airport

November 10, 2011

Police are looking for suspects who stole more than $5,000 in equipment from a storage shed at Wilson’s Airport on Tuesday.

According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, unknown suspects stole motors, engines, wheels and other equipment from the Wilson’s Airport at 5284 Pittstown Road in Hickory.

Authorities say the items were probably stolen overnight and are still investigating. The items belonged to Claude Farris Wilson, 81, of Hickory.

Some of the items include:

* $1,000 — 60 horse power electric motor
* $500 — starter engine for a crawler tractor
* $200 — 1986 302 engine
* $1,500 — front axle from a 454 tractor
* $500 — fly wheel

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