Crime and Rescue

February 28, 2017

A fire that caused $10,000 worth of damage to a vacant mobile home is under investigation because it has been classified as suspicious, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The blaze started between 5-5:42 p.m. Thursday at 939 Austin Lane outside of Greenville, according to a…

February 27, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue officials responded to a fire call at a home on Ruth Court on Monday afternoon.

The call came in about 5:30 p.m., and multiple crews were sent to the scene in the 3100 block of Ruth Court.

Department spokeswoman Rebekah Thurston said the fire was ruled accidental. It began in…


February 26, 2017

A Greenville woman is charged with driving while impaired after she was in a collision on Memorial Drive, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Cassandra Jan Kirk, 36, 704 River Hill Drive, was stopped on Memorial Drive near Sylvan Drive about 1:50 p.m. on Feb. 19,…

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February 25, 2017

Someone forced entry into a Gum Swamp Church Road home and stole several electronics with a total estimated value of $900, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

A puncturing tool/device was used to gain entry into 1417 Gum Swamp Church Road between 8:35 and 8:39 p.m.…

February 25, 2017

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 400 fire and EMS calls from Feb. 16-22. Following is a breakdown:


Feb. 16

1:26 a.m. — public service at 1130 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Cleared 1:45 a.m.

9:29 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 940 College Hill Drive.…

February 24, 2017

Two people are facing charges after a disagreement on Thursday about a tax refund, according to Greenville police.

The Greenville Police Department received a 911 call shortly after noon on Thursday that someone in a black Toyota Camry had pulled a gun on a person in another vehicle. The incident…


February 23, 2017

Someone stole a bedroom set, sectional sofa and several other items with a total value of more than $3,000 from a Wandsworth Drive apartment.

A 46-year-old woman reported Tuesday that a person known to her took the items from 2203 Wandsworth Drive, Apt. 11, according to a case report from…

February 22, 2017

Now is not the time to be burning trash or leaves, according to Charles Suggs, deputy chief of the Grifton Volunteer Fire Department.

It’s the dry season when last year’s plants, grass and weeds have dried out and turned to straw.

“Everything is at its driest peak right now, and…


February 22, 2017

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a residential break-in during which someone stole, among other things, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment figures.

The break-in occurred in the 200 block of Paladin Drive between 8 a.m. on Aug. 24 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, according to a case report.…

February 21, 2017

An early morning fire damaged the Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries restaurant on East 10th Street on Tuesday morning.

Greenville Fire/Rescue was called to the fire about 2:30 a.m. and were on the scene for two or three hours, said Rebekah Thurston, public information officer for Greenville…

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