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Friday, February 17, 2017

Greenville police are asking for help in identifying a man who wrestled a small tree out of the ground next to the parking deck on Fourth Street in downtown Greenville on Sunday.

The incident occurred at 2:22 a.m. on Feb. 12. The man appears to be white, tall and thin, has a beard and has his brown hair in a hipster bun. A white female with blond hair stood by and watched. 

A passerby captured a video of the vandalism, and the department place the video on its Facebook page. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at (252) 329-4300 and ask for Officer Peterson.

GREENVILLE

The police department released reports Thursday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, theft

1500 block Charles Boulevard, 5 p.m. Feb. 14-10:27 a.m. Feb. 15: vehicle broken into through unspecified means; leads exhausted.

200 block Adams Boulevard, 1-6 a.m. Feb. 15: cellphone charger and green camouflage Mossberg 12-gauge pump shotgun all valued at $520 stolen from vehicle; leads exhausted.

Assault

800 block Peed Drive, 8:40-8:51 p.m. Feb. 12: 21-year-old woman assaulted with deadly weapon; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

PITT COUNTY

The sheriff’s office released reports Thursday with the following details and allegations:

Break-in, theft

400 block Airport Road, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8-3:30 p.m. Feb. 15: TSA ID card valued at $50 stolen.

1800 block Wrench Circle, 9 p.m. Feb. 14: bodily force used to enter residence; 26-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend; no injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

Assault

1800 block Kinsaul-Willoughby Road, 2:32 a.m. Feb. 16: 36-year-old man assaulted by spouse; no injuries reported; 32-year-old woman also assaulted; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

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Crime and Rescue

June 17, 2018

A 48 year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he crashed his vehicle, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

William Fred Tripp,48, of 2521 Penny Hill Road, crashed his vehicle near Penny Hill Road and Conetoe Road at 4:38 p.m. on June 10. The accident report…

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June 16, 2018

A car struck and killed a pedestrian near Pitt Greenville Airport early Saturday and the driver left the scene, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Police are searching for the driver of a the car that they believe is a light colored Chrysler 200, according to a news release issued by the…

June 16, 2018

Four people were assaulted at gunpoint on Thursday evening, according to a report from the Greenville Police Department.

The report said that two men — aged 45 and 29 — a 23-year-old woman and a fourth person of unlisted age were assaulted at gunpoint in 3900 block of Sterling…

June 16, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 363 fire and EMS calls from June 7-13. Following is a breakdown:

FIRE CALLS

June 7

■ 4:31 a.m. — public service at 4101 Cornwall Court. Cleared 4:49 a.m.

■ 7:34 a.m. — medical assist at 2113 Sir Hugh Court. Cleared 8:56 a.m.

■ 8:14 a.m.…

June 15, 2018

A U.S. Coast Guard retiree from Camden County faces up to three years in federal prison for seeking private gain by falsely claiming to be employee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Thomas R. Bowes, 53, pleaded…

June 14, 2018

The Greenville Police Department has arrested and charged four people from Georgia on felony drug trafficking of methamphetamine, according to arrest warrants filed on Wednesday.

Arturto Bahena, 27, Ana Karen Bahena, 25, Elizabeth Mondragon, 19, and Christian Toledo, 22, all of Athens, are accused…

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June 14, 2018

A driver’s failure to obey a stop sign resulted in a T-bone collision at the intersection of County Home and Clark Ford Roads on June 6, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

Sarah Grace Ramsey of Greenville was travelling east…

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June 14, 2018

A Greenville woman reported that a burglar broke into her home and stole furniture and electronics, according to police. 

A report from the Greenville Police Department said the theft took place in the 100 block of Concord Drive between 12:16 a.m. on Wednesday and 2 p.m. on Thursday.

More than…

June 14, 2018

The digital footprint people create online can be seen by next-door neighbors and strangers halfway around the world. That makes it dangerous, according to local law enforcement officials.

Online, strangers can easily exploit, control and manipulate children with the click of a button.…

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June 13, 2018

He was a Marine who loved his country. A father who loved his family, especially his girls.

He would ride his motorcycle everywhere and would share his love and knowledge of riding with everyone he met.

These are a few of the memories friends shared about Orlando “Londo” Perez on…

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