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Crime: Pumpkin snatchers hit Greenville, Winterville


The Daily Reflector

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thieves have been out stealing pumpkins, ghosts and cornstalks in Greenville and Winterville neighborhoods during the past week, according to Greenville police case reports.

Residents in the Eastwood, Brook Valley and Irish Creek neighborhoods reported that someone stole their pumpkins and other Halloween decorations.

In Irish Creek, two residents on West Meath Drive reported that three pumpkins each were stolen from their homes. Three pumpkins were stolen from a house in the 200 block at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The pumpkins were valued at $22. 

At a house in the 300 block of West Meath Drive, someone stole three large pumpkins valued at $25 between 4 a.m. on Monday and noon on Tuesday.  In the 100 block of Blackwater Drive, a resident reported that eight extra large pumpkins valued at $6 each were stolen between 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m. on Monday.

In the Eastwood neighborhood off Southwest Greenville Boulevard, two large pumpkins valued at $10 were reported stolen from a home in the 1800 block of Bloomsbury Road between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 2:49 p.m. on Wednesday.

Nearby, in Brook Valley, a resident reported that four pumpkins valued at $20, two inflatable ghosts valued at $40 and dry cornstalks valued at $25 were stolen from their home in the 100 block of Oxford Road between 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. on Wednesday. A resident in the 800 block of Paddington Drive reported two pumpkins valued at $40 were stolen on Wednesday at 7:15 a.m.


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

Break-ins, thefts

2200 block Evans Street, 4:15-4:35 p.m. Oct. 18: larceny from 27-year-old man in commercial area reported; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

4100 block East 10th Street, 3 p.m. Dec. 5, 2016: urn valued at $250 stolen from cemetery plot in memorial park; case inactive.

1800 block West Arlington Boulevard, 12:45-3:45 p.m. Oct. 17: rear antenna valued at $210 stolen from vehicle; case inactive.

1100 block East 10th Street, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16: bicycle(s) of unlisted number valued at $200 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

1800 block Hopkins Drive, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 15: larceny from 74-year-old woman by grandchild at home reported; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

1400 block West Fifth Street, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 15: Samsung Galaxy S6 in a black case and N.C. driver’s license valued at $310 and a Navy Federal Credit Union debit card of unlisted valued stolen from woman at church; investigation ongoing.

300 block Southeast Greenville Boulevard, 12:31-12:35 p.m. Oct. 15: 26-year-old man robbed with dangerous weapon at motel; nothing reported stolen; 52-year-old man arrested and charged with attempted robbery-dangerous weapon.

890 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 3:35-3:38 p.m. Oct. 11: 23-year-old woman and 32-year-old man, employees of N.C. Motor City, robbed at gunpoint; iPhone 6 Plus valued at $400 stolen; investigation ongoing.

600 block South Alley Street, 2:30-2:33 p.m. June 16: strong-arm robbery of 52-year-old woman by ex-boyfriend at home reported; no items listed as stolen; case inactive; warrants obtained.

3505 U.S. 264 East, 11-11:07 p.m. Oct. 17: two 24-count packs of 12-ounce Bud Light beer valued at $37.98 stolen from Speedway; investigation ongoing.

3200 block Riggs Lane, 8 p.m. Oct. 16-4 p.m. Oct. 17: patio flag with tropical design, three decorative glass jars and small plastic patio table, all valued at $50, stolen form home; case closed; leads exhausted. 

1300 block East 10th Street, noon Sept. 10: pair of 14-carat gold hoop earrings inside a shipping envelope valued at $250 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.


100 block Ridge Place, 11 a.m. Oct. 18-12:45 a.m. Oct. 19: 31-year-old woman assaulted at home; extent of injuries not reported; 21-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

400 block Nash Street, 8-8:15 p.m. Oct. 18: juvenile assaulted at recreation center by known person; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

1900 block Rosemont Drive, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 18: 53-year-old woman assaulted at home by neighbor; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/cleared; victim refused to cooperate.

Allen Ridge Drive, 6:30-6:59 a.m. Sept. 28: juvenile assaulted along street by acquaintance; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

2100 block Flagstone Court, 7-7:33 a.m. Sept. 11: juvenile assaulted along street by acquaintance; extent of injuries not reported; 51-year-old man assaulted along street by acquaintance; extent of injuries not reported; eye glasses valued at $600 damaged; case closed/cleared.

Property damage

300 block Lindsay Drive, 4:10-4:15 a.m. Oct. 19: front window of home sustained $200 in damages; case closed/cleared.

100 block Cherry Court, midnight-7 a.m. Oct. 17: property damage in parking lot reported; no items listed as damaged; investigation ongoing.

200 block Southwest Greenville Boulevard, 2:45-7 p.m. Oct. 17: 1994 Buick Roadmaster car valued at $4,000 damaged; investigation ongoing.

400 block Brighton Park Drive, 8 p.m. Oct. 16-10 a.m. Oct. 17: 2015 Nissan Sentra valued at $10,000 damaged in parking lot; case inactive.

900 block Ellery Drive, midnight-7:25 a.m. Oct. 17: 2011 Lexus ES300 car sustained $75 in damages; investigation ongoing.

200 block Southwest Greenville Boulevard, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16: 2007 Toyota RAV 4 SUV valued at $11,000 damaged; investigation ongoing. 


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

Break-in, theft

100 block Cherrywood Drive, 7 p.m. Oct. 17-7 p.m. Oct. 18: Kel-Tec P-3AT pistol valued at $275 and $5 in cash stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

Property damage

400 block Chicora Street, near Grimesland, 9 a.m. Oct. 17-10:25 a.m. Oct. 18: force used on door knob of non-residential building, $50 in damages; investigation ongoing.

1200 block L.T. Hardee Road, 5 p.m. Oct. 13-9:30 p.m. Oct. 17: Honda Accord, year unlisted, valued at $3,900, damaged; case closed/leads exhausted.

1100 block Frankie Coburn Road, 2:30-2:35 p.m. Oct. 18: force used by known person on window screen at residence, $25 in damages; case closed; leads exhausted.


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