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Crime: Catalytic converters stolen


The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

At least three catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles in as many days in Greenville, according to Greenville Police Department case reports.

A catalytic converter valued at $150 was stolen from a 1998 Honda Accord in the 1200 block of Red Banks Road between 6 p.m. on Saturday and 6:15 a.m. on Sunday. The vehicle had $1,500 in estimated damages.

Between 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday, a catalytic converter and oxygen sensor, valued at $500, were stolen from a vehicle in the 100 block of Brownlea Drive.

Also overnight on Friday, between 8 that night and 7:54 a.m. on Saturday, a catalytic converter valued at $1,000 was stolen from a 2001 Honda Accord in the 1800 block of East First Street. The Honda had $1,000 in damages

Last month, between 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 30, a catalytic converter valued at $529 was stolen from a vehicle at Mount Calvary Church, 411 N. Watagua Ave.

The November case is inactive, but the police department is continuing to investigate the other cases, according to the reports.


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

Break-ins, thefts

714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., 2:03-3:20 p.m. Dec. 3: nine items of assorted men’s clothing valued at $502.44 stolen from Belk; investigation ongoing.

625 S. Memorial Drive, 3 p.m. Dec. 3: three bottles of Dove body wash and one SoundLogic Buetooth wireless mini tower speaker valued at $38 stolen from Family Dollar store; investigation ongoing.

1901 Charles Blvd., 1-1:26 p.m. Dec. 3: iPhone 6s Plus valued at $700 stolen from Fast Fone Repair; investigation ongoing.

3200 block East 10th Street, 5 p.m. Nov. 28-8 a.m. Nov. 30: brown leather tri-fold wallet and black ECU velcro wallet valued at $210 and assorted ID, debit and credit cards of unlisted value stolen from home by known person; investigation ongoing.

714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., 1:50-2:30 p.m. Dec. 2: larceny at Belk reported; no items listed as stolen; arrest made.

3801 S. Memorial Drive, Winterville, 7:20-10 p.m. Nov. 29: basketful of miscellaneous grocery items valued at $655 stolen from Wal-Mart; investigation ongoing.

4600 E. 10th St., 11:55 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Dec. 1: Phillips 40-inch smart television and Vizio 43-inch ultra high density television valued at $758 stolen from Wal-Mart and recovered; investigation ongoing.

1200 block Myrtle Street, 5 p.m. Nov. 24-3:22 p.m. Nov. 28: blue and white American Pit Bull valued at $200 stolen from residence; investigation ongoing.

100 block North Meade Street, 7 p.m. Nov. 21-10:45 p.m. Nov. 26: gold rope style bracelet, Nixon watch with gold band and green face, 40-inch flat screen television, Tag Heuer watch and Xbox One S, all valued at $3,350, stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

300 block Shamrock Way, 12:01 a.m. April 28, 2015-11:59 p.m. Nov. 16: larceny at  home reported; no items listed as stolen; case closed/cleared.


2600 block Richard Drive, midnight-12:39 a.m. Dec. 3: 28-year-old woman assaulted at home; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing; case inactive; warrants obtained.

200 block Nash Street, 10 a.m. Dec. 2: 42-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

2900 block Cedar Creek Road, 4 a.m. Dec. 2: 23-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

3300 block Frontgate Drive, 11:20-11:56 p.m. Dec. 1: 47-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/cleared.

100 block River Bluff Road, 2:30-2:42 p.m. Nov. 28: 33-year-old woman assaulted by sibling; minor injuries reported; case closed/cleared; victim refused to cooperate.


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

Break-ins, thefts

400 block Northwest Acres Drive, 5 p.m.-8 a.m. Dec. 1: $60 in change stolen from home by man’s boyfriend; case closed/cleared.

1900 block Brown Hodges Road, near Grifton, 9:27 a.m. Dec. 2: $20 in cash, a Garmin GPS system valued at $800 and a cup and sunglasses case of unlisted value stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

2100 block Esther Circle, 11:26 a.m. Dec. 2: $400 in cash stolen from vehicle by woman’s spouse; investigation ongoing.

3805 Charles Blvd., 5:55 a.m. Dec. 3: two containers of Natural beer valued at $5 stolen from Speedway; Mongoose Brawler bicycle valued at $150 seized; investigation ongoing.

2600 block Black Jack-Grimesland Road, 1:52 p.m. Dec. 3: American flag valued at $20 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

600 block Birchwood Drive, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30-1:53 p.m. Dec. 3: break-in at residence reported; sheet rock and walls sustained $500 in damages; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

200 block Avalon Lane, 6 p.m. Dec. 2-5:38 p.m. Dec. 3: vehicle break-in reported; 2011 Chevrolet Express van sustained $400 in damages; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

3000 block Ballards Crossroads Road, 5:40 p.m. Dec. 3: force used to gain entry to home; $700 in cash stolen; investigation ongoing.

3100 block Beddard Road, 2:05 a.m. Dec. 4: force used to gain entry to home; no items listed as stolen or damaged; investigation ongoing.


2700 Lewis Haddock Road, near Grifton, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 2-8 a.m. Dec. 3: property damage to home reported; no items listed as damaged; investigation ongoing.

2800 block Nash Joyner Road, near Farmville, 3:48 p.m. Dec. 2: sliding glass door of home sustained $250 in damages; case closed/leads exhausted.

3800 block Britt Farm Road, near Farmville, 11:35 a.m. Nov. 25-11:35 a.m. Dec. 2: four windows of residence sustained $200 in damages; case closed/cleared; prosecution declined.


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