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Crime: More catalytic converters swiped

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise, with four more reported, totaling at least seven since the start of the month, according to Greenville Police Department case reports.

At least four of the seven catalytic converters were stolen from Honda Accords, year models 1998-2001.

Previously reported thefts occurred during the weekend in the 1200 block of Red Banks Road, 100 block of Brownlea Drive and 1800 block of East First Street.

Four more reports, filed Monday and available from the police department on Tuesday, indicate four other thefts occurred in the same time period.

Between 2 p.m. on Thursday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a catalytic converter valued at $400 was stolen from a vehicle in the 2200 block of Northeast Greenville Boulevard.

Another vehicle in that same block was targeted between 5 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. on Monday. The exhaust was cut off of a 2000 Honda Accord and a catalytic converter valued at $1,160 was stolen.

A catalytic converter valued at $1,000 was stolen from a 2001 Honda Accord in the 500 block of Boxelder Way between 11 p.m. on Friday and noon on Monday. 

Between 6 p.m. on Friday and 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, a catalytic converter valued at $1,001 was stolen from a church bus at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St.

That was at least the second time a catalytic converter has been stolen from a vehicle at a church in the last few weeks. Between 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, a catalytic converter valued at $529 was stolen from a vehicle at Mount Calvary Church, 411 N. Watagua Ave.

GREENVILLE

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

Break-ins, thefts

3100 block Evans Street, 8-9:44 p.m. Dec. 4: Michael Kors wallet, Virginia driver’s license, insurance card and other unknown documents valued at $63 and two Bank of America credit cards of unlisted value stolen from woman in shopping center area; investigation ongoing.

420 E. Arlington Blvd., 4:24 p.m. Dec. 4: several credit card receipts of unlisted value stolen from Shogun Japanese Restaurant; investigation ongoing.

2300 block South Memorial Drive, 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Dec. 4: N.C. license tag valued at $50 stolen from vehicle by known person; investigation ongoing.

2800 block Ellsworth Drive, 1-2 p.m. Dec. 4: force used on rear door of home to gain entry; door frame sustained $300 in damages; Xbox One with cords, men’s wallet, lot of costume jewelry in zip-up package and iPhone 8, all valued at $1,180 stolen; investigation ongoing.

714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., 2:32 p.m. Dec. 4: two Polo long-sleeve shirts valued at $214.50 stolen from Belk; 18-year-old man arrested and charged with larceny by anti-inventory device.

1300 block South Wright Road, 8 p.m. Dec. 3: N.C. license tag valued at $28 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

900 block Allen Road, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1: electricity valued at $30 stolen from home by neighbor; investigation ongoing.

625 S. Memorial Drive, 2:45-2:51 p.m. Nov. 29: milk valued at $1 stolen from Family Dollar by known person; investigation ongoing.

1300 block Red Banks Road, 5 p.m. Dec. 1-9 a.m. Dec. 4: Black & Decker jigsaw, Porter-Cable belt sander and Makita circular saw valued at $335 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 8:55-9 a.m. Dec. 4: miscellaneous electronic and clothing items valued at $200 stolen from Wal-Mart; investigation ongoing.

100 block Keys Court, midnight-9:15 a.m. Dec. 1: business check book, external hard drive, two studio microphone cords and two studio microphones, all valued at $3,228, stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

300 block St. Andrews Drive, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3-8 a.m.-Dec. 4: 10 miscellaneous CDs, four phone charging cords, Susan G. Komen cloth bag and Garmin Nuvi GPS, all valued at $255, stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

200 block Southwest Greenville Boulevard, midnight-6 a.m. Dec. 4: Samsung J3 cellphone in black OtterBox case valued at $100 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

300 block St. Andrews Drive, 5 p.m. Dec. 3-5:51 a.m. Dec. 4: vehicle break-in reported; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

1200 block East Fire Tower Road, 11 a.m. Dec. 2-11:30 a.m. Dec. 3: 2008 Audi A2 stolen and sustained $200 in damages; $10 in cash and DMV registration card stolen; investigation ongoing.

1300 block West Fifth Street, 1-3 a.m. Dec. 3: Taurus firearm and SCCY 9mm handgun valued at $578.99 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

2000 block Copper Beech Way, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 2-10:45 a.m. Dec. 3: 2017 Hyundai Sonata valued at $10,000, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $10,000 and 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix of unlisted value damaged during break-ins; MacBook, LL Bean jacket and iPhone charger, all valued at $2,620, stolen; investigation ongoing.

2100 block Silver Maple Lane, 3:30-3:54 a.m. Dec. 2: three PlayStation 4 game consoles valued at $750 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

770 W. Fire Tower Road, near Winterville, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1: variety of cosmetic items valued at $120.28 stolen from CVS Pharmacy and recovered; investigation ongoing.

2600 block South Wright Road, 8 p.m. Nov. 29-8 p.m. Nov. 30: vehicle break-in reported; car rummaged through; nothing reported stolen; case inactive.

1400 block John Cox Lane, 5 p.m. Nov. 30-12:31 p.m. Dec. 1: interior wall, glass coffee table top and two exterior windows sustained $550 in damages during home break-in; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

1400 block Westpark Drive, 3 p.m. Nov. 30-6:45 a.m. Dec. 1: window screen bent and torn during home break-in, $60 in damages; Kenwood remote for stereo system, Suddenlink TiVo unit, large black duffle bag, set of five stereo speakers, 42-inch LG flat screen television and Toshiba laptop, all valued at $956.05, stolen; investigation ongoing.

1300 block East Second Street, 2:41 a.m. Nov. 29: vehicle break-in reported; no items listed as stolen; case closed/leads exhausted.

Assaults

2300 block South Memorial Drive, 9-9:30 a.m. Dec. 4: 30-year-old man assaulted at motel by known person; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/cleared; victim refused to cooperate.

1200 block East Fifth Street, 2 p.m. Dec. 4: 54-year-old man assaulted by acquaintance at acquaintance’s home; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

Property damage

Pine Branches Close and East Fire Tower Road, near Winterville, 4:30-5 p.m. Dec. 2: 2016 BMW 328i sustained $500 in damages; investigation ongoing.

3100 block East 10th Street, 8 p.m. Dec. 3: 2006 Ford Mustang sustained $200 in damages; investigation ongoing.

1026 Red Banks Road, 6 p.m. Dec. 1-8:55 a.m. Dec. 4: preschool playhouse at KinderCare valued at $1,000 damaged; investigation ongoing.

3300 block East 10th Street, noon Dec. 2-9 p.m. Dec. 3: 2003 Toyota Camry sustained $1,200 in damages; investigation ongoing.

1300 block Price Drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3: 2007 Nissan Versa valued at $8,000 damaged; investigation ongoing.

500 block Boxelder Way, 11:33 p.m. Dec. 2-10 a.m. Dec. 3: 2009 BMW 328iS valued at $15,000 damaged; investigation ongoing.

1800 block Charles Boulevard, 2:21 a.m. Dec. 3: property damage due to vehicle crash; no items listed as damaged; 25-year-old man arrested and charged with driving while impaired and failure to reduce speed.

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