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Drug arrest made near elementary school




The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Greenville Police Department has arrested a man who lives near Sadie Saulter school on drug and weapons charges after a two-week investigation.

The department reported on Monday that Kareem Ashad Gibbs, 26, of 1107 Douglas Ave., was charged on Saturday after an investigation by the department’s gun violence unit and neighborhood officers.

Officers recovered crack cocaine and a stolen handgun during a search at Gibbs’ residence. Gibbs’ address is less than 1,000 feet from Sadie Saulter, the department reported.

Gibbs is facing multiple felony charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a house to sell the controlled substance, and selling controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

He also was charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer in connection to an earlier case. In that case, police said Gibbs ran away from an officer who responded to Gibbs’ residence for an assault.

Gibbs has prior felony weapons charges.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 1000 block Waterford Commons Drive, 7:50-8:03 p.m. March 11: vehicle break-in at motel reported; no items listed as stolen; case inactive.

■ 1000 block South Elm Street, 2:15-3:15 p.m. March 11: N.C. State Employees debit card of unlisted value and clutch purse containing bank card and no cash, valued at $30, stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

■ 1800 block East First Street, midnight-4 p.m. March 11: N.C. tag valued at $100 stolen from vehicle in parking lot; case inactive.

■ 100 block East Fifth Street, 2-3 a.m. March 10: large purse, ECU lanyard with Hyundai keys, iPhone 7 and N.C. license and various debit cards, all valued at $670, stolen from 28-year-old woman at bar/nightclub; case inactive.

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 9-9:19 p.m. March 10: 35 items, including DVDs, electronics and other home goods, all valued at $509.68, stolen from Walmart; 25-year-old man arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny.

■ 4500 block East 10th Street, 1 p.m. March 9-11:20 a.m. March 10: pink floral arrangement valued at $250 stolen from memorial park; case inactive.

■ 3900 block Sterling Pointe Drive, near Winterville, 8 p.m. March 9-9:30 a.m. March 10: attempted burglary at home reported; no items listed as stolen; case closed/cleared.

■ 600 block West Arlington Boulevard, 4-6 p.m. March 8: black iPhone 7 with clear case valued at $700 stolen from 19-year-old man in field/woods; investigation ongoing.

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 7:30-8:25 p.m. March 9: miscellaneous items, including Minute Maid lemonade, three tool sets, battery, jump starter, color pencils, markers, crayons, three propane cylinders, three packs of paper towels and laundry detergent, all valued at $480.16, stolen from Walmart and recovered; case inactive.

■ 3040 Evans St., 3:29 p.m. March 9: two swim suit bottoms valued at $81.28 stolen from Target and recovered; case closed/cleared.

■ 700 block Southeast Greenville Boulevard, 4-6 p.m. March 7: prepaid cellphone valued at $60 stolen from specialty store; case inactive.


■ 1100 block Grovemont Drive, 11-11:50 p.m. March 8: 20-year-old woman assaulted by ex-boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive; warrants obtained.

Property Damage

■ 3200 block Summer Place, 4-9:26 a.m. March 11: 2008 Saturn damaged; case inactive.

■ 300 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 12:50-1 p.m. March 10: cellphone display case at 252 Wireless Inc. sustained $200 in damages; case inactive. 

■ 90 block Brookwood Drive, 12:10-12:20 p.m. March 10: bedroom door of home sustained $100 in damages; case inactive.

■ 500 block South Memorial Drive, 6:50 a.m.-6:09 p.m. March 6: GMC Denali valued at $6,000 damaged; case inactive.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 5300 block N.C. 43 South, 5:45 p.m. March 11: Michael Kors purse valued at $100 and credit/debit cards of unlisted value stolen from vehicle; 2016 Honda Odyssey sustained $100 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 5300 block N.C. 43 South, 3:30-5:46 p.m. March 11: blunt object used to gain entry to vehicle; N.C. driver’s license, American Express credit card and First Bank checkbook, all valued at $35, stolen; Jeep driver’s side window sustained $100 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 5300 block N.C. 43 South 5:46 p.m. March 11: vehicle break-in reported; no items listed as stolen; window of Range Rover sustained $500 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 1600 block Gum Swamp Church Road, 9 a.m. March 3-1:30 p.m. March 10: clothesline valued at $10 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 2400 block Coggins Lane, near Ayden, 5:19 p.m. March 10: pry tool used to gain entry to home; Insignia television and iLive sound bar valued at $253.99 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 4800 block N.C. 43 South, 8 p.m. March 9-5:30 p.m. March 10: campaign sign valued at $5 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 2200 block Chinquapin Road, near Farmville, 2:15 a.m. March 9: blunt object used on exterior window of home by known person, $200 in damages; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 5000 block Gaskins Road, near Grimesland, midnight March 6-7 a.m. March 8: Werner 24-foot ladder valued at $400 stolen from home; case closed/leads exhausted.

■ 5500 block Moss Lane, near Washington, 8 a.m.-10:13 p.m. March 8: pry tool used on rear door of home to gain entry; clothes valued at $100 and $40 in cash stolen; door sustained $50 in damages; investigation ongoing.


■ 100 West Third Street, 3:07 p.m. March 8: two law enforcement officers assaulted in government building; extent of injuries not reported; two Safariland holsters of unlisted value damaged; case status not listed.




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