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Greenville man shot in leg




The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Greenville man is recovering after he was shot in the leg Tuesday, police officials said.

Greenville Police responded to the 800 block of Peed Drive at 5:15 p.m. where they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported by Greenville-Fire-Rescue to Vidant Medical Center for treatment. The injuries were considered non-life threatening injuries, officials said. Police said the victim is refusing to cooperate.   

Officer injured while breaking up fight

A fight outside a Greenville nightclub left a police officer injured Sunday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. at Rafter’s Nightclub, 420 Cotanche St., according to Greenville Police Department reports.

“The officer was attempting to break up an altercation outside of Rafter’s Nightclub when he was hit in his right eye by the suspect’s elbow,” said Kristen Hunter, Greenville Police spokeswoman.

“The strike caused the officer to sustain a small bruise and redness in his eye. As the officer continued to tried to take the individual into custody, the suspect pushed him,” Hunter said. The officer didn’t require medical attention.

Robert Christian Moller, 21, an employee who works at Stilllife, another nightclub located on Cotanche Street, was charged with assault on an law enforcement officer and with being intoxicated and disruptive. 


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

Break-ins, thefts

400 block Winslow Pointe Drive, midnight-12:38 a.m. March 20: attempted home break-in reported; no items listed as stolen or damaged; investigation ongoing.

400 block Winslow Pointe Drive, 1:46 p.m. March 14-9:59 p.m. March 19: gray iPhone 6 Plus valued at $267 stolen from home; case closed/cleared.

2100 block Silver Maple Lane, 11 p.m. March 17-8 a.m. March 18: 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck valued at $2,000 stolen from parking lot; investigation ongoing.

1100 block East 10th Street, 6 p.m. March 10-midnight March 14: bodily force used on front door to gain entry to home; 40-inch Sony Bravia smart television and PlayStation 4 valued at $1,098 stolen; investigation ongoing.

3040 Evans St., 3:49 p.m. March 19: Echo Alexa Bluetooth device valued at $99 stolen from Target; case inactive; warrants obtained.

3428 S. Memorial Drive, 1:26-1:40 p.m. March 19: several different brands and calibers of ammunition valued at $100 stolen from sporting goods store; investigation ongoing.

3751 S. Memorial Drive, 9:45 a.m. March 19: food valued at $26.93 stolen from Sonic Drive-In; investigation ongoing.

1900 block East Fire Tower Road, 11:30 a.m. March 18: iPhone 6 valued at $450 stolen from Universal PC Care store; investigation ongoing.

3920 Charles Blvd., 11:40-11:43 a.m. March 15: two packs of Scott tissue valued at $20 stolen from Dollar General store; investigation ongoing.

1900 block Kennedy Circle, 9:30 p.m. March 14-10:26 a.m. March 15: rear ground window of home smashed to gain entry; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

4600 block East 10th Street, 3 p.m. March 9-10:30 a.m. March 11: mini iPad with a white front and silver back valued at $300 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

Ash and Willow streets, 1-1:20 p.m. March 11: Brighton wallet and Brighton bag with zipper and long straps valued at $650 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.


2000 block Tower Place, 6:40-6:58 p.m. March 19: 23-year-old man assaulted at home by girlfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/cleared.

1900 block Norcott Circle, noon-12:21 p.m. March 19: 25-year-old man assaulted  by ex-girlfriend at ex-girlfriend’s home; minor injuries reported; case closed/cleared; victim refused to cooperate.

Property Damage

4000 block South Memorial Drive, near Winterville, 4-6:30 p.m. March 19: 2016 Hyundai Sonata valued at $14,000 damaged; investigation ongoing.

East Second and Eastern streets, 11 p.m. March 16-11 a.m. March 17: 2012 Volkswagen Passat valued at $2,000 stolen by known person; case inactive.

500 block Eastview Drive, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 19: front door frame of home sustained $50 in damages by man’s ex-girlfriend; case inactive; closed/prosecution declined.

400 W. First St., 12:15-12:37 a.m. March 16: window of offender’s home at First Street Place Apartments sustained $50 in damages; case inactive. 

1800 block East Fire Tower Road, 11:40-11:46 a.m. March 18: 49-year-old woman reported minor injuries in vehicle hit and run crash along road; property also damage reported; items and value of damage not listed; case cleared by citation


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

Break-ins, thefts

6000 block Weyerhauser Road, near Grifton, 4:53 p.m. March 19: pry tool used to gain entry to residence; no items listed as stolen; computer valued at $300 damaged; investigation ongoing.

300 block Lombard Avenue, 12:54 p.m. March 19: Xbox game console valued at $200 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

900 block Gum Swamp Church Road, 8:50-9 p.m. March 18: .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun valued at $300 stolen from home by known person; investigation ongoing.

200 block Northwest Acres Drive, 7:20-7:25 p.m. March 16: utility trailer valued at $1,000 stolen along road; investigation ongoing.

1700 block Ofarrell Avenue, 8-8:05 a.m. March 16: iPhone 6 and PlayStation 4 valued at $700 stolen from home; the iPhone 6 valued at $200 recovered; investigation ongoing.

1600 block Belvoir Highway, 9 a.m.-12:20 p.m. March 16: blunt object used to force entry to home; Apple MacBook laptop, PlayStation 4 and a pair of shoes, all valued at $1,000, stolen; door sustained $200 in damages; investigation ongoing.

3100 block Black Jack-Simpson Road, 6:47 a.m. March 16: N.C. license plate of unlisted value stolen; case inactive.

1700 block Ashley Drive, 3:38-5 p.m. March 12: iPhone 7 valued at nearly $331 stolen by woman’s friend at friend’s home; investigation ongoing.

3800 block East 10th Street, midnight March 1-2:55 p.m. March 18: home entered by force; microwave valued at $150 stolen; six tobacco products seized as evidence; investigation ongoing.


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Crime and Rescue

December 11, 2018

SHARPSBURG — A former police lieutenant is suing the town of Sharpsburg in federal court, claiming ex-Police Chief John Hunt discriminated against her and fired her due to a disability.

Lynette Clements, who is now chief of police in Whitakers, filed an amended complaint on Thursday in U.S.…


December 11, 2018

Approximately $450 of clothing was stolen from Belk on Saturday night before being recovered, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Belk, 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd, according to the report.

Items listed…

December 10, 2018

A Grifton man has been arrested and charged with operating an illegal liquor house.

According to the Grifton Police Department, a three-month investigation resulted in the arrest of Larry Garrett, 61, of 6917 Cross Creek Drive. 

Garrett Garrett was charged with six counts of…

December 10, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 412 fire and EMS calls from Nov. 29-Dec. 5. Following is a breakdown:


Nov. 29

■ 12:33 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 705 E. 10th St. Cleared 12:53 a.m.

■ 3:24 a.m. — public service at 1920 Exchange Drive. Cleared…

December 09, 2018

A 28-year-old Greenville woman was charged with driving while impaired after she crashed into the side of another car while making a wide right turn into the parking lot of the Speedway gas station. 

The crash happened on Nov. 29 at 9:44 p.m at the Speedway located at 3202 E.…


December 08, 2018

She loved life and loved her family and always had a smile on her face. 

She was a bright 27-year-old who worked hard to provide for her three children, ages 9, 7 and 4.

And when she stepped into a room, if you were sad, she would crack a joke to make you laugh and let you know everything is…


December 08, 2018

A 22-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon on Thursday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place in a parking lot on the 1400 block of Westpointe Drive between noon and 12:22 p.m. on Dec. 6, the…

December 07, 2018

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office announced that deputies arrested a 48-year-old man on Friday on child sex charges.

Santiago Hernandez-Islas, of 7709 Stantonsburg Road, Farmville was charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. 

According to an arrest warrant, Hernandez-Islas…


December 06, 2018

A 34-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint after he was invited into a room at the Camelot Inn on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place about 12:10 p.m. at the hotel at 2828 S. Memorial Drive. The victim told officers he…

December 05, 2018

A Greenville-area teen has been arrested and charged in an armed robbery that occurred last month north of town, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday. 

Ja’Keis Spencer Wiggins, 17, of Sterling Pointe Drive was among several people who participated in a robbery at…

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