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Man jailed on meth trafficking charges




The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Greenville man was jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1 million bond on charges he trafficked more than a pound of methamphetamine over the weekend.

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested and charged Victor Moralez Lopez, 36, of 1608 Lennie Lane, Saturday, with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of maintaining a dwelling/place for the sale of a controlled substance. 

Arrest warrants indicate Lopez used his 2002 GMC Yukon to store and distribute the drugs.  


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 6300 block N.C. 11 North, near Bethel, 7-10:20 a.m. Sept. 7: nine batteries valued at $225 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 1000 block Pocosin Road, 6:42 p.m. Sept. 7: dog stolen and recovered; investigation ongoing.

■ 3700 block Alvin Road, 7:50 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5: one article of clothing valued at $300 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 1600 block Ivy Road, midnight Aug. 19-2:45 p.m. Sept. 9: license plate valued at $35 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 2900 block Bullards Crossroads, 9:15 p.m. Sept. 9: white Ford F150 valued at $2,000 stolen; investigation ongoing.


■ 4900 block N.C. 33 East, midnight-12:13 Sept. 7: 50-year-old woman assaulted by husband; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 2900 block Ruth Drive, 12-12:01 p.m. Sept. 2: 63-year-old woman assaulted by family member; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 500 block Sands Road, 1:17 p.m. Sept. 9: 42-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend; no injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 300 block Linda Drive, 9-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9: 29-year-old woman assaulted by child; minor injuries reported; case closed/cleared; victim refused to cooperate.

■ 1900 block Sunnybrook Road, 11:30 p.m. Sept. 9: 63-year-old woman assaulted by husband; no injuries reported; case closed/cleared; unfounded.

Property Damage

■ 1600 block Van Ness Avenue, 7-9 a.m. Sept. 8: one window sustained $75 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 4600 block East 10th Street, 11 p.m. Sept. 7-11 a.m. Sept. 8: building sustained $100 in damages; investigation ongoing.


The Greenville Police Department released reports Monday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 3920 Charles Blvd., 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 9: one bottle of Downy brand laundry scent booster valued at $4.50 stolen from Dollar General and recovered; investigation ongoing.

■ Merry Lane, midnight-8 a.m. Sept. 9: N.C. registration license plate stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

■ 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 5:30-5:54 p.m. Sept. 9: eight food items valued at $270.80 stolen from Walmart and recovered; case closed/cleared.

■ 300 block Woodside Road, 8 p.m. Sept. 8-11 a.m. Sept. 9: larceny of vehicle parts reported; stolen items not listed; investigation ongoing.

■ Charles Boulevard and East 14th Street, 4:30-7:20 p.m. Sept. 8: 120QT Xtreme Model cooler valued at $60 stolen from parking lot by girlfriend; investigation ongoing. 

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 4:43 p.m. Sept. 8: larceny reported at Walmart; stolen items not listed; arrest made.

■ 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 8:34 p.m. Aug. 7-6:09 p.m. Sept. 8: one bottle of Taylor wine and three packs of frozen burritos all valued at $9.19 stolen from Walmart; arrest made.

■ 800 block Heath Street, midnight-12:17 a.m. Sept. 8: rose gold iPhone 8 with clear case valued at $800 stolen by boyfriend; arrest made.

■ 3105 E. 10th St., 5-6 p.m. Sept. 7: pack of 2,500 green BBs and a purple BB gun valued at $12.98 stolen from Ollie’s Bargain Outlet; investigation ongoing.

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 7:50-8 p.m. Sept. 7: one article of children’s clothing valued at $200 stolen from Walmart; investigation ongoing.

■ 3501 Galleria Drive, 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 7: larceny reported at Kohl’s; stolen items not listed; investigation ongoing.

■ 2400 S. Memorial Drive, 4:50-5:10 p.m. Sept. 7: cap gun, finger lights, plastic handcuffs and one set of bang caps, all valued at $11.47, stolen from Rose’s Department Store and recovered; case closed/cleared; prosecution declined.

■ 3160 Evans St., 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 7: two articles of clothing of an unreported value stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 1500 block East Fourth Street, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 6: Priority bicycle valued at $500 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 900 block Cross Wind Street, 12:01 a.m.-12:56 p.m. Sept. 6: children’s inhaler valued at $10 stolen; case closed/leads exhausted.

■ 2500 block South Memorial Drive, 2 p.m. July 30-3:28 p.m. Sept. 5: iPhone 7 plus valued at $856 stolen; case inactive.

■ 2100 block East Third Street, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4: black and silver Apple iPod valued at $150 and black Apple iMac valued at $1,500 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 500 block South Square Drive, noon Aug. 27-noon Sept. 3: larceny of vehicle parts reported; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 200 block Manhattan Avenue, 2-5:45 a.m. Sept. 1: black iPhone X with black Otterbox valued at $1,050 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 715 S. Memorial Drive, 6:50-7:10 a.m. Aug. 26: larceny reported at Speedway; stolen items not listed; arrest made.

Property Damage 

■ 400 block Glenwood Avenue, 4 p.m. Sept. 6-6:23 p.m. Sept. 7: property damage reported; damaged items not listed; investigation ongoing.

■ 1200 block Davenport Street, 2:35-2:50 a.m. Aug. 17: 2006 silver Toyota Avalon sustained $3,000 in damages, glass in storm door of home broken by neighbor, $300 in damages; case closed/cleared; juvenile contact.


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