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Food stolen from woman on Cotanche


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A 20-year-old woman told the Greenville Police Department that someone stole food she had purchased at McDonald’s on Friday as she was walking on Cotanche Street.

The woman reported the incident took place between 10-11 p.m. near Ninth Street, according to a case report issued on Monday about a strong-armed robbery.

No injuries were reported. The food was valued at $12.71. An investigation is ongoing.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 3040 Evans St., 5:30-5:54 p.m. Dec. 2: a cell phone popsocket, four makeup items and eight items of clothing, all valued at $164.48, stolen from Target; case closed/cleared by citation. 

■ 200 block East Fifth Street, 12:01-2 a.m. Dec. 2: iPhone 6 valued at $200 stolen from woman at nightclub; investigation ongoing.

■ 200 block Southwest Greenville Boulevard, 6 p.m. Dec. 1-10:15 a.m. Dec. 2: .40-caliber Glock 22 valued at $600 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 8:25-8:45 p.m. Dec. 1: unspecified quantity of assorted grocery items valued at $311.46 stolen from Walmart and recovered; case closed/cleared.

■ 2300 block East 10th Street, midnight Nov. 30-3 a.m. Dec. 1: Red Dead Redemption 2 game valued at $79.99 and Xbox One with white controller valued at $249.99 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 3140 Evans St., 4:30-5:15 p.m. Dec. 1: prepaid iPhone 6S valued at $344.99 stolen from Best Buy; investigation ongoing.

■ 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 2:45-3:15 p.m. Dec. 1: a 15-pack of Coors Light beer, a 24-pack of Miller Light beer, a 24-pack of Natural Light beer and a 24-pack of Budweiser beer, all valued at $64.92, stolen from Walmart; arrest made.

■ 1000 block Spring Forest Road, 7:30 a.m. Dec. 1: iPhone 8 Plus valued at $500 stolen from home by boyfriend; case inactive.

■ 3200 block Colony Court, 9-10 p.m. Nov. 30: unspecified quantity of bicycles valued at $150 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 1900 block Stantonsburg Road, 8-9 p.m. Nov. 30: larceny by friend reported at hotel; stolen items not listed; investigation ongoing.

■ 400 block Evans Street, 9 p.m. Nov. 28-11:28 a.m. Nov. 29: iPad valued at $1,000 stolen from woman at night club; case inactive.

■ 3000 block MacGregor Downs Road, 5 p.m. Nov. 21-12:25 p.m. Nov. 26: Dell Latitude E5510 valued at $599.99 stolen; case inactive.

■ 100 block Howard Circle, 5 p.m. Nov. 21-12:13 p.m. Nov. 26: four iPhone XR’s, all valued at $3,356, stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

Pitt County

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office released reports Friday and Monday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 200 block River Road Estates Road, 2:15-2:20 p.m. Nov. 29: Playstation 3 valued at $50 and six Playstation 3 games valued at $25 stolen from home; case active.


■ 1100 block Riverview Road, 8:38 p.m. Dec. 1: 36-year-old woman assaulted by known person at home; minor injuries reported; case active.

■ 4600 block Dixon Road, near Grimesland, 11:55 p.m. Dec. 1: 26-year-old woman assaulted at home by known person; minor injuries reported; case cleared: prosecution declined.

■ 600 block Jean Court, 6:25-6:26 a.m. Nov. 30: 44-year-old woman assaulted by husband at home; no injuries reported; case status: cleared.

■ 2200 block Credle Court, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1: 63-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend at home; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

Property Damage

■ 1200 block North Grimesland Bridge Road, near Washington, 10 p.m. Nov. 28-9:59 a.m. Nov. 29: Cadillac SRX sustained $500 in damages; case closed/leads exhausted.


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Crime and Rescue

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…


December 05, 2018

The Greenville Police Department on Tuesday identified a woman they believe robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint last week.

The incident occurred about 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the store on 1601 S. Evans St. The department released several images of the woman captured by a surveillance camera Tuesday…


December 05, 2018

Deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged an Ayden woman Tuesday after they said she stole checks and other items out of mailboxes between Nov. 23 and Dec. 3. 

Hollie Lynn Chaimowitz, 44, of 4205 Colonial St., was arrested on multiple counts of larceny of chose…


December 05, 2018

Members of the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force arrested and charged two Georgia men after they seized two pounds of heroin during a traffic stop, according to a news release issued Tuesday. 

Ricardo Juarez-Mora, 41, of Ellenwood, Georgia, and Hector Lopez Garcia, 39, from Norcross, Georgia,…

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