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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, December 5, 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, both were charged with multiple counts of level III trafficking and conspiracy to traffic in heroin. They were booked into the Pitt County Detention Center and each received a $2 million dollar bond.

The men were stopped around 8:30 p.m. last week near Greenville Boulevard and Hooker Road, the release said. The release did not say what day the men were stopped or explain what prompted the stop.

Further investigation revealed that both were involved in trafficking heroin into Greenville, the release said. Heroin seized is valued at approximately $1 million dollars. 

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Greenville Police Department, Winterville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, The Drug Enforcement Administration and East Carolina University Police Department.

It focuses on narcotics traffickers within Pitt County and eastern North Carolina with a network of experienced criminal investigators and leveraging each partner agency’s expertise, equipment, manpower and finances.

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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:

FIRE CALLS

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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