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Man sets fire to dumpster to stay warm


The Daily Reflector

Friday, January 11, 2019

Officers from the Greenville Police Department assisted Greenville Fire-Rescue in responding to a dumpster fire outside a Harris Teeter store on Monday night, according to a report from the GPD. 

The incident took place between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. at the Harris Teeter located at 1400 Charles Blvd.

GPD Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter said an officer noticed an individual standing near the fire. The man admitted to setting the dumpster fire to stay warm.

Hunter said Harris Teeter has declined to pursue charges against the individual at this time.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 1:20 p.m. Jan. 9: U.S. battery pack valued at $5.88 stolen from Walmart and recovered; case closed/cleared by citation.

■ 200 block South Library Street, 9 a.m. Jan 4-4 p.m. Jan. 7: felony larceny reported at residence; stolen items not listed; investigation ongoing.

■ 500 block Southeast Greenville Boulevard, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 8: ID, Social Security card and Kate Spade wallet valued at $150 stolen from woman; investigation ongoing.

■ 4400 block Surrey Meadows Drive, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5-1:30 p.m. Jan. 6: one white Yeti cooler valued at $315 stolen from home; case inactive.


■ 900 block Ellery Drive, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 9: 21-year-old man assaulted at home by ex-girlfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive.

Property Damage

■ 600 block Gooden Place, 9:29 a.m. Jan. 9: four windows of home shattered by parent; $1,000 in damages reported; case closed/cleared.

■ 2200 block University Suites Drive, 8 p.m. Jan. 8-6:30 a.m. Jan. 9: 2007 black Volkswagon Jetta sustained $200 in damages from ex-boyfriend; case inactive.

■ 3100 block Chesswood Lane, 7 p.m. Jan. 7-5:15 p.m. Jan. 8: a window sustained $150 in damages and six pine trees sustained $600 in damages; investigation ongoing.


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Crime and Rescue

March 19, 2019

More than $300 in household items and clothing were stolen from Target last week, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

According to the report, the thefts took place between 1:53 p.m. on March 3 and 4 p.m. on March 13 at Target in Greenville, 3040 Evans St.…

March 18, 2019

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 414 fire and EMS calls from March 7-13. Following is a breakdown:


March 7

■ 12:54 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at 701 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Cleared 1:56 a.m.

■ 3:31 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at…

March 17, 2019

Police seized a weapon and arrested a 24-year-old Winterville woman after a reported assault involving a handgun on East 14th Street, according to a case report released on Friday.

The incident occurred about 2:15 p.m. and was reported about 3 p.m. by a 23-year-old Greenville man. The report did…

March 17, 2019

A Greenville man was charged with driving while impaired after he ran off the road and crashed into a tree according to a State Highway Patrol crash report and Pitt County Court records.  

The crash took place on March 9 at 1:32 a.m. near O’Farrell Avenue and Old River Road.…


March 17, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Feb. 25, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ John Thomas Barber, 42, 1545 Bedford Road, Rocky Mount, habitual felon for Sept. 5, 2017, offense.

■ Chauncey Delano Bell aka…

March 15, 2019

Greenville Fire-Rescue has been awarded accreditation status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, department officials announced on Thursday.

According to a news release from the department, the accreditation “recognizes best practices and self-accountability and validates…


March 15, 2019

NASHVILLE — A missing Nash County mother was slain and her body dumped along a rural road in Edgecombe County, authorities have confirmed.

“Definitely, there is a killer on the loose,” Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said at a Wednesday night press conference.

Diana Alejandra Keel,…


March 15, 2019

Nearly 370 people died in North Carolina due to alcohol related crashes in 2017 — a statistic government officials and law enforcement agencies are trying to change.  

That’s why the state’s Booze It and Lose It campaign brought its BAT mobile to Greenville on Thursday…


March 15, 2019

A Greenville man was one of two people arrested on Tuesday in connection with a 2017 robbery in which three people were killed.

Lenoir County deputies said Jaleik Pridgen of Greenville and Brianna Wooten of Kinston both were charged with accessory after the fact to a homicide.…


March 14, 2019

Heavy smoke and flames damaged a home on South Library Street on Wednesday afternoon, displacing some East Carolina University students, Greenville Fire-Rescue officials said on Thursday. 

Twenty-one firefighters, along with members of the Greenville Police Department, responded a…

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