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Police warn about red-light ticket scam


The Daily Reflector

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Greenville Police Department is warning residents about a scam involving fake red light camera citations. The department on its Facebook page announced that two people reported they received an emailed red light citation notice.

The email does not specifically mention the Greenville Police Department or the City of Greenville, nor does it appear to be targeted specifically to this area. However, the department wanted to remind residents it does not email red light citations.

“We have no way of even knowing your email address,” the post said.

All legitimate red light citations will be sent via regular mail and will include our official logo. When in doubt, never hesitate to call the department and never click on a link from an unknown source, the post said.

Man assaulted

A 27-year-old man was assaulted at gunpoint by a woman at his home in the 1400 Block of Ham Lane on Tuesday, a case report said. The incident took place about 2:30 p.m. The report indicated that the victim and the assailant were ex-spouses. The victim did not report any injuries. The woman was arrested and charged with assault by pointing a gun and possession of a firearm by a felon.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 300 block Lindsay Drive, 10:30 and 11:42 a.m. May 22: home entered through back window; no items were listed as stolen; $200 damage to window; investigation ongoing.

■ 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 7:10 p.m. May 21: two pairs of shoes valued at $57.52 stolen from Walmart and recovered; case inactive.

■ 2700 block West Arlington Boulevard, 4:15-10 a.m. May 22: unspecified vehicle parts valued at $35 stolen and recovered; investigation ongoing.

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 1:30-1:50 p.m. May 22: unspecified quantity of food items and books valued at $25.69 stolen from Walmart and recovered; case closed/cleared.

■ 210 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 6:12 p.m. May 22: one air conditioning unit valued at $228 stolen from Walmart; investigation ongoing.


■ 100 block Shiloh Drive, midnight May 21: 55-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; 45-year-old man arrested and charged with assault on a female.

■ 900 block Spring Forest Road, 11:54 a.m. May 22: 32-year-old man assaulted at home by wife; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

■ 3200 block Summer Place, 3:57 p.m. May 22: 31-year-old woman assaulted at home; minor injuries reported; case inactive.

■ 100 block Manhattan Avenue, 7:30 p.m. May 22: 31-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

Property Damage

■ 500 block Darden Drive, 10:46 p.m. May 21: hood of a vehicle sustained $500 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 2800 block Holly Glen Drive, 3:30 p.m. May 20-6:39 a.m. May 21: white Hyundai Santara sustained $500 in damages; case inactive.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 4600 block Second Street, near Grimesland, 9 p.m. May 21: 120 unspecified drugs or narcotics valued at $1,200 stolen from home by child of victim; case active.

■ 2000 block North Greene Street, 8:42 a.m. May 21: 2007 tan Chevy Silverado valued at $8,000 stolen and recovered; arrest made.


■ 900 block Katherines Place, 5:14 p.m. May 21: 26-year-old man assaulted at home by acquaintance; no injuries reported; case cleared, victim refused to cooperate.


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Crime and Rescue

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A Michael Kors wallet valued at $200 was stolen from a home last week, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

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