Crime and Rescue

December 10, 2016

A man is recovering after he was attacked by two people who reportedly stole his shoes, cocaine and marijuana.

Greenville police was called late Thursday after a passerby found a 23-year-old man lying on the sidewalk near Tyson Street and Farmville Boulevard, according to spokeswoman Kristen Hunter.…

December 10, 2016

It was not a normal traffic stop, and State Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph P. Howard followed his gut instinct.

Howard stopped a vehicle for speeding on U.S. 17 near Ball Road in Washington, and it soon became clear something was wrong. 

The occupants in the car were a driver in his 50s, two…


December 10, 2016

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 470 fire and EMS calls from Dec. 1-7. Following is a breakdown:


Dec. 1

12:04 a.m. — alarm system sounded due to malfunction at 210 Evans St. Cleared 12:30 a.m.

12:53 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at Moseley…

December 09, 2016

Several community organizations and agencies are working to make sure local children in need wake up to gifts on Christmas morning, and you can help.

Anyone interested in donating toys to local children can drop them off at Saturday during two collection drives at both Greenville Walmart locations.…

December 09, 2016

A teen was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony breaking and entering, according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Shaquille Ali Pittman, 16, of 618 Danielle Drive was charged with three felony counts of breaking or entering, according to an arrest report. A…

December 08, 2016

The Pitt County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced that three men pleaded guilty for their involvement in a drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of cocaine to eastern North Carolina.

Alejandro Ornelas Beltran, 39, Luis Miguel Vega-Mora, 42, and Abraham…

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December 08, 2016

A federal judge sentenced a Greenville man Thursday to nearly six years in prison on cocaine and marijuana conspiracy charges.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced Thursday that Jarrku Natu Bennett, 32, of Greenville will spend 70 months in…

December 08, 2016

A garbage truck caught on fire on Thursday, according to to Greenville Fire-Rescue.

Greenville Fire-Rescue and Greenville Police Department responded to the scene on West Fifth Street near Mattox Road. The scene was between B's Barbeque Road and Oak Haven Senior Village.

Responders blocked off the…

December 08, 2016

Greenville Police Department is investigating three vehicle break-ins that occurred Monday and Tuesday in one neighborhood. 

Someone broke into a vehicle a parking garage at 508 Brighton Park Drive between 11:59 a.m. on Monday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to a case report, two pool cues…

December 08, 2016

It’s time to build a new Fire Station No. 7 and look for land for Fire Station No. 8, Eric Griffin, chief of Greenville Fire-Rescue, told the Greenville City Council on Wednesday evening.

If the City Council approves the plan, Fire Station No. 7 would cost about $3 million and be built…

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