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Crime and Rescue

July 21, 2017

A Greenville man is facing a felony charge of common law robbery after he allegedly stole a cellphone from an acquaintance.

Ronald Deandre Farmer, 25, of 310 Lindsay Drive, was arrested in the area of Tyson Street shortly after the reported incident. He is charged with felony common law robbery.…

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July 21, 2017

The N.C. Department of Justice is reviewing an SBI investigative report into possible inconsistencies in certain DWI court cases in Pitt County.

“Our office has just received the SBI’s investigation and is reviewing it to determine next steps,” said Laura Brewer, public…

July 21, 2017

Five people were injured last week after a Greenville woman rear-ended another vehicle and caused a five-vehicle chain reaction wreck, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 7:55 a.m. July 14 on U.S. 13…

July 20, 2017

One person died from a drug overdose on Thursday, and Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to six other overdose calls on Wednesday and Thursday.

About 5 p.m. on Thursday, Greenville Fire-Rescue sent out a news release reporting that it had seen a spike in narcotic overdose calls in the past 24 hours.…

July 20, 2017

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday announced up to a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in a weekend armed robbery at Southern Gun and Pawn.

Two masked men armed with a rifle stole a number of guns during the Saturday…

July 20, 2017

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office charged two men with three counts of felony larceny after they reportedly kept returning to the scene of the crime.

On July 15, deputies responded to a report that copper wire had been stolen from the CenturyLink office on U.S. 264 East in Washington.

The…

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July 20, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is warning people: don’t be tricked by callers asking for money over the phone.

The sheriff’s office has received several calls from people who said they’ve received phone calls from someone claiming to be a deputy or a detective.

The caller…

July 20, 2017

A woman who was killed last week in a head-on collision north of Greenville had been on the transplant list for a new kidney.

Maria Margarita Castro, who also was identified by the State Highway Patrol as Maria Ramierez, 59, died on July 11 after she collided head-on with another vehicle that had…

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July 20, 2017

For some, the hardest part was putting on 27 pounds of gear and carrying someone out of a smoky building.

For others, the hardest part was learning the terminology.

On Wednesday, 16 women and men graduated from Academy 10, the most recent fire-rescue six-month course at Pitt County Community…

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July 20, 2017

An armed man robbed a South Memorial Drive gas station early Wednesday, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

The suspect walked into the Kangaroo/Circle K at 4000 S. Memorial Drive, brandished a handgun and demanded money, police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said. The incident…

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