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Archive for June, 2012

Off-duty deputy leads to B&E arrests

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says an off-duty deputy’s vigilance helped catch a couple of would-be thieves.

The Sheriff’s Office says the sergeant noticed a pick-up truck behind Tri-County Properties at 2608 North College Road around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The sergeant saw two men by the truck and notified the patrol supervisor.

A short time later, two deputies arrived and saw the two men coming out of the woods behind the business dropping a sledgehammer and crowbar on the ground.

The deputies detained Charles Curtis Dozier, 53, and Larry Derrick McMannen, 56, until detectives arrived. They found the footprints of both men’s boots matched footprints from bricks inside the house, where a fireplace insert had been stolen. Detectives found it in the bed of the men’s truck.

Both men were charged with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of burglary tools. They are in the New Hanover County Jail under $10,000 bond.

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Teens admit stealing woman’s purse downtown

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two teenagers are in jail after admitting they mugged a woman and stole her purse last night.

The Wilmington Police Department says officers and New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies, part of the Downtown Taskforce, responded to a robbery report at S. 3rd Street and Orange Street just after 10 p.m.

The victim had beaten and her purse was stolen by two young men, who ran away toward South 2nd Street down Orange Street.

The Downtown Taskforce and Wilmington Police set up a perimeter and called in K9 for a track. During the search, a resident in the area of South 2nd Street and Ann Street ran outside and told deputies there were two young men in her backyard trying to get into her house.

Police chased and caught the suspects, who confessed. Officers later found the victim’s stolen purse.

Sean Ray McMahan, 17, and Markyes Deshaun Jones, 18, were charged with common law robbery, attempted common law robbery, and hinder/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer. He is at the NHCSO Jail on a $100,000.00 bond. They are each in jail under $100,000 bond.

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Navassa to hold public hearing on budget

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Residents of Navassa will get an opportunity to discuss the town’s proposed 2012-2013 budget

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Update – Court proceedings begin in delivery driver’s murder

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Wilmington police have arrested five people for allegedly shooting a delivery driver dead last week.

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Girl, 6, recovering after shark bite

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Brooklyn was treated at Brunswick Novant Medical Center and released later that day.

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