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Car thieves hit county
By Ed Milter
. Two vehicles were reported
stolen last week in Hoke county,
law enforcement authorities said.
Joseph Roy Acam reported to
sheriffs deputies that he left his
home around 10 a.m. Sunday mor
ning only to return to find a securi
ty chaio down, that his house had
been entered and his car missing.
Reportedly missing from inside
the house was a .22 calibre gun
worth about $50 and a portable
black and white television set
valued at $189.
There was also $30 in cash miss
ing from the house, reports say.
Outside the house, Acarn's
Chevrolet El Camino truck was
The truck was valued at $4,400,
The sheriff's department is in
vestigating the alleged thefts.
Raeford Police recovered a car
that was reported stolen the
previous day, said Police Chief
King David Purcell was working
at The House of Raeford last Fri
day when his car was allegedly
taken from the parking lot.
Purcell reported the car stolen
that day, Wiggins said.
The 1977 Lincoln Continental
was found the next day at one of
the city's wells at about 8:33 a.m.,
The car had been vandalized,
Valued at about $4,000, the car
had about $2,000 in damage done
to it, said the chief.
There were two other break-ins
where belongings were taken in the
county last week, according to
Irene Currie reported that her
home was broken into sometime
before September 21.
Drapes, pillow cases, china,
silverware and bedroom ac
cessories in an unknown amount
were taken, reports say.
The investigation into this
breaking and entering is continu
ing, the report says.
Upchurch Jr. High School
reported a break-in at their foot
ball team's locker room.
Apparently, thieves went
through the clothing of team
members and took money.
There were two witnesses to the
crime, reports say.
The Sheriff's Department is
looking into the matter.
A warrant has been issued for a
man who cashed an allegedly forg
ed check at Raeford's Jiffy Stop
On September 11, Ronnie Huff
man went into the store and cashed
a check from Mary Armstrong say
ing it was for gas.
As soon as the check was cash
ed, the man left, reports say.
Armstrong was contacted about
the matter but said that she has not
had an account with the bank the
check was drawn on for about four
years, say reports.
On September 19, the check was
returned and a warrant was issued
for 18-year-old Huffman.
The Raeford resident was served
with the warrant but not jailed, a
spokesperson for the department
Ivan Bernardo Ochoa reported
that someone shot into his car, ap
parently when he was close by.
Whoever did the shooting used a
handgun and was driving a white
Ochoa could not get a tag
number from the car, reports say.
Personnel from Jimmy's Exxon
reported a larceny from that store,
but no-evidence of a break-in could
be found, reports say.
According to reports, $86.23
was left in the cash register to
make change with but that money
was missing the next morning upon
Easter ling Auto Sales reported
the theft of a stereo from one of its
The stereo was valued at $300,
according to reports.
Farmers Home Administration
reported the breaking, entering
and vandalism of one of their
houses in the Rockflsh area.
Someone went into the house
and broke two screen doors and
tore up walls in the hall and two
rooms of the house, reports say.
The damage was reported at
Raeford Police reports say that a
unique bicycle was reported stolen
Scott Poole reported that his
bike was taken out of his back
The bike was valued at $400 and
there is not another one like it in
the county, Wiggins was told by
Pope's VarietyStore was broken
into last Sunday as a brave thief
broke the plate glass window out
of the front of the store and took a
ladies jacket and some pillow
The merchandise taken was
worth about $31 but there was
$300 damage done to the window,,
Mary Watson, who works at the
Laundry Mat on West Prospect
Avenue, reported that she was in
charge of the business when some
one took about $70 in quarters
from a box she used to make
change out of.
Robin Thompkins (seated at machine) shows a
group of first graders how her computer works. The
group from Scuriock School toured The News
Journal and Dickson Press building last week In an
effort to learn about newspapers. For some of these
youngsters, a newspaper will be a vital source of in
formation when they get older. The children seemed
very Interested in knowing how a newspaper goes
from some words in a computer to metal plates and
finally to paper.
. Deputy pay raises denied
(Continued from page 1)
This motion is to apply to the
Sheriffs Department only.
During discussion of the mo
tion, Vice Chairman James Albert
Hunt showed concern about unus
ed line item salary money being us
ed for purposes other than salaries.
The budget officer has the abili
ty to make that transaction;
however, all such requests are
"carefully scrutinized," Finance
Officer Charles Davis said.
Like transactions have occurred
in the past, especially in the Health
Department, Davis said.
Shooting bill OKyd
In other action, approval was
given to a bill which will be in
troduced in the state Legislature by
Representative Daniel H. DeVane
to prohibit the use in Hoke County
of rifles, larger than .22 calibre,
except in deer stands.
The bill will say that hunting
with a rifle with a bore larger than
.22 calibre will be prohibited in
Hoke County unless the hunter is
in a stand 10-feet off the ground.
According to DeVane, there is
some opposition to the bill but
"not that much."
The bill comes at the request of
county residents who live in sec
tions of the county where deer
hunting is often practiced.
The land is very flat for big bore
rifle hunting, DeVane said.
Moore County has a similar law
in effect now, said DeVane.
If passed into law, the bill sets
up a fine of $50 and a 30-day jail
term for violators.
The act will not go into effect
until October 1, 1985, if passed,
In other :t*u$uu5?, the commis
sioners took action on these mat
?Passed a motion to have a
committee draw up a stencil for
placement of health codes and
fines for violators on all count*
garbage containers. *
?Heard a report on tax matters.
?Went into an hour-long ex
ecutive session to discuss personnel
?Heard a report from Charles
Davis on a State Energy Grant.
Granted a request to allow a
Driver Education Representative
to use an abandoned office in the
old Highway Building.
?Appointed Dr. Riley M. Jor
dan to a three-year term on the
Hoke County EMS Advisory
?Voted to allow the Lumber
River Council of Governments to
hire a part-time person to work
with the aged in the county at a
cost to the county of $372.
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