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Target Practice, Family Feud Blamed For
A home in Winnabow was hit by a bullet and an
other in Supply was apparently struck by a BB in two
unrelated shooting incidents reported to the Brunswick
County Sheriff's Department last week.
Deputy Matt Jcsson investigated a complaint from a
homeowner on U.S. 17, Winnabow, who said that
someone fired a small-caliber bullet through his kitchen
window between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8.
The bullet apparently stopped when it struck the win
dow curtains, according to the crime report on file at
the sheriff's office Monday.
The man told Jcsson he was at work when the inci
dent happened. A neighbor advised police that someone
had been shooting ,22-caliber firearms in the woods
nearby that day.
Damage to the man's window was estimated at
Three days later, a woman who lives on Sea Wind
Court, Supply, told Deputy Cathy Hamilton that she
woke up Sunday morning and noticed that someone
had shot the side of her mobile home with what ap
peared to be a BB gun. Hamilton estimated that the
shooting caused about $400 damage to the exterior pan
eling, which had just been painted.
Hamilton reported that the woman "believed that
her mobile home was shot by her neighbor," who
owned a BB gun. She also told Hamilton that "they
have been feuding for quite a while now."
In other crime reports on file at the sheriff's office
?Two necklaces valued at 51,600 were reported stolen
from a home on Buoy Court in Carolina Shores,
Calabash, Thursday. The victim told Deputy Kcithan
Home that she came home the night of March 31 at
about 10:15 to find the doors to her garage kitchen
open. She notified police, who checked the residence,
"which seemed to be OK," the report said. A few days
later the woman discovered two gold chains and a pen
?More than 51,000 worth of fishing tackle and other
household items were stolen from a mobile home in the
Buccanccr Hills subdivision, Supply, sometime in the
past two months. A woman told Deputy J.D. Gray that
she discovered the theft at her boyfriend's trailer Friday
night. Among the items missing were two televisions, a
toaster oven, three radios, a telephone and three fishing
rods. There were "possible signs of forced entry on the
rear door," Gray reported.
?An estimated 51,800 worth of property was reported
stolen in a break-in at a home on U.S. 17 north
Thursday night. The owner told Deputy Brian Saunders
that she left her home at about 6:40 p.m. and returned at
11:15 p.m. to find that a microwave oven, a record
player and a vacuum cleaner had been stolen. There
was no sign of forced entry, the report said.
?A .22-caliber pistol was reported stolen recently from
a pickup truck owned by a man who lives at a motel in
Ocean Isle Beach. The man told Deputy Phil Bryant
that he had kept the gun in his glove compartment with
the vehicle door unlocked. He said it could have been
stolen at work or at home. The gun was valued at SI30.
?Someone apparently broke a lock and removed a 9.9
horsepower Evinrudc outboard motor from a boat
parked at a home on Dogwood Road, Sunset Beach, re
cently. The owner told Bryant that the motor had been
secured with tie-downs and a lock, which was missing.
?A microwave oven, a stereo unit, a coffee maker and
a grandfather clock were among the items stolen in a
break-in at a mobile home in Ocean Pines II, Supply,
rccenUy. On Friday, the owner told Gray that both the
front and rear doors of his trailer had bam pried open
and damaged. Gray estimated the value of stolen prop
erty at more than S725. There was about $300 damage
to the doors.
?A thief or thieves apparently broke out a window,
reached inside and opened the front door to a mobile
home in Shell Point Acres, Supply, recently. The owner
told Hamilton that the break-in occurred sometime be
tween Thanksgiving and Easter. Among the items miss
ing were a microwave oven, a vacuum cleaner, a quilt,
seven blankets and an electric heater. Hamilton estimat
ed the total value of stolen goods at more than S3(X).
?Gray investigated a break-in and larceny that occurred
at a mobile home in the Bacon Bluff area of Holdcn
Beach sometime in the past three months. A videocas
scttc recorder valued at S168 was reported stolen.
?A kerosene heater and a microwave oven were report
ed stolen in a break-in and larceny in the Ocean Pines II
subdivision last week. According to Deputy Malcolm
Long's report, someone broke the glass out of the front
door to get inside. The value of stolen items was about.
?Someone pried the window open at a mobile home on
Golden Lane, Supply, Thursday night and stole a video
cassette recorder, a 35mm camera and a pickle jar full
of assorted change. Deputy Sgt. Don Stovall estimated
the value of stolen items at SI50.
A West Brunswick High School Coastal Retreat subdivision off
student has been arrested on felony Stanley Road and at Maple Creek on
charges and 73 juvenile petitions Stone Chimney Road, Caison said,
have been drawn against two girls Most of the break-ins occurred be
and a boy accused of breaking into twecn late January and mid-March.
24 mobile homes in Supply recently, For several weeks this winter,
a Brunswick County Sheriff's detec- Caison was deluged with break-in
tive said last week. reports as owners returned to their
Charles Allen Prince, 16, of homes to find windows smashed.
Baker Drive, Supply, also known as curtains torn off windows, bclong
"Candyman," was charged with ings strewn across the floor and
eight counts of felonious breaking symbols and slogans carved in
and entering, three counts of misde- wooden tables.
mcanor breaking and entering and Many of the homes were "dcco
12 charges of injuring personal rated" with multi-colored spray
property, Dct. Gene Caison said paint including flowers and "Sat
Friday. anic" graffiti such as pentagrams (an
A 14-year old girl, a 13-year-old occult symbol) and slogans such as
boy and a 12-year-old girl, all from "Go to Hell!" and "Satan is going to
Supply, will face similar charges in get you!" One home had a penta
juvcnilc court. Authorities do not re- gram carved in the kitchen table. In
lease the names of juvenile defen- some homes, pages of the Bible
dan 15. were torn out and burned.
The four arc blamed for causing However, Caison said he docs not
thousands of dollars in damage at consider the damage as an indication
unoccupied vacation trailers in the of serious occult activity or "devil
Gang Of Four, Ages 12-16, Blamed
For 24 Break-Ins And Vandalism
"I think its just stuff they saw on
TV," he said.
Suntan oil and toothpaste were
found sprayed across the walls in
one home. A condom was discov
ered hanging from a ceiling fan in
another. Some homes suffered minor
damage from burning. Melted can
dles were found in several trailers.
Caison said it appears the break
ins and vandalism occurred at night
and blamed them on children whose
activities were not adequately super
vised. All the suspects live within
easy walking distance of the dam
"They were sneaking out of the
house in the wee hours of the morn
ing," Caison said. "It suggests to me
that parents ought to be keeping a
closer eye on their children."
After his arrest. Prince was re
leased into his parents' custody. He
will be tried in Superior Court as an
adult, Caison said.
Man Charged With Felony Hit And Run
A t-aycttcviUe man was chargcd
with felonious hit and run Saturday,
April 10, after leaving the scenc of
an accidcnt near Brick Landing, ac
cording to the N.C. Highway Patrol
office in Wilmington.
The accident occurred at approxi
mately 7:10 p.m. on N.C. 179 2.7
miles north of Ocean Isle Beach.
Gary Heath Wilson, 21, was
stopped 1.9 miles from the scene of
the wreck, according to the report
filed by Trooper W.H. Thompson.
Wilson was chargcd with felony hit
and run, driving while impaired and
driving left of center.
Wilson was traveling south on
N.C. 179 in a 1987 Toyota. As his
car was rounding a curve it slid
straight ahead and sideswiped a
northbound 1986 Chevrolet operated
by Matthew Gene Holland, 23, of
Holland told Thompson he had
driven off the" roadway onto the
shoulder, trying to avoid being
Both Holland and his passenger,
James Justice, 21, also of Wagram,
were transported to The Brunswick
Hospital with serious, but noninca
Damages to the Toyota were esti
mated at $4,000 and to the Chev
On Friday, April 9, Ricky Dennis
Hcwelt, 18, of Supply, was chargcd
by Trooper D.A. Lewis with failure
lo rcducc speed after his 1983 Buick vehicle, causing his Buick to hit the
struck another car in the rear. rear of the car in front of him.
The accident occurred 3.7 miles Damage was estimated at S800 to
west of Holdcn Beach on N.C. 130 the Chevrolet and 51,500 to the
at approximately 3:30 p.m. Buick.
Jennifer Lynn Hewctt, 16, of Ricky Hcwctt was not injured.
Route 3, Supply, had stopped her Jennifer Hcwctt and her passen
eastbound 1980 Chevrolet in the gen;, David Hcwctt, 14, of the same
roadway for other traffic when it address, and Crayton Potter, 14, also
was struck in the rear. of Supply, were taken to The Bruns
Ricky Hcweu told Lewis that he wick Hospital in Supply with scri
had looked down the road at another ous, but nonincapacitating injuries.
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