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S hallo tie Fireman Mike Van Riper (right) stands by as rescue workers treat accident victims last Wednesday on U.S. 17 north ofShallotte.
Thieves Set Fires, Cook Meals,
Play Cards In Vacation Trailer
Thieves apparently made them
selves at home in a vacation trailer
off Seashore Road rccenUy, setting
fires, preparing meals and playing
cards before stealing a cassette play
er, a wall clock and a pair of binocu
According to a crime report on
file at the Brunswick County Sher
iff's Department Monday, the owner
relumed to the mobile home Satur
day and found that someone had
broken in through a rear window. He
told Deputy Rcbckah McDonald
that his nephew had left the home
sccure June 1.
Food had been eaten and left out
in the kitchen and the living room,
the report said. Two smoke dctcctors
had been torn from the wall after be
ing set on fire. Items in all rooms
were pulled out and thrown about.
"Empty beer and juice containers
had been left behind by suspects. It
appeared suspects had cooked and
played cards," McDonald reported.
The intruders also set fire to a
shower curtain, causing an estimated
51,000 in smoke damage. It ap
peared that the fire had burned itself
out, the report said. A lamp shade,
towels and sheets also were found
burned in a bedroom as was a carpel
in the living room.
A battery operated clock was
found missing from the kitchen
along with a pair of binoculars from
a shelf in the hall, the report said.
The two items were valued at about
$45. A portable radio cassette play
er, valued at S50, also was taken.
McDonald estimated the total
damage at about S1,500.
In other crime reports on file at
the sheriff's office Monday:
?Someone fired a shotgun through
the window of a 78-year-old Ash
woman's home while she slept Wed
nesday night, causing more than
$800 damage. The woman told
Deputy Randy Robinson that she
was asleep at about 10 p.m. when
she was awakened by a loud noise.
She said she went back to sleep and
awoke the next morning to find that
the front window of the home had
been destroyed by what appeared to
be a shotgun blast. Robinson esti
mated the damage at $500 to a large
window and S350 to an awning over
the window. No other damage was
?A 1986 Ford truck was stolen from
Holden Brothers Produce stand on
U.S. 17 south of Shallouc Thursday
night. The owner told Deputy Joey
Adams that he had left the truck
parked in a back driveway at about
8:45 p.m. and returned at about 5:35
the next morning to find that some
one had removed the vehicle and
pried open the rear door to the busi
ness. Nothing else was reported
missing. The truck was valued at
?A woman who lives on Cedar
Grove Road, Supply, told Deputy
Charles Wilson that someone stole a
or.c-carat diamond ring from a
dresser drawer in her bedroom
Saturday night. She said she discov
ered the ring missing at about 10
o'clock the next morning and found
no sign of forced entry to her mobile
home. The ring was valued at about
?Someone stole two citizens' band
radios, a radio cassette player and a
speaker from two trucks parked on
Green Lewis Road. Bolivia,
Wednesday night. According to
Wilsqp's report, the driver's side
window had been broken out of one
vehicle and pried open on the other
truck. Total value of the stolen items
was estimated to be S750.
?The owner of a vacation trailer in
Lakeside Estates, Supply, returned
Saturday to find that someone had
taken the front window out of the
residence and stole a color television
valued at S300. Deputy Cathy
Hamilton estimated the damage to
front-door screen at about S25.
?A four-quart saucepan and S10
worth of assorted bathroom items
were stolen in two break-ins report
ed Sunday by the owner of a mobile
home in Bucanncer Hills. In one of
the incidents, garbage was found be
hind the couch, a Bible was thrown
behind a chair and "a four-pointed
silver colored star was found stuck
in the mattress with an unknown red
slain around same," McDonald re
ported. The owner also said the hot
water had been left on, causing the
water heater element to bum out.
Damage was estimated at SI 10.
?A Greensboro man asked the sher
iff's department to discontinue its
investigation into his report that
someone fired seven shots into his
vacation trailer, breaking a window
and causing S300 damage to an out
side wall. The incident reportedly
occurred sometime in the past nine
months at a mobile home off N.C.
?A home entertainment system,
three cases of beer and assorted
tools were reported stolen in a break
in at a mobile home outside Long
Beach last week. Robinson reported
that the suspects tore out a screen
and broke a window to gel inside.
The total value of stolen items was
set at nearly SI.200.
?McDonald investigated a missing
person report filed Sunday by a
Bolivia woman who said her hus
band had gone out at about 10 p.m.
Friday night "to have a few beers"
and did not return. She told police
her husband's truck was still parked
at the bar when she went asking
about him the next day. No one there
could tell him where he was, the re
port said. Sunday evening the
woman called 911 to report that her
husband had been located. "He had
been locked in Myrtle Beach jail all
weekend. But she advised he was
fine," McDonald reported.
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