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Reported Car Theft Leads
To Arrest Of Leland Man
Deputies attested a 32-year-old Leland man on a
charge of possessing stolen goods Friday after another
man reported his car stolen from a Phoenix area conve
nience store, according to a crime report on file at the
Brunswick County Sheriff's Department Monday.
According to Deputy Matthew Jesson's report, the
victim said he had borrowed his girlfriend's car to drive
to the Phoenix Mini Mart on Mt. Misery Road at about
1 1 :30 p.m. He told Jesson he had gone to look for his
"He advised that he stepped out of his car to go on
foot and a white female and a black male jumped in the
car and drove off," the report said.
Jesson estimated the value of the stolen 1983
Toyota Tercel at $ 1 ,200.
The next day. police allegedly found the car in the
possession of Terri Philpott Crisp of Village Road, who
was arrested and charged accordingly.
In other crime reports on file at the sheriff's office
?A man dressed in nothing but cut-off blue jean shorts
allegedly attacked a woman on her porch on Stone
Chimney Road and knocked her child from her arms.
The 20-year-old woman told Deputy Jerry Gray that she
was struck in the face and cut with a knife at about 6:30
p.m. Thursday by a man she was not able to identify.
She described him as a white male about 6 feet, 1 inch
tall with a slender build.
?A 37 -year-old woman who lives on Wol fridge Road
in Leland was cut on the upper arm with "an edged
weapon" after an argument with another woman outside
her home Wednesday evening. According to Jesson
report, a neighbor told him she was at the victim's
home when another woman came looking for her. The
neighbor said the two went outside to talk and soon be
gan to argue. She said the two started fighting and the
visitor "swung at the victim," who later said she was
cut. Stitches were needed to close the wound, the report
?Deputy Joey Adams investigated the theft of a 1992
Yamaha four wheeler from the back yard of a mobile
home on Rebel Drive, off McMilly Road. Shallotte
Friday night. The owner said he parked the vehicle at
about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and discovered the theft at
about 11 o'clock the next morning. It appeared that the
four-wheeler had been pushed away. At about 1:30
p.m.. Lt. Carl Pearson reported seeing the vehicle turn
off the road behind the True Gospel Church of Christ.
There he found the vehicle, a helmet, goggles and a
9mm pistol. The thief ran into the woods, Pearson said.
?More than SI. 300 worth of tools and household items
were stolen from a mobile home on Oyster Lane in
Supply sometime between Sept. 2 and Sept. 6. The vic
tim, who is a retired woman, told Deputy Cathy
Hamilton that she arrived home at about 8 p.m. to find
that someone had broken into her trailer and a storage
building out back. Missing was a television, a stereo
with two speakers, a portable vacuum cleaner, a floor
fan, a microwave oven, a chain saw, a saber saw, a cir
cular saw and a drill and bits.
?Someone stole a riding lawn mower from a church
storage building on Ash Little River Road last week. A
member of the Philadelphia Wesleyan Church told
Detective Capt. Phil Perry the mower was last used on
Sept. 4, when it was put away in an unlocked storage
building. It was found missing at about 9 p.m. Thursday
night. Perry estimated its value at about $1,300.
?A Riegelwood man who left his car unattended near
the Phoenix Mini Mart Thursday night returned after 15
minutes to find that someone had used a sharp object to
cause an estimated $1,500 damage to the 1987
Hyundai. The man told Deputy Brian Saunders that he
left the car on the shoulder of Cedar Hill Road at about
1 1 :30 and discovered the vandalism at 1 1 :45.
?Another car was vandalized on the same road the
night before, causing an estimated $1,(XM) damage.
Again the victim was a Riegelwood man who told
Deputy D.B. Williams that he was driving his 1984
Ford Tempo home from his job at the DuPont plant
when it broke down at about 11:30 p.m. The man said
he pulled off the road, got a ride home and came back
the next morning to find the windows and lights broken
and the tires cut.
?A diamond necklace of undetermined value was
stolen from a mobile home in Hdgewater Estates,
Shallotte, Thursday night. Deputy Cathy Hamilton re
ported that the owner told her the thieves "left all the
other gold jewelry and coin collections and other valu
able items" and took only tiic necklace and about $150
in cash. There was about $200 damage to the trailer's
?Hamilton also investigated the theft of a license plate
from a vehicle parked on Richmond Street in
Fisherman's Village sometime between 10 p.m.
Thursday and 1 1 a.m. Friday.
?Two rods and reels and a plastic gasoline container
were stolen from a boat parked beside a mobile home
on Wren Place in Shell Point Acres sometime in the
past two weeks. Deputy Anthony Key estimated the
value of stolen property at about SI 50.
?A washing machine and clothes dryer were stolen
from an apartment on Waterloo Street in Ocean Isle
Beach sometime in the past two weeks. Deputy Robert
Long was told that "the suspect is believed to have re
moved and sold" the appliances, which were valued at a
total of $500.
?Someone stole three shirts from the Roses department
store on Howe Street in Southport Wednesday after
noon. The service manager told Gray that a white male
in his early thirties was seen leaving the store at about
4:45. The thief reportedly headed west in a light blue
Nissan. The shirts were valued at about S36.
?An employee of the Carolina Power and Light nuclear
power plant near Southport told Deputy Jimmy Davis
that someone broke the glass in his car and stole an ig
nition key from the glove box Friday night. Damage
was estimated at about 365.
Four Face 31 Felony Charges
In Bald Head Island Break-Ins
Three Southport men and a fourth
from Long Beach were indicted by a
Brunswick County Grand Jury Mon
day on a total of 31 felony charges
stemming from a string of break-ins
on Bald Head Island last May.
A zebra-skin rug, a videocassette
recorder, an electric telephone, a citi
zens band radio and a cable TV con
verter box were among the $1,810
worth of items stolen from homes on
Morning Warbler Trail, Green Teal
Trail, Cape Fear Trail and Coots
Court on the night of May 17 and an
other at Timber Creek on April 15,
according to the indictments.
The grand jury found reason to
prosecute Charles Austin Lane, 19,
of Carol Street and Christian Donald
Partello, 18, of Pine Glenn Road,
both in Southport, on five counts
each of second degree burglary, four
counts each of larceny and one
charge each of conspiracy to commit
Scotty Dean Collins, 22, of H & S
Mobile Home Park, Southport, was
indicted on three counts each of sec
ond degree burglary, felonious larce
ny and breaking and entering and
Davin Kristian Best, 19, of Long
Beach was indicted on one count
each of accessory after the fact to a
felony and conspiracy to commit
In other indictments handed down
?Floyd James Elkins, 42, whose ad
dress was listed as Ocean Aire
Motel, Shallotte, is charged with one
count each of larceny and possession
of stolen goods. He is accused of
stealing 4,798 feet of cable valued at
$9,462 on June 1, 1992.
?Ronald Robbins, 41, of Leland is
charged with trafficking cocaine by
sale. He is accused of selling be
tween 28 and 200 grams of the drug
to an undercover detective May 10.
?Robert Keith York, 22, of 20th
Street, Long Beach, was indicted on
a charge of possession with intent to
sell and deliver cocaine. He is ac
cused of having .3 grams of the drug
and selling it to an undercover agent
last Feb. 7.
Soldiers at Sunny Point and Fort
Johnston saluted their compatriots
who remain prisoners of war and
missing in action (POW-MIA) dur
ing a special retreat ceremony held
The president proclaimed Sept. 10
National POW-MIA Day to honor
those service members who have not
returned or been accounted for since
the end of World War II.
Spokesman Myrtle Meade said
the POW-MIA flag was flown from
reveille until retreat at both Sunny
Point and Fort Johnston that day by
soldiers at the 1303rd Major Port
Command, Military Ocean Term
inal, Sunny Point.
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