Ei nfjluyo t? Drives Awuy
With $28,000 Backhoe
BY TERRY POPE
It's been more than a year since
an employee left the Ash communi
ty west of Shallottc with a construc
tion company's $28, (XX) backhoc.
P.W. Harris Construction Inc. of
Wilmington filed a report with the
Brunswick County Sheriff's Depart
ment last Thursday, Jan. 2, claiming
the person who had once been trust
ed with the heavy duty equipment
apparently stole it.
The company now hopes detec
tives can either find the employee or
the machinery. A backhoc is a type
of heavy duty machine that has a
bucket attached to a boom and is
used for excavating.
According to Deputy Brian
Sanders' report, the employee was
last seen in September 1990 in pos
session of the 1987 Ford backhoc.
He told his supervisor that he knew
someone in Wilkcsboro who would
be willing to help sell the equip
Company officials haven't seen
the employee since then and do not
know his whereabouts or that of the
machine, Sanders reported. The case
remains under investigation.
In other reports on file at the sher
?Deputies stopped a suspect in an
attempted break-in Sunday at
Waccamaw Elementary School in
Ash. An alarm sounded when a win
dow was broken in the library.
Deputy J.M. Adams reported.
Deputy Phil Bryant questioned a
person who was seen leaving the
rear of the school. It is not known if
anything is missing from the build
ing, Adams reported.
?Four homes in Coastal Retreat
subdivision were cither broken into
or damaged, reported Deputy Mike
Weldrick. An estimated S2.240 in
appliances was taken from one
home between Nov. 27 and Jan. 3.
The commercial fishing season
for Spanish mackcrcl was closed
Sunday, bul recreational anglers are
still allowed to catch Spanish if they
can find them.
The commercial season will re
open April 1 , accord-ng to an N.C.
Division of Marine Fisheries procla
Recreational fishermen arc limit
ed to 10 Spanish per person per day,
the proclamation states.
Spanish mackerel, primarily a
warm-water fish, usually aren't
caught off the Brunswick County
during the winter.
Waters in the Lockwood Folly
and Shallotte rivers were closed to
shellfishing last Friday.
Oyster and clams beds in
Lockwood Folly upstream of a line
running west from Howclls Point
and waters north of a line from
Bowen Point to Long Point in
Shallotte River were closed.
The N.C. Division of Marine
Fisheries closed the shellfishing wa
ters due to heavy rainfall and runoff
last week, according to a proclama
for the season!
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At another home, $970 in items
were taken, and damage was listed
at S250. A video recorder was stolen
from a third home while a fourth
residence received $450 in damage.
The burglar used a tool to pry open
the front doors.
?A S2,(XX) Suzuki motorcycle was
stolen from the Boat Clinic on North
Howe Street in Southport Saturday,
reported Wcldrick. The dirt bike was
dragged beneath a fence from a stor
?An alarm apparently scared away a
burglar from a Home Place Estates
residence on Ml. Misery Road in
Lcland Friday. The thief did manage
to rip an cicctric meter oil the home
and also broke a window valued at
$ 1 (X), Deputy Joseph Scoggins re
?A Brooks Drive resident believes
he has a suspect in the theft of three
guns from his home a year ago In a
report filed Friday, the victim gave
Deputy Becky McDonald new infor
mation on the burglary that took
place between Dec. 15, 1990, and
Jan. 19, 1991.
?Some comic books taken from a
Long Acres Mobile Home Park resi
dence between Dec. 31 and Jan. 4
were found by neighboring children
in a ditch, Ms. McDonald reported.
However, a television, telephone,
stereo and tools taken from the
home, all valued at SH40, are still
missing. Someone had also discon
nected a washer and dryer and
moved them onto a porch, but did
not take them.
?A resident returned to their Long
Acres Drive home Friday to find
someone had tried to break in.
Someone attempted to pry open a
rear door, causing SI 75 in damage.
bul entry was not gained. Adams re
?Damage was estimated at $250 to
a door at the Maco Light Restaurant
on U.S. 74-76, Sanders reported. A
glass door had been shattered, ap
parently from rocks. Tire tracks in
dicate a driver backed lip to the front
dixir and left the parking lot while
spinning die wheels on a car.
?A safe and its contents were stolen
Sunday from the Gricc Mouse Piling
business at Seaside, Ms. McDonald
reported. Someone kicked in a front
dixir and took the SXO safe. Inside
were checkbooks, $5 in change and
keys. Also missing are two saws
valued at SI, 931. Damage was listed
at SHK) to die door.
?Someone tried to break into die
Golf Crest business at Carolina
Shores Sunday. A scrcwdrlvcr wis
used to try to pry open a dtxir, re
sulting in S50 in damage, but noth
ing was taken, Ms. McDonald re
?A television was taken from a
1-akcs Drive home in Calabash be
tween Dec. 31 and Jan. 4, reported
Bryant. A screen was torn and a
window broken to gain entry.
?A window was broken at an
Occanvicw Landing home between
Dec. 23 and Jan. 5, but nothing was
taken, reported Ms. McDonald.
Damage was SI (X).
?Two shotguns, a pistol, microwave
two televisions and a telephone were
stolen from a Malmo Loop Road
home last Thursday, Sanders report
ed. Someone broke through a rear
?Someone stole a radio, coffee
maker, rods and reels and toaster
oven, all valued at S940, from a
camper in Supply between Nov. 21
and Jan. 3, reported Deputy Charles
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Sunday, catching drum and sea bass. From the left above are Arthur l^nis, liarbara Lewis and John
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