North Carolina Newspapers

    Story Listed Wrong Location
For Holden Beach Cab Stop
The "Crime Report" in the March 12 issue of The Brunswick Bea
con gave the wrong location for an incident near Holden Beach.
According to the Brunswick County Sheriff Department's report, an
incident involving a woman who ran from a cab driver without paying a
S5 1 fare occurred at a mobile home park off the Holden Beach cause
way behind Brill's Grill, nol outside the grill as stated in the article.
Deputy Cathy Hamilton filed a report March 7 that indicated the
suspect walked into the woods and did?'i return to pay the fare.
Port City Taxi driver Ray Callihan told Ms. Hamilton that he picked
the rider up at the Hardee's restaurant on Market Street and Kerr
Avenue in Wilmington.
He then drove the woman to the Holden Beach area to the mobile
home park behind Britt's Grill on the causeway, the report states. The
article incorrectly stated that he drove her to Britt's Grill.
Arriving at the mobile home around 5:50 a.m., the woman, de
scribed as around 32 years old with sandy blonde hair, left the car with
out paying.
The confusion resulted from a reporter's misinterpretation of infor
mation and abbreviations on Ms. Hamilton's report.
"I think 1 abbreviated it res.," said Ms. Hamilton on Monday, "and 1
think that's what threw you off."
The "res." was in reference to "residence" instead of "restaurant," as
stated in the March 12 article.
Ms. Hamilton's report states, "Female advised that she had to go in
to res. to get the money. Instead of going into the res. female walked
around to back of res."
Callihan then got out of the cab and followed il>e woman, the
deputy's report states.
"He asked her to go ahead and pay him. She advised she had to go
use the rcstroom. She then walked on in the woods," it states.
Britt's Grill was not involved in the incident, said Ms. Hamilton.
"It's a residence," said Ms. Hamilton "She was going into a resi
dence to get money. For restaurant, we usually spell that out."
The deputy's report does not connect the alleged crime to the busi
ness, its proprietors or any of its employees.
The Beacon regrets the error.
Republicans Plan
County Convention
Brunswick County Republicans
will hear from candidates for county
offices when they meet Saturday,
March 21, for their annual conven
County GOP Chairman James
Payne said the convention starts at 2
p.m. at the party headquarters build
ing on U.S. 17 in Supply.
Payne said a keynote speaker had
not been definitely chosen as of last
week. Republicans will elect dele
gates to the state convention.
The party chairman said he isn't
aware of any resolutions proposed to
come before the convention Satur
Democrats To Host Candidates Forum
The Brunswick County Demo
cratic Women will sponsor a candi
dates forum, March 24, at 7 p.m., at
the Democratic headquarters on
U.S. 17 north of Supply.
All Democratic candidates and
the public are invited.
Each candidate will be asked to
make a brief statement.
For more information, call Jams
Simmons. H45-23X2.
Father Sought In School Abduction Cose
A warrant has been issued against
a man who detectives believe ille
gally took a child from the Lincoln
Primary School campus in'Lcland
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The suspect is the child's lather,
but he did not have custody of the
six-year-old boy, reported Bruns
wick County Sheriff's Detective
Gary Shay.
School officials tried unsuccess
fully to contact the mother around
l):45 a.m. last Wednesday, March
I I, to clarify whether the father hail
ivrmission to take the child from
He had "w hat appeared to be true
court documents from the slate of
Tennessee" giving him custody ol
the boy. Shay suited. The school
turned the child over to the father.
Following an investigation.
District Attorney Rex Gore's office
declared the juvenile missing and is
sued a warrant against the man for
abduction of a child. The mother
had sole custody of the boy, the re
port stated.
In other reports on file at the sher
iff's department:
?Hoke County authorities have a
21 -year-old man in custody who is
believed to have beaten and raped a
20-year-old woman while at Sunset
Harbor on Feb. 21, reported Detec
tive Nancy Simpson. The woman
was driven to urunswick Ccuniy,
where she was allegedly raped and
forced to have oral sex, Ms. Simp
son said.
The suspect then drove the victim
to Spring Lake and left her in the
car. She drove to Greensboro and
called the police, Ms. Simpson said.
The suspect is being held under
S25(),(XX) bond.
?Damage was estimated at S4(X) to
a door in Carolina Shores between
Jan. 4 and March 12, reported Dep
uty Kcithan Home. The dtx>r was
left open, but nothing was Uiken
from the home.
?An estimated S2.X67 in guns, ap
pliances, fishing gear and jewelry
was taken from a Colonial Court
home at Route 1, I .eland, Saturday,
reported Deputy Pete Moore. The
suspect broke a window to gain cn
?Someone ux)k a bicycle valued at
S3(X) from a home in the H&S
Mobile Home Park on Long Beach
Road Sunday, reported Deputy
Charles Crocker.
?Neighbors who saw a truck parked
at a home at Ocean Aire Estates
? W\yA
called the homeowner in West Vir
ginia to find out if he was expecting
a delivery, reported Home. Instead,
the men in the truck were burglars
who stole a video recorder, couch,
love seat and end tables.
The front dcxir had been pried
open. Neighbors called die police,
but the suspects had left.
?Vandals took a hubcap worth $25
from a car parked on Midway Road
in Bolivia Friday, Deputy Patti
Hewcu reported. Also, vandals
spray painted a loader and tractor at
a job site on Midway Road Satur
day, causing S2M) in damage.
?Vandals damaged a soap dispenser
at die Southeastern Welcome Center
on the U.S. 17 bypass at Shallotie
Saturday, reported Home. An em
ployee found a half-empty beer can
on the restroom floor and the dis
penser bent and broken.
?Two guns and a shotgun case,
worth S37l>, were taken from a
parked car at a Bluff Road home in
Leland March 1 1 . reported Moore.
Also taken from another car on the
same street was a radar detector,
stereo equipment, jewelry and cash,
totaling S2.61.S.
?A ,38-caliber pistol was reported
stolen from an unlocked car parked
at South Brunswick Middle School
on March 1 1 , Dcpuly Jeanette
Roach reported. The gun, worth
$160, was taken during a hall gain e
at the school.
?A Supply woman told Deputy
San key Fields that *u*mrnne look her
purse containing S1,(XX) in valuables
while at the Gator Lounge on Sea
shore Road near Holden Bcach on
March II. The incident happened
around 9:45 p.m.
?Items stolen from a Route 2, Sup
ply, home were valued at S390, re
ixirtcd Hcwctt. Damage was listed at
SI 50 to a rear door.
?Burglars broke into the Brunswick
Community College training center
at the Leland Industrial Park March
II, Hcwctt reported. Nothing was
taken, but damage was estimated at
$2(X) to a window.
?An insurance salesman told De
puty R.W. Long II that someone
took $960 from a bank bag in his car
March l>. The incident ts believed to
have occurred while in the Pinecrest
Subdivision south of Shallottc.
The money was for insurance pre
miums the salesman had collected
on his route.
?Vandals caused SI, (XX) in damage
to a drink machine at Sea Coast Sea
food in Leland March 10, Hcwctt re
ported. About $40 to $50 in change
was taken.
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