Vandals Splatter Food,
Steal Wetsuit From Mobile Home
A Bladenboro couplc returned m ihcir Occan Isle
Beach area mobile home last weekend to find the d*x?r
pried open and the inside splattered with food, according
to a crimc report on file at the Brunswick County
Sheriff's Department Monday.
According to a report filed by Deputy Joseph Adams,
ihc victims' home on Inland Drive off N.C. 179 was in
tact when their son last used it May 30. When the owners
returned Friday, they found that eggs had been broken on
their television screen. Syrup had been poured on chairs
and carpeting and a pizza was thrown against the refrig
erator, the report said.
Upon further investigation, the owners discovered
that their son's weLsuit had been stolen, Adams reported.
There was an estimated S1,8(X) damage to the mobile
home, Adams said. The wctsuit was valued at $200.
In other incidents reported to the sheriff's department
?Nearly S10.000 in cash and property was stolen from a
mobile home on Benton Road Friday evening, Deputy
Richard Long reported. The owner said she and a friend
had just returned from North Myrtle Beach, S.C., when
they found the back window broken. Clothing and other
items were scattered about. About S8,(XX) in cash was
taken from a purse along with a vidcocassettc recorder,
jewelry and pills.
?A Ford tractor with a bush hog and other attachments
was stolen from a shed on Route 2, Supply, last week,
according to Sgt. Roger Harrington. The owner said he
had left his weekend residence Tuesday and returned
Friday to find that the lock had been cut off his shed, ap
parently with a bolt cutter. The thief or thieves removed a
disk harrow from the tractor and replaced it with die bush
hog before removing it. Harrington set the value of the
tractor and other tools at 53,225.
?Someone siole tools ami fishing tackle valued at S2,5(X)
from a rental unit at Leland Storage Mini -Warehouse off
Village Road in Leland recently. Deputy Bnan Sanders
found no evidence of forced entry. Missing were a liming
light, a battery charger, a router, a jack, welding equip
ment, fishing tackle and other items.
?An employee at the Piz/a Hut at River Run Shopping
Center in Southport told Deputy Charles Wilson that
someone stole a bank bag containing S2.404 in cash from
the safe Friday night. The man said the bag was in place
when he made a deposit from the cash register to the safe
at about 10:30 p.m. When he returned shortly after mid
night, the bag was gone, Wilson reported.
?Ilie owner of Robinson's Oyster House on Booncs
Neck Road in Supply told Deputy Rcbckah McDonald
that an employee had failed to return with a delivery
truck and receipts of more than SI, 100 Saturday. The
owner said she last saw the white 1985 Ford Ranger
pickup at 2 p.m. Friday, when it left for deliveries in
Wilmington, Holden Beach and Southport. McDonald
estimated the value of the truck at S4,(XX>.
?Long reported that someone recently broke into a mo
bile home and storage shed in the Lakeside development
off Oxpen Road in Shallotte and stole fishing equipment,
an air compressor, a shaver, a grass trimmer and other
items valued at SI, 140. The owner ol the summer home
discovered the theft Friday night.
?A three-wheeled recreational vehicle was stolen from a
home on Lanvale Road in Leland Sunday evening,
Sanders reported. A man said his son had parked the bike
in the front yard at about 7:30 p.m. At about 1 1:30 he
said he heard a dog barking and looked outside to find
the bike was gone. It appeared to have been pushed
away, Sanders reported. He estimated the value at S5(X).
?Someone broke into a vacation home at Ocean Brcc/.e
Villas on Stone Chimney Road in Supply last week and
stole a vidcocassette recorder, a window fan, a wall clock
and some eight-track tapes, Harrington reported. The
owner said his friend had found the residence in order
June 14, then returned Friday to find the back door pried
open. The stolen goods were valued at S325.
?Deputy Charles Crocker reported that someone pried
open a front widow of a mobile home on Old Fayct
tcvillc Road in Leland recently and stole a vidcocassette
recorder. The item was valued at S350.
?The owner of Dcrbstcr's Restaurant in Calabash told
Deputy Robert Long II that someone left without paying
the SI 7.99 owed for a meal Friday evening. The com
plainant reportedly wrote down the vehicle license tag
number of the suspect.
?A woman who lives on N.C. 130 in Ash told Adams
that sometime in the past two months, someone stole a
pair of earrings worth S479. The woman said the jewelry
was there when she went to clcan it in April. She said it
was gone when she went to look for it last Friday.
?Capt. Phil Perry reported that a ,25-calibcr semiauto
matic handgun was stolen from the glove box of a car
last weekend, either at the owner's home in Ash or at his
place of employment. There was no value estimate of the
?A window air conditioner was reported stolen from a
mobile home on Blackbcard Street off Seashore Road in
Shallottc recently. The owner told Deputy Cathy
Hamilton that his daughter returned to the residence last
week to find the front door damaged and the air condi
tioncr removed. Hamilton estimated the property value at
S320 and the damage at S285.
?McDonald reported that someone painted a "V" and a
star on the side of a mobile home on Stone Chimney
Road in Supply recently. The owners relumed to the
home Friday after a two-week absence to find the that
someone had also left the outside water turned on, Ikxxl
ing the yard. A damage csumate had not been complcud.
?A woman reportedly shoplifted clothing from the Jones
Variety Store at Clairmont Plaza Shopping Center in
Lcland Friday afternoon. The manager told Sanders that
three women came into the store and that one went into
the dressing room with two articles of clothing. The
woman then asked the others to hand her more clothing.
When told that there was a limit of three garments in the
dressing room, the woman reportedly left. The manager
has not determined what was stolen, the report said.
?A woman who lives at Stryon Landing, Shallottc, re
ported a break-in Friday evening. She said she returned
home with her infant son at about 10 o'clock and went
upstairs to make a phone call, McDonald reported. The
woman said she heard a door open downstairs and then
heard someone pick up the first-floor telephone. The in
truder then loeked the door and left. Nothing was report
ed stolen or damaged.
?Adams reported that three newspaper tubes were pulled
out of the ground and bent on Route 1, Supply, Thursday
night. He estimated the damage at S45.
?Someone broke into a house on Hill Lane at Mayfair
Estates in Lcland recently. Sanders reported that the
woman owner had twice returned home to Find a window
had been raised. Nothing was reported stolen.
The Shirley Q. Smith listed in the
court docket in the June 18 issue of
The Brunswick Beacon is not Shir
ley Quandt Smith of 1139 Town
Creek Road, Lcland.
The Shirley Q. Smith listed in the
docket lives at No. 8, Eldorado Mo
bile Home Park, Lcland, according
to the Brunswick County Clerk of
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