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2 months ago
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Habitual felon sentenced to prison

A Wilmington man will serve from six to about nine years in prison for selling drugs and stealing.
3rd suspect arrested in vandalism of state-owned vehicles
8 months ago
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3rd suspect arrested in vandalism of state-owned vehicles

State Capitol Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the vandalism of 65 state-owned vehicles and the theft of 23 gas fleet credit cards. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Safety says 36-year-old Rodney Jermaine Wilson Sr. of Knightdale was arrested Tuesday after he turned himself in to authorities. He is charged with 48 separate felonies for breaking and entering vehicles, financial card thefts, and misuse and burning of personal property. The vandalism occurred last September and October, and two of Wilson's sons also face charges.
Grinch steals Christmas decor
9 months ago
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Grinch steals Christmas decor

There is something a little Grinchy happening in Brunswick County. Christmas decor has gone missing, and some folks are left scratching their heads.
Suspect charged in ATV, vehicle and trailer theft
10 months ago
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Suspect charged in ATV, vehicle and trailer theft

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody in connection with an early morning theft of a vehicle, trailer and ATVs.
Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel
11 months ago
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Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan. Authorities said in a news release that 25-year-old Alexander Swim would escort a foreign driver to the fuel depot at Forward Operating Base Sharana, let him fill up a tanker with American fuel and drive off.
Police nab four for stealing merchandise from several stores around area
1 year ago
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Police nab four for stealing merchandise from several stores around area

Wilmington Police say four from Robeson County face charges for stealing a slew of items from stores around the area after officers found thousands in merchandise inside the rental car they were driving.
ONLY ON 3: Church group building handicap bathroom for amputee has materials, trailer stolen
1 year ago
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ONLY ON 3: Church group building handicap bathroom for amputee has materials, trailer stolen

One minute it was there, and the next it was gone. Members of the Haw Bluff Baptist Church in Bladen County say someone stole a trailer full of materials being used to build a handicap accessible bathroom for a double amputee.
Stabbing suspect makes off with $3
1 year ago
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Stabbing suspect makes off with $3

Wilmington police are investigating a reported armed robbery in the area of Anderson and Grace streets.
UPDATE: Thousands worth of lighting cables stolen from ‘Sleepy Hollow’ set
2 years ago
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UPDATE: Thousands worth of lighting cables stolen from ‘Sleepy Hollow’ set

Wilmington Police are investigating after they say thousands in lighting cables were stolen from the set of "Sleepy Hollow" near Screen Gems Studios. Police say about 800 feet of cable, weighing around 1,000 lbs., was stolen from the set.
Detectives searching for suspects who allegedly stole trailer
2 years ago
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Detectives searching for suspects who allegedly stole trailer

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for the people who stole a trailer Tuesday morning. Detectives say three men stole a yellow Kraftsman, dual tandem trailer from Back to Normal Construction in Ocean Isle Beach.