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A collaborative investigation between the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department has netted 2 arrests, and cleared 47 separate cases. The investigation stems from a string of car break-ins in the areas of Landfall and Middle Sound Loop Road. Nineteen year old Jonathan Kiger and seventeen year old Heather Elaine Strider have been arrested. Authorities are still looking for eighteen year old Stephen Fowler and twenty-one year old Kylen Padgett Jr. Officers have recovered some of the stolen goods, and detectives are now working to return this property to the owners.                                                              


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  • RegulatorGB

    That’s a great mentality, really it is… This guy named John Darwin once proposed a theory he had about evolution. You might not realize it, but you are a walking example. It goes something like this… Those with the strongest traits for survival will live long enough to pass them along to future generations, thereby providing them with the genes needed to survive. You must realize that not everyone is inherently good. A thief is and will always be a thief, unless they facilitate the change. Keep forgiving everyone, everytime they commit a crime. I only hope it is you that becomes their next victim, not any of us with sense. But I’m sure if you were to get shot by a criminal that you forgave, everyone at your funeral would feel sorry for you…

  • guesty

    Oh, since they only stole small items it should be ok? Since other thieves were out in town what these mutts did is ok? I love how you can can justify their illegal activity by what they stole and that other thieves were out stealing. No, no child of mine will be in that same situation because he is being raised to know the difference from right and wrong and that there are repercussions from doing wrong.

  • Excuse me!

    Oh, WELL, so it’s ok they ONLY STOLE cell phones,tennis rackets, or a golf club? I don’t give a RATS behind..stealing is STEALING!!

    I’m sure the people that they STOLE those things from WORKED to pay for those items!! Oh, and I DO know that my son nor my daughter would do this!! My kids made the choice to further their education and have good jobs and WORK ethic.

    Yes, there were other crimes going on at the time…hopefully those CRIMINALS will be caught TOO!!!

    I don’t care if these CRIMINALS broke in (key word) took a ink pen..it’s still WRONG!!!!

  • keep it up

    at least it was petty things stolen like a cell phone, tennis rackets, or a golf club and not your living rooom tv or your car.. if you think about it they seem to not be advanced criminals. so you should look out for more serious criminals. the same weekend there were 4 other breakins in other parts of wilmington which are unrelated. you never know you may have a son or daughter later on whos stuck in the same situation. just learn from this, theres no need to carry this on. there are to many rebelious teens out there. move on. check up on the potential rapist or molesters on myspace or facebook.

  • Guest1969

    I do believe it is CHARLES Darwin.

  • Right vs Wrong

    You can’t tell me that these teenagers at their age didn’t know the difference between RIGHT and WRONG! If they didn’t learn it at home then I’m sure they learned it at school..

    SURE they knew what they were doing was WRONG..I’m sure they didn’t do their breaking in while people were WATCHING!! So doesn’t that tell you that they KNEW they had to SNEAK to do what they were doing? What gave them the right to take what was not theirs?

    What are we suppose to do sit back and make excuses for people that break the law? Make excuses as why it’s ok to steal? If that is the case looks like everyone who works hard for what they have won’t have to work anymore..they can just steal what they want!

    Look how many times they did this..there is NO excuse. Times are hard enough right now for hard working people..I for one am NOT going to sit back and make an excuse for some low life TAKING anything that I work my butt off for!!

    They should have been in school furthering their education…doing something productive with their time!! I hope the judge gives them plenty of time in jail to learn the difference between right and wrong..and plenty of time to READ and educate themselves in jail!

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Thou shalt not steal.

  • Guest of the Week

    Funny how some people think female criminals are merely “misguided” and “manipulated” while males are just hardened career criminals and drug addicts who were born evil. Trust me… not all little girls are REALLY made of sugar, spice, and everything nice.

  • Guest665442

    This my friends, is a living definition of white trash. GOOD JOB DETECTIVES!!

  • wizard of remote applications

    first heather is a miss guided young girl that got married at 16 and had 2 miss carridges. her brother steven is a career criminal he minipulates the minds of those who can benafit him. kylen is a miss guided young man hes been to jail for some situations that he did not cause.kylen does not use drugs he drinks on occasion and thats not a crime hes 21.jon kiger is the king in all of this mess he minipulates minds injects heroin smokes crack smokes pot and is an alcholic hes been involved in the lives of these 3 for 6 years jon kiger is the real king pin criminal in this case ……. the three were brain washed by jon kiger into keeping there mouthes shut when they could have notified athorities to the illeagal activities jon kiger was participating in and now they are all in trouble because of jon kiger ! look at his whole family a family of 5 and the only one not on drugs ,in jail or on the run is his father who wants nothing to do with them.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like you need God in your life!!!! People make mistakes, especially kids/teenagers. Whatever happened to forgiveness???

    Eph 4:31,32
    “Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.”

    You are not the one to be judging anyone or deciding anyones worth, none of us are.

    Mat 7:1-2
    “Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you in the same way as you judge others, and he will apply to you the same rules you apply to others.”

    I feel sorry for you & I never said you had to respect them, but respect their families & refrain from making comments about them dying. Act like a mature adult & not a child! You are in no place to be deciding who’s guilty or who’s innocent.I’ll be praying for you, those kids & their families.

  • Old enough to know better

    They are old enough to know better! The bible does speak about punishment on thievery as well as forgiveness..

    The Bible says that poor thieves, who cannot make restitution for what they have stolen, are to be sold into slavery.

    If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. … If he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. — Exodus 22:1-3

  • Wow NC DOC!!

    Goodness your right Commonsensenotc!! I just looked up these thieves on the NC DOC web site all I can say is WOW..what a list of priors!!

    I have ZERO pity for individuals/thieves who STEAL from anyone..they can work to earn the things that they steal from hard working folks!

    Our home was broken into on New Years Eve..thank goodness the THIEF in our case was captured too!! I think hard time needs to be handed out by the judge..heck with a smack on the hand!

    We work our behinds off for what we have..NO ONE has the right to invade peoples privacy and help themselves to what does not belong to them!!

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Too friggin’ bad! Get over it. Look at their histories at the DOC website. DWI’s, drugs, and most of all THIEVERY. They are **ALL** previously convicted thieves.

    You can cry and whine until the cows come home, but the measure of these four people’s worth is found in their actions.

    And you’re right – I DON’T respect them. Why would anyone respect them? They’re thieves.

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