Pinehurst police investigate burglaries
Pinehurst police continue to investigate a car burglary in which a stereo and radar detector were stolen. Officer Leonard Roff answered a call at about 1 p.m. Aug. 15 to the 3800 block of Pheasant Drive, according to a report from Chief Fred Hanauer. The property is valued at $620. The offense is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Police are also searching for a person or persons who, also on Aug. 15, reportedly cut the door latch to a storage unit in the 3000 block of Lark Street stole three outboard motors, two firearms, a crossbow, a dirt bike and other items. The offense is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine, Hanauer said. Roff responded to the complaint.
In other reports:
• Investigator Keith Reneau arrested Jeremy Keith Shomo, 26, charged with criminal trespass on Aug. 13. Police said he had a criminal trespass warning against him for property in the 3000 block of MacArthur Drive. He was transported to the Orange County Jail. If convicted of the Class B misdemeanor, Shomo could face 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
• On Aug. 14 about 10:04 a.m., Roff met with a complainant in reference to theft. It was reported that a woman who is an ex-employee of a clothing store in the 2000 block of MacArthur, had committed several thefts of clothing and cash from the store during her employment. The investigation remains open and charges are pending against the woman.
• Three people were arrested on outstanding warrants, two on Aug. 18 and one on Aug. 20. John Shiyou, 31, of Deweyville was arrested for an outstanding parole warrant; Tommie Leigh Vercher, 22, was arrested on two outstanding warrants (speeding and failure to appear); and Patrick Tally, 47, was arrested for an outstanding parole warrants. Responding to those cases were Roff and Officer Mike Dempsey.