Pinehurst Police Beat
Officers from the Pinehurst Police Department responded to the following calls between April 5, and the morning of April 26:
On 4/5/2011 Officer K. Blakeney responded to a donut shop in the 1400 block of Strickland Drive in reference to a burglary of a vehicle. The owner of the shop reported that someone attempted to burglarize his vehicle but was scared off when the alarm sounded.
On 4/8/2011 Officer K. Blakeney responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of 28th Street. A 15 year old white male was arrested for assaulting a foster parent at that location.
On 4/8/2011 Officer K. Blakeney of the Pinehurst Police Dept. responded to the 3400 block of Warbler in reference to a theft. Unknown persons removed parts from an outside a/c unit. The damage is estimated at $8000.
On 4/8/2011 Officer Blakeney responded to the Parole Office located at 851 Dal Sasso Drive. Larry Foster, a 45 year-old black male was arrested for an outstanding parole violation.
On 04/08/2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to a trailer park in the 3600 block of W. Park in reference to a discharge of firearms. A 43 year old white male was issued a citation for discharging a firearm I arrived on scene, at 18:01 hrs, and located the suspect. He was issued a Citation for a city ordinance violation of discharging a firearm within the city limits of Pinehurst. A 20 gauge shotgun was recovered and seized as evidence.
On 04/11/2011 Officer M. Dempey responded to 3000 MacArthur Drive in reference to an assault. Celeste Lynn Stark, a 27 year-old white female was subsequently placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault after striking a member of her household with pliers.
On 04/11/2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to the 2200 block of MacArthur Drive in regards to a private property accident.
On 04/11/2011 Officer Dempsey arrested a 44 year-old black male identified as Claude Brown. Brown had an outstanding warrant issued by the Pinehurst Municipal Court.
On 04-12-2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to the Parole Office located at 851 Dal Sasso Drive in reference to a parole violator. Thomas George Warren, a 66 year-old black male was placed under arrest for an outstanding parole warrant.
On 04-12-2011 Officer B. Foley observed a white male using loud and profane language in a parking lot in the 100 block of Strickland Drive. Due to the fact that there were several bystanders in the area, the subject was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. He was identified as Michael Shane Williams, a 30 year old white male.
On 04-12-2011 Officer B. Foley conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Strickland Drive after observing a Hispanic male driving recklessly. Saul Castellanos, 38 years of age was arrested for No Drivers License.
On Wednesday, 4/13/2011 a business owner reported that an ex-employee entered his business after hours and removed unknown property.
On 4/15/2011 Lt. K. Reneau responded to 3609 W. Park in reference to a report of damage to Time Warner cable lines by a resident of the trailer park.
On 4/15/2011, Officer L. Roff spoke with a complainant in reference to her child being assaulted at an elementary school in the 2600 block of MLK Drive.
On 04/19/2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to the 2200 block of 35th Street in reference to unauthorized use of a vehicle. The complainant stated that unknown person(s) removed a brown, 1984 Oldsmobile from his residence. The vehicle was not in running order and would have had to be towed from the property.
On 04/25/2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to the Parole Office located at 851 Dal Sasso Drive in reference to warrant service. John Dean Pruitt, a 30 year old white male was placed under arrest for an outstanding parole violation.
On 4/25/2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to a nursing home in the 3000 block of Cardinal Drive in reference to a possible burglary. Unknown person(s) entered an exterior building by forcefully removing a hasp and lock. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the building.
On 4/25/2011, Officer L. Roff of the Pinehurst Police Department arrested a white male for theft after he stole property from a convenience store in the 1400 block of Strickland Drive. Edward Joseph “Ted” Deblanc, 31 was charged with Felony Theft. (Enhanced)
On 04/26/2011 Officer M. Dempsey responded to the 1600 block of Shady lane in reference to a theft. It was reported that an outside air conditioning unit was taken from the residence. The a/c unit is valued at $500.