Pitt County Sheriff's Office
Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

October 26, 2011

Joint Investigation Leads to Three Arrests

 


A two month investigation by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Units lead to three arrests last night.

 

Michael Aaron Cartwright, 29; Willie Mac Clark, Jr., 41, and Joseph Vines, 46, were arrested during a search of 1408 Joel Lane.  Ten bricks of heroin were discovered.  Two vehicles and $3,000 were also seized.

 

Cartwright and Clark are charged with trafficking heroin. Both are in the Pitt County Detention Center.  Cartwright is under a $1 million secured bond, and Clark is under a $500,000 secured bond.

 

Vines is also in the Pitt County Detention Center for violating conditions of his pre-trial

release.

 

The street value of the 500 dosage units of heroin is estimated between $10, 000 and $14,000. 

 

For mug shots, please call the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

      

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

Press Release:

October 26, 2011


TIPS FOR A SAFE HALLOWEEN 

Halloween is an exciting time for children and adults.  Pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween.   Pitt County Sheriff Neil Elks is reminding motorists to watch for children in dark clothing that may be darting out from between parked cars and walking on roadways. Trick-or-treaters should not assume the right of way because motorists may have trouble seeing them. Even if one car stops, another may not.

 

To help ensure that everyone remains safe, other safety tips to remember are as follows:

Parents:

·         Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow.  Know the names of older children's companions.

·         Make sure older kids trick-or-treat in a group.

·         Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger's home.

·         Establish a return time.

·         Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home.

·         Pin a slip of paper with the child's name; address and telephone number inside a pocket in case the youngster gets separated from the group.

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.

ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Treats:

  • Give children an early meal before going out.
  • Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten.
  • Wash fruit and slice it into small pieces.
  • Throw away any candy that is unwrapped or partially wrapped, or has a strange odor, color or texture.

 

Homeowners/Decorations:

  • Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
  • Remove obstacles from lawns, steps and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters.
  • Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from curtains, decorations and other combustibles that could catch fire. 
  • Do not leave your house unattended.

 

"Halloween is a fun time,” Sheriff Elks concluded, "But let’s make it a safe time as well.  The major dangers are not from goblins and ghost, but rather from falls and pedestrian/car crashes. “

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2011

 

 Arrested for Growing Marijuana

 


On October 6, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, acting on an anonymous tip, located 21 Marijuana plants behind a residence at 5139 Norma Drive outside of Grifton.

Bobby Kemon Latrae Wallace, 25; and Bobby Gene Bright, 60, both of 5139 Norma Drive, Grifton were arrested.  The father and son were charged with Manufacturing Marijuana.

Both Wallace and Bright are in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

The street value of the plants is $42,000.00.   For mug shots, please call the Pitt County Detention Center.

         

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:  

October 7, 2011

 

 

Two Arrested at Local Pharmacy with Forged Prescriptions

 


On October 5, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received information regarding individuals with forged prescriptions.

 

Mitchell Rigoberto Alanis,  DOB:  10/1/1984 of 3499 NC 903 North,  Maury;  and Charles Brandon McLawhorn, DOB:  2/3/1987 of 2031 Pecan Lane,  Ayden were both apprehended at Walgreen's in Greenville with 120 dosage units of Oxycodone and $6000.

 

Alanis is charged with Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud/Forgery and Possessing a Controlled Substance into a Prison/Jail Facility after a detention officer discovered approximately three grams of marijuana concealed on him.  He is under a $15,000 secured bond.

 

McLawhorn is charged with Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud/Forgery and was also served with three outstanding Failures to appear warrants; two for Driving While License Revoked and one for Fictitious Registration/Tag.  He is under a $7000 secured bond.

 

The street value of the drugs fraudulently obtained is $3,600.00.    For mug shots, please call the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

For Immediate Release:

September 17, 2011

 

Five Arrests in Grimesland Robbery

 

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has made five arrests in the attempted armed robbery and shooting which took place last week in a Grimesland mobile home park.

 

In the early hours of September 10, deputies responded to a shooting at the intersection of Ariel Drive and Silverado Drive in Grimesland.  A group attempted to rob a juvenile on the car at the intersection.  The driver of the vehicle accelerated to avoid being robbed.

 

One of the offenders’s shot into the vehicle that contained four people during the attempted robbery. A 15 year male was shot and transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital by personal vehicle with non life threatening injuries. 

 

After an extension investigation, Hakiem Leangelo Ruffin of 4728 Ariel Drive, Grimesland;  Armani Newkirk of 4779 Ariel Drive, Grimesland;  Christopher Marquette Williams of 4707 Hannia Court, Grimesland;  and Talaya Lucas of 4708 Hannia Court, Grimesland  have been arrested and charged with Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Shooting Into An Occupied Vehicle Causing Serious Injury Attempted, Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and  Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

 

A 15 year old male has also been taken into custody and placed in Pitt Juvenile Regional Detention Facility for the his involvement in the incident. 

 

For further information concerning bond amounts and mug shots, please contact the Pitt County Detention Center.

 
  

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

Press Release

September 12, 2011

 


The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy

 

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office will begin a new session of the PCSO Citizen’s Academy on Tuesday, September 13. The response from the first academy has been so overwhelming that the maximum number of 25 participants has been increased for this class to 38.  This class is full. However, Sheriff Elks has requested that two members of the media be allowed to join this group.  If your organization would like to take part in this community educational opportunity, please contact me.

 

The Citizens' Academy is a program designed to provide Pitt County residents new insight into how deputy sheriffs and investigators perform their duties, as well as how the department serves the community.

 

In a classroom setting, often enhanced with field trips and tours, citizens explore various aspects of law enforcement, including Narcotics, Investigations, a mock trial, processing a crime scene, as well as a tour of the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

Each class provides insight into the challenging tasks and daily functions of the sheriff’s office. Instructors are veteran officers who teach in their own areas of expertise.

 

Participation in the academy requires a commitment of one night a week, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for the 10-week period.  Classes are held Tuesday nights. There is no fee for the academy, but space is limited and participants must be 18 or older.

   

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357

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