Mount Olive PD investigating area thefts

By William Holloman

Staff Writer

A variety of thefts, business and residential break-ins, and motor vehicle issues were among incidents handled during the past week by Mount Olive Police.

Officials at J&R Landscaping at 612 Northwest Center Street complained to police someone entered the business and stole more than a thousand dollars worth of items. Officers said there were no signs of forcible entry.

A thief or thieves who broke into Kearney Insurance Services at 100 West Station Street made off with $315 in currency and caused about $100 in damage to a metal door, according to a police report.

Police said they responded to a disturbance at the D&H Mart at 134 Southwest Center Street, where they discovered a cigar display case had been turned over, leaving about $100 damage. Officers said they learned a customer had become upset over food and turned the display case over. The suspect, 30-year-old Rashard Robinson of 217 South Center Street, was located and cited for trespassing.

Police said Beulah Jackson of 407 East College Street complained that someone broke into her residence and took a number of special coins. Ms. Jackson told police the incident occurred around 9 p.m. when a black male knocked on her door and forced his way inside when she opened it. She said he took a number of special coins from a bedroom and then fled.

Police responded and used a K-9 unit in an effort to track down the intruder. Officers said they were unable to locate the intruder, but did find two plastic bags that had contained the stolen coins.

Police filed a charge of driving while impaired against 47-year-old Jeffrey Moses of 846 Sandhill Drive in Dudley. The charge resulted from an accident that occurred in the parking lot of the local ABC Store, police said.

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