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Crime report for April 16

By Rachel McAuley

April 15, 2014

Arrests


LAURINBURG — James Tyson, 42, of 22300 Airbase Road, was arrested Monday for an outstanding warrant of assault on a female after officers tried to stop his vehicle on Carter Road, according to a police report. Tyson attempted to elude the authorities but hit a tree off the side of the road. He was also charged with possession of stolen goods, careless and reckless driving, resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer, driving while license revoked and a vehicle inspection violation. Tyson was held under an $8,500 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — Jamel Quick, 19, of 9580 Third Ave. in Laurel Hill, was already in the Scotland County jail for several drug charges he received when he was arrested March 29, however, officers found out he stole a gun that he fired within city limits and a weapons violation charge was added on Monday, according to a police report. Quick was held under a $3,000 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — Erin Lowry, 21, of 306 Donald Terry Road in Pembroke, was arrested Monday for three warrants of failure to appear in court, according to a police report. She was assigned a $200 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — Angelo Cummings, 50, of 426 Elliot St., was served with a warrant on Monday for failure to appear in court, according to a police report. He was given a $500 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — William Breeden, 22, of 819 Old Lumberton Road, was arrested on Monday for failure to appear in court, according to a police report. He was given a $4,000 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — Calvin McDougald, 23, of 17100 Barnes Drive, was served three warrants on Monday for failure to appear in court, according to a police report. He was given a $400 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — Curtis Smith, 33, of 710 South Pine St., was served an order for arrest Monday for failure to appear in court, according to a police report. He was given a $600 secured bond.


LAURINBURG — Jermelle Crawford, 28, of 9301 Price St., was served with an order for arrest on Monday for failure to appear in court, according to a sheriff’s report. He was given a $100 secured bond.


Car chase


LAURINBURG — Police officers pursued someone driving an off-road dirt bike for about five minutes early Tuesday morning before losing sight of it on Highland Road, according to a police report. The dirt bike didn’t have any headlights and when officers tried to pull the driver over, around 4:20 a.m. near the intersection of Produce Market and Lees Mill roads, it continued on Produce Market Road, traveling about 40 mph, towards McGirt’s Bridge and Highland roads. Cliff Sessoms, assistant police chief, said the driver “cut through the fields” on Highland Road and the officers eventually “terminated pursuit” after trying to find it.


Theft


LAURINBURG — Christiane Dennison, of West Boulevard, reported Tuesday that a man stole her wallet in the breezeway of her apartment complex at Scottish Glen, according to a police report. She described the thief as black, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds, having long dreadlocks, and wearing a striped shirt and blue jeans. Officers searched the area where Dennison was robbed but did not find a man matching that description. The investigation is ongoing.


Arson


LAURINBURG — It was reported Tuesday that shots were fired on South Turnpike Road but when officers arrived they discovered a Dodge Caravan that had been set on fire in a field off of N.C. 401, according to a police report. The vehicle was burned beyond recognition and officers were unable to identify who it may have belonged to. Cliff Sessoms, assistant police chief, said the shots that were heard “could have been the popping and crackling of the fire.”


Vandalism


LAURINBURG — Jesse’s Pizza & Hot Subs, of North Main Street, reported on Monday that someone broke a window at the restaurant, causing about $800 damage, according to a police report.