By: From local law enforcement

Break-in

LAURINBURG — A resident of Atkinson Street reported to the police department on Wednesday that unknown persons had broken into a building and stolen three desktop hard drives, valued at $350. The suspect pried the latch off the door to gain access.

LAURINBURG — A resident of Robert Broady Lane, Hamlet, reported to the police department on Wednesday that his phone was taken out of his truck when he was visiting a friend on East Covington Street. He told police that he came outside and noticed the light in his truck was on, signaling a door was open, when he went to the vehicle the console was open and his phone was gone.

WAGRAM — The Department of Transportation on Airbase Road reported to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday that unknown persons had stolen a chain saw and toolbox from the building totaling $1,400.

MAXTON — Smithfield Foods on Airbase Road reported to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday that a water cooler valued at $145 was stolen off the property.

LAURINBURG — A resident of Cedar Drive reported to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday that unknown persons broke into a building on the property and stole two four-wheelers valued at $3,300.

GIBSON — A resident of Fletcher Road reported to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday that someone had broken into his vehicle and stole a Springfield 9mm handgun valued at $550.

Larceny

LAURINBURG — A resident of Anita Drive reported to the police department on Wednesday that someone had stolen two tackle boxes, multiple different rods and reels, and four brim-busters totaling $950.

LAURINBURG — A Scottish Pines employee reported to the police department on Wednesday that unknown persons had stolen $160 out of her purse while she was at work. The victim said she put her purse in a room of someone she personally knew and when she came back after work the money was missing.

LAURINBURG — A resident of X-Way Road reported to the police department on Wednesday that while she was the Nic’s Pic Kwik No. 15 her wallet was stolen. The victim reported she had paid for gas and, while pumping, she put her wallet on top of her car, then realized she needed to go back inside the gas station. When she came back out her wallet was gone.

LAURINBURG —A resident of Graham Court reported to the police department on Wednesday that unknown persons had taken her wallet. The victim remembers putting the wallet in her purse during lunch at Miyako’s but assumes it must have fallen out in the parking lot. The wallet contained four credit cards, a debit card, her social security card, and drivers license. Later in the evening she got a call from her bank saying that her card had been used five times in Laurinburg then tried two more times and it was declined.

LAUREL HILL — A resident of Morgan Street reported to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday that someone had stolen a kayak off the property valued at $250.

Vandalism

LAURINBURG — A resident of Monroe Road reported to the sheriff’s office on Wednesday that unknown persons threw a rock and hit the victim’s car windshield, causing $300 worth of damage.

Sexual Offense

LAURINBURG — A resident of Leisure Road reported to the sheriff’s office that a 13-year-old was touched inappropriately. There is a suspect in the case and it is being investigated.

Arrests

LAURINBURG — Akeem Stewart, 32, of Sanders Road was arrested on July 16 for failure to pay child support. He was given a $550 bond.

LAURINBURG — Rondell McRae, 28, of Hwy. 9 East, Clio, S.C., was arrested Tuesday for failure to pay child support. He was given a $100 bond.

LAURINBURG — Nasir McEachin, 19, of North Gill Street was arrested Wednesday for trespassing. He was given a $500 bond.

LAURINBURG — Thomas Smith, 60, of Bostic Road was arrested Wednesday for communicating threats and resisting a public officer. He wasn’t given a bond.

LAUREL HILL — Ashley Brown, 33, of Hwy. 130 West, Maxton, was arrested Wednesday for assault on a child, speeding, and no operators license. He was given a $500 bond.

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From local law enforcement