Editor's note: This article was last updated July 2 at 1:35 p.m.

CEDAR POINT — The town hall off Sherwood Avenue opened again Tuesday morning after a break-in sometime over the weekend left a mess and forced a shutdown all day Monday.

“We were able to get everything cleaned up yesterday,” Town Administrator Chris Seaberg said Tuesday, “so we’re back at work, trying to act like nothing happened.”

Mr. Seaberg declined Tuesday to specify if anything was stolen or what kind of damage was done, citing the fact that the break-in was still under investigation by the Carteret County Sheriff’s office, including detectives and the town’s deputy, Sgt. Kurt Nakamura.

Sgt. Nakamura referred questions to the sheriff’s office.

Maj. Jason Wank, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said Tuesday there was one item stolen, which he declined to identify. He estimated the damage at $2,000, unofficially.

Other than that, Maj. Wank said, there was “no new information” in the case.

Monday after closing town hall for the investigation and cleanup, Mr. Seaberg said whoever broke in “made a mess.”

The town, on its Facebook page Monday, also stated, “It is advised that residents and business owners in the immediate area of Town Hall check their property thoroughly, and, if something is amiss please contact the Sheriff's office at 252-726-1911.”

“We’d love to have someone arrested, we’ll just have to wait and see,” Mr. Seaberg said Tuesday morning. “They (the sheriff’s office) have a lot of evidence, and we’ll just trust they have hit the ground running and will find those responsible.”

Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email Brad@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.

 

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CEDAR POINT — A person or people broke into the town hall here sometime over the weekend, forcing the facility on Sherwood Avenue to be closed Monday.

Town Administrator Chris Seaberg said Monday afternoon he was not at liberty to say exactly what was done inside town hall because the incident is under investigation by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, including detectives and the town’s deputy, Kurt Nakamura, who works full time for Cedar Point under a contract with the county.

Mr. Seaberg said he expects town hall to reopen Tuesday morning.

“(Whoever broke in) made a mess,” Mr. Seaberg said. “We closed town hall for the investigation and for the cleanup. But there’s nothing that should keep us from working Tuesday.”

 

Contact Brad Rich at 252-864-1532; email Brad@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter @brichccnt.

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