RALEIGH — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey joins the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud in urging residents to be on guard against scammers preying on fears related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Crime and Courts News
CEDAR POINT — Carteret County sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested Anthony Andrew Luna, 24, of Wilson for breaking and entering a building and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle.
Editor's note: This article was last updated at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, with more information.
EMERALD ISLE —Police Chief Tony Reese announced Thursday Lt. Detective Mike Panzarella has been selected to fill the position of assistant police chief in Emerald Isle.
CORRECTION: This article was updated at 7:23 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, to correct an email address.
BEAUFORT — Local law enforcement captured an escaped inmate from Carteret County Jail Tuesday morning.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County deputies arrested Charles Stanley Hunt Jr., 40, of Newport, for making a false bomb threat Sunday.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detective arrested two Gloucester residents and one Sea level resident Tuesday while executing search warrant and drug seizure.
BEAUFORT — Authorities have arrested a Carteret County couple after their 4-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamines.
NEWPORT — Newport police and inspectors with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau are investigating the theft of three N.C. Department of Transportation vehicles stolen from the DOT maintenance facility at 139 Mason Town Road.
MOREHEAD CITY — Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department arrested a Morehead City man March 2, ending an investigation of cocaine trafficking in Carteret County.
CARTERET COUNTY — A state report released Thursday showed a slight increase in crime in schools in 2018-19 compared to the previous year.
CEDAR POINT — The N.C. Forest Service and the Western Carteret Fire Department responded Saturday morning amid windy conditions to a fire near the Bogue Sound RV Park and behind Bojangles off Highway 24.
NEWPORT — A serious wreck Thursday afternoon left a woman hospitalized at the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune.
BEAUFORT — A hit-and-run that occurred the morning of Feb. 25 on Pinners Point Road is still an open case, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
MERRIMON — Merrimon Road was blocked to traffic for about two hours Tuesday morning after a loaded propane tanker overturned in a ditch north of North River.
CAPE CARTERET — Town police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person or persons who shot and killed a pet cat near the intersection of Live Oak Street and Edgewater Street between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.
BEAUFORT — A severe, two-car collision resulted in three people being hospitalized Monday night, according to emergency officials.
BEAUFORT — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced Stanley Winslow Sears Jr., 46, of Pinetops, pleaded guilty in Carteret County Superior Court Wednesday to Hurricane Florence-related fraud cases and has begun payment of restitution back to the victims of his crimes.
This article was updated at 12:49 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, with more information.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Sheriff's Office narcotics detectives arrested a local business owner at his Morehead City computer repair store Wednesday following an investigation conducted by detectives with the CCSO and the Morehead City Police Department.
WILLISTON — The Carteret County Sheriff's office reports a man pulled over for speeding was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
This article was updated at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2020, to correct a mugshot.
BROAD CREEK — Two consecutive one-vehicle accidents near the intersection of Highway 24 and George Taylor Road early Monday morning knocked out power and cable to nearby residents and Broad Creek Middle School for some time.