POLICE BRIEFS: Deputies Arrest West End Man on Several Drug Charges
Moore County sheriff's deputies arrested a West End man Sept. 14 and charged him with several counts of trafficking opium, selling pills and other drug offenses.
Deputies charged Eusebio "Eric" Salazar, 26, with three counts of trafficking opium stemming from an incident on Aug. 23, as well as sell or deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance (oxycodone) and maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance.
They charged him with possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance (OxyContin) and sell or deliver a controlled substance from an incident that occurred Aug. 31.
On Sept. 14, they added additional charges of four counts of trafficking opium, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance (Lorcet), selling a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance (OxyContin and Percocet) and two counts of selling a controlled substance.
He was jailed with a $250,000 bond. His first court hearing is Thursday.
Deputies also arrested Tanya Lynn Meserve, 24, of West End, and charged her with conspire to traffic opium, two counts of conspire to sell or deliver a controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was jailed with a $200,000 bond. Her first court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Stolen Toilet: Pinehurst police are investigating a case of a stolen portable toilet from an area near the driving range at Pinehurst Resort.
Ronald Nucci Jr. reported on Sept. 14 that the Port-a-John he had maintained near Morganton Road had been stolen.
Pinehurst police Capt. Floyd Thomas said someone must have carted it away. Police have yet to make an arrest. He conceded that it's not often police have to investigate a stolen Port-a-John.
"They generally just knock them over," he said. "This one was taken for some reason I don't know."
Breaking and Entering: Sheriff's deputies arrested Gary Clark Kimball, 41, on Sept. 15 and charged him with breaking and entering.
Kimball is charged with an Aug. 7 break-in at a residence on Blues Siding Road in Carthage.
Deputies had already arrested Earl Van Johnson, 21, on Aug. 16 and charged him with the felonious breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.
Deputies added charges of felonious breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Kimball's first court hearing is set for Sept. 5. Both are jailed with $5,000 bonds.
Marijuana at School: An officer with Moore County school system arrested two 16-year-olds and charged them with selling marijuana at Pinecrest High School.
On Sept. 15, the officer charged Bradley McKeever of West End and Jamal Keith Booker of Southern Pines with sell or deliver marijuana.
They were both released into the custody of their legal guardians. Their first court hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5.
Break-ins: Sheriff's deputies received reports of four different break-ins to residences in the Pine Acres Mobile Home Park off Batchelor Farm Road.
The first break-in occurred Sept. 2 to a residence on Kirk Drive. A scooter, helmet and $80 cash were stolen. On Sept. 11, another Kirk Drive resident reported a break-in and that a purse had been stolen.
That same day, a resident on Woodrow Run said that someone stole a pistol and rifle from his residence.
On Sept. 12, another person who lives on Woodrow Run reported a break-in, and that money and a Sony PlayStation were stolen.
Deputies arrested Tony Demario Williams, 18, and Arthur Terell Kelly, 18, both of Aberdeen, on Sept. 15.
The Aberdeen Police Department recovered the stolen pistol.
Officers charged them with four counts each of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property.
Williams was jailed with a $30,000 bond and Kelly was jailed with a $10,000 bond. Their first court date is scheduled for Oct. 2.
Forged Prescription: Sheriff's deputies arrested a Sanford man and charged him with trying to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.
Timothy Todd Stroup, 34, is accused of altering a prescription to try to obtain OxyContin and Percocet. He was released with a $5,000 unsecured bond. His first court hearing is set for Oct. 4.
Embezzlement: Southern Pines police arrested a woman on an embezzlement charge Sept. 7.
Gloria Benson, 40, of Southern Pines, is accused of taking a credit card that did not belong to her and using it to get a $700 cash advance.
Benson signed a written promise to appear in court Wednesday.
Worthless Check: Aberdeen police arrested a Vass woman Sept. 15 and charged her with writing a $3,000 worthless check.
Barbara Wheeler, 47, was released with a $10,000 unsecured bond. Her first court hearing is Wednesday.
Vass Murder: The search warrant used to investigate a Sept. 9 murder in Vass revealed that officers may have recovered the murder weapon.
The warrant read that when Vass officers first arrived at 419 Front St. at about 2:35 a.m., they found Andres Vasconcelos Sanchez, 35, lying dead on the kitchen floor with a large gash on his abdomen.
Bloody footprints led to a kitchen window. Officers found a bloody knife in the front yard.
"It had a large red-colored stain on the blade of the knife, consistent with blood," the search warrant read.
Officers later arrested Alejandro Montalvo Bartolo, 33, and charged him with murder.
Matthew Moriarty can be reached at 693-2479 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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