S.C. Man Arrested in Series of Storage Unit Break-Ins
A South Carolina man has been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins at storage facilities in the county.
Darrell Wayne Bittle, 43, of McCall, S.C., faces 14 counts of felony breaking and entering, 14 counts of felony larceny and 14 counts of felony possession of stolen goods, according to a press release.
Moore County Sheriff's deputies arrested Bittle Dec. 16 after an extensive investigation involving both the Moore County Sheriff's Office and law enforcement agencies from South Carolina, according to the release.
The series of break-ins occurred between the months of February and September 2009, according to the release, and involved three different storage facilities located between the Aberdeen and Southern Pines area. An estimated $50,000 in personal property was taken during the break-ins, according to the release. About $8,000 in stolen property was recovered during the investigation, according to the release.
Bittle was placed in the Moore County Detention Center, and his bail was set at $120,000.
Forgery: A West End man was arrested Jan. 5 on charges of forging checks and cashing them at a Moore County bank.
Robert Wesley Quinn Jr., 61, of 146 East Devonshire Drive, faces misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen property, six counts of forgery and six counts of uttering a forged instrument, according to a press release.
The charges stem from a Dec. 16, 2009, report to the Moore County Sheriff's Office from a woman who said that several of her checks had been forged and passed at a bank in the West End area, according to the release.
Quinn's bail was set at $3,500.
Pills: A Sanford woman faces several charges related to obtaining controlled prescription pills by fraud.
Stephanie Goins Lucas, 39, was arrested Wednesday by officers with the Moore County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit after an investigation of a report of an individual obtaining Oxycodone by misrepresentation to a health care provider, according to a press release. Oxycodone is a shedule II controlled substance.
Lucas was charged with three counts of felony obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation to a health-care provider. She was released on a $30,500 unsecured bond.
False report: A Carthage man was arrested Friday and now faces numerous charges, including a false report to police about a break-in.
Kenneth Ervin Russ Jr., 28, of 1501 Joel Road, has been charged with one count of felony financial card theft, one count of misdemeanor larceny and one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, in addition to the misdemeanor false report, according to a press release.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred Dec. 29, 2009, according to the release. A woman and Russ reported to the Moore County Sheriff's Office that the woman's house had been broken into and that a Playstation 2 game system, two Playstation games and a Walmart gift card had been stolen. Russ was identified as a friend of the woman in the press release.
Russ was placed in the Moore County Detention Center, with bail set at $2,500.
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