Pinehurst Police Charge Two in Connection with Burglaries, Break-ins
Pinehurst police have charged two men in connection with a string of unsolved burglaries.
On Monday, officers arrested Dustin Gerard Euston, 23, of 126 Fuller’s Way, Aberdeen.
Euston has been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of stolen goods, according to the Moore County jail site.
According to Pinehurst Police Chief Earl Phipps, officers executed a search warrant at Euston's home on Fuller's Way. Officers recovered several items believed to be from those burglaries, Phipps said.
Euston was placed in the Moore County jail under a $40,000 secured bond.
A day earlier, Tyler Sweeney Dawson, 23, of 16 Cedar Lane, Pinehurst, was arrested Sunday. He faces 50 charges related to break-ins and burglaries that happened in early November and this weekend.
"I feel very confident that all of our open burglaries are related to this individual," Pinehurst Police Chief Earl Phipps said of Dawson following his arrest.
Police are still investigating the case, and more charges could be filed.
Dawson is charged with 12 counts of possession of stolen goods, 11 counts of felony larceny, five counts of breaking or entering motor vehicle, four counts each of first degree burglary and injury to personal property, two counts each of larceny after breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods or property and one count each of break and enter a place of worship, breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm in connection with incidents in November.
Dawson has been placed in the Moore County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
He is also charged with possession of stolen goods/property and shoplifting/concealment of goods in connection with one incident on Sunday and breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods in connection with another.
The break in the case came when one of the primary suspects was observed by an alert clerk at a local convenience store stealing small items from the store this past Saturday. The clerk saw a red pickup truck leaving the scene and gave a good description of the suspect, Phipps said.
Officers patrolling the area Sunday afternoon noticed a truck fitting the description from the convenience store larceny parked at a home on Medlin Road off of McIntyre Road. Officers approached the house and asked the vehicles owner for permission to search his vehicle. Officers found golf items and a cell phone in plain view that had been taken in an earlier burglary Sunday morning. At that point Dawson was taken into custody and officers obtained a search warrant for the home. The suspect was found to be wearing shoes that matched earlier cast impressions from burglaries in November. Several stolen items were recovered during this search warrant service.
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