Pinehurst Police Charge Woman in Sixth Breaking and Entering
The Village of Pinehurst has charged a local woman and her husband in connection with a sixth breaking and entering and larceny case.
Melanie Denise Mendonca, 30, of Passion Lane, was charged with breaking and entering and larceny. She faces similar charges in five other break-ins in Pinehurst. She has also been charged my other law enforcement agencies with similar offenses.
The newest charges stem from a breaking and entering that happened in the 200 block of Everett Road between March 9 and 15 while the family was out of town, said Deputy Chief Floyd Thomas.
Additionally, officers from the Pinehurst Police Department obtained a search warrant for Mendonca’s residence and with the assistance of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office searched the residence. The search of the residence disclosed a variety of medication bottles with medications not belonging to Mrs. Mendonca, several military challenge coins, several pieces of jewelry, six watches, and a camera all reported missing from Everett Rd. were recovered at the residence. There was also a small amount of marijuana and drug related paraphernalia recovered from the residence.
Menconca’s husband, Robert Douglas Mendonca, age 39, who was at home when the search warrant was executed, was arrested and charged with possessing/concealing stolen property, continuing criminal enterprise, drug violations, drug paraphernalia violations. Mr. Mendonca received a $1,000 secured bond and was placed in the Moore County jail.
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