Warrants For Suspects In Coastal Home Break-Ins

Police in Morehead City have warrants out for two men believed to have been involved in almost a dozen break-ins of mostly seasonal homes on the coast.

Morehead City police say 27-year-old James Locklear of Rowland and 25-year-old James Smith of Fairmont are accused of breaking into 11 homes in the Evans street, Shepards street, and Shakleford street area of Morehead City from November to December of last year.

Captain Bill Dixon says mostly electronics like flat screen televisions and DVR's were taken. Captain Dixon says he hopes to recover items for victims. "What we believe has happened is these gentlemen we're relatively smart about it. They would cruise the neighborhood during the day and take a look
at mail piled up or lack of activity at a residence, and it gave them some idea that no one was there."

Police say the investigation is ongoing. So far each suspect has 25 felonies, 8 misdemeanor charges and 15 warrants for these break-ins.


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  • by Kudos Location: ENC on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:15 PM
    That's the kind of law enforcement we need in Williamston! LEOs who pay attention to the little things like the constant surveilance/casing of homes and businesses. When someone drives by your house 10 times a day, they are planning SOMETHING.Especially when they don't even live in your town. Kudos to the local LEOs who but up this sort of stuff.
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      by Oops on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM in reply to Kudos
      I meant "bust" up this sort of thing, sorry.
  • by boris Location: mhc on Feb 18, 2012 at 04:54 AM
    Was it bring a third grader to work day? Who proofs these articles? Don't "journalists" take grammar classes?
  • by duh Location: Morehead on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:57 PM
    Lets check the pawn shops and flee malls duh or the latest thing Goods for pill's crack meth . What loser's the judge should make them get a job after there jail time.
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      by duh duh on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM in reply to duh
      Make them get a job? Who's gonna hire them, you? I sure wouldn't.
  • by How Do They Know? on Feb 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM
    Did these guys leave fingerprints? Get caught on video? Have a sister that squealed on them?
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