POLICE: 95 Car Break-Ins Solved

Police say dozens of car break-ins have been solved in Greenville.

Facing 167 charges, including 95 counts of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, is Phillip Person.

Police say since November, the 17-year-old Person and Jason Moore have been on a car break-in spree. Neighborhoods hit include Quail Ridge, Pirates Cove, Copperbeach, Locksley Woods, Breezewood, Hyde Park, Forbes Woods, Arlington Park, Courtney Square, Stratford Road and Pirates Place.

Police say they're still looking for the 23-year-old Moore. They say he may be in the Washington area and might be armed with a gun stolen from one of the vehicles.

Investigators are still looking into whether the two are connected to any other crimes in the Greenville area.


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  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Feb 21, 2009 at 08:38 PM
    Just think 150 years ago in America and in North Carolina. We use to hang simple Horse Thieves
  • by hope Location: NC on Feb 21, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    Chris, The story reports these were felony break-ins. Won't that carry a stiffer penalty? I'm hoping they will get more than a slap on the wrist.
  • by Wilma Location: boubtown, VA on Feb 21, 2009 at 09:36 AM
    I know where this conversation is going to go. It is what it is, people.
  • by Amen on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:52 PM
    Chris....Thank you!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:37 PM
    95 SOUNDS like alot of Break in's but when it is broken down over the time since november its not like they were smashing 20 cars a night! At just 3 cars a night they could have 95 cars in a little over a months time. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out that these guys probably went into each neighborhood and hit 3-4 cars and then put it in high gear! With the amount of calls that come through GPD its not like they could set up a dedicated task force to a few breaking and entering of cars. Most of these cases were not reported until the NEXT day. Some of you will make ignorant comments regardless what the police does for the community.
  • by J on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    The sad thing is that these two will more than likely get probation, pay no money, and worst of all (since they can't and won't work) be supported by the taxpayers until they leave this earth via welfare, etc.
  • by Now what! Location: Greenville on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    Ok so you caught them, now what? They will go to court and get told like a 2nd grader "now thats not nice taking things that dont belong to you." Then they will be right back on the streets doing it again! Enough is enough! DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS MESS! MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THESE THUGS IF YOU HAVE TO! But we all know that wont happen and they'll be right back at it next week! this time they will just use gloves or go to a part of town!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:10 PM
    Well it seems like this arrest alone well lead to a cut back in crimes in Greenville! Good Job GPD
  • by BooBoo on Feb 20, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    95 car break ins! What tipped you off GPD?
  • by peppy Location: NC on Feb 20, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    Wow, 95 successful break-ins before getting caught! This guy must be a highly-trained professional! Thank goodness there aren't many of these guys in Greenville!
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