Police: Golf Ball Vandals Caught On Tape

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Surveillance video helped nab three suspected vandals who went on an Easter crime spree in Carteret County.

Deputies say all over the county residents woke up Sunday and Monday to find someone had shot out their vehicle windows. They found golf balls and other metal balls inside.

Two teens and a 41-year-old woman are now in jail. William Smith, Bonnie Moran and Matthew Chisenhall are charged in excess of 20 counts of injury to property.

Deputies say the trio drive around the county, shooting metal balls and golf balls with sling shots. Most of the victims were chosen at random.

The spree occurred between during the overnight hours of Easter Sunday and Monday as the trio drove through neighborhoods in Brandywine, Newport, Mill Creek, Sea Gate, and Morehead City.

Authorities believe additional charges are possible as additional victims discover their damage.

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  • by ???? Location: Carteret Co. on May 15, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    Doesn't take a "professional" or a rocket scientist to figure out that if your a 41 yr. old mother with young kids at home and you're hanging around w/ 18 and 19 yr. olds doing this type of thing at 2AM that she obviously was not thinking about her kids and what was best for them...only her own "so called" amusement. Any "normal" adult could make that judgement call.
  • by ?? Location: morehead on May 4, 2008 at 05:13 PM
    This is for Angry...no where does it say there is a custody battle. Where did this information come from? What professional experience or information about this family gives you the right to make that judgement call?
  • by Think for once! Location: MHC on May 4, 2008 at 04:57 PM
    How dare anyone who has ever been in the home of Moran make a negative comment. For the 10 years that she spent as part of the community, not only did she worship her children and husband....she also extended her friendship to the extended family and their friends. There are not many adults and children who have not been in her home to visit, talk, watch a movie or have a meal that she has prepared. How quick we forget the positive in a person. If there is anyone out there who hasnt made a mistake you should feel abnormal and out of place in society.
  • by cc Location: mhc on May 1, 2008 at 08:36 PM
    just for everyones information.. moran is a wonderful mother to all of her kids! and yes, everyone is old enough to know right from wrong. i know the three and this is a bad choice they made but one wrong choice does not make a person!
  • by ANGRY Location: Carteret Co on Apr 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    to EXT-Family....you are obviously very young too. No ADULT would say, he's ONLY 19 and doesn't know right from wrong. Would you have done it if you were PERSUADED? C'mon...when you have a 5 yr. old child of your own who was put in danger by this nonsense, then let's see if you say "get a life"! I have a life and a beautiful family and my life and entire spring break was rudely interrupted by your so called brother. Shame on you!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2008 at 01:38 PM
    I live close to the women that did this and I have watched her and her husband spend a lot of time with their children. They seemed to be great parents then the teenagers were always at their home and things went down hill fast. People so quickly forget that making your kids and their friends your own causes so much damage. Children need us to be role models not their friends. I tell my children you may not like me but you will respect me! It is so sad to see the way such a beautiful family has fallen apart over poor choices.
  • by Ext-Family Location: Newport, NC on Apr 6, 2008 at 03:17 PM
    One of the boys is close enough to be my brother...He has NEVER been in trouble before. So you people that say he needs to go to prison should get a life. He should have to pay and will Im sure. I believe there should be consequences for what hes done. But hes a 19 year old "boy" who was persuaded by an older woman. Who in my opinion needs to get her own life and stop hanging out with people the same age as her daughter! And in the matter her daughters house is one of the vitims also. So I suggest you rethink what you have to say!
  • by local Location: mhc on Apr 1, 2008 at 06:13 AM
    This people new what they were doing and should have to pay out of there pockets for everything they did. I know one of this boys and this is not his first time in trouble. Community service is good for the first time you get in trouble , not the 3rd or 4th.

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  • by jb Location: nc on Mar 28, 2008 at 05:50 PM
    She has 5 beautiful children of all ages and they are being affected by this nonsense. Pray for the kids. What sane parent would do this to themselves and imagine the humiliation the children are going through. Regardless if she is going through a a custody battle, she wasn't thinking of what's best for her kids now she will have to face the music.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Mar 28, 2008 at 05:04 PM
    Patty, you wake up at 3am to glass all over you thinking someone is trying to break in and kill you and your child like ANGRY posted and then see if you think they just deserve community service.....some people!!!!! WOW!
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