POLICE: Charges pending in Kinston chase

Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 9:40 AM EDT
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KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Kinston Police Chief Tim Dilday says charges are pending against three men believed to be involved in a number of car break in’s.

Dilday says guns, drugs and stolen merchandise was recovered from a car that crashed into a home following a short chase around 4:15 a.m. Friday on Hodges Road.

Officers say the short chase stemmed from complaints about a car break in nearby. Police say they are investigating multiple reports about break in’s in that area.

The three men were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.


Kinston police are sharing more details about a short vehicle chase that led to a car crashing into a home.

Officials say that officers responded around 4:15 a.m. to the 2500 block of Hodges Road after getting a call from a home owner that someone was trying to break into his vehicle.

Officers arrived and were keeping watch of the area when they saw a car driving erratically.

We’re told that an officer that was parked turned on their headlights. The car the officer was watching then accelerated at high rate of speed.

The officer turned on his blue lights and gave chase.

Police say within two blocks the car lost control and ran into a home.

Investigators discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from the neighborhood.

The three men inside the car were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Police say they’ve found guns stolen overnight from break-ins in Lenoir County. Investigators say drugs, stolen merchandise and evidence of breaking and enterings have also been recovered.

Officials say for the last several weeks, Kinston and Lenoir County residents have been victims of overnight car thefts and break-ins.

They are asking residents to review any security cameras which may help police and the sheriff’s office in their joint investigations.

Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line can be reached at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

Kinston police say a car that was stolen and believed to be involved in various car break in’s crashed into a house early Friday morning.

Kinston Police Chief Tim Dilday says someone in the area of Hodges Road reported an attempted car break in around 4:15 a.m. When officers arrived in the area, they noticed a car speeding and running a stop sign. Dilday says that car eventually crashed into a house on Hodges Road and Westbrook Drive.

The car’s engine caught fire during the crash, but police were able to put it out, according to Dilday.

Dilday says three men were inside the car. They all were taken to the hospital and charges are pending. Their names have not been released.

Multiple people were inside the house at the time, but no one was hurt, according to police.

Police say there were various car break in’s reported in the area overnight.

The case is still under investigation. We will update this story when we learn more.

Three people are hurt after a car crashed into a house early Friday morning.

Around 4:15 Friday morning police pursued suspects by car on Hodges Rd. in Kinston after neighbors say they broke into a car in the area.

The supect’s vehicle crashed into a house at the corner of Hodges Rd. and Westbrook Dr.

The homeowners were not injured but say the crash was hard enough to shake the house and wake them up.

Neighbors say the vehicle was on fire at one point after it crashed into the house.

At least three passengers of the vehicle were taken to the hospital.

Kinston Police Department is investigating the incident.

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