CRIME & SAFETY
Investigation into illegal activity leads to arrests in New Bern
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — New Bern police arrested and charged two men after a complaint led to the discovery of illegal activity involving alcohol and the distribution. On June 2, members of the New Bern Police Department and NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division special agents followed up on a complaint for illegal activity at […]
Three dozen arrested in massive NC drug bust, sheriff says
The office seized 4,600 grams of fentanyl/heroin, which amounts to 46,000 doses.
Fatality reported at New Bern Bosch facility
NEW BERN, Craven County — A contractor was killed Friday in the process of installing new factory equipment at the New Bern Bosch facility, according to a representative from Bosch's PR firm. According to the representative, on Friday, June 2, a vendor's contractor who was on-site installing new factory...
Craven County correctional officer charged with giving inmate tobacco
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — The Craven County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation concerning the county’s confinement facility on May 27. After concluding the investigation, deputies arrested an inmate and a correctional officer. Pah Ket, the inmate, was charged with Possession of Tobacco by an inmate and conspiracy to provide tobacco to an inmate. Ket […]
New Bern getaway driver in armed robbery sentenced to ten years in Federal Prison
Justin Pickens, 31, of New Bern was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for charges related to an armed robbery in New Bern, North Carolina. According to court records and evidence presented in court, Justin Pickens and two of his co-defendants, Quamaime Donnell Smith and Francesco Greco, Jr., planned and executed an armed robbery of the Five Points gas station in New Bern on May 17, 2021. The robbery was captured on the video surveillance footage from inside the store. The footage shows two male suspects enter the store, one armed with a handgun and the other armed with a tire iron. The robber with the gun, Smith, could been seen striking the store clerk in the head with his gun. The two robbers then emptied the cash register and fled the store in a getaway vehicle driven by Pickens. In total, the three stole roughly $3,000 in cash from the store. New Bern Police located and arrested all three suspects within 24 hours of the robbery and recovered the firearm used during the robbery.
Underage teens IDed in Havelock game store break-ins
HAVELOCK, N.C. (WITN) - Havelock police say they have identified two people who twice broke into a game store last month, making off with thousands of dollars in merchandise. Police originally released surveillance photos of the two inside Hydropump Pokeshop on West Main Street. The break-ins happened around 4:20 a.m. on May 22nd and 3:00 a.m. on May 23rd.
Update: Alleged scammer in custody
Jason Schutt is in custody. On May 30, 2023 Jason John Schutt was located and arrested by the Bridgeton Police Department and transferred to Beaufort County deputies with the assistance of the Craven County Sheriff’s Office for warrant service. Schutt was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under 3 bonds totaling $40,000 secured. Beaufort […] The post Update: Alleged scammer in custody appeared first on Washington Daily News.
New Bern man out on bail facing more drug trafficking charges
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — A New Bern man out on bond after his arrest on drug charges has been arrested again on additional drug charges. Yomo Kenytatta Jefferson, 50, of 619 1st Ave. in New Bern has been charged by the Craven County Sheriff’s Office with two felony counts of trafficking cocaine, possession of […]
Vanceboro police looking for missing woman
VANCEBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Law enforcement here in the east is asking the public to help them find a missing woman. Vanceboro Police Department says they are looking for 60-year-old Michelle Aultman. Aultman was last seen leaving her residence in Vanceboro in a black 2006 GMC Envoy, according to officers.
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