HAMLET – The Hamlet Police Department is seeking information regarding a possible illicit Christmas shopping “expedition” in the Pinecroft neighborhood.
Two Caucasian males in a black Ford F-150 were noted to be driving slowly through the area around Locust Street on Sunday, November 26 around 2 p.m.
Neighbors became sufficiently suspicious of their “tourists” to the point where several Facebook notations were posted and the police were notified.
Captain Randy Dover of HPD indicated that the two men may have been looking for packages (e.g., online Christmas shopping ordered on Black Friday) that were being delivered to the front steps of homes.
“That type of stuff happens a lot this time of year,” says Dover. “People need to be careful as much as they can about leaving packages out on the doorstep.”
It was noted that some delivery companies (including the US Postal Service) do indeed make rounds on Sundays during the holiday period.
Dover advised anyone who has ordered anything that might be delivered in the next few days to be mindful of the need to not leave such packages unattended any longer than is necessary.
Other crime news from Hamlet:
– Damian Infinger (age and address unavailable) was cited for DWI on Fellowship Drive at 1:56 a.m. on Sunday, November 26. No other information is available at this time.
– An altercation at 806 Pine Street between Devin Pearson and Shemeika Hudson resulted in their dual arrests at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 26. No other information is available at this time.
– Katelin Tingle (no address given) was arrested on Sunday, November 19 at 2:11 p.m. and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods/property, and larceny. These charges were originally filed in July, and a warrant had been issued for the suspect. Tingle was transported to the Richmond County Jail where a secured bond of $15,000 was set.
– An incident at 522 High Street at 2:40 a.m. on Friday, November 17, resulted in the arrest of Sandra Quick (of the residence) who was charged with simple assault. Quick was transported to the Richmond County Jail where a secured bond of $500 was issued.