The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Christopher Davis:
Three juveniles have been charged in connection with two residential break-ins in which two video gaming systems and other electronics were stolen.
One of the break-ins occurred in the 500 block of Elm Street on January 12 and the other on January 20 in the 900 block of Willow Drive.
Detective H. Cross determined the cases were related and gathered enough information to charge the juveniles with breaking and entering, felony larceny, misdemeanor larceny, and injury to personal property.
All three juveniles received secure custody and were taken to the Pitt County Regional Juvenile Center.
On January 12 Lieutenant L. Melton responded to the 500 block of Elm Street in reference to a breaking and entering.
The victim advised that someone had been inside the residence and removed a Playstation 5 and other electronic equipment.
During the investigation Melton discovered that the suspect had entered through a bedroom window and exited the same way. Davis assisted.
On January 20 Officer A. Dickens responded to the 900 block of Willow Drive in reference to a larceny.
Dickens discovered that a Playstation 5 had been stolen and a TV had been damaged.
Dickens got names for three juveniles that had been inside the residence before the crime. He turned the information over to cross.
Corporal I. Smith and Officer A. Way assisted Dickens in the initial investigation.
On January 24 shortly before 5:30 p.m. Officer A. Green noticed a vehicle traveling west on Highway 158 near W.C. Rivers Road with expired registration.
A traffic stop was conducted off Highway 158 near Power Place Drive.
Green identified the driver as Guy Lee Caine Jr., 26, of Garysburg.
Green could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
During the probable cause search Green located a small plastic bag containing marijuana, a marijuana blunt, brass knuckles, and a concealed handgun.
Green issued Caine a state citation and charged him with expired registration, simple possession of schedule VI and carrying a concealed weapon.
Caine received a March 20 court date.