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Weldon responding to spate of B&Es, larcenies

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The Weldon Police Department has responded to seven breaking and entering and larceny calls in the downtown area.

Chief James Avens said several of these have been to sheds and items taken out of yards.

The break-ins and larcenies started around July 19.

There was one on July 21; another July 24; two on July 25; one July 27 and one July 28.

Avens said The areas affected were Fewell Avenue; Cedar Street; East Fourth Street; Washington Avenue and West First Street.

The main items taken have been hand and power tools, generators, power washers, lawn mowers, weed eaters, bicycles and industrial size fans.

“Officers have been diligently been working on these cases and have several people of interest at this time,” Avens said. “Even though we have people of interest the Weldon Police Department would like to request the assistance from the citizens of Weldon in helping solve these cases.”

Avens said it is not clear whether the persons of interest are working together.

Anyone with information or anyone who has been approached about buying a possibly stolen item is encouraged to contact Lieutenant Chris Davis at 252-536-1544 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

 

Tax scams

 

Avens said IRS scams are coming up again.

People are calling posing as the IRS stating you may owe back taxes and if it is not paid a warrant will be issued. “Please be aware of these types of scams and do not give that person over the phone any of your personal information.”

Contact your local police or sheriff’s office to inform them if you receive a call like this.

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