Category Archives: Reelsboro

Frontline drug fighters offer updates for Community Watch

In center of back row, Sheriff Chris Davis hobnobs with members of the Reelsboro Community Watch program. By Rhonda Breed REELSBORO — The April 4 meeting of Reelsboro Community Watch featured two special speakers — Sheriff Chris Davis and Moneka Midgette-Davis, a specialist in substance abuse. The Sheriff expressed his appreciation to members of the Community Watch effort for their vigilance in watching the neighborhood and for calling in suspicious activity. Many reports have led to subsequent arrests. He shared statistics on drug sales, stating that “90 percent of dr…

Meth lab busted in Reelsboro

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office after receiving several “concerned citizen” complaints started a joint investigation with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and North Carolina Probation and Parole. During their investigation, they were able to conduct a search warrant at George Bateman IV’s residence 170 Hale Road, New Bern NC located in the Reelsboro Community. After execution of the search warrant investigators located evidence of the manufacturing of methamphetamine. George Bateman IV was arrested and charged with the following: Manufacturing Metham…

Search warrant leads to arrest of Reelsboro man, indoor marijuana/mush room grow

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation concluded a 3-month investigation into the manufacturing of Marijuana and other narcotics in the Reelsboro Community of Pamlico County. The investigation concluded with a search warrant being executed at the residence of Michael Roach Jr of 5204 Hwy 55 East in Reelsboro. Inside the residence, Deputies and Agents located an indoor marijuana and hallucinogenic mushroom grow. Along with the grow operation, quantities of Marijuana, cocaine, hallucinoge…

Man arrested for sexual molestation of young girl

DRIZA, James Francis III Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Monday, June 20, 2016 the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a sexual assault that had occurred on an 8 year old female juvenile. Investigators from the Sheriff’s office responded to a residence in the Reelsboro community of Pamlico County and began the investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the live-in boyfriend had molested the victim several times over the past month. Based in the information provided by the victim and details learned during the investiga…

Prowler Call on Leaf Ln. in the community of Reelsboro leads to arrest

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis PRESS RELEASE 12/30/2015 On December 29th at approximately 10:16 p.m. Deputies assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division, of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a Prowler Call on Leaf Ln. in the community of Reelsboro. Upon arrival Deputies were notified by the resident that the suspect had gained entry into the home and was currently inside the residence. Deputies made entry into the residence and located the suspect hiding inside the residence. While Deputies were processing the crime scene a neighbor reported th…

Arrest Made in December 2014 Home Invasion

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Chris Davis  PRESS RELEASE 11/20/2015 Joshua E. Chapman On November 19th, 2015 Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua E. Chapman, 25, of Bayboro NC. Chapman was arrested and charged with First Degree Burglary and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Chapman was given $500,000.00 Secured Bond for the above mentioned charges and is currently in the Pamlico County Detention Center. Chapman has a first appearance in Pamlico County District Court on November 20th, 2015. Chapman is currently on probation for unrelated ch…

Community Watch becoming role model for other start-ups

Pamlico County Commissioner Paul Delamar III, left, and Sheriff Chris Davis, right, hobnob with Reelsboro residents. Off to a fast start with its Community Watch program, Reelsboro has received credit from local law enforcement for its pro-active stance in fighting local crime. By Rhonda Breed | Special to The County Compass REELSBORO — Community Watch held its monthly meeting Feb. 3 with 34 citizens attending. Old and new business was discussed, which included placement locations for extra signs; information on plans by the Bay River Sewer District to develop a waste disposal sp…

Community Watch again flexes muscle

Group tackles other concerns, including proposed sprayfield By Rhonda Breed REELSBORO — The monthly meeting for Reelsboro Community Watch was held Jan. 7 at the Reelsboro Volunteer Fire Department. Newly appointed president, Gray Popp; vice president, Valarie Merkler; secretary/treasurer, Shirley Banks; and public relations officer, Rhonda Breed, attended. Old business was discussed pertaining to the placement of additional Community Watch signs, tabled until the next meeting to allow for the selection of definite locations. At the December meeting, the group agreed to…

Thank God for the sign

By Michael Quinn REELSBORO – As we emerge from a season when, typically, we humans are more as we should be, I thank this newspaper for the opportunity to share my recent experience. “I swear, the best thing to come out of our having that property is the sign.” If my wife has heard me say that once, she’s heard me say it . . . well, maybe not a thousand times, but quite a few. I can’t help but smile while I lament the journey of small business ownership. Ours has to do with the property over in Reelsboro on the corner of Hwy. 55 and Chair Road. It seems as long as we’ve had it, we’ve been trying to f…

Community Watch flexes muscle

By Rhonda Breed | Special to the County Compass REELSBORO — The monthly meeting of the Reelsboro Community Watch, held Tuesday, Oct.7, was very constructive, both for citizens and for the Pamlico County deputies — Blaney, Wilkinson, Stevens, and Borner – who attended. Sheriff Bill Sawyer Jr. was unable to attend due to a family emergency. We discussed placement of new community watch signs. Various locations will be evaluated for potential problems — primarily utility lines, etc. Once again, Kevin Tyndall of Pamlico Home Builders has donated posts and other suppli…
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