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Archive for December, 2012

Homeowner and Neighbor Catch Thief


In the early morning hours of Monday, Dr. Dan Maggio of 325 Harlandale Dr. was awoken by noise from outside his home. He went out to his driveway to investigate the matter, only to find both vehicle dome lights on and a white male subject wearing dark clothing exiting his vehicle.  The white male suspect immediately began to flee as Dr. Maggio confronted him.  Dr. Maggio’s wife called 911 while he pursued the suspect up Harlandale Dr., toward Middle Sound Loop Rd., yelling for assistance to attract the attention of his neighbors.  Mr. Thomas Goodhand was leaving for work when he saw his neighbor chasing the suspect and assisted in the pursuit while his wife also called 911.  Dr. Maggio and Mr. Goodhand were able to catch up to the suspect and take him to the ground. Both Maggio and Goodhand detained the suspect until Deputies arrived.  Deputies arrested Justin Hunter Stroupe, a 23 year old white male and charged him with four counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and one count of larceny.  Stroupe is currently in the NHCDF under a $5,000.00 secure bond.  The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.






23 year old white male

Breaking and Entering to motor vehicle- 4 counts felony

Larceny- 1 count misdemeanor


NHSO Vice Crack Down on Prostitution


New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover prostitution operation after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens. NHSO Vice detectives targeted both women offering sex acts for money and men engaged in soliciting prostitution.

The operation netted a total of 11 individuals who were charged with either engaging or soliciting in prostitution. One other subject was charged with a felony drug violation and possession of paraphernalia.   ”Prostitution has been a growing concern in our community. There is a known connection between prostitution and narcotics use and it’s very concerning to us” stated Captain Ciamillo of the NHSO Vice and Narcotics Division.


Women Cited-

Kristol Lawson

Rhianna Wilson- {engage in conversation for the purpose of procuring or soliciting sexual intercourse for money}

Shannon Pedreso

 Men Cited-

Stanley Hollingsworth

Tyler Sugden

Christopher Bunch   

Jeremy Newton

Anthony Schillmoller

Bradley Denney

Richard Garry

Michale Jones


Audwin Lamar Jones was charged with PWISD Sch II and possession drug paraphernalia.


All subjects, except Audwin Jones were released on citation.





The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office along with the WPD, and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office escorted over a 1000 riders on Sunday for the 2012 Toys for Tots Bike Ride.  Thanks to all for participating in collecting toys for this year’s campaign.


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