Beaufort Repeat Offender Charged with B & E ….. Beaufort P.D

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ARRESTED: TIA CAROLINE BEST – AGE 33 – BEAUFORT

CHARGES: BREAKING AND ENTERING (1 CT)

LARCENY (1 CT)

POSSESSION OF STOLEN GOODS (1 CT)

BOND: $20,000 SECURE

COURT DATE: 1.2.2013

ON 12.28.12 AT APPROXIMATELY 12:40 P.M., LT ANTHONY GINTHER RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF A HOME BREAK IN AT 101 GEORGE STREET IN BEAUFORT. THE VICTIM, MR STACEY CHADWICK JR., TOLD LT GINTHER THAT HE HAD RETURNED HOME A SHORT TIME EARLIER AND AS HE DROVE UP TO HIS HOUSE HE NOTICED A GRAY COLORED VEHICLE SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY. AS THE VICTIM PARKED HIS VEHICLE, THE GRAY COLORED VEHICLE BACKED OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY AND SPED AWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN BY A WHITE FEMALE ACCORDING TO MR. CHADWICK. MR. CHADWICK THEN DISCOVERED THAT THE GLASS IN A SIDE DOOR OF THE RESIDENCE HAD BEEN BROKEN OUT. CHADWICK ADVISED LT GINTHER THAT THE ONLY THING MISSING FROM INSIDE THE RESIDENCE WAS $350.00 CASH.

OFFICERS CANVASSED THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND LOCATED SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT SAW THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING ONE NEIGHBOR WHO HAD SUSPECTED SOMETHING WAS WRONG WHEN HE SAW A STRANGE CAR IN MR CHADWICKS DRIVEWAY. THE NEIGHBOR WAS SO SUSPICIOUS THAT HE JOTTED THE STRANGE VEHICLE’S LICENSE TAG NUMBER DOWN. AS THE VEHICLE WAS LEAVING, THE NEIGHBOR SAW THE DRIVER AND RECOGNIZED HER TO BE TIA BEST.

OFFICERS ALSO RECEIVED REPORTS THAT THE GRAY VEHICLE AND THE FEMALE DRIVER WERE REPORTEDLY SEEN AT SEVERAL OTHER HOMES IN THE SAME AREA AS THE VICTIM’S HOME. ACCORDING TO ONE RESIDENCE, THE FEMALE KNOCKED ON HER DOOR AND THE FEMALE WAS SURPRISED WHEN SOMEONE ANSWERED THE DOOR. THE RESIDENT DID NOT HAVE ANY VEHICLES IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE FEMALE WHO ACTED NERVOUSLY, STATED SHE HAD THE WRONG ADDRESS AND THEN LEFT IN THE GRAY VEHICLE.

WORKING WITH DEPUTY KEITH WILLIS OF THE CARTERET COUNTY SHERIFF ‘S DEPARTMENT, THE VEHICLE WAS LOCATED AT A RESIDENCE ON PIVER ROAD JUST EAST OF BEAUFORT. A SHORT TIME LATER TIA BEST WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT THAT RESIDENCE.

DEPUTY WILLIS HAD SIMILAR REPORTS OF MS BEST DRIVING TO HOUSES IN THE OTWAY AREA AND KNOCKING ON DOORS TO SEE IF THE HOMES WERE OCCUPIED.

OFFICER JUSTIN LANE ASSISTED IN THE INVESTIGATION.

“IT IS REFRESHING TO KNOW THAT EVEN IN THIS DAY AND AGE NEIGHBORS STILL LOOK AFTER NEIGHBORS. IF IT WASN’T FOR THOSE NEIGHBORS PAYNG ATTENTION AND TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER DOWN, THIS CASE WOULD POSSIBLY STILL BE UNRESOLVED. I COMMEND THEM FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING! I ALSO COMMEND LT GINTHER, OFFICER JUSTIN LANE , AND DEPUTY KIETH WILLIS FOR GOING THE EXTRA MILE TO SOLVE THIS CASE” – CHIEF STEVE LEWIS

 

 

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