Reward money being offered by Crime Stoppers

May. 10, 2013 @ 06:07 PM

Reward money is available and the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Association is seeking help with five incidents.

The organization announced its monthly list this week.

Lt. Irvin Robinson of the Henderson Police Department said Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrests.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted anonymously at (252) 492-1925 by phone and online at hvcrimestoppers.com, with an account number system in place to ensure that informant identities never have to be revealed even after a payment is made.

On this month’s list:

• A shooting injury reported at 10:28 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at Gate City Foods, 601 W. Andrews Ave.

• A semi-trailer reported stolen, missing at about 8:45 a.m., Monday, April 22, from an empty lot on Parham Road.

• A battery theft reported at 9 p.m., April 24, including 13 marine batteries missing from Kerr Lake Marine, 4865 Satterwhite Point Road.

• A second battery theft reported at 9:50 p.m., April 24, including eight marine batteries missing from Blake Craddock’s Boat Repair, 2927 Nutbush Road.

• A break-in theft reported at 8:10 p.m., April 25, including a large amount of jewelry missing from 145 W. Broad St., Middleburg.

Robinson, the local chapter coordinator, told Crime Stopper supporters gathered at a luncheon Wednesday his department was investigating two of the incidents and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office is probing the other three.

“The Vance County Sheriff’s Office sent us three cases,” Robinson said.

He added that the Middleburg break-in targeted ladies’ jewelry. The report on the incident listed nine jewelry items taken as well as computer equipment and cash.

“The other two were thefts at Kerr Lake Marine and Blake Craddock’s, in which batteries were taken,” he said. “We are seeing a lot more battery thefts recently.”

According to Robinson, police began their investigation of the Feb. 10 incidents as a complaint of shots being fired. Once officers were on the scene, they discovered that 22-year-old Keneen Shepard of 33 Fern Lane had been taken to a local hospital with a gunshot injury.

Officers collected several shell casings from the property as evidence.

Robinson added that the semi-trailer taken April 22 had 45,000 pounds of new shingles loaded on it and had been left next to 200 Parham Road by Joan Miles Hargrove, a driver with Expedited Logistics Solutions.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.