UPDATE: OCSO seeks help identifying a man in a vehicle break in with new photo obtained

OCSO is asking the public’s help in identifying a man who was caught on camera breaking into a vehicle at a Circle K Monday night.

UPDATE: (10/28 Release) Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has received an additional photo of the man suspected of breaking into vehicles at Circle K, Hwy 258 and NC53 last week.

Photo Courtesy of OCSO

If you know the individual photographed above, please contact Detective Watkins at 910-989-4060.


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Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, OCSO deputies responded to a call reporting a vehicle break-in at the new Circle K on HWY-258 at the NC-53. The store clerk at the time received notice from a customer there was a vehicle that had its window smashed out that was parked in the rear parking lot. Ironically enough for the clerk, the vehicle belonged to the clerk.

 

Store video surveillance captured the photos above of a black male exiting a compact black vehicle that is comparable to a Mazda 6 or a Mazda 3 Sedan and break into the victim’s vehicle. The male, as seen in the photos was wearing a green t-shirt or possibly sweatshirt with rolled sleeves with a red logo on the front, and black or dark gray sweat pants that had a hole on the upper left leg. He was wearing slide-on flip flops and was bald.

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Courtesy of OCSO- Lightly altered light and cropped original image for sake of visual explanation.

Editors Note: Onslow Co. Sheriff’s Office says they are uncertain if the suspect has facial hair. The Onslow Beat did some image manipulation with lighting, you can see what appears to be facial hair or at least a five o’clock shadow. Citizens should keep that in mind when helping OCSO bring justice in this matter, don’t rule it out.

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Courtesy of OCSO Slightly altered image: Cropped & lighting shift to show what The Onslow Beat believes to be a bandana.

Additionally, in the image captured by the rear of the vehicle, the suspect appears to be holding a cloth of sorts in his hands. Some have taken to social media comments saying this looks like a Home Depot apron, that has not been confirmed or discussed with OCSO as of yet by The Onslow Beat. The Onslow Beat did also take a deeper look into the image with more image manipulation to crop and shift lighting and it appears as a red bandana, “colors”. Look at that slightly altered above.

 

Additionally, in the image captured by the rear of the vehicle, the suspect appears to be holding a cloth of sorts in his hands. Some have taken to social media comments saying this looks like a Home Depot apron, that has not been confirmed or discussed with OCSO as of yet by The Onslow Beat. The Onslow Beat did also take a deeper look into the image with more image manipulation to crop and shift lighting and it appears as a red

bandana example
Stock Image from Google to show an example for visual explanation.

bandana, “colors”. Look at that slightly altered above.

 

 

 

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Watkins at 910-989-787-4060, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019015332 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

Anderson SC Presbyterian Church vandalized

The police department and city of Anderson took to Facebook Sunday afternoon with a photo showing the damage from the act of vandalism.

The photo shows three broken windows that are over 125 years old, Anderson Police said. The siding of the church was spraypainted in black with the partially misspelled, incorrect word choice in the phrases, “Submit to God thru Islam,” [sic] and “Muhammed is his prophet” [sic]

The Anderson City Police Department is investigating vandalism that happened to a local church located on Midway Rd.

The police department and city of Anderson took to Facebook Sunday afternoon with a photo showing the damage from the act of vandalism.

The photo shows three broken windows that are over 125 years old, Anderson Police said. The siding of the church was spraypainted in black with the partially misspelled, incorrect word choice in the phrases, “Submit to God thru Islam,” [sic] and “Muhammed is his prophet” [sic]

The Onslow Beat took this a step further to investigate the Islamic population in Anderson, SC. Considering that if this was a crime indeed involving suspects of Islamic faith that they would have no problem correctly spelling “Muhammad” vs Muhammed”  nor “through” vs “thru”. What is the population of Islamic citizens in or around Anderson, SC? 0%. (Bestplaces.net) 

– 44.9% are Baptist
– 0.3% are Episcopalian
– 1.6% are Catholic
– 0.3% are Lutheran
– 5.4% are Methodist
– 6.1% are Pentecostal
– 2.3% are Presbyterian
– 0.5% are Church of Jesus Christ
– 4.8% are another Christian faith
– 0.0% affiliate with Judaism
– 0.0% are an eastern faith
– 0.0% of affiliate with Islam 

However, looking further in a general Google search, there is one Muslim Mosque (worship center) in Anderson where The Onslow Beat discovered that a self-proclaimed Satanist on YouTube made a video one night in 2017 from outside of the worship center in hopes of proving he’s not a liberal. (Watch below)

This isn’t suggestive that the man shown above is the suspect but it is to show some unusual behavior that is religious center related in or around Anderson, SC.

Anderson SC is the home of multiple southern baptist associations to include the Saluda Baptist Association.

The mission statement at  Midway Presbyterian is,

Our purpose is to call people into a living and growing relationship with God in Jesus Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit, and to promote the mission of Christ in compassionate ministries.

    We intend to be a welcoming and caring church – a church family that nurtures a sense of community and belonging.  We want young and old to join us in the Christian pilgrimage as sojourners in the great adventure of faith. 

 The Onslow Beat reached out to Midway Presbyterian and was unable to make contact before the deadline and will update upon response.

It is not the belief of The Onslow Beat that this act of vandalism was done by anyone of Muslim/Islamic Faith given the obvious shown in the photograph.

Anyone with information on who may be responsible for the vandalism is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

 

 

Piney Green Soccer Club fields vandalized

PGSC reported on their FB page this afternoon, “This happened at approximately at 5am this morning according to the school. If anyone has any information or witnessed any vehicles please contact us! We are in the progress of moving games this weekend. Fields are closed today. We will advise when we have more info.”

In the photos, you can see broken fencing, tire tracks with wheelies in figure 8 and other patterns.

Soccer games are being moved, please check for updates on the PGSC FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/pineygreensoccer/

 

Any information on who could have done this or if you know who did, contact PGSC or your local law enforcement.