Two Havelock teenagers were arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony breaking and entering and larceny on Wednesday night.
Arrested were Brian Paul Jones, 19, and George Joseph Yulee, 18. Both are being held in the Craven County Detention Center under $100,000 bonds.
Jones is charged with one count of felony conspiracy, eight counts of felony larceny and nine counts of felony breaking and entering.
Yulee is charged with one count of felony conspiracy, three counts of felony larceny and three counts of felony breaking and entering.
Havelock Police received a break in the investigation of multiple residential break ins and used information obtained from the public to arrest Jones and Yulee.
According to Lt. Brian Woods, of the Havelock Police Department, the break ins happened during the daylight hours in several locations throughout the city.
“Sometimes they were on foot and sometimes there were in a vehicle,” Woods said.
Locations where the break ins occurred included Pinto Court, Lake Road, Mustang Court, John Court, Mare Court, Shepard Street, Garrett Lane and Rams Road.
“They were after electronics, jewelry and money,” Woods said.
Both men were arrested at their residences on Wednesday night.
Jones was found in possession of stolen property including jewelry, a
“We’ve identified the victims with the stuff that we’ve recovered at this point,” Woods said.
Woods said that either the victims had their serial numbers or the information we found on the individual device led police to the rightful owner.
“Their record keeping was good,” Wood said.
“We’ve made good progress in these break ins. We’ve solved probably 11 breaking and entering cases at this point,” Woods said.
All of the cases were residential break ins going back the past couple of months.
Woods said that the investigation is still ongoing and police anticipate more charges to be filed.
According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Yulee was given a suspended sentence in 2010 for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. No record could be found for Jones in North Carolina, but he is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 10 on charges of misdemeanor larceny and assault with a deadly weapon.
Police are still encouraging local citizens to secure their residences and keep valuables out of sight. They also say owners should maintain good records of serial numbers for valuable items. This could aid in recovery of stolen items.
Anyone with information on these crimes should call Havelock Police at 447-3212 or the confidential tip line at 463-7115 or go online to www.havelocknc.us and select police and tip line to leave a confidential message. If suspicious activity is observed in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to call 911.