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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Typically, covert surveillance operations do not pay off often. When they do, it is a wonderful thing from the perspective of the police officer. Hours and hours of silent watching results in the apprehension of criminal, or in this case, the sure prevention of crime....In an effort to deter and prevent crimes around the university area, Greenville Police Officers have been conducting undercover surveillance operations throughout the university and Tar River neighborhoods, especially after downtown bars close, when many students may be walking in the areas.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Police this morning responded to University Manor apartments to assist EMS regarding an ECU student who fell and was killed by becoming impaled on a metal post.
Detectives from the Greenville Police Major Crimes and Special Victims Unit found from their interviews that the victim and 4 friends were out in the woods behind the apartment complex. They had been drinking alcohol and were hanging out on an overturned tree. As they were headed back to the apartment complex, the victim was holding on to a branch above him and walking on one below him. The branch above broke and gave way, with him falling to the ground.
Below him was a waist-high metal post sticking out of the ground. The post was apparently there as part of a debris fence that had been in place since the apartment complex was built. The post impaled the victim from the lower left back to the upper right chest.
The witnesses attempted to render first aid but were not successful. Detectives believe the victim died almost instantaneously.
An autopsy will be performed.
It is a parent's worst nightmare.