Police arrest 5 for looting dollar store after Hurricane Florence

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — Five people were arrested for looting after a group broke into a Dollar General store in Wilmington, North Carolina, following Hurricane Florence.The arrests came after police shared on Twitter they were asked by a nearby Family Dollar’s owners not to arrest different individuals seen looting on video filmed by a CBS affiliate in the city.“Moments ago, officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson streets,” the Wilmington Police Department tweeted. “Charges are pending, and those details will be released as they become available.”Police had publicly complained on Twitter Saturday afternoon after social media video emerged of people breaking into and looting a Family Dollar about a mile away.“We are aware of the looting occurring at the Family Dollar Store at 13th & Greenfield Sts, unfortunately management has asked not to intervene at this time,” the department tweeted.Wilmington Deputy Police Chief Mitch Cunningham said the department spoke to the owner, who then changed his mind.“Initially, our officers responded to the first one that occurred — the Family Dollar over on Greenfield Street — and unfortunately the owner did not want to pursue charges,” Cunningham said Saturday, speaking to a handful of reporters, including Wilmington ABC affiliate WWAY-TV. “Later, in contact with the owner, he reversed his decision. We’re working with the DA, and charges will be filed.“It’s important to take a strong stand against looting,” he added. “This community has been through a lot right now, and we feel very strongly that looters are exploiting people that are vulnerable at a time like this. We need to take a strong stance. The owner agreed with us, and therefore it’s under investigation.”Arrests have not yet been made in the first looting incident.A curfew was instituted at 5 p.m. for the area surrounding the Family Dollar, where the first incident of looting took place. The curfew went into place at 5 p.m. Saturday and will last until 6 a.m., police said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

COMPLETE CONTROL: Syracuse beats Johns Hopkins at own game, in transition 13-8 win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Dylan Donahue’s lightning-quick disallowed dagger highlighted everything Johns Hopkins couldn’t do.Streaking down the right hashmarks, Donahue took a transition pass from Drew Jenkins before diving toward goal, faking a shot and burying the ball in the bottom-left corner. The goal was waved off, but it didn’t change that the Orange always outran the Blue Jays.What was supposed to be a tale of two games – open play for the Orange, slow dissecting by the Jays – fused into one. And SU took both.Buoyed by a 6-1 first quarter and only slowed by the second, No. 7 Syracuse (4-1, 1-0 Big East) saw off No. 5 Johns Hopkins (5-2) in front of 6,292 in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. The Orange outplayed the Blue Jays in the possession game as JHU found little alternative to feeding leading scorer Brandon Benn in close. Hopkins conceded mistakes on top of those SU forced, allowing the Orange to control much of the game, even when it wasn’t playing its preferred breakout attack.“Off the ball any time a team is moving like we were, all six guys,” SU head coach John Desko said, “it makes it hard for the defense to focus on the ball, and as a result, I think that’s why we were able to get so many goals.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Johns Hopkins defense drowned in that pressure in the first quarter. After the Blue Jays’ Holden Cattoni opened the scoring on a man-up at the 11:50 mark, the Orange gradually went to work in its own half-field offense.JHU’s Phil Castronova shadowed JoJo Marasco. The midfielder dodged around the back of Pierce Bassett’s goal, ducked his shoulder into Castronova, then backed away to dump a stomach-high pass into Luke Cometti, who equalized on the left side netting.In 24 seconds, Henry Schoonmaker and Hakeem Lecky sent the Orange on its way. Both players blew past their markers and fired easy goals past Bassett. It was the heart of a 5-0, five-minute run for SU that stripped the Blue Jays of their trademark patience.Mike Poppleton won the faceoff down 4-1, darted straight to goal and was denied by the post. As Sean Young, in his first start, continued to deny Benn, the Blue Jays’ offense collapsed on itself. The Orange’s focus was clear, but JHU failed to find a way around it.“That was very obvious, but when that happens as an offense you’re supposed to attack from other areas,” JHU head coach Dave Pietramala said. “… There’s five other guys out there.”The Blue Jays’ only semblance of an alternative spark came when the attack ran through Wells Stanwick. On the few occasions he escaped his defender, JHU looked dangerously potent. He jumpstarted a 5-2 second quarter for Johns Hopkins with a man-up left wing shot at 10:32 and added a pair of goals later in the quarter.Hopkins took all the momentum into halftime, but the Orange rediscovered its rhythm after the break. When JHU got men behind the ball, SU was content to pull it out to the point, work the perimeter and wait for Cometti or Derek Maltz to tear open shooting lanes for Scott Loy or Billy Ward. And when Hopkins forced an entry pass for one of its 17 turnovers, the Orange gladly sprinted the other way in transition, dusting the Blue Jays and damming their comeback attempts.“We just want to take it one possession at a time. But they kept answering. We would answer, they would answer,” Bassett said. “So a lot of credit to them, but we did not play very well when we tried to answer back.”After the game, Pietramala stared at his stat sheet bewildered. Statistically his team had stuck with the Orange outside of the first quarter, pushing back and staying within four goals well into the fourth.With JHU still within four with 3:30 left, the Orange swatted away one more JHU pass and trotted into its set attack. Resisting the urge to strike quickly, Cometti pulled the ball out for Ward to dance with around the perimeter.The Orange faithful rose to its feet with three minutes remaining as if SU had the game won. Thirty seconds later, Marasco peeled up from behind the cage and picked out Donahue waiting to the right of Bassett’s crease.He faked to the upper right corner and shot to the left, and sprinted away in celebration before the ball finished nestling into the net. This dagger stuck.Said Pietramala: “They found the open guys … they played like a hungry team today, and we didn’t do that.” Comments Published on March 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more