Beach blotter



Attempted suicide leads to search on beach


A 14-year-old white female reportedly slit her wrists attempting suicide and ran onto the beach strand Tuesday, May 13, around 5:27 p.m.

Wrightsville Beach Police officers were called and responded, driving on the beach and around town to find her. Her father found her, and EMS transported her to the hospital.


Bluewater employee steals cases of seafood


A Bluewater Grill employee has been fired from the restaurant establishment, but there are no criminal charges pending for the alleged theft of multiple cases of seafood valued at more than $500.

Mark Canty, a 45-year-old black male, was spotted walking out of the back door with a case of lobster tails, valued at $112, on May 12. On May 15, a case of oysters and four cases of shrimp, valued at $459, were reported stolen at 8:07 p.m.


Domestic dispute results in strangulation, arrest


An alleged domestic dispute between Joe White and his wife, Friday, May 16 led to the arrest of Joe White, a 50-year-old white male, for assault by strangulation and assault on a female.

The police report states the couple engaged in a verbal argument about visitors coming to the residence off Asheville Street, during which White threw a cell phone at his wife and then strangled her. He was arrested at 5:18 p.m.

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