Beach blotter


North Lumina at 70 mph 


Around 12:48 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, Wrightsville Beach Police noticed a car pulling out of Sweeney Avenue just north of King Neptune’s Restaurant that rapidly sped up as it traveled down North Lumina Avenue. The car, driven by 49-year-old white male John Tuccillo, reached 70 mph before he was stopped by WBPD. 

Tuccillo was suspected of driving while impaired and registered 0.15 on a breathalyzer test, nearly twice the legal limit. 

Tuccillo was arrested and taken to the New Hanover County Detention Facility on a $500 unsecured bond. 


Assault on an officer 


Wrightsville Beach Police officers responded to a noise complaint from Harbor Inn around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, June 7, about three rooms on the third floor causing a loud disturbance. While attempting to lower the volume of the gathering, 51-year-old white male Mark Lehn allegedly shoved a WBPD officer by lowering his shoulder and running into the officer. 

Lehn was arrested by WBPD and Harbor Inn management allowed the rest of the group to retain their lodgings. 


Too much money 


The Scotchman convenience store at 7111 Wrightsville Ave. reported the theft of a pack of Jack Links Beef Jerky and a Mountain Dew Kickstart beverage around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, June 7. 

An unidentified white male wearing a white T-shirt, white shorts and no shoes wanted to pay for the two items with a $100 bill. However, there was not enough cash in the register at the time to make change so the suspect walked out with the items. 

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