Beach blotter




Wrightsville Beach Police and Wrightsville Beach Fire departments responded to a call from No. 4 Crane St. around 10:25 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, about a possible incidence of cardiac arrest after 28-year-old Meghan Gross’ friend called 911. 

The friend said Gross was unresponsive and something appeared awry before she went to bed. 

Upon arrival, one of the firefighters  pointed out there was a collection of prescription bottles in Gross’ room and that both Gross and the friend had been drinking. 

Gross finally regained consciousness, and police and fire units left the scene. 


Tinted and impaired 


Wrightsville Beach Police pulled 31-year-old Daniel Rahimtoola after they observed his truck with black tinted windows pass a vehicle on North Lumina Avenue, cross the center double yellow line twice and reach 49 mph in a 25 mph zone. 

After pulling Rahimtoola over around 2:42 a.m., Friday, July 11, the officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from the truck. Rahimtoola refused to take a field sobriety test for about one hour but eventually blew a .14 during a blood alcohol concentration test.


Downtown hit and run 


On Saturday, July 12, around 7:31 p.m., Wrightsville Beach Police responded to a hit and run call involving a white pickup truck and a parked car at 204 N. Lumina Ave. that was pushed into a nearby parking meter. 

On the way to the scene, the responding officer noticed a white pickup truck with damage to the front corner traveling at a high rate of speed north on North Lumina Avenue. 

The vehicle pulled onto Parmalee Boulevard and parked. All of the occupants left the truck. Wrightsville Beach Police then found 24-year-old William Cohee, who admitted to being the driver of the truck in question. 

Cohee blew a .18 on the blood alcohol concentration test.

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