Breaking down gates
Between the evening of Aug. 18 and morning of Aug. 19 there were multiple instances of unknown individuals tearing down gates and tipping trashcans on Waynick Boulevard and South Lumina Avenue.
Wrightsville Beach Police responded to one instance at 510 South Lumina Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Aug. 19, where a gate valued at $250 was kicked off its hinges.
The night before, the Hanover Seaside Club reported someone had pulled up parking signs at the club with estimated damage of $300.
Caught in the act
Wrightsville Beach Police addressed 24-year-old Kirby Frennea, who was walking up Parmalee Boulevard around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, after noticing he appeared impaired. Frennea said he parked his car on Salisbury Street near the Salisbury Street Bridge.
After the officer left to verify Frennea’s story, he parked across the street from the automobile and watched Frennea get in the car and drive away.
The officer followed Frennea and stopped the car on suspicion of driving while impaired. The officer then noticed a pill bottle on the floorboard of the vehicle and it was later determined he was impaired by an unspecified drug.
A 22-year-old white female and her friends were eating at Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill Saturday, Aug. 23, when the group allegedly met a couple of men who identified themselves as Marines.
The women went to the bathroom, leaving their drinks on the table, and the victim said the next thing she remembered was being on the beach strand and running away from one of the men.
She ran into someone she knew on the beach strand, left in a cab and reported the incident around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.
The suspect is unknown at this time but Wrightsville Beach Police is investigating the incident.