Beach blotter


Habitually impaired driving 


Wrightsville Beach Police officers stopped 35-year-old Kevin Louis Richardson of Ramsuer, N.C., around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, while he walking close to his car on West Salisbury Street after the officers noticed Richardson was visibly impaired. The officers warned Richardson not to attempt to drive, but he did anyway, and the officers stopped him shortly afterward to charge him with driving while impaired.

After arresting Richardson, the officers noticed he already had one charge for habitually driving while impaired and his Aug. 27 arrest was the second.

Wrightsville Beach Police ordered Richardson’s car impounded because this was Richardson’s second habitual driving while impaired charge and he was also charged with driving during license revocation.


Molly in Wrightsville Beach


A Wrightsville Beach Police officer stopped a car after noticing it traveling the wrong way around 600 South Lumina Ave. Thursday, Aug. 28, around 1:11 a.m. The officer stopped the car and made contact with the 19-year-old driver and the passenger, 45-year-old Douglas Daniel Desrochers of Raleigh. After smelling a strong odor of marijuana, the officer frisked Desrochers, discovering marijuana and MDMA or “Molly.” Desrochers was charged with possession of marijuana and MDMA.


Urinating and running from the law


Wrightsville Beach Police officers located two individuals urinating behind Roberts Grocery on Birmingham Street around 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

One of the men stayed behind while the other fled the scene on foot. Officers chased the man through backyards where the suspect damaged multiple fences and shrubs and lost the officers on Stone Street. The man was not found.


Harassment at Kings 


An employee of Kings Beachwear called Wrightsville Beach Police to report 33-year-old Aaron Richardson of Wilmington for harassment and assault around 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1.

The employee claimed Richardson harassed some of the female employees in his attempt to procure free shorts and T-shirts. After he was denied the free goods and asked to leave by the employee, Richardson allegedly pushed the employee in the chest and left.

Wrightsville Beach Police instructed the employee to press charges if desired.


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