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What’s the story with burned cars in Currie?

John Peaspanen

Q. In the last few months I noticed two burned cars off Blueberry Road in Currie – the most recent was 2 weeks ago. What’s the story?

A. Within the last two months, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office has recovered two vehicles along Blueberry Road in Currie. Both had been set on fire. One of the incidents is being investigated, while the other one appears to remain a mystery.

According to Capt. Jamie Ezzell of PCSO, the cases fell under the jurisdiction of the cities where the vehicles were originally stolen.  He said, “They weren’t cases we were pursuing. Two vehicles were recovered. One was stolen out of Wilmington.”

Arson Investigator Tyler Braswell of the Wilmington Police Department confirmed that he was investigating a burned 2004 Acura TL, which was recovered Feb. 19 in Currie.

“It is on ongoing investigation,” said Braswell. “I haven’t even contacted the victim yet. We have not been able to contact them.”

Braswell said he was not aware of the other stolen car and could not speculate if the two thefts were related.

It was originally thought that the other vehicle had been stolen from Topsail Beach. That turned out to not be the case. It’s origin remains unknown.

Topsail Beach Police Chief Sam Gervase said, “We don’t have any missing cars, none reported at least.”

So, for now, it appears the case of the second burned vehicle in Currie remains unsolved.


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