Friday, August 12, 2022

Tuesday-night traffic incidents lead to multiple arrests

WILMINGTON — Tuesday evening, Wilmington Police Department made multiple arrests during traffic stops, and helped Chalortte Mecklenburg PD locate a stolen vehicle.

Close to 5 p.m. Tuesday, as WPD attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle in pursuit fled once officers activated emergency lights. Forty-one-year-old Montreyon Jackson headed west on Martin Street; officers eventually were able to arrest Jackson. A K-9 searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia, plus a gun was recovered in brush close to the roadway. Jackson was charged with speeding to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Also on Tuesday, around 6:30 p.m., WPD worked in cooperation with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police to locate a stolen vehicle in Wilmington. At the Comfort Suites on Market Street, WPD officers arrested 40-year-old James Martin Hildebrand for possession of a stolen vehicle. Hildebrand is being held on a $15,000 bond.

Later in the evening around 10:50, Wilmington Police Department attempted to pull over a vehicle at 3400 S. College Rd. for a revoked registration. Police had to call after the car to pull over when the driver refused to stop. Once stationary, police searched the vehicle and found a handgun beside the driver’s seat. They charged 22-year-old Castle Hayne resident De’Marcus Gaines with operating a vehicle with no insurance, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a stolen firearm. Gaines is being held under a $50,000 bond.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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