NEWS & INFORMATION
COMMUNITY WATCH : 2013 Meeting Schedule
Business Watch: 1/17, 4/18, 7/18, 10/17 - 12PM, Various Locations
Eastwood Subdivision: 2/7, 5/2, 8/1, 11/7 - 7PM
Benson Church of God: 2/21, 5/16, 8/15, 11/21 - 7PM
Ridgecrest Apartments: 3/7, 6/6, 9/5, 12/5 - 7PM
Hedges Apartments: 3/21, 6/20, 9/19, 12/19 - 7PM
In 2012, the Police Department expanded the use of the Community Watch program, and established meeting locations in several areas of town. Most sessions have been well attended, and we encourage our residents to continue to attend the upcoming meetings. If you'd like more information, you'd like to arrange a Community Watch meeting in your neighborhood, or you'd like to help out in other ways, feel free to contact COPS Officer Jeff Young at 919-894-2091, or by email at email@example.com.
RBC Bank Robbery - On Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at approximately 9:10 AM, an unknown Black Male suspect entered the RBC Bank located on South Wall Street, presented a note, and was given an undisclosed amount of money, before leaving the business on foot. The Benson Police Department is currently investigating this incident, with assistance from the NC State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The surveillance photos below are from the RBC Robbery on 12/14, and the related KS Bank Robbery that occurred on 12-16-2010.
Anyone with information regarding these two incidents, or the identity of the suspect, is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency immediately, or dial 911.
Information Requested - On August 13, 2010, a local business and subsequently a local bank were defrauded of over $10,000, using a Counterfeit Check scheme. Approximately 35 Hispanic Males entered the bank, and a total of 28 counterfeit checks were presented, and cashed. Surveillance photos were obtained from the bank, and may be viewed by clicking this link. A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If you recognize any of these subjects, please call the Police Department at 919-894-2091, or information may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .