Saturday, May 28, 2022
KPD: Suspect Charged For Theft Of A/C Units

KPD: Suspect Charged For Theft Of A/C Units

A suspect is accused of stealing A/C units in Kinston.  The Kinston Police Department reports air conditioning units have been stolen from several businesses and residences over the past few months.  The larcenies caused over $150,000 in damages.  On July 27th, KPD officers were conducting surveillance in areas targeted by copper and A/C thieves when they stopped a vehicle operated by Wayland Skinner.  During the traffic stop, the officers reportedly spotted condensers, compressors and burglary tools.  Skinner also matched the description obtained during the investigation into the thefts.  He was arrested and charged with:

  • Felony Larceny
  • Larceny of Copper Flashing
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Possession of Stolen Goods.