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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A man was arrested and charged early Thursday after police responded to a call about a suspicious man with a backpack in the bushes at a local business.
Police arrived at American Tire Distributors, Inc., located in the 2400 block of Wrightsville Avenue, around 4:51 a.m.
They came across Joseph Patterson, and learned that there were warrants out for his arrest. Police searched his bag, returned to American Tire and found a vehicle with an open hood and door.
Patterson was charged with breaking and entering of an automobile and larceny.
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