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Girls accused of stealing Cumberland sheriff's bait car

Posted July 20, 2011

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— A 17-year-old girl was arrested and charges were pending against a juvenile who are accused of stealing a Cumberland County sheriff's bait car.

Surveillance video shows the juvenile in the driver's seat and Myesha Tiangela Danyell Monroe in the passenger's seat, according to the sheriff's office. The juvenile's name was not released.

Authorities said the girls found the bait car along a rural county road on Tuesday. Both were seen on surveillance video stealing the vehicle and taking items left inside, the sheriff's office said.

Monroe was charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit a felony, felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny of stolen goods and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods.

She was processed in the Cumberland County Detention Center and released to the custody of her parents.

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  • UPTOP Jul 22, 2011

    Parents should have left her right in Jail !!

  • gallbury Jul 22, 2011

    "Bait cars" are a ridiculous waste of tax money. There are enough "actual" cars being stolen without having to lower the ingenuity factors of teens by planting fake ones. Besides, it is an easy way for the sheriff's dept. to "appear" to be doing their jobs by putting cheese in the trap and sitting back with a big ole' cup of coffee and a greasy donut; just'a waitin'.

  • sunneyone Jul 21, 2011

    18 is adult. 17 is still juvenile.

  • zippingz75 Jul 21, 2011

    I didn't know 17 was considerd a "kid".she decided to steal,she was old enough to know right from wrong.she should do the time.
    question: if she drove a car into a crowd of people,killed a few,would she be sent home to her parents to be punished because she is 17 ????.

  • loprestw Jul 21, 2011

    Released to their parents, and I guess their parents are any better? There goes another no show in court, maybe if they would keep crimminals in jail and hold parents responsible for their kids actions fayetteville could become civilized? Of course we would need a lot bigger jail and a real police force.

  • thepeopleschamp Jul 20, 2011

    jasonterrin, it is obvious you have a axe to grind with police for whatever reason if you really believe unwarrented stops bring in the majority of these criminals. Check the court dockets, the AOC web pages, they are FILLED with drug charges. And most of those on the docket already have multiple convictions. Go apply for a job yourself and show them how you would do it, just a suggestion.

  • jasonterrin Jul 20, 2011

    jason, might I suggest you take a look at the Wake Co. jail/arrest web link provided on this very web sight and explain how all those people who are arrested from "bad parts of town" got to jail. Do you think they all turn themselves in, OR did a "scared" officer/deputy go out and arrest them? Did all the ones charged with violent crimes just drop by the station and give up on their own?

    Usually luck of the draw, unwarranted stops, or what they like to call self snitching, which is doing something so obvious and brainless you snitch on yourself basically. I look at web link daily, most common arrest, obt property falsely aka using stolen credit cards, and most the other ones lately are weed related. Dont see them turning in to many high end criminals. Dont see a lot of crack, coke, or h arrests except for white guys in their 50's.

  • jasonterrin Jul 20, 2011

    I take it you hang around those areas alot since you know cops are scared to go to those areas and are never there... drug dealer maybe? How many times have you been arrested?

    More because I actually live downtown, in a place you def could not afford. And are we talking everything foolish I did when I was a kid too? Probably 6-7 times. Your point?

  • thepeopleschamp Jul 20, 2011

    jason, might I suggest you take a look at the Wake Co. jail/arrest web link provided on this very web sight and explain how all those people who are arrested from "bad parts of town" got to jail. Do you think they all turn themselves in, OR did a "scared" officer/deputy go out and arrest them? Did all the ones charged with violent crimes just drop by the station and give up on their own?

  • differentopinions Jul 20, 2011

    jasonterrin

    I take it you hang around those areas alot since you know cops are scared to go to those areas and are never there... drug dealer maybe? How many times have you been arrested?

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