Southern Pines Police Department

  • Agency: Southern Pines Police Department
  • Address: 450 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, 28388 NC
  • Chief: John Letteney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 910-692-2732
Fax: 910-692-7042

Southern Pines Police Department is located at 450 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, 28388 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is John Letteney. The Southern Pines Police Department phone number is 910-692-2732.

Southern Pines Police Department News

To ensure the Southern Pines Police Department is prepared for additional guests visiting our detention facility on the 4/20 holiday, advanced preparation has taken place to accommodate the needs of these prisoners.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2018 Southern Pines Police Department Announces: Arrest in Double Homicide Southern Pines, NC - On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Southern Pines Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female in a vehicle located on a dirt road extending south off of South Gaines Street in Southern Pines. Detectives investigating this case identified the victim as Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, eighteen years of age, of Sanford, North Carolina. At the time of her death, Aiyonna Clarice Barrett was pregnant with a “full term” unborn child, who was additionally deceased. On April 12, 2018, the Southern Pines Police Department arrested Brian Lovon Little for this crime charging him with First Degree Murder and Murder of an Unborn Child. Chief Bob Temme offered the following comments following the arrest of Brian Lovon Little: “The immediate aftermath of a homicide is a time of confusion and intense emotion for everyone involved. I have the privilege of working with and supervising arguably, the best Detectives, Patrol Officers, and Dispatchers in the country, who all were able to displace their emotions in the pursuit of justice for Aiyonna and her unborn child. We all grieve for the family and friends of Aiyonna and while we, at the Southern Pines Police Department, cannot return to this earth Aiyonna and her child, we can ensure that justice is served, and today, I believe we have done just that.” Brian Lovon Little appeared before a Moore County Magistrate and was subsequently incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center without a bond pending a hearing in Moore County on April 24, 2018. Contact: Captain Charles Campbell (910) 692-2732

MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Scheduled Road Closures / Water Outages for Week of April 16-20, 2018 TOSP Public Works Utilities division will be performing system maintenance in the following areas: - 311 N Saylor St – road closure - 200 Country Club Cir – road closure - 400 Talmadge Way – water outage (Thursday) Road closures and water outages are planned from 8 am to 5 pm. Please adjust your schedules and driving routes accordingly. Planned work is tentative and may alter due to emergencies or other contingency operations. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closures and outages are necessary for utility maintenance. For further information, please call TOSP Utilities at (910)692 1983, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Southern Pines Police Department announces the arrest of Brian Lovon Little, eighteen years of age from Rockingham, North Carolina for the double homicide which occurred in Southern Pines on April 8, 2018. Public arrest information can be located at this web address - https://webapps.moorecountync.gov/dcn/inmate-details?id=C9JVBUvHeVY%253d&bid=yY2Cg8onpc2IL9uKY%252bBDhg%253d%253d The Southern Pines Police Department will be providing a more formal release of information to the media and the community later this afternoon. Chief Bob Temme

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2018 Southern Pines Police Department Announces: Homicide Investigation - Update Southern Pines, NC - On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Southern Pines Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female in a vehicle located on a dirt road extending south off of South Gaines Street in Southern Pines. Detectives investigating this case identified the victim as Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, eighteen years of age, of Sanford, North Carolina. At the time of her death, Aiyonna Clarice Barrett was pregnant with a “full term” unborn child, who additionally is deceased. Following an autopsy that occurred on April 9, 2018, the status of the investigation being conducted by the Southern Pines Police Department was changed from a “Suspicious Death Investigation” to a “Homicide Investigation.” In accordance with North Carolina General Statute, this investigation will be investigated as a double homicide, pursuing justice not only for Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, but for her full term unborn child as well. The Southern Pines Police Department has the responsibility to the public and the deceased, to ensure that this investigation is neither tainted nor jeopardized, therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. Additional information will follow at the appropriate time in this investigation. The public information function of the Southern Pines Police Department remains steadfast in providing accurate and timely information to the community, which is often sensitive in nature. It is our commitment to continue to remain transparent and keep the community informed in a manner that is beneficial to all concerned. At the current stage of this investigation, this incident does not appear to be a random act of violence. Chief Bob Temme offered the following condolences to the family and friends of Aiyonna Barrett: “On behalf of the Southern Pines Police Department, please accept our deepest sympathy on the unexpected loss of Aiyonna and her child. The Southern Pines Police Department shares the pain and sorrow felt by all. Please draw comfort in knowing that the entire Southern Pines Police Department has pledged an unwavering commitment to the relentless pursuit of justice for all concerned. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in faith and sympathy.” The Southern Pines Police Department is seeking additional information from the community, and would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who may have information related to this investigation to contact the Southern Pines Police Department. Information can be provided by calling the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031, or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110. All information provided will remain confidential and can be provided anonymously. Contact: Captain Charles Campbell (910) 692-2732

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2018 Southern Pines Police Department Announces: Homicide Investigation - Update Southern Pines, NC - On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Southern Pines Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female in a vehicle located on a dirt road extending south off of South Gaines Street in Southern Pines. Detectives investigating this case identified the victim as Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, eighteen years of age, of Sanford, North Carolina. At the time of her death, Aiyonna Clarice Barrett was pregnant with a “full term” unborn child, who additionally is deceased. Following an autopsy that occurred on April 9, 2018, the status of the investigation being conducted by the Southern Pines Police Department was changed from a “Suspicious Death Investigation” to a “Homicide Investigation.” In accordance with North Carolina General Statute, this investigation will be investigated as a double homicide, pursuing justice not only for Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, but for her full term unborn child as well. The Southern Pines Police Department has the responsibility to the public and the deceased, to ensure that this investigation is neither tainted nor jeopardized, therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. Additional information will follow at the appropriate time in this investigation. The public information function of the Southern Pines Police Department remains steadfast in providing accurate and timely information to the community, which is often sensitive in nature. It is our commitment to continue to remain transparent and keep the community informed in a manner that is beneficial to all concerned. At the current stage of this investigation, this incident does not appear to be a random act of violence. Chief Bob Temme offered the following condolences to the family and friends of Aiyonna Barrett: “On behalf of the Southern Pines Police Department, please accept our deepest sympathy on the unexpected loss of Aiyonna and her child. The Southern Pines Police Department shares the pain and sorrow felt by all. Please draw comfort in knowing that the entire Southern Pines Police Department has pledged an unwavering commitment to the relentless pursuit of justice for all concerned. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in faith and sympathy.” The Southern Pines Police Department is seeking additional information from the community, and would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who may have information related to this investigation to contact the Southern Pines Police Department. Information can be provided by calling the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031, or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110. All information provided will remain confidential and can be provided anonymously. Contact: Captain Charles Campbell (910) 692-2732

In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Southern Pines Police extends our sincerest THANKS to our dispatchers. They are the voices at the other end of the line when calling for emergency services. Please help us honor these professionals by thanking your local Communications Officers this week.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2018 Southern Pines Police Department Announces: A Suspicious Death Investigation The Southern Pines Police Department announces a suspicious death investigation. On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Southern Pines Police Department responded to a report of a deceased female in a vehicle located on a dirt road extending south off of South Gaines Street in Southern Pines. Detectives investigating this case have identified the victim as Aiyonna Clarice Barrett, eighteen years of age, with a last known address in Sanford, NC. At the time of her death, information available at this time indicates that Aiyonna Clarice Barrett was pregnant with an unborn child, who additionally is deceased. At this time in the investigation, Detectives believe that this was not a random act of violence. No cause or manner of death will be released, pending an opinion from the State Medical Examiner. An autopsy is scheduled to take place today, April 9, 2018. The Southern Pines Police Department has the responsibility to the public and the deceased, to ensure that this investigation is neither tainted nor jeopardized, therefore, no additional information will be released at this time. The public information function of the Southern Pines Police Department remains steadfast in providing accurate and timely information to the community, which is often sensitive in nature. Additional information will follow at the appropriate time in this investigation. The Southern Pines Police Department is seeking additional information from the community, and would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone who may have information related to this investigation to contact the Southern Pines Police Department. Information can be provided by calling the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031, or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110. All information provided will remain confidential and can be provided anonymously. Contact: Chief Robert Temme (910) 692-2732

Free Pesticide Collection Day Thursday April 12th 10:00am - 2:00pm

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The statistics are sadly overwhelming. Local Organization, Friend to Friend is organizing a walk to bring awareness in hopes of ending sexual assault. Use the links provided for additional information. https://www.facebook.com/events/1169561999846051/ http://friendtofriend.me/2018-rock-n-run.aspx #friendtofriend #rockandrun #sexualassualtawareness

Southern Pines Police Department will have a booth set up at Springfest on Saturday April 28th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.Stop by our booth to say hello and pick up a complimentary trinket or two.

Found Dog in Southern Pines.

Today the Southern Pines Police Department family remembers Detective Charles Edward Harris. Detective Harris died in the line of duty on this day, April 4,1991.

Smoke testing will begin in basin 5 mapped below, south of W Pennsylvania Ave and west of US 1. Testing begins today, Monday, April 2nd and will go through the end of the month.

MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Scheduled Road Closures for Week of April 2-6, 2018 TOSP Public Works Utilities division will be performing system maintenance in the following areas: - Intersection of Ridgeview Rd & Caitlyn Ct – road closure & water outage - 100 block of N May St (see detour map) – scheduled for Thursday Road closures and water outages are planned from 8 am to 5 pm. Please adjust your schedules and driving routes accordingly. Planned work is tentative and may alter due to emergencies or other contingency operations. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closures and outages are necessary for utility maintenance. For further information, please call TOSP Utilities at (910)692 1983, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Scheduled Road Closures for Week of March 26-30, 2018 TOSP Public Works Utilities division will be performing system maintenance in the following areas: - Intersection of Ridgeview Rd & Caitlyn Ct - 100 block of N May St (see detour map) – scheduled for Thursday Road closures and water outages are planned from 8 am to 5 pm. Please adjust your schedules and driving routes accordingly. Planned work is tentative and may alter due to emergencies or other contingency operations. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the closures and outages are necessary for utility maintenance. For further information, please call TOSP Utilities at (910)692 1983, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Southern Pines Utilities

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MEMORANDUM FOR RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF SOUTHERN PINES (TOSP) SUBJECT: Sewer System Smoke Testing Withers Ravenel has been contracted by TOSP to conduct a smoke test survey in designated areas (see attached maps) throughout the month of APRIL. The smoke test survey may be delayed due to inclement weather. A smoke test survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in our sewer system. Non-toxic smoke will be introduced into a manhole and forced down the sewer lines with an air blower. Smoke will escape from any point where there is an open break in the line. For example, smoke may rise from the ground in yards, stream banks, storm drains, etc. Smoke will also escape from all manhole lids, vents on building roofs, cleanouts, and from underneath buildings if poor plumbing exists. Be advised that smoke can enter your home, office or place of business. The smoke is: NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, HAS A SLIGHT ODOR, WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR, AND CREATES NO FIRE HAZARD. You do not have to be on site during testing. It is advisable to pour water into every sink, tub, and floor drain that is NOT subject to everyday use. This will fill the traps in the plumbing and prevent smoke from entering the building. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact TOSP Public Works @ 910-692-1983. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please see attachments.

A little video clip of the demo for the Moore County Dog Tags program. Sgt Embler, Officer Dean and K-9 Mary demonstrate Mary's biting skills. Embler and Dean explained to the group about situations that may involve a dog to bite and the safety procedures that are involved in a bite situation.

On Tuesday March 20th, the SPPD K-9 team provided a K-9 Demo along with a question and answer session for the Dog Tags of Moore County Program. Sgt Embler and Ivy, Officer Dean and Mary, Officer Powers and Jaxx, along with Foxfire Chief Shue and Karma, gave an overview of the life and duties of being a K-9 handler. The group was able to see these working dogs perform an abbreviated demonstration of some of the amazing things they can do. Thank you to Classical Conversations that allowed the use of their building. https://www.classicalconversations.com/

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2018 Southern Pines Police Department Announces “Operation Leader” Update Southern Pines, NC – On February 20, 2018, the Southern Pines Police Department executed the first of several planned actions bringing to an end a year-long investigation titled “Operation Leader.” As a result of the first phase of planned activity, the following individuals were arrested: Lee Marvin Harris Junior, age 32, of Aberdeen and Charlotte, North Carolina, Lee Marvin Harris Senior, age 58, of Aberdeen, North Carolina, Lamar Orlando Sealy, age 33, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Lisa Ann Duncan Hanami, age 31, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Christian Jovonn Terry, age 32, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, Shuanda Bridges Fox, age 49, of Sanford, North Carolina, Cervantes Gomez Gonzalo, age 27, of Misatlanta, Mexico, and Calvin Deangelo Fox age 32, of Sanford, North Carolina. During the February 20, 2018 tactical operation, the following items of evidence were recovered across multiple jurisdictions in North Carolina: Over twenty (20) kilograms of Cocaine, two (2) pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine, five (5) ounces of heroin, six (6) Firearms (one listed as stolen), in excess of $100,000.00 U.S. Currency, and one (1) 2009 Toyota Venza. On March 5, 2018, members of the Southern Pines Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division appeared before a Grand Jury convened in Moore County North Carolina presenting testimony about narcotic/criminal activity involving an organized street gang, who identify themselves as the “Dope Boys Clique” or “DBC.” As a result of the indictments handed down by the Grand Jury, the following individuals have been additionally charged or arrested. Curtis Lee Stubbs Junior, age 27, of Hoffman, North Carolina has been arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Sale of Cocaine, Delivery of Cocaine and Manufacture/Sell/Deliver/Possess a Controlled Substance within 1000’ of a School. Curtis Lee Stubbs Jr. was taken before a Scotland County Magistrate and has been released on a “Written Promise to Appear” with no bond. Tremayne Devon McLeod, age 41, of Southern Pines, North Carolina has been arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Sale of Cocaine, Felony Possession of Cocaine and Delivery of Cocaine. Tremayne Devon McLeod was taken before a Moore County Magistrate and had been incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center under a $15,000.00 secured bond. Christian Jovonn Terry, age 32, of Southern Pines, North Carolina who was previously arrested on February 20, 2018, has been additionally charged with Violation of Probation. Christian Jovonn Terry was taken before a Moore County Magistrate and remains incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center under a $5,005,000.00 secured bond. Chief Bob Temme offered the following statement after the second arrest phase of Operation Leader” “The first goal of the Southern Pines Police Department is to save lives, not incarcerate them. However, crime prevention by incarceration has an appealing directness when dealing with organized street gangs poisoning our community with illegal drugs. The incarceration of criminally active individuals for extensive periods of time will prevent crime through their physical separation from the rest of society.” These recent arrests/charges represent only the second phase of a multi-tiered action plan. Additional arrests and other comprehensive police activities are anticipated and will take place at the appropriate time in this wide-ranging investigation. Contact: Charles Campbell – (910) 692-2732

UPDATE: Dog & owner have been reunited. Thank you for sharing the post. Missing dog in Southern Pines. If you have seen this dog please contact the owner at the numbers provided.