Burglary/ Financial Crimes/ Identity Theft/ Auto Theft/ Arson
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Investigative Unit is responsible for the investigation of general property crimes, auto theft, financial crimes and arson which occur in the jurisdiction of Cumberland County. The Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit also has the responsibility of policing Pawn Shops located throughout Cumberland County.
The Property Crimes Investigative Unit investigates general property crimes including breaking and/or entering crimes that occur at a home, business or vehicle and larcenies that rise to the level of a felony (over $1,000). The Property Crimes Unit also investigates felony damage to property and has the responsibility of investigating Metal Crimes. Metals crimes are crimes where metals, most commonly copper and aluminum, are stolen and then sold as scrap metal.
The Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit is responsible for investigating financial crimes such as credit card thefts, identity theft, and all other frauds and forgery that impact the financial status of a person, business or institution. Counterfeit checks, forgery, embezzlement and a wide range of other crimes are also investigated by this unit.
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The Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit investigates all auto thefts, to include farm tractors and other mobile heavy equipment that occurs in the jurisdiction of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The Auto Theft Unit not only investigates the thefts of vehicles, but also the recovery of stolen vehicles within Cumberland County, whether they were stolen in Cumberland County or not. The Auto Theft Unit also investigates all reports of vehicle “Chop Shops” and Auto Theft Rings and works with other jurisdictions, State Highway Patrol, North Carolina Divisions of Motor Vehicles, Fayetteville Police Department, etc., to complete their mission.
The Arson Task Force is responsible for the identification and apprehension of those responsible for intentionally setting fires. The Arson Task Force investigates a wide range of fire related crimes, including but not limited to, anything from Burning of Personal Property to First and Second Degree Arsons as well as other fires.
The Arson Task Force works with local fire departments, the Cumberland County Fire Marshall’s Office, The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as well as other local, state and federal agencies to accomplish this task.
The Arson Task Force currently consists of two full time investigators dedicated to investigating fires, as well as sworn and non-sworn volunteer Fire Investigators.
Members of the Arson Task Force are available 24 hours a day to assist local fire departments in investigating fires that are believed to be suspicious. The fact that a member of the Arson Task Force is on a fire scene should not be an indicator that a crime has taken place, but rather that an investigation is being conducted to determine if a crime has occurred.
Supervisor – SSgt. Fred Milefski – (910) 677-5460
Admin Support – Angel Nanney – (910) 677-5455
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Hours of Operation: M – F 8:00am – 5:00pm
After hour emergencies should contact the Watch Commander at (910) 677-5432