Sally Jenkins Street runs to the Pinetops Community Center. The houses to the left of G.W. Carver School Elementary School are in the county and they get their lights from Edgecombe Martin.
I was told that the Pinetops Community Center has been annexed into the city just heard this today. I used to be on the Community Center Board before I resigned years ago. The sources said they thought the others had been annexed but I told them I read in the paper that where the shooting occurred on Saturday morning the report said the residence was 100 yards from the Pinetops City Limits.
South Edgecombe Middle School is not in the Pinetops City Limits either. How well do I know because a former Principal called the police on me after a School PTA meeting and the Pinetops police came and he and I stood outside of the school until the Sheriff Deputy arrived.
Because Sally Jenkins Street is the cut-off for the city limits that means that the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office has the jurisdiction to handle law enforcement issues. Yes Pinetops Police goes to the scene and try to secure it because they can get there quicker. However Pinetops Police Department has even gone out of the city limits to wrecks and other because they could get there before the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office could depending where the Deputy is on this end of the county.
I have been actively engaged in Pinetops Politics over the years so I am knowledgeable of what goes on. When I lived on Bynum Farm Roa growing up until moving after the 199 Flood. I was a little over a mile from the Pinetops City Limits and now I am around 3 miles from the city limits but have a Tarboro address whereby I am around 7 miles out of Tarboro.
I am familiar with there are suppose to be some cameras in Pinetops in certain areas however I know they have them at the stoplights because when my dad had a wreck the young white girl was going to work at Piggly Wiggly and ran the light and hit my dad saying he ran the light. The Pinetops Police Officer looked at video before he came to the wreck.
Now let’s be real. Folk say that things go on in Pinetops that the Police Department need to be addressing even inside the city limits but it appears they wait on the Edgecombe County Sheriff Office to come in. Maybe it is time that there are some conversations about the need for small towns like Pinetops that are paying their officers more than what the Sheriff Deputies are getting paid from what I hear, that maybe something need to be done differently. Hell if you think about it you see Edgecombe County Sheriff Deputies in Pinetops often during the day and night.
But let’s not forget that the community plays a major role in solving crimes especially victims of crimes. If these folk do not cooperate then it makes it hard for Law Enforcement to solve crimes.
Maybe the citizens in Pinetops need to attend the Pinetops Town Hall meetings that are on the 1st Tuesday each month to discuss your concerns as it relates to cameras and other however again know that he citizens have a role to play to.
Folk you better wake up and be mindful as to what is going on in your town and in Edgecombe County because there are some hidden agendas when it comes to Race Relations and now is the time to talk about it while we are in this season.
I understand there has been some mess posted on Tarboro 27886 Facebook Page about the following, “Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Report Shooting In Pinetops NC Around 2:00 AM This Morning June 20, 2020.” I am in Facebook Jail til July 3 so I have to respond to mess on my Blog which goes to my Twitter and LinkedIn pages as well. You better follow me off of Facebook because you will be glad that you did.