Sheriff's Office investigates break-ins
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to house and vehicle calls last week.
On Monday, a man called the sheriff’s office from Jo Mac Road west of Carrboro to report that when he went outside of his house about 9:50 p.m., he saw a man sitting inside his vehicle.
“He saw the male in the driver’s seat leaning over the console as if searching under the passenger seat,” a police report said. “He said that when he started walking toward the car, the male exited the car, and he pushed the car door into the suspect.”
The suspect, described as a short bald black male in his 40s wearing a blue shirt and pajama pants, ran away toward Bethel Hickory Church Road.
On Monday about 3:30 p.m., a woman living on Hillside Drive off Mt. Carmel Church Road reported that when she arrived home, her front door was open and a black Panasonic flat screen TV valued at $1,000 was missing.
In northern Orange County, a man reported on Monday that when he returned to his home on Eno Woods Trail about 7 p.m., he found the rear double doors of his house had been kicked in. He told the deputy that two iPads, jewelry and cash, with a total value of $7,960 were missing from his home.
On Monday, a deputy was dispatched to Starterwood Lane off Orange Grove Road about 8 a.m. because a vehicle was on fire. When the deputy arrived, he saw a charred abandoned vehicle with a small fire underneath on the power line about 400 yards from he road.
While investigating, the deputy learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen.