Police log

Nov. 12, 2013 @ 07:13 PM

Former police officer moved to jail

DURHAM – Timothy W. Burns, the former Durham police officer charged with murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Maxine, has been released from the hospital and taken to Durham County Jail.

Burns, 51, is accused of killing his 50-year-old wife on Friday in their home on Cedarwood Drive. He had been in the hospital since that night.

Investigators think Burns was injured trying to kill himself, said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.

Records show that he was hired by the police department in 1984 and retired on May 1, 2000.

Gas line damaged near school

DURHAM – Construction workers struck a 2-inch natural gas line near Durham School of the Arts on Tuesday morning.

The damaged gas line was at 1002 Monmouth Avenue, said Angela Townsend, spokeswoman for PSNC Energy.

“We got the call at 11:30 and had the damaged line shut off at 12:06 p.m.,” she said.

PSNC workers fixed the line by 3 p.m., she said.

In other news:

  • On Friday, someone reported that thieves damaged two air conditioners at the Dollar Tree in the 4200 block of University Drive and stole $1,000 worth of copper.
  • On Friday, a resident reported that someone broke into their home in the 100 block of Citation Drive and stole 40 pieces of flatware, two lapel pins, 30 pieces of costume jewelry, a $2,000 bracelet and a ring worth $10,000.
  • On Nov. 4, a resident in the 3300 block of Gibson Road reported that someone broke into their home and stole a Titan handgun, a diamond ring worth $3,000, a hand steamer and various gold and silver jewelry.
  • On Saturday, a resident in the 700 block of Greyson Drive reported that someone broke into their home and stole a Duraflame heater worth $450.
  • On Friday, someone broke into a motor vehicle parked outside a home in the 900 block of Wadesboro Street. They stole a PlayStation 3, some PS3 games and a Betty Boop purse with $400 cash, a Smith & Wesson handgun and four Supplemental Security Income checks.
  • On Nov. 5, two people in reported that they were getting out of a vehicle in the 2800 block of Ross Road when four men, at least one with a gun, robbed them of several items, including cash, a Samsung cell phone, keys and credit and debit cards.
  • On Nov. 4, someone broke into a vacant house belonging in the 200 block of Lick Creek Lane and stole a Whirlpool refrigerator worth $2,000.
  • On Nov. 7, a 27-year-old woman told police she was walking on Lambeth Circle about 6:50 p.m. when three men approached from behind and took her backpack and purse. All three wore masks and dark clothing.
  • On Friday, a resident in the 100 block of Wooten Court reported that someone broke into the home and stole nearly $15,000 worth of belongings, including a Toshiba laptop, two Apple laptops, diamond earrings, a watch and a .38 revolver.
  • On Monday, a traffic stop in Chapel Hill led to the arrest of Richard Lamar Ruffin, 32 , of Burlington. He was wanted on warrants from Alamance County for possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ruffin was released after posting $2,000 bond.
  • Jeremy Allan Brewer, 22, of Meriwether Drive in Durham was arrested Monday and charged with habitual breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony conspiracy, injury to real property and identity theft. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $120,000 bond.
  • Edward Augustus Evans Jr., 26, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Chapel Hill was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, trespassing or sleeping in a park and resisting an officer. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $3,500 bond.
  • Brandie Elizabeth Foor, 29, of Morning Glory Avenue in Durham was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held in the Durham County Jail under $5,000 bond.
  • Shaquita Redmond, 19, of Grifton was arrested Monday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. She was held in the Durham County Jail under $600,000 bond.
  • Donnell Rhome, 19, of Roxboro Street in Durham was arrested Monday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $600,000 bond.
  • James Louis Smith Jr., 23, of Roxboro Street in Durham was arrested Monday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $600,000 bond.

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