Police log

Accidents balloon on slick, icy roads
Dec. 26, 2013 @ 05:47 PM

Police responded to dozens of traffic accidents on roads in Durham and Orange counties between midnight and 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

No serious injuries were reported, but many vehicles – some just one-car collisions due to icy roads – sustained damage.

Kammie Michael, spokeswoman for the Durham Police Department, said officers responded to about 50 accidents, several on Interstate 85 and the Durham Freeway.

Sgt. Jeff Gordon of the N.C. State Highway Patrol said troopers handled about six accidents in Durham County, but 16 in Orange County – six of those on Interstate 40 between mile markers 266 and 268.

“The majority were attributed to icy road conditions,” Gordon said. “Most were property damage only, but there were some minor personal injury collisions.”

Once temperatures rose, calls dropped off, he said.

In other news:

  • Someone broke into a 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck belonging to Scope Services Inc. in the 1700 block of Holloway Street on Dec. 18 and stole a $3,500 Trimble Nomad handheld computer.
  • On Dec. 19, someone broke into a vehicle in the 1700 block of Willowcrest Road and stole a prescription notepad, a wallet and a stethoscope worth about $230.
  • On Dec. 17, someone broke into a vehicle in the 800 block of Clayton Road and took four Macbook laptops, a wallet, debit card, Social Security card and a charger, all worth about $1,450.
  • Someone broke into a car in the 100 block of Crestmont Court on Dec. 19 and took a bag containing about $3,000 in tools.

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