Two men charged in Hillsborough break-ins
HILLSBOROUGH – Two men have been arrested in connection with the burglary of a Hillsborough restaurant on Tuesday.
One of them also faces charges in connection with a January break-in at a bar.
The Hillsborough Police Department this week charged Cedric Maurice Dorsey, 37, of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Durham and Brian Joshua Baker, 36, of Old N.C. 10 in Hillsborough with breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools and resisting an officer.
Baker was held in the Orange County Jail under $20,000 bond, while Dorsey was held under $10,000 bond.
About 4:16 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to an alarm at Pueblo Viejo Mexican Family Restaurant on James Freeland Memorial Parkway. They saw two men dressed in dark clothes running from the restaurant.
Hillsborough police immediately caught Dorsey. Orange County sheriff’s deputies eventually tracked down Baker.
Police say Baker also broke into the Hot Tin Roof bar on Margaret Lane. In that incident, he’s charged with breaking and entering, safecracking, possession of burglary tools, larceny, breaking and entering a coin machine and injury to real property.
Investigators are working with other area law enforcement agencies to determine whether the pair might be involved in other commercial break-ins.
Three arrested on sweepstakes charges in Durham
DURHAM – The Durham County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday arrested three people accused of running video-game sweepstakes in their businesses.
Those charged include:
• Walter Carmody, 65, of Main Street in Durham was arrested Thursday and charged with running electronic sweepstakes and operation of at least five video-gaming machines. He was released from the Durham County Jail after posting $5,000 bond.
• Hemangini Pradipkumar Darji, 46, of Bikram Drive in Holly Springs was arrested Thursday and charged with running electronic sweepstakes and operating a video-gaming machine. She was released from the Durham County Jail after posting $5,000 bond.
• Phillip Reopel, 33, of Bedford Knoll in Winston Salem was arrested Thursday and charged with running electronic sweepstakes and operation of at least five vide-gaming machines. He was released from the Durham County Jail after posting $5,000 bond.
Gunshots follow argument in Durham
DURHAM – An argument escalated to gunfire on Gilbert Street early Friday, according to Durham police.
It happened about 1:32 a.m. in the 900 block of Gilbert, when a 46-year-old man got into an argument with another man. The victim got into a car with two friends and started to leave.
“As they were leaving, several shots were fired at the vehicle,” said Kammie Michael, police spokeswoman.
The victim suffered three graze wounds and was treated at the scene by EMS.
Police charged Joshua Lee Wilcher, 41, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $125,000 bond.
In other news:
• Police have arrested four men in connection with a spate of break-ins of vehicles on West Cornwallis Road. Those charged are Teyon Mangum, 24, of Pilot Street; Rashaun Upchurch, 27, of Bolter Court; Antonio Hayes, 22, of Ross Road; and Montaez Stanback, 24, of Davie Drive.
• Victoria Nafissa Jones, 19, of Cecil Street in Durham was arrested Thursday and charged with resisting an officer, conspiracy to obtain property under false pretenses, breaking and entering, larceny, communicating threats, shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. She was held in the Durham County Jail under $75,000 bond.
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