Police log, March 29
Man badly hurt in Durham wreck
DURHAM – A 36-year-old man was injured early Friday after his speeding Acura drifted across the opposing travel lane and struck trees at East End and Rowena avenues, Durham police said.
The wreck tore the car apart and left it ablaze on the north side of the road. Police said the man managed to get free of the wreckage and ran into the woods, where emergency workers found him.
He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of an injured right knee, two broken arms and numerous facial cuts.
The driver, Shannon Williams of Durham, was charged with driving while impaired, no operator’s license and careless and reckless driving.
East End Avenue, from Highway 70 to Angier Avenue, was closed for about two hours so officers could investigate and clear debris.
Durham police seek information about robbery
DURHAM – Three men armed with handguns entered the Wendy’s on Shannon Road on March 21, just before 10 p.m., and stole money from the cash register.
On Friday, Durham police asked the public for any information available about the incident.
Investigators only have descriptions of two suspects. One wore all black, while the second wore a white mask and a dark hooded sweat shirt with white stripes down the lining.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J.A. Bell at 919-560-4583, ext. 29163, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
Sheriff’s deputies arrest three teens in break-in
DURHAM – Deputies with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested three teen boys after they allegedly broke into a south Durham home.
A neighbor called deputies after seeing the suspects cruise the neighborhood, park on the street and walk behind the home in the 600 block of Braden Drive about 9:45 a.m.
Investigators say the men broke into the home through the back door and left quickly, before deputies arrived.
“However, a deputy responding to the call spotted a car that matched the description given by the witness and stopped it,” said Deputy Paul Sherwin, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. “A short investigation determined the young men in the car were the same who had broken into the home on Braden Drive.”
Deputies charged Marquavious Caulder, 17, with cocaine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, breaking and entering, felony conspiracy and damage to property. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $52,500 bond.
Raymond Devalle III, 17, was charged with breaking and entering, felony conspiracy and damage to property. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $30,000 bond.
The third suspect, a 15-year-old, was released to his parents and juvenile charges are pending.
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