Police Beat

Aug. 25, 2013 @ 05:39 PM

Woman charged with stealing phones from Duke research facility

DURHAM - Shaquella Dikeya McDonald, 25, of Lakeland Street in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor larceny, larceny of secret process, obtaining property under false pretense, conspiring to obtain property under false pretense, felony breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen property, and larceny after breaking and entering.

According to the arrest report, McDonald broke into a Duke University research building along Research Drive July 18 and stole an iPhone 4S worth $300, a Nokia Lumia cellphone worth $200 and an iPod Nano worth $140. She attempted to sell the tech at an ecoATM, an automated eCycling station.

She was released from Durham County Jail Friday on a $20,000 bond.

In other crime:

  • Dexter Walter Capers, 51, of Morehead Avenue in Durham, was arrested Saturday and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute marijuana. He was released the same day from Durham County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
  • An unidentified 40-year-old man was arrested Sunday and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of cocaine. He was still in Durham County Jail Sunday under a $15,000 bond.
  • DeMario D. Royster, 19, of Raynor Street in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, and inflicting serious injury. He was still in Durham County Jail Sunday under a $30,000 bond.
  • Keith Anthony Jones, 39, of Fargo Street in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with maintaining a house used for keeping and selling marijuana, manufacturing, selling or distributing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park (American Tobacco Trail), and possession of marijuana up to a half ounce, felony possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from Durham County Jail Saturday on a $5,000 bond.