Police log

Jun. 16, 2013 @ 10:17 PM

Skeletal remains being investigated

DURHAM -- Durham police are investigating skeletal remains that were found Sunday morning.

The Durham Police Department reported that a call came in at 10:17 a.m. reporting skeletal remains in the area of Morreene Road near the Neal Road intersection.

The department said in a statement that the investigation is ongoing and that no further details were available.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers does give cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest in felony cases. Callers do not have to identify themselves.

In other crime:

·         Tavarez Lee Brown, 26, of Massey Avenue, and Maurice Vinshawn Cates Jr., 24, of Raynor Street, were both arrested on charges of conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substances. Cates has a felony charge for conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and is being held under a $5,000 secured bond. Cates is scheduled for court on June 24. Brown faces the conspiracy charge for 3.8 grams of crack cocaine and is also being charged with maintaining a vehicle to keep and sell controlled substances, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, oxycodone and possession of marijuana. Brown is under a $10,000 secured bond and has a June 24 court appearance.

·         Gaberial Dequon Harris, 20, of Cook Road, is being held in the Durham Detention Center after being arrested on charges of second-degree burglary and two felony counts of larceny. Harris also faces felony and misdemeanor charges for larceny after breaking and entering and failure to appear in court. For these charges, Harris is under a $16,000 secured bond and has a July 10 court date. Harris is also charged with the possession of stolen goods, stolen jewelry and personal checks specifically, valued at $999. For this charge, Harris is under a $1,000 secured bond and has a Aug. 5 court date.

·         Bryan John Arzu, 30, of Keystone Place was arrested on charges of assault on a female after allegedly striking the victim by pushing her away, causing her to fall into a wall and hit her face. Arzu has a July 10 court date.

·         Justin Mychal Ber McCormick, 24, of Tripoli Drive, will appear in court on June 24 for charges of injury to real property, second-degree kidnapping, misdemeanor child abuse, attempted breaking or entering a building and injury to personal property. McCormick is accused of causing a maximum of $200 worth of property damage and allegedly left a child in a car seat on the top of a staircase that was covered in lighter fluid, and attempted breaking and entering into a home on Wadesboro Street. McCormick is being held under a $35,000 secured bond and has a June 24 court date.

·         Cherry Graham, 45, of Hemmingwood Drive, is being held in the Durham County Detention Center after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault. Graham allegedly struck the victim, pushed him, punched him in the chest and slapped him in the face and head. Graham has an Aug. 6 court appearance.

·         Tony Riccardo Davis, 38, of Reservoir Street, is charged with battery of an unborn child, assault on a female, breaking and entering and injury to real property. Davis broke into the victim’s home on River Rock Drive, struck the pregnant victim in the stomach with a soda can then shoved her onto a couch. The door frame of the home was damaged. Davis has an Aug. 7 court date.

·         Shcola Brouchet, 39, of Danube Lane, faces two felony charges of intentional child abuse – serious physical injury. Brouchet is being held under a $150,000secured bond for the charges stemming from April 23 and has a June 24 court appearance.

-- Compiled by Jamica Ashley.