Police log

May. 01, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Durham police investigate rape

DURHAM – A woman told Durham police investigators on Thursday that a man – apparently a stranger -- entered her home and sexually assaulted her.
The incident happened about 9 a.m. in the vicinity of Rochelle Street, which is north of Holloway Street and east of U.S. 70.
No arrest had been made late Thursday. Police have yet to release a description of the suspect.

Man arrested in theft of Durham police uniforms, puppy

DURHAM – An 18-year-old Broad Street man was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of police uniforms, a Taser and a puppy from a Durham police officer’s home earlier this week.
Christopher Reina is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny of a dog, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of stolen goods.
Although investigators recovered most of the officer’s equipment, a few uniform shirts and the puppy are still missing.
Investigators said Reina allegedly gave the puppy to an unknown family in the parking lot of Beauty World in the 1400 block of Avondale Drive.
“The puppy takes prescribed medication and has been without his medication for three days,” said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. The people who have the puppy won’t face charges for it, she said.

In other news:

- A 19-year-old man told police he was robbed April 30 in the 500 block of Pettigrew Street. He said he was walking near Chapel Hill Street when four teenage boys approached and asked for his phone. They then grabbed his backpack and threw him to the ground. They kicked him in the face, then fled without taking anything. He was treated by EMS for a facial cut.
- On April 30, someone broke into a home in the 2000 block of Carolina Avenue and stole $4,275 worth of belongings, including two Apple laptop computers, an iPad, jewelry, a mountain bike and $500 cash.
- On April 29, someone broke into a home in the 1700 block of East Main Street and stole $4,830 worth of belongings, including shoes, a Vizio television, three laptop computers and a clarinet.
- On April 29, someone broke into a home in the 300 block of Roseland Avenue and stole $6,820 worth of belongings, including electronics, stove, freezer, knife sets, plates, a wooden table, pots and pans, three bicycles, 30 suits, a bed frame, boxing equipment, phones, lawnmower, weed eater and a chainsaw.
- Torrey Alendus Green, 39, of Stokes Street in Durham was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance. He was released from the Durham County Jail after posting $50,000 bond.
- Adam Yunus Coovadia, 20, of State Street in Durham was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $40,000 bond.
- Yusuf Coovadia, 22, of State Street in Durham was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $40,000 bond.

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