Police log

Embezzlement strikes local Walmart
Oct. 31, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Walmart store at New Hope Commons in Durham was targeted by an embezzler at least three times in October, according to police reports.

On Oct. 3, store management reported the theft of $1,. Four days later, someone stole $5,800 in cash and 10 gift cards. The third incident, on Oct. 12, involved the theft of $500.

Paulette Johnson, 25, of Raleigh was charged with larceny by employee in connection with the Oct. 3 theft. Jatori Williams, 18, of Durham was charged with embezzlement in the Oct. 7 incident. Jared Hopkin, 19, of Durham was charged with larceny by employee in the third theft.

In other crime:

  • On Monday, Latye Hawley, 19, of Manteo Street in Durham was arrested and charged with assault by gun and assault on a female. He was held without bond in the Durham County Jail.
  • On Tuesday, someone broke into a home in the 3000 block of Pickett Road in Durham and stole a Cyma watch worth an estimated $4,500.
  • On Wednesday, someone stole a $200 Playstation 3 gaming console and a wallet worth $95 from a home in the 100 block of Isley Street in Chapel Hill. The burglar apparently broke a rear window, but entered through the unlocked front door, according to a police report.
  • Nataluea Alexander, 21, of Lednum Street in Durham was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a child under 12, communicating threats and assault and battery. She was held in the Durham County Jail under $1,500 bond.
  • Johnny Lewis Dunn, 30, of Washington Street in Durham was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony marijuana possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, selling, delivering or possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park and selling, delivering or possessing a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $45,000 bond.
  • Ronald Lee Williams, 50, of Mary Martin Road in Durham was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault on a female, communicating threats and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was held without bound in the Durham County Jail.

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