CRIME & SAFETY
Assistant principal, head football coach at Hillside High School charged with attempted rape
An assistant principal and head football coach at Durham's Hillside High School has been arrested on an attempted rape charge.
Man facing murder charge in shooting death of 78-year-old
Joseph Winstead, 78, of Durham was shot and killed Tuesday on North Driver Street.
Durham teen accused of shooting into homes and killing a dog
The 17-year-old has also been charged with assault, animal cruelty and other crimes after the March shooting spree.
Judge shuts down plea deal in 2021 drunk driver crash that killed Duke employee
The family of a Duke employee killed by a speeding drunk driver in 2021 will have to wait even longer for justice. The case involving the death of Duke employee Daniel Watt was supposed to wrap up Thursday in Durham County court. However, a judge declined to sign off on the plea deal offered by prosecutors.
Late night gunfire hits Chapel Hill apartment, police say
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — An apartment in Chapel Hill was damaged Tuesday night during a shooting, according to police. On Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Officers said they discovered that a...
Chatham County Sheriff Charges 1 Over Cash, Jewelry Theft in Chapel Hill
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office identified and charged a suspect in connection to the break-in of a Chapel Hill residence in May. A release from the sheriff’s office on Wednesday said a residence in the Chapel Hill-zoned part of the county was broken into on May 25. Two victims reported to investigators that more than $6,500 in cash and jewelry was stolen from the home.
One of Durham's most wanted arrested at RDU
MORRISVILLE, N.C. — Law enforcement officers arrested a man accused of engaging in a sexual offense with a teen girl who, according to documents, was mentally incapacitated and physically helpless. Salvador Marquez Vazquez was arrested on Tuesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Vazquez has been indicted for two counts of...
DPS: 1 dead in vehicle crash near Chapel HIll
SMITH COUNTY -- One person is dead after a vehicle crash Saturday in Smith County. Joshua Woodral, 28, of Howe, Oklahoma, was traveling south on County Road 229 near Chapel Hill and lost control on a curve, overturned and came to rest in a ditch, according to the Department of Public Safety preliminary investigation.
Woman charged in connection to Apex fatal shooting that involved an SBI agent, police say
APEX, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting in April in which an SBI officer was involved. Siomara Maribel Sibrian, 21, of Pittsboro, is charged with two counts of felony larceny and one count of possession of a stolen firearm as a result of this investigation, Apex police said Thursday.
Charges filed against disruptive ATV, dirt bike drivers in Chapel Hill: Police
Charges have been filed Monday after several dozen ATV and dirt bike drivers disrupted traffic in Chapel Hill during recent weekends.
Cedric Lamont Watson Jr. Arrested for Shooting at Block Party
Cedric Lamont Watson Jr. has been arrested in Mebane by Hillsborough police officers with the help of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm in town limits. Watson is being held on $600,000 bond.
VIDEO: Thieves smash into gas station, rip out ATM using SUV in Orange County, deputies say
Investigators said they believe this crime may be connected to a series of similar thefts across North Carolina.
28-year-old killed in deadly altercation along North Driver Street in Durham
Police said one man was shot inside a residence on North Driver Street after an altercation with a man in crisis.
$12,000 stolen from NC man after he posted ad on Craigslist for help moving
GARNER, N.C. — A Garner man was charged with stealing another man's credit cards and racking up nearly $12,000 worth of fraudulent charges. Russell Adkins, 37, was arrested June 1 by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office and charged with felony financial card theft, felony identity theft and misdemeanor larceny.
UNC women’s bathroom peeper identified; charges pending, police say
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — University of North Carolina police say they have identified the man they say peeped into a women’s restroom last week in a campus building. University officials said Tuesday that the school’s police department is handling the case and charges are pending against the man.
Durham man charged with murder for May shooting, police say
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A Durham man is charged with murder three weeks after a woman was shot to death, police say. Durham police on Wednesday said 29-year-old McLandra Dale Roper Jr. was being held in the Durham County Jail. Police charged him in connection with the shooting death...
Years-long problem of reckless ATV riders in Durham comes to a head as frustration mounts for drivers, police
Police said they are cracking down on the dirt bikes and ATVs taking over Durham city streets after the problem reached a boiling point on Sunday. More than 200 riders swarmed an area over the weekend and video surfaced of a group of dozens of riders performing dangerous stunts and running red lights on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. Tuesday, Durham police announced charges against two riders.
Black bear sightings reported in Chapel Hill, police urge caution
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — Chapel Hill police said they are warning people to be cautious after black bear sightings were reported in the area. Friday and Saturday night, the police department said officers have reported two bear sightings along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. They said one of...
Durham woman killed in head-on crash
OXFORD, N.C. — A Durham woman died Friday night in a head-on crash in Granville County. According to the state Highway Patrol, Brenda Gregory was driving on U.S. Highway 15 near Munns Road when a vehicle crossed the center line and hit her car. She died on impact. Troopers...
Youth charged in Durham bank robbery from last week, police say
Monday, police said a petition was filed charging a juvenile male with common law robbery in the bank robbery.
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