All posts by Jeff Kanters

Stanford Street expanding-Construction Notice

Hi neighbors,

Work has apparently begun to extend Stanford Drive through the woods to connect up with Winton Road, which will be followed by construction of approximately six new homes on lots on the east side of the extended street.

Those living on the 3200 Block of Stanford and cul de sac and/or who access their homes via Dixon/Princeton should anticipate significant construction truck traffic in the coming weeks.

1st Degree Home Invasion Alert

Hello Neighbors!

 On the evening of November 6, 2017 at approximately 7:53 PM our district-3 officers responded to the area of Surrey Lane in reference to a 1st Degree burglary/Home invasion. Upon arriving the officers spoke with the victim who stated two men carrying handguns and wearing masks , dark clothes and gloves came into the garage of a home owner who had just returned home and parked the car in the garage.

They forced her back into the house. While inside the residence, the suspects stole various items (cash, jewelry, wallet, phone),  including their vehicle and all their keys. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Feskanich at 919-560-4440, ext 29480.

Some neighbors reported seeing two suspicious men in a parked car on the street earlier that evening, but had not reported it.

Tip: Be vigilant. Pay attention to your surroundings. If you see anyone or anything suspicious, call 911 immediately so the police can check it out. Notify your neighborhood watch area captain.

Watch out for each other and be safe.

Tips for Reducing Theft of Belongings in Vehicles

Hello Neighbors,

Finally, cooler weather.

There have been some sporadic reports of theft from vehicles of personal items the past weeks.

A few tips:

  1. These thefts, while still important to the homeowner, are considered non-life threatening emergencies , so please call the ‘Non-emergency’ number  919-560-4600. Then notify your area captain. Every call to the police is tracked and generates metrics for possible trends that may connect to other burglaries we may not be aware of.
  2. Make sure to take your personal items out of a vehicle or the bed of your truck when it is parked and you have left the vehicle  unattended (in the house).
  3. If you keep any items in your vehicle out of necessity, make sure they are locked up and/or out of site when you have left your vehicle unattended (in the house).
  4. Much theft if done targeting unlocked vehicles, so lock your vehicle when it is left on the street or driveway unattended (in the house).

 

Be safe and enjoy the fantastic weather and changing colors.

The below is a quick review of how to report suspicious activity that can be found on this website

How to Report Suspicious Activity

 

Neighborhood Clean-Up Oct 07 Part of Durham’s Big Sweep

Hello Neighbors!


Where did our year go?  It is time for our 2nd annual Fall Neighborhood clean up day in conjunction with Durham Big Sweep on Saturday, the 07 October. This is part of Keep Durham Beautiful as well as our neighborhood.

While the designated date for the Durham Big Sweep is October 7th, some groups that aren’t able to clean up that day have already begun their clean up efforts! And you can too!

You are all on your own. Pick a block or a street and pick up any trash. You choose your own time during the day.

In all, nearly 400 individuals representing 22 groups plan to participate in Big Sweep 2017!

In the last five years, 2,200 volunteers have helped to clean up an estimated 57,840 lbs. of trash during Durham’s annual Big Sweep.

Big Sweep – October 7th
Did you know that a great deal of trash in the ocean starts at the local level in streets and rivers? Durham Big Sweep not only improves local appearance but also helps prevent this trash from flowing out to the watersheds and ocean where it can harm water quality and wildlife.

How does it work? With the sponsorship of Keep Durham Beautiful, Durham County Soil and Water Conservation District and City of Durham Stormwater Services, teams of volunteers choose a location such as a park, stream or neighborhood, and get to work picking up trash! City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services and Durham County General Services will also provide support for the event. Make this a day to show those around you how to be a steward of the Earth!

Let’s all do this! Have a great cleanup day!

District 3 Criminal Investigations weekly newsletter

Greetings;

Leland Lamont Shaw 3/15/88

District 3 Investigators obtained warrants for Leland Shaw charging him with Aggravated Assault Inflicting Serious Injury and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon for an Attempted Carjacking Robbery and Aggravated Assault that took place at the intersection of Jackson/Gerrard Street. The victim in this case was seriously injured as she was struck in the face several times with a firearm.  Shaw is still at large and should be considered armed and very, very dangerous. We hope to get him in our custody real soon.

But if you see him before we do, please do not attempt to apprehend him but call 911 immediately and tell us where you saw him

Timothy James Crowe 7/21/90

Update: District 3 Investigators have arrested Timothy James Crowe, charging him with Felony Breaking and Entering, Larceny After the Break and Enter, Injury to Personal Property. Crowe has a history of burglaries and other charges. These charges are stemming from a burglary that took place in the 3000 block of Plymouth. We are still looking at Crowe for several other burglaries in the Hope Valley community. This investigation is ongoing. Crowe is now residing at the Durham County Jail, under a $6000.00 bond.

Finally, let me take a moment and say thank you for all of your tips, phone calls. Our district wide overall crime numbers for the last 2 weeks are trending downward! Which is a direct result of your commitment to assist us in abating crime in our area. Please continue to take care of your neighbors by keeping an eye out for any suspicious people or behaviors in your community. Lock your doors and secure your valuables. Don’t be an easy target!!!

Call or email me if you need me.

Until next time, take care and be safe!

Keith,

Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
District 3
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)

District 3, Criminal Investigations weekly newsletter

Greetings

Timothy James Crowe 7/21/90

District 3 Investigators have obtained warrants on Timothy James Crowe, charging him with Felony Breaking and Entering, Larceny After the Break and Enter, Injury to Personal Property. Crowe has a history of burglaries and other charges. These charges are stemming from a burglary that took place in the 3000 block of Plymouth. After further investigation, we are looking at Crowe for several other burglaries in the Hope Valley community. This investigation is ongoing. Crowe is still at large but we are hot on his trail!! If you happen to see Crowe before we do, DO NOT try to apprehend him, call 911 immediately and tell us where you saw him and we will take it from there. Crowe should be considered very dangerous.

Alert: This week we have investigated cases where people had left their firearms in their unlocked vehicle and the firearm was stolen. The repercussion  of a stolen firearm on the street and in the wrong hands is so great that it cannot be articulated.

TIP: Please remove firearms from your vehicle or secure them in the trunk when you are going to be away from your car for a long period of time.

TIP: Take a picture of all your valuables, to include the serial numbers and send them to the cloud. If you do this, you will have no problem identifying your property in case it is ever stolen.

Until next time stay safe and don’t be an easy target. Secure your stuff!

Keith,

Sergeant K.L. Johnson; Durham Police Department

Criminal Investigations Division; District 3
8 Consultant Place; Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)

District 3, Criminal Investigations weekly newsletter-01 Sep.

Greetings all District 3 neighbors,

We are still experiencing a spike in B&E to motor vehicles throughout the district. However, the majority of these vehicles are unlocked with property in plain view.

The burglary trend remains the same. The thieves are going through open garages and unlocked garage doors.

Tip: Please lock your vehicles and before you turn in for the night or if you are leaving your home secure your home by locking the doors and closing your garage door. And keep a light on downstairs, criminals hate light. Finally, use your alarm when you leave home and put it on stay when you go to bed.

Until next time stay safe. Call me or email me if you have questions.

Keith,

Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
District 3
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)

PAC-3 ALERT: Weekly Criminal Investigations

Good Afternoon-

ALERT: Recently several area residents have notified us of some suspicious activity in the Hope Valley and Woodcroft areas. A dark blue or black 2004 Buick Rainer (NC plate PFD4220) occupied by as many as four males, has been seen at least twice with the occupants casing houses. The occupants  knock on doors and when confronted invent a story and then leave the area. Please stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity to 911.

As previously mentioned, we are experiencing an increased trend of vehicle break-ins district wide.  There are 2 methods of entry, either through an unlocked door or by breaking the window. 

Tip: We urge all residents not to leave valuables in vehicles.

Have a good week and as always be safe.

Lt. Mark Morais
Assistant Commander- District 3
mark.morais@durhamnc.gov
919-943-0679

District 3 Crime Alert all neighborhoods

We have experienced a recent trend in burglaries being committed with the residents at home typically in the bedroom sleeping.

The district had three more events of this nature this weekend in the Fortunes Ridge Community.

During these burglaries the suspect(s) enter the residence through an unlocked sliding glass door or unlocked screen door. Once inside the residence the suspect(s) apparently roam through the premises in attempts to locate valuables (i.e. money, jewelry, small electronics and credit/ATM cards) in each case the suspect(s) have taken the victims cellphone and car keys.

These burglaries occur in the wee hours if the morning (1 am to 3 am) the suspect(s) usually approach homes that are usually dark inside and outside.

We believe that the suspect is perhaps a black male in his late twenties or early thirties. He may to be about 5′ 07 “to 6’00” feet tall, medium build with a short close cut haircut. We also believe that this guy is driving a Gold/Tan late model Nissan maybe a Maxima.

TIP: Please lock your sliding glass doors, screen doors, garages and garage doors. This is the suspect(s) method of entry. Put your alarm on stay and keep a light on downstairs.  

Help us catch this guy, we would sure like to talk to him. If you see this vehicle or someone matching this description or any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood call 911.

Please pass this bulletin on to those who do not have the listserv or email capability.

Keith

Sergeant K.L. Johnson
Durham Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division
District 3
8 Consultant Place
Durham, North Carolina 27707
919-560-4583 ext 29359 (Office)
919-907-9810 (City Cell)