Category Archives: Crime Watch Updates

Suspicious Man seen on Monday

On Monday a neighbor was walking  her dog about 9:45 and reported that she saw an African American gentleman on a skateboard wearing a toboggan hat with a tassel on the top, some camouflage shorts, in his late teens, early twenties .  (I am assuming that it was the same gentleman that was mentioned in the earlier post. ) He had come up from Bexley (cul-de-sac) and skated down the 3000 block of Oxford. She kept walking  and saw the youth go up the driveway of the Oxford House. When she walked by she noticed he was stopped in front of a chest type toolbox by the garage.  They waved at one another and she thought maybe he lived there. However as she got almost to Yorkdale he walked by her skateboard in hand, barely holding up his pants. She asked if he lived there and he said, “my home girl lives there”.  She immediately called 911 and reported him as he fled through the Epworth parking lot. His presence was noticed and police were alerted.

Later she approached a gentleman who lived at the Oxford House and  asked if a gentleman meeting that description lived there or if a woman was living there. He informed her that there were no such occupants living there.  She then told him what she saw .

Please be extra vigilant  for any suspicious activity…

 

Suspicious Person in Stanford Driveway

On Monday morning, 10/09, at around 9 a.m., a neighbor in the 3000 block of Stanford reports that she exited her home through the front door to find an unfamiliar African-American  young man (late teens or early 20s) with a skateboard standing on her driveway not far from her car. They did not exchange words, but she says that the young man nodded to her and took off on his skateboard up the driveway and into the street. The neighbor believes this individual did not enter her driveway via the street, because where she was sitting inside she had a clear view of the street, and she did not notice him until she exited the house.

The neighbor reports that, although she called the police later in the day, they would not take a report because she didn’t call right when it happened.

Keep your eyes open, and if you see anything suspicious, please do not hesitate to call 911.

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

Suspicious Activity-Black SUV-License plate PFD-4220

Earlier today on Oxford Dr. a black SUV with the license plate PFD-4220 was witnessed pulling into a home when there were no cars in the driveway.  A young man of African-American dissent went to the door, rang the doorbell and when no answer was made at the door he proceeded to walk behind the house.

A neighbor who had been watching approached the man who then indicated he was looking for a friend.  To be safe the neighbor reported the incident to the police who indicated they have been looking to question this individual as there have been similar reports of this person making similar attempts at other homes.

If this vehicle is spotted in the neighborhood please contact 911.

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)

District 3 Criminal Investigations weekly newsletter

Greetings,

Nile Freddrick Royster 3/25/92;  Edward Anthony Amill 6/30/98
                                                   

Royster and Amill were charged with the burglaries to Ninja Challenge, Durham Cleaners, Deluxe Cleaners, Hope Valley Country Club and Maids in Waiting. Amill has bonded out but is pretrial release; and Royster is still at large. Royster should be considered very dangerous. He frequents the Harris Teeter area at Martin Luther King. the If you see him do not attempt to apprehend him call 911 immediately and tell us where you saw him and describe what he was wearing. This investigation is ongoing.

Please continue to call us and report any suspicious activity and persons. Your tips help us solve crimes.

Until next time, stay 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)

PAC-3 Crime Alert


Greetings;

On Sunday morning (July 9, 2017)  at approximately 12:30 a.m. there was an attempted break-in in the 700 block of Carroll Street. The suspect rang the doorbell several times then goes to the rear of the house and kicks the back door in an attempt to gain entry. Fortunately, in this case the resident of the home was awakened by the door bell and the noise coming from the kitchen. When the resident yelled out Who’s there? the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Tips: Please be alert to possible break-in suspects. Call 911 immediately upon noticing any suspicious persons and activities.

Please be sure to keep a light on in your homes and on your front and back door. And when you turn in for the evening put your alarms on stay. Crooks hate light and noise.

And finally, please lock your sliding glass doors and close your garage door before going to bed.

Until next time, stay 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)