We were notified and asked to distribute to the neighborhood a report of a little beagle that wandered into a yard in the Hope Valley – Reynolds Ave area. The homeowner is holding on to her until they can find her humans. No identification on her collar but she will be taking her to check for a microchip this afternoon if no one has picked her up before then. She appears to have just recently gone to the vet (shaved leg). I’m sure someone is missing her dearly. Please let us know if she’s yours or if she looks familiar and we can pass on the contact information.
A suspicious person wandered onto a homeowner’s property on Sunday morning at the end of Stanford Drive. The time stamp according to the ring device that captured the video was 8:41 AM. Although the person is suspicious it does not appear to be highly criminal. Since we take all such events seriously we are posting the video of the person caught on camera. Hopefully this was just someone who made a mistake.
If anyone knows who this person may be please let us know.
He’s not doing well roaming around but is coming to a place where he’s being fed. Please don’t feed him if you see him because a trap is being set where the food is being put out. If you see him call the number under the picture.
Hello neighbors. No doubt by now you may have noticed some signage that has gone up from NCDOT regarding the closure of the intersection at University Dr. and Hope Valley Rd. (NC-751) and more signs were being installed today (though they are covered at the moment). The closure will be due to the start of the construction of the roundabout that will be installed at the intersection instead of having traffic lights.
I am sure many of our neighbors are concerned as to how the traffic flow will impact our neighborhood for not only thru traffic but also local traffic. An inquiry was submitted to NCDOT and below is the response that was provided.
The length of the closure will be for approximately eight months, from 3/4/2019 to 11/1/2019. Here are the detours:
– University Drive (from east to west): Turn right onto Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, exit off to Academy Rd, turn left on Academy Rd, and turn right to continue on University Drive.
– Hope Valley Road (from north to south): Turn right onto University Dr. Turn left to Old Chapel Hill Road. Turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Pkwy., then turn right to continue on Hope Valley Road.
All local access will remain for all local roads in the neighborhood, such as Cornwallis Rd, Stuart Dr, and Bexley Ave. You will simply not be able to cross the intersection of Hope Valley and University at the Epworth United Methodist Church due to the construction.
Here is a link to the press release that was sent out on 2/18/2019 that you can share: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-02-18-durham-intersection-pipe-replacement.aspx
To be completely upfront there is no real way to know what to expect come Monday and how much traffic may try to come through our streets. Hopefully any spike in increased traffic will be temporary as drivers learn the correct detour routes.
3100 Block of Oxford Drive Last night at approximately 10:00 pm while the owners were at home, someone came through the carport, broke a window entered and grabbed a backpack. The person was described as dressed all in black . The homeowner immediately asked the person to get out. Police were called and responded quickly . Canines were brought in to try to get a lead on the perpetrator however they were not able to apprehend anyone.
If you have an outside camera with footage of this area the police would greatly appreciate it if you would share it with them. Also if you saw anyone suspicious last night please contact the police.
Be extra vigilant making sure blinds/curtains are closed so as not to give whoever is doing this an easy crime of opportunity. PLEASE be on the look out and if you notice anything that feels unusual call 911.
Durham Police Asking for Information About Dog Theft DURHAM, N.C. – Durham police are trying to locate two stolen service dogs who were taken from 1518 Morning Glory Ave. on December 18, 2018. One of the dogs has a microchip. Photos of the dogs are below. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator G.T. Novotny at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29121 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
Someone kindly alerted that I had neglected to tell you the street . The attempted break-in occurred on Oxford. The 3 100 block
There was an attempted break-in in the 3100 block last night at about 10:00pm. The folks were at home, both cars in the driveway, lights on in the house. Someone smashed the window in the kitchen door, reached in and turned the lock to break-in. The home owners were alerted when they heard the glass break so the intruder left. Nothing was taken and the police were contacted.
Please be extra vigilant as the likelihood of this happening again is high. If you saw anything suspicious please let us know.
At approximately 9:30 PM, two dark males in a cherokee type vehicle, older model followed
a female who had disembarked from the bus on University Dr.
She confirmed that
they had been sitting in the parking lot of the Shell station and then followed
her down Dixon Rd.. She proceeded down Princeton Avenue, when one of the males
wearing a maroon jacket with a hoodie and black pants, at least 5’9” adult was
dropped off by the driver at the corner of Dixon Rd. and Princeton Avenue, he
robbed her at gun point at the 2700 block area. The driver immediately returned
and picked him up.
They drove down Dixon Road and proceeded north across
University Drive/751. Call 9-1-1 or the non- emergency number 919-560-4600, if
you witnessed any suspicious activity at our corner Shell station (University
Dr. and Dixon Rd.) recently or if you may have seen or see these individuals.
Should you see or know these men, DO NOT follow or approach – they are armed
and should be considered dangerous. Call 9-1-1.
Should you frequent the Shell
station at any time, especially if your walking at night – be aware of your surroundings
and alert for suspicious individuals and behaviors. Don’t be paranoid, just be
aware. Be Aware and Be Safe Police have been informed and notified.