DPD District 3 Criminal Investigations Weekly Newsletter


This is the District 3 Criminal Investigations weekly newsletter.

Ladarriea King 9/11/92                             Jermaine Toomer 1/7/95

Ladarriea King_09121992                                        Jermaine Toomer_01071995

District 3 Investigators obtained warrants on Ladarriea King and Jermaine Toomer charging them with one count each of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Second Degree Kidnapping, Assault by Pointing a Gun and possession of stolen property. These two robbed one of Hispanic citizens while he was walking from his car on Mayfair Street. They pointed a gun to his head and demanded money. After the robbery they ran toward an apartment on Mayfair Street and Durham Police were already in the area and responded immediately. Information lead the police to an apartment where they located both suspects and the victims possessions where in their position along with a stolen firearm. Further investigation revealed that Toomer was on the Federal Fugitive Task Force list of absconders from justice. Toomer had somehow circumvented his ankle monitoring system causing it to stop working and the probation and parole authorities were unable to track him. Both suspects have extensive criminal histories and both were on probation. Well we definitely know where they are now, because both now reside with the Sheriff at the Durham County Jail. King has a $150,000.00 bond and Toomer has a $415,000.00 bond.

Calvin Chavis (1/30/1992)                        Charles Vadjl

Calvin Chavis_01301992                                Charles Vadjl

On 3.9.16, Durham Police Officers responded to the 900 block of Parkridge Road in reference to a burglary in progress.  They made contact with the victim who told them that two black males (later identified as Chavis and Vadjl) had knocked on his door and went back to their car a black Dodge Charger. The victim said that he walked up and asked them if they had knocked his door and they told him that they were looking for someone else. The victim said that he went back in his apartment but felt that this incident was suspicious so he walked around to the back of his apartment and saw the same suspects trying to break into his enclosed screen porch. The suspects saw the victim and ran back to their car. The victim gave chase and the suspects tried to hit him with their car. The victim was able to give the police a description of the suspects. The suspects were stopped by police a short time later on South Roxboro Street. The suspects were arrested and charged with Felony B&E to a residence, Possession burglary tools, Injury to personal property, Possession of Marijuana, Felony Conspiracy, Assault with a deadly weapon, B&E to Motor Vehicle. Chavis was also charged with a probation violation and is now in the Durham County Jail under a $60,000.00 bond. Vadjl is also in the Durham County Jail under a $50,000.00 bond. The investigation is ongoing.

Continue to report suspicious persons and activities but PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND SUSPECTS!!! ALL SUSPECTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS! Just call the police and give the communicator a description of what and you have seen and don’t worry we will take it from there I promise.

We have experienced an upswing in B&E’s to Motor Vehicles throughout the district. The majority of the vehicles have been unlocked and valuables were in plain sight. Please secure your valuables and make sure your cars are locked before you leave it.

Don’t be an easy target…

Until next time, be safe and be aware.


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)