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Posted on: December 1, 2019

December 2019 Spotlight: Jenna Bailey

Portrait of board member Jenna Bailey

The City Clerk's Office Presents the Monthly Board Member Spotlight:

Jenna Bailey, Durham City-County Appearance Commission 

Why would you encourage someone in the community to apply to be on a board, committee, or commission? 

There's neve...

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Board Member Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2019

New Bull City Wrap Begins December 9

Rendering of Reuse Arts District

  • Our Community Development Department is taking a creative approach to some of the ways it’s supporting more affordable housing in Durham. We’ll show you one of the ways it’s doing that with The Scrap Exchange.
  • The Dur...
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Bull City Wrap (video series)
Posted on: December 2, 2019

New Bull City Wrap Begins December 2

Bus stop renovation

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Bull City Wrap (video series)

News Flash

Posted on: December 10, 2019

Durham Seeks Neighborhoods Projects for Matching Grant Program

Neighborhood volunteers work in a community garden

Applications Due January 31

Durham residents seeking to make their neighborhoods better place to live, work, play, and shop may now apply to receive up to $2,500 for their project through the City of Durham Neighborhood Matching Grants Program.

The City&...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Free Curbside and Drop-off Collection Sites of Live Christmas Trees

Christmas tree with wooden tree shaped ornaments

The City of Durham offers several free ways to dispose of your live Christmas tree during January through February 1, including curbside pick-up and various drop off locations. Find the details for the option that is most convenient for you.

Curbside and d...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Christmas & New Years

Most City of Durham Offices Closed

Free E-Waste & Textile Recycling, Paper Shredding & Live Tree Disposal Event January 18; Additional Free Live Tree Disposal Opportunities Begin January 3

Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

New Bull City Wrap Begins December 9

Rendering of Reuse Arts District

  • Our Community Development Department is taking a creative approach to some of the ways it’s supporting more affordable housing in Durham. We’ll show you one of the ways it’s doing that with The Scrap Exchange.
  • The Durham Housing Authority’s plans ...
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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Practice Holiday Safety All the Way

Durham Police Department Logo over snowy background

Durham Police Department Holiday Safety Campaigns and Charitable Outreach

DURHAM, N.C. – The Durham Police Department (DPD) wants residents to practice safety all the way - at home, at work, on the road, while shopping and in every setting during...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Durham Fire Department Hosts Holiday Bicycle Recycle

Holiday Bicycle Recycle Collection Point sign at Fire Station #7

All Fire Stations Accepting Used Bikes Through December 14

DURHAM, N.C. – The holidays are right around the corner and that means new bikes for many children and adults. But, as exciting as new bikes are, they do pose a dilemma. What to do with o...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Durham Begins Work to Improve New Hope Creek and Little Creek Watersheds

City of Durham field workers review watershed data

Field Crews in Southwestern Durham Starting December 16

DURHAM, N.C. – Beginning later this month, residents in the southwestern portion of Durham may soon see field crews in their neighborhoods as the New Hope Creek and Little Creek Watershed Im...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Engage Durham Launches Online Survey for New Comprehensive & Transit Plans

Large group of community members sit in small groups during ENGAGEDurham workshop

DURHAM, N.C. – If you’re interested in helping shape the community’s vision for future growth, but couldn’t attend Engage Durham’s Listening-and-Learning Workshops held earlier this month, an online survey...

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City of Durham News
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Watch City Life: Exploring Durham’s Sustainability Roadmap

General Services Department Interim Director Jina Propst and Energy and Sustainability Analyst Paul

Learn how Durham's Sustainability Roadmap defines standards for areas such as where and how residents play in parks, making housing more affordable, and how to get more voices at the table to discuss City services, and what work remains to be done.

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News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2019

Watch City Life: Exploring Durham’s Sustainability Roadmap

General Services Department Interim Director Jina Propst and Energy and Sustainability Analyst Paul

Now on  Durham Television Network and YouTube; Audio Podcast on iTunes & Stitcher

Durham’s Sustainability Roadmap provides a snapshot of the high standards our city holds for itself when it comes to such topics as where and how you play in our...

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CityLife (video series)

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Housing Appeals Board Meeting

Housing Appeals Board meeting set for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:30 p.m. at 807 E. Main St., Building 2, Suite 300 (third floor)

Hyperlink to Meeting Agenda Neighborhood Improvement Services

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Crash with Life Threatening Injuries

Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened today on the 1700 block of Cheek Road.

The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. when a 2005 Ford Explorer driven by Ernest Briggs, 86, of Durham, failed to negotiate a curve in the road a...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Drive By Shooting

UPDATE: 

Justin T. Johnson, 17 years of age, Charged with Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Discharging a firearm in the City Limits, Injury to Personal Property(2 counts), Felony Conspiracy, Going Armed to Terror of People and Discharging firearm int...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Practice Safety All The Way

Practice Safety All The Way

Durham Police Department Holiday Safety Campaigns and Charitable Outreach 

DURHAM, N.C. – The Durham Police Department (DPD) wants residents to practice safety all the way - at home, at work, on the road, while...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

Durham Police Investigating Fatal Shooting  

Durham police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead this morning on Mayfair Street.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the parking lot of an office complex in the 37...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Shootings

Durham Police Investigating Shootings 

UPDATE: The man who was found in the vehicle on University Drive has died from his injuries.

Investigators have determined that both shooting victims were in the same vehicle when they were shot and the shooti...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

Durham Police Investigate Homicide  

Durham police are investigating a homicide that happened this afternoon on Wabash Street in McDougald Terrace.

The shooting was reported shortly before 1:15 p.m. in front of Building 37. When officers a...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information on Subway Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information on Subway Robbery

Durham police investigators are asking for information about the November 18 armed robbery of the Subway at 3600 Hillsborough Road.

A man armed with a gun and wearing a mask entered the business around...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Man Arrested on Robbery and Larceny Charges

Durham Man Arrested on Robbery and Larceny Charges  

Durham police arrested a man today and charged him with several counts of robbery and larceny in connection with thefts of money from four commercial businesses on November 16.

Investiga...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened early this morning at Duke Manor Apartments at 311 South LaSalle Street.

The shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. during an argument when a tow truck driver att...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery  

Durham police investigators are asking for information about an armed robbery that happened late Tuesday at Family Fare at 4161 Old Chapel Hill Road. No one was injured.

A man armed with a ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery 

  • Durham police investigators are asking for information about a robbery that happened early this morning at Circle K at 2322 N.C. 54 Highway East.
  • A man entered the business around 2:45 a.m. and deman...
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Police Department
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Durham Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash  

Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that happened Saturday night on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard near Academy Road.

The crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. wh...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery Suspect

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery Suspect  

Durham police investigators are asking for information about a man suspected of committing several recent commercial armed robberies.

The suspect is described as a black man with a ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash 

UPDATE: The pedestrian has been identified as Gaynor Songer, 73, of Durham.

Investigators are still trying to identify the hit-and-run driver and vehicle

  • Durham police are investigating a fatal crash...
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Police Department
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Durham Teen Charged in Connection with Robbery and Shooting

Durham Teen Charged in Connection with Robbery and Shooting 

A Durham has been arrested and charged with shooting a man and robbing him Tuesday afternoon near Angier Avenue and Laurel Avenue. The teen – 17-year-old Joseph Demario Cates &...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Missing Person – Tonita Michelle Brooks

Missing Person – Tonita Michelle Brooks 

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Tonita Michelle Brooks who was reported missing by her family. Family members told officers they have been unable to contact her for several weeks....

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Police Department
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Durham Police Department Receives $1 Million SAKI Grant

Durham Police Department Receives $1 Million SAKI Grant

 

A The Durham Police Department has been awarded a three-year $1 million 2019 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) project grant to provide additional resources for investigating col...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash Has Died

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash Has Died 

A pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run crash late Friday has died as a result of his injuries. The pedestrian – 33-year-old Brandon Zeigler – died this morning.

The crash happened...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Crash

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Crash  

Durham police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that happened late Friday night at the intersection of Riddle Road and Briggs Avenue.

According to a preli...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Statement from Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis on Recent Shootings

DPD Chief C.J. Davis discusses recent shootings in Durham.

Additional Info... Police Department
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday evening near the intersection of We

Durham Police Investigate Shooting  

Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday evening near the intersection of West Club Boulevard and Watts Street.

Officers responded to a shooting call shortly before 5:30 p.m. Whe...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Durham police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened this afternoon on North Driver Street

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

 

Durham police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened this afternoon on North Driver Street.

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 100 block of North Driver Street shortly before 2 p.m. today. Whe...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Traffic Fatality

Durham Police Investigate Single-Vehicle Traffic Fatality 

 

UPDATE: The driver has been identified as John Robert Mitchell, 51, of Durham

Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic fatality that happened this morning on Cole ...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

UPDATE: Investigators have located the Dodge Ram. They are still trying to locate the Ford F150.

We would appreciate it if the Ford F150 could be shown again on the news. Thank you.

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Zaeveon Hershel Tucke...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Durham Man Arrested on Murder Charge

A Durham man was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in connection with a June 2019 fatal shooting on East Geer Street.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force (Wilmington) arrested Elvin Fernando Lara,...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative – October 26

Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative – October 26  

The Durham Police Department will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at four locations...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Four Men Arrested on Murder Charges in 2018 Homicide

Four Men Arrested on Murder Charges in 2018 Homicide 

 

Four men have been indicted and arrested for murder in connection with the November 2018 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Zykari Rhone on Dowd Street.

Officers responded to a “s...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Farrington Road

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Farrington Road 

 

Durham police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that happened early this morning on Farrington Road near Dunbrook Drive.

The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. in the 630...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Durham Man Charged in Murder of Z’Yon Person

Durham Man Charged in Murder of Z’Yon Person 

 

UPDATE: Yesterday, two additional suspects were indicted by a Durham County grand jury in the death of 9-year-old Z’Yon Person. The grand jury issued indictments against 2...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Old Oxford Road

Durham police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that happened late Friday on Old Oxford Road near Craven Street.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Old Oxford Road. According to investigators, a 2007 Nissan Altima...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Durham Police Trying to Identify Robbery Suspects

Durham police investigators are trying to identify two women suspected of being involved in an armed robbery on October 7.

A male victim arranged to meet the women to sell an iPhone in a parking lot at Walgreens at 6405 Fayetteville Road around 7 p.m. on O...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Durham Police Trying to Identify Fraud Suspects

Durham police investigators are trying to identify three men suspected of using fraudulent credit cards to purchase merchandise worth thousands of dollars.

The suspects made fraudulent purchases at a Target store and a Walgreens store in Durham in recent w...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Durham Police Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

 

UPDATE: Durham police investigators have charged Martir Maldonado, 31, of Durham in connection with this case. Maldonado is not in custody at this time.

Maldonado is wanted on one count of felony...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Police Department to Kick Off National Crime Prevention Month

Police Department to Kick Off National Crime Prevention Month with Citizen Police Academy Graduation Tonight

 

A Variety of Events in October will mark the Observance

DURHAM, N.C. – The Durham Police Department (DPD) is holding several even...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Wanted Person – Bryan Guzman

Durham Police Department investigators are trying to locate Bryan Jose Guzman who is charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Marlene Yamileth Portillo-Posada.

Portillo-Posada’s body was found in the woods in the 6400 block of N.C. 751 in ...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 30, 2019

DPD Gun Arrests

DPD Gun Arrests

 In an effort to curb gun violence, investigators with the DPD’s Organized Crime Division continue to make gun arrests. Below is information about their recent gun-related arrests.

 • Investigators from ...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Durham Police Chief Davis Installed as National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Durham Police Chief Davis Installed as National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) President

Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis has been installed as the 42nd National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforceme...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Missing Person – Faith McCants

 

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Faith McCants who was reported missing by her family.

McCants, 17, is described as a black female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on ...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Durham Teen Charged in Connection with Five Internet Buy/Sell Robberies

Durham Teen Charged in Connection with Five Internet Buy/Sell Robberies

 

A Durham teen has been arrested and charged with committing four Internet buy/sell robberies and one attempted robbery in the past month. The teen – Jemarye Farrin...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Assistance to Identify Fraud Suspect

Durham Police Asking for Assistance to Identify Fraud Suspect 

 

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man who is suspected of using a fraudulent credit card to make multiple purchases at Harris-Teeter and Food Lion stores i...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Crime Alert – Catalytic Converter Thefts

Crime Alert – Catalytic Converter Thefts 

 

There has been an increase in the number of reported thefts of catalytic converters throughout the city. The number of thefts has increased by 86 percent from 35 reported January 1 &...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

 

Durham police are investigating a homicide that was reported Monday evening on Craven Street near Usher Street.

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 400 block of Craven Street around 5:20 p.m. When they a...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Celebrate Responsibly, Safely on July Fourth

Celebrate Responsibly, Safely on July Fourth 

DURHAM, N.C. – The first holiday of the summer season is a great time to celebrate with family and friends. The Durham Police Department is reminding residents to celebrate responsibly. Here ...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Homicide on E. Geer Street

Durham Police Investigating Homicide on E. Geer Street

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham police are investigating a homicide in the 1000 block of East Geer Street. Officers were dispatched to a gunshot wound call shortly before 9 a.m. today. Upon arrival they discove...

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Police Department
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Registration for the Citizen Police Academy is Underway

Registration for the Citizen Police Academy is Underway

2019 Session to run August 20 - October 1

 

Durham, NC – Durham residents interested in learning about operations and services of the Durham Police Department can register fo...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Wanted Person – Dalante Davon Henderson

Wanted Person – Dalante Davon Henderson   

 

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Dalante Davon Henderson who is wanted in connection with a 2017 hit-and-run crash that left two women with serious injuries.

Tw...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Hit-and-Run

UPDATE: Investigators have taken out warrants charging 27-year-old Jose Luis Baltazar in this case. Baltazar is not in custody at this time.

Investigators have charged Baltazar with felony hit-and-run involving serious injury or death and driving while his...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Deadline Extended to May 31 for Durham Police Summer Camp

Deadline Extended to May 31 for Durham Police Summer Camp

Space Still Available in July and August Sessions

DURHAM, N.C. – The Durham Police Department’s (DPD) June summer camp session is full to capacity. However spaces are still avail...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Durham Police Department Registration is Underway for National Night Out 2019

Durham Police Department Registration is Underway for National Night Out 2019 NNO Registration Ends July 12; Observance is Tuesday, August 6

DURHAM, N.C. - Registration is underway for Durham’s observance of National Night Out (NNO), America&...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Durham police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday afternoon at Wells Fargo at 2821

Durham police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday afternoon at Wells Fargo at 2821 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard.

A man dressed as a woman entered the bank around 4:15 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and threatening the use...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Durham police are investigating a homicide in the 1300 block of S. Roxboro Street.

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

UPDATE – the deceased man from the homicide that occurred this morning has been identified as Darren Dixon, 22 years of age.

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham police are investigating a homicide in the 1300 block of S. Rox...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Durham Businesses Annual Safety Workshop (even postponed)

Update- To better meet the needs of confirmed and prospective registrants, the Durham Police Department Community Resource Unit (CRU) is postponing its Community Safety Workshop for Businesses that was scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019. The reschedul...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

 

Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday morning near the intersection of Mangum Street and Dillard Street.

A man was shot multiple times following an apparent argument shortly before...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Stabbing at The Streets at Southpoint

Stabbing at The Streets at Southpoint

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at The Streets at Southpoint shortly after 4:30 p.m. today. A loss prevention officer sustained serious injuries during a confrontation with two f...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

Durham Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham Police Department (DPD) officers were involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting after responding to a domestic incident shortly after 5 a.m. this morning on Bevel Court.

&ld...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Durham Police Department Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Durham Police Department Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,

April 7–13

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham Police Department’s (DPD) Community Services Division in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Durham Police Summer Camps Offer Fun Inside, Out

Durham Police Summer Camps Offer Fun Inside, Out

Application Deadline is May 3

DURHAM, N.C. – The Durham Police Department (DPD) is accepting applications for its 2019 summer camps for youth ages nine to 13. Campers will take daily field trips, a...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information on Bank Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information on Bank Robbery

 

Durham police investigators are asking for information about a bank robbery that happened this afternoon at BB&T at 5407 South Miami Boulevard. A man entered the bank around 3:45 p.m. and ...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Durham Businesses Invited to DPD’s Annual Safety Workshop

Durham Businesses Invited to DPD’s Annual Safety Workshop

Registration Deadline April 1 

DURHAM, N.C. – The Durham Police Department (DPD) Community Resource Unit is holding its annual community safety workshop on Saturday, Apri...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Durham Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Durham Police Investigating Bank Robbery

 

Durham police are investigating a bank robbery that happened early this afternoon at BB&T at 1107 West NC 54 Highway.

A man wearing a gray hoodie entered the bank shortly after noon and handed a teller ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Take Part in the 9 P.M. Routine

The Durham Police Department is kicking off a new crime prevention social media campaign entitled the 9 p.m. routine, joining the movement created by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

The goal is to cut down on easily preventable robberies and larcenie...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

Durham police investigators are investigating a homicide that happened late this morning at HomeTowne Studios at 5008 N.C. 55 Highway.

Officers responded to a shooting call at HomeTowne Studios at 11:45 a.m. today. When they arrived, they found an unidenti...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Phone Scam Alert

The Durham Police Department has received recent reports of calls from a person pretending to be a Durham police sergeant. The caller told the victims they missed jury duty and then demanded money from them. DPD officers do not call people about jury duty...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information about Shooting Involving School Bus

Durham Police Asking for Information about Shooting Involving School Bus

 

Durham police investigators are trying to identify two people who may have information about a shooting involving a school bus Friday afternoon on Cheek Road at Hardee Stre...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Durham Police Asking for Information about Robberies of Taxi Drivers

Durham Police Asking for Information about Robberies of Taxi Drivers

 Durham police investigators are asking for information about several armed robberies of taxi drivers that have occurred since late November. No injuries have been reported. In ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Homicide

 Durham Police Investigate Homicide 

 

Durham police are investigating a homicide that happened on Suffolk Street on Friday morning.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 3600 block of Suffolk Street shortly before 10 ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Durham Man Arrested on Breaking and Entering, Assault Charges

Durham Man Arrested on Breaking and Entering, Assault Charges

DURHAM, N.C. – Durham police investigators arrested Floyd Kelly Harwell today in connection with a breaking and entering and assault on a female that happened shortly before 1 p.m. Thu...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash 

 

An Alamance County man was fatally injured in a crash on N.C. 147 North near the Briggs Avenue exit on Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. when a northbound 2014 Chevrolet E...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Missing Person (Silver Alert) – Donnie Coats Lee

Missing Person (Silver Alert) – Donnie Coats Lee

 

Durham police are trying to locate Donnie Coats Lee who was reported missing last night. A Silver Alert has been issued.

Lee, 72, was last seen around 10 p.m. on January 2 near Duke Unive...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Durham Police Investigate Death

Durham Police Investigate Death

 

Durham police are investigating a death that was reported early this morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 4400 block of Hopson Road.

Officers were dispatched at 3:41 a.m. today to a call about ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Statement from Chief C.J. Davis on January 1 Fatal Shootings

“The Durham Police Department is always concerned about any acts of violence that occur in our city, and investigates such incidents with haste. Based on initial investigative findings, the fatal shootings that occurred last night appear to be i...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Wanted Person – Kalil Juwan Stuart

Wanted Person – Kalil Juwan Stuart

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham police investigators are trying to locate Kalil Juwan Stuart, 26, who is wanted on several domestic violence related charges, including three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, assault...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Missing Person – Jerry Sturdivant

Missing Person – Jerry Sturdivant

DURHAM, N.C. - A Silver Alert has been issued for Jerry Lee Sturdivant, 64, who suffers from a cognitive impairment. He was last seen at 8 p.m. on December 24, in the 700 block of Eva Street. The Durham Police De...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies

 

Durham police are investigating a series of armed robberies that appear to target Hispanic victims. There have been 13 similar robberies reported in the past week. One man suffered minor injuries...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies 

 

Durham police are investigating four robberies that have been reported in the past two weeks in the area of the Belmont Apartments on McQueen Drive. No injuries have been reported.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information about Hit-and-Run Crash

Durham police are asking for information about a hit-and-run crash that happened early this morning on North Buchanan Boulevard near West Main Street.

Officers were dispatched to a call about a woman lying in the street at that location around 6:25 a.m. to...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Two Shootings

Durham police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred around 6:30 a.m. today. It is not known if the two cases are related at this time.

The first shooting was reported at 6:29 a.m. A 44-year-old man was found shot in the driver’s ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Wanted Person – Antonio Lee Keith

Durham police are trying to locate Antonio Lee Keith who has been charged with striking and injuring a Durham police officer with a vehicle early Friday on Olivia Court.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Friday after officers attempted to stop the ...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 26, 2018

New Police Headquarters Open for Business November 1

DURHAM, N.C. –   The Durham Police Department (DPD) Records Unit at the 505 W. Chapel Hill Street location will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 31 and reopening at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 at the new DPD headq...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Chat with a Durham Police Officer on National Coffee with a Cop Day

Durham Police Department (DPD) officers will sit down and chat with residents over a cup of coffee during National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, October 3.   

Coffee with a Cop Day is a national initiative designed to help break dow...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Weather Causes Flooded Roadways in Durham

Dearborn Drive near Club Boulevard

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Missing Person – Devon Tyzaih Evans

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Devon Tyzaih Evans who was last seen at the Budget Inn at 2101 Holloway Street.

Evans, 21, is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and 220 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information o...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Missing Person – Ciaran Pollen

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Ciaran Pollen who was reported missing yesterday. He was last seen at Duke University Hospital on August 26. He may be in the area of Old Chapel Hill Road.

Pollen, 51, is described as a white male, 5 feet 11...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robberies

Durham police investigators are asking for information about a recent series of armed robberies targeting Hispanic victims. No one has been seriously injured in these incidents.

Most of the robberies, which usually involve two or three suspects, have occur...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Traffic Fatality

The accident is under investigation and no further details are available at this time.

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham police are investigating a homicide that happened early this morning on West Channing Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a gunshot wound call around 3:45 a.m. today in the 100 block of West Channi...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Durham Police Arrest Four People in Series of Robberies

Durham Police Arrest Four People in Series of Robberies

 

Durham police investigators have arrested four people in connection with a series of six robberies in the Cedarwood Drive/ Willowdale Drive/Cook Road area during the past month. Four of the...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Interstate 85

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Interstate 85

 

Durham police are investigating a fatal crash that happened late this morning on Interstate 85 South near the Cole Mill Road exit.

The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. when a southboun...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash

 

A Durham man was critically injured this morning when he was struck by a vehicle as he was walking across South Alston Avenue near Linwood Avenue.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. when the pedestrian was str...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Crash

 

Durham police investigators are investigating a fatal traffic crash that happened this morning on N.C. 55 at Whilden Drive.

The crash happened around 9:45 a.m. when a southbound 2002 Honda Civic driven...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Durham police are investigating a bank robbery and shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were dispatched at 2:45 p.m. to a robbery at SunTrust at 2008 East N.C. 54 Highway. When officers arrived, they found a bank teller who had been shot in...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information on Attempted Robbery/Shooting at Wendy’s

Durham Police Asking for Information on Attempted Robbery/Shooting at Wendy’s

 

Durham police investigators are asking for information about an attempted armed robbery and shooting that happened early this morning at Wendy’s res...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Durham Man Shot During Attempted Robbery

Durham Man Shot During Attempted Robbery

 

A Durham man has been arrested after he apparently was shot during an armed robbery at a convenience store on Guess Road late Monday.

Officers responded to a shooting and attempted robbery at the Guess Roa...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Durham Police Investigate Fatal Crash 

 

The Durham Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened late Thursday on North Duke Street near Minerva Avenue.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. when a silver Ford Focus, which ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Durham Man Arrested for 2016 Shooting

Durham Man Arrested for 2016 Shooting

 

A man wanted by the Durham Police Department for a shooting that happened two years ago on Garrett Road was arrested yesterday by Durham County Sheriff’s deputies. Rudy Perez, 20, was arrested on W...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Triple Drowning

Durham police are investigating a triple drowning that happened early Tuesday in a swimming pool at Chapel Towers Apartments at 1315 Morreene Road.

Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex shortly after 3 a.m. on Tuesday and discovered three unres...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Durham Police Investigating a Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

Durham police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened early this morning on North Duke Street between Fairfield Road and Horton Road.

An unidentified man was walking across North Duke Street around 2:40 a.m. when he was struck by a car. T...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Crime Alert – Vehicle Break-Ins

There has been a recent uptick in the number of reported vehicle break-ins throughout the city. There were 428 cases reported from May 1 through June 9, which is a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2017.

The most commonly stolen items include cre...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Assault

Durham police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that happened this morning near Duke University Road.

A female told officers a man came to her apartment around 10 a.m. and told her he was there to do a repair. The man came into the apartment an...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Police Employees and Partners to Pick up Torch

DURHAM, N.C. - On Thursday, May 31, Durham Police Department (DPD) officers and non-sworn employees will run the department’s leg of the 2018 North Carolina Torch Run Relay that benefits North Carolina Special Olympics. Preliminary activities wi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Police Department Honors 25 for Outstanding Service

DURHAM, N.C. - The Durham Police Department (DPD) honored 25 individuals for above and beyond public safety service at its annual service awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Durham City Hall. An audience of more than 200 was inspired by several ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Five Men Charged with Murder

Durham police investigators have made four additional arrests in the April 2018 fatal shooting of Hong Zheng on Carlton Crossing Drive, bringing the total number of arrests to five in this case. On April 15, shortly after 10 p.m., Zheng and his wife had j...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Wanted Person – Devonte Daquan Cozart

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Devonte Daquan Cozart who is wanted on robbery charges. Cozart is charged with robbing a man and a woman at gunpoint in the 2500 block of South Roxboro Street on April 25.Cozart, 23, is wanted on one charge...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Police Department to Hold Promotion Ceremony April 30

 For more information call the Durham Police Department Public Affairs Office at (919) 560-4322, extension 29197.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

National Take Back Drug Disposal Initiative – April 28

National Take Back Drug Disposal Initiative – April 28

 

The Durham Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be holding the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 28 at four locations in D...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

DPD Youth Summer Camp Enrollment Deadline Extended to May 18

 For more information call DPD’s 2018 Summer Camps Coordinator, Ofc. C.C. Davis, at (919) 407-2648.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Missing Person – Justin Michael Mallory

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Missing Person – Justin Michael Mallory

 

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Justin Michael Mallory who was last seen by his family in March.

Mallory, 30, is described as a black male, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 160 pounds. He has black ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Homicide on Moreland Avenue

 Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Durham Police Trying to Identify Assault Suspect

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Durham Police Trying to Identify Assault Suspect

 

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a woman who allegedly slashed a man’s neck during a dispute on a GoDurham bus on March...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Durham Police Charge Two Men with Robbing Five Businesses

Durham Police Charge Two Men with Robbing Five Businesses

 

Durham police investigators have charged two men with committing five armed business robberies within six weeks. The two men – Frankie George Grimes, 23, and Marquize Jerrell Kni...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Durham Officer Injured in Crash

Durham Officer Injured in Crash

 

A Durham police officer was injured when he was struck by an SUV while directing traffic Monday morning on Academy Road.

The officer, Lt. J.A. Friedrick, was directing traffic at Durham Academy Middle School at 311...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 23, 2018

DPD to Host Annual Safety Workshop, April 28

 A person with a disability may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in city government activities by contacting the ADA Coordinator, voice 919-560-4197, fax 560-4196, TTY 919-560-1200, or send an email to ADA@durhamnc.g...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Durham Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Durham police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon at BB&T at 5028 North Roxboro Street. No one was injured.

A man wearing an orange mask entered the bank around 3:40 p.m. and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amo...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Durham Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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Durham Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges 

 

Investigators from the Durham Police Department’s Special Victims Unit assisted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in a child pornogra...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 21, 2018

Missing Person – Kristin Michelle Rhew

Kristin Rhew

Missing Person – Kristin Michelle Rhew

 

Durham police are trying to locate Kristin Michelle Rhew who has been missing since late February.

Rhew, 31, is described as a white female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 to 150 pounds. She has brown...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Operation Medicine Drop – March 23

Operation Medicine Drop – March 23

 

The Durham Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids North Carolina, will be holding Operation Medicine Drop on Friday, March 23 at four locations. Operation Medicine Drop allows people to safel...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information on Armed Robbery

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Durham Police Asking for Information on Armed Robbery

UPDATE: Anthony L. Harris, Jr., 41, of Durham has been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in this case. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

 

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Police Department
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Missing Person – James Wiley Cates

James Cates

Missing Person – James Wiley Cates

 

Durham police are trying to locate 74-year-old James Wiley Cates who was last seen around 1 a.m. today at his home on Marlin Drive.

Cates is described as a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall with gray hair and haze...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Durham Woman Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash

A Durham woman was arrested early Wednesday and charged with leaving the scene of a crash that left a man seriously injured.

The crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday on Liberty Street at Spruce Street. A red 2006 Honda Accord, which was going west...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Information about Sweepstakes Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information about Sweepstakes Robbery

 Durham police investigators are trying to identify two armed men who robbed a sweepstakes business at 2107 Allendown Drive on February 8. No one was injured.

The two men entered the bu...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Two People Wanted in Connection with January 30 Homicide

Durham police investigators have charged two people in connection with the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Darelle Harper on January 30. Neither person is in custody at this time.Harper was shot to death in a shopping center parking lot at N.C. 55 and N.C. ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Durham Police Investigating Death at Hillside Park

DURHAM, N.C. - The Durham Police Department (DPD) is conducting a death investigation in the 1300 block of S. Roxboro St. Officers were dispatched to the call shortly after 9 p.m.Additional details will be provided as the investigation progresses. No othe...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Durham Man Charged with Two 'LetGo' Armed Robberies

A Durham man has been arrested and charged with robbing two people at gunpoint during transactions involving the “LetGo” app.

Shelly Maurice Fields, 19, of Durham was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weap...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 6, 2018

Phone Scam Alert

The Durham Police Department (DPD) has received reports of scammers posing as DPD officers. Typically the criminals involved in the fraud schemes try to convince potential victims that they have warrants or unpaid fines, and ask them to send money to an a...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Durham Police Asking for Assistance to Identify Shooting Suspect

Durham Police Asking for Assistance to Identify Shooting Suspect

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man who shot a female on December 23 in a parking lot at Northgate Mall at 1058 West Club Boulevard.

The shooting was reported at 5:10 p.m...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 5, 2017

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

The Durham Police Department offers simple safety strategies that could lessen, or even eliminate, the opportunity for a crime to occur. Whether in town or travelling, in general be aware of surroundings at all times, be alert to suspicious people and veh...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Operation: No perched packages

December 22, 2017—January 5, 2018

Dispose of electronic boxes and other recyclablepackaging at these disposal sites:

District 1Long Meadow Park - North Hyde Park Ave / Liberty StreetDistrict 2Bed, Bath and Beyond - 1515 N. Pointe Drive (on the sid...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Missing Juvenile – Shania Mitchell-Smith

Missing Juvenile – Shania Mitchell-Smith

Durham police investigators are trying to locate 14-year-old Shania Mitchell-Smith who apparently ran away from the Comfort Inn on Hillandale Road last week.

Mitchell-Smith is described as a black female, 5...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Missing Person – Susan Marks

Missing Person – Susan Marks

 

Durham Police Department investigators are trying to locate 63-year-old Susan Marks who was last seen approximately three weeks ago.

Marks is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 117 pounds. ...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Crash on Interstate 40

Durham Police Investigate Crash on Interstate 40

Durham police are investigating a wrong way collision on Interstate 40 that left one man with serious injuries. The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. today on Interstate 40 West near Interstate 540.

A whit...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 19, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

The Durham Police Department (DPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening in the 3900 block of Fayetteville Street shortly after 5:45 p.m. A 20-year-old man was transported to a local hospital for tre...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 18, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Traffic Fatality on N. Roxboro Street

Durham Police Investigating Traffic Fatality on N. Roxboro Street

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. today, Durham Police Department officers responded to the 5500 block of N. Roxboro Street where a single-vehicle traffic crash had occurred. Two people were pronoun...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Crash on Garrett Road

Durham Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Crash on Garrett Road

Durham police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist that happened late Wednesday on Garrett Road.

Officers were dispatched to the crash shortly before 11 p.m. in the 5300 blo...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Apex Man Arrested on Murder Charge

Apex Man Arrested on Murder Charge

An Apex man was arrested today and charged with second-degree murder and delivering heroin in connection with the August death of a Durham woman.

Officers with the U.S. Marshals Eastern District Violent Fugitive Task Forc...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 10, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Sexual Assault

 

Between 5 and 6 p.m. on December 9, a 32-year old female was attacked near a wooded area in the 5300 block of Penrith Street while walking her dog. The victim was sexually assaulted and was later found lying in the grass unconscious.

Investigator...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Shooting

Durham Police Investigate Shooting

Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday morning on Lakewood Avenue.

Officers responded to a shooting call shortly after 8 a.m. near the intersection of Lakewood Avenue and University Drive. Upon ar...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Durham Man Arrested on Murder Charge

A Durham man was arrested this afternoon and charged with murder in the November 29 shooting death of 35-year-old Felix Morales on East Cornwallis Road.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested the man – Robert Earl...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information on Burglaries

Durham police investigators are asking for assistance in identifying a man who is suspected of breaking into two occupied residences on South LaSalle Street and Ratcale Lane in the past week.

The suspect was described as a black male in his mid-twenties we...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Homicide Stems from S. Woodcrest Street Shooting

Homicide Stems from S. Woodcrest Street Shooting

The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one male dead. Officers were dispatched shortly after 5:15 p.m. to a shooting call in the 300 block of S. Woodcrest Street. Upon arrival, th...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

Durham police are investigating a shooting that happened late Monday morning at an apartment complex on Bedford Street. One man was critically injured and a woman has been arrested.

Officers responded to the call shortly after 11:15 a.m. today in the 2000 ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man suspected of robbing T.J. Maxx at 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard on November 7.

The suspect entered the store shortly before 8:30...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Durham Police Department detectives are investigating a homicide that happened Wednesday evening in the 100 block of E. Cornwallis Road. Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at approximately 6:20 p.m. Upon arriva...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Durham Police Trying to Locate Stolen Dogs

Durham Police Trying to Locate Stolen Dogs

Durham police investigators are trying to locate two dogs stolen during a Thanksgiving burglary on Alpine Road.

The stolen dogs are both Yorkshire Terriers. Promise is 14 years old and Chaddy is seven years old.

Th...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Durham Police Investigating UTV Accident

Durham Police Investigating UTV Accident

The Durham Police Department is investigating a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident at the Durham Police Range involving a Durham police officer.

The accident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. on a gravel road at...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information about Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information about Robbery

Durham police investigators are asking for information about an armed robbery that happened in the parking lot of Bojangles at 2801 Guess Road late Tuesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to a shooting c...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Durham Police Arrest Two on Robbery Charges

Durham Police Arrest Two on Robbery Charges

Durham police arrested two people late Sunday and charged them with an armed robbery at Triangle D Food Mart at 403 West Trinity Avenue.

Two men armed with guns and wearing black bandanas over their faces robbed ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Scam Alert

Durham police have received recent reports of scams involving home repairs and maintenance. In one case, a woman said a man knocked on her door and offered to do jobs such as cleaning her gutters, pressure washing her house and trimming her hedges to earn...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Encouraging motorists to be safe on the roads during this holiday season.

We are encouraging motorists to be safe on the roads during this holiday season. Our officers will be participating in the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaign. The campaign will run thro...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Homicide on E. Weaver Street

Durham Police Investigating Homicide on E. Weaver Street

The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 30-year-old man dead. Officers were dispatched shortly before 3:15 a.m. to the 3000 block of E. Weaver Street. Upon arrival the of...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Double Shooting on Dallas Street

Two suspects were shot and critically injured and a third suspect was arrested during a home invasion Thursday night on Dallas Street.

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 2200 block of Dallas Street at 7:15 p.m. They found a 16-year-old female sus...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man robbed a branch of Wells Fargo Bank this afternoon. A man entered the bank at 900 West Club Boulevard around 3:15 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The man implied he had a gun. The m...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

Durham Police Investigating Homicide

The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one male dead. Around 10:30 p.m. officers heard the sound of multiple shots near the intersection of Liberty Street and Elizabeth Street. While investi...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man who broke into an office building on Broad Street earlier this month.

The break-in happened between 6 p.m. on November 7 and 8 a.m. ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Durham Police Athletic League Soccer Finale set for November 18

Durham Police Department’s (DPD) Police Athletic League (PAL) will hold the final soccer games of the season on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N. Driver St., Durham.

The theme for...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Shooting

The Durham Police Department (DPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of S. Driver St. shortly before 12:45 a.m. A 38-year-old man sustained possible life-threatening injuries stemming from a gunshot wound. The victim was standing ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Assistance in Locating Shooting Suspects

Durham police are trying to locate two teens who have been charged with shooting an employee outside McDonald’s at 3844 South Roxboro Street on October 31. A third teen was arrested in the incident earlier today.

The 18-year-old victim was taken ...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Durham Seeks Public Art Submissions for New Police Headquarters & 911 Center

Durham Seeks Public Art Submissions for New Police Headquarters & 911 Center

December 1 Submission Deadline

DURHAM, N.C. – Local, regional and national artists are invited to apply for the opportunity to design, fabricate and install public a...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Wanted Person – Judah Immanuel James

Wanted Person – Judah Immanuel James

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Judah Immanuel James who is wanted on more than a dozen charges including felony stalking, violations of domestic violence protective orders and fleeing from la...

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Police Department
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Durham Police Investigate Pedestrian-Involved Hit-and-Run Crash

Durham Police Investigate Pedestrian-Involved Hit-and-Run Crash 

 

Durham Police Department officers are trying to locate a vehicle involved in a pedestrianhit-and-run crash on Saturday night. The accident occurred shortly before midnight ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Request for Public Assistance – Sexual Assault Suspect

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Isam Fathee Mohamed Rahmah who is wanted for multiple incidents involving first degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child.

Rahmah, 51, of Durham, is the operator of a red ice cream truck, which h...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Durham Man Charged with Robbing Two Hotels

Durham Man Charged with Robbing Two Hotels

A Durham man has been arrested and charged with robbing two hotels during the past five weeks. The man, 40-year-old Alito Cross, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force on E...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Five Arrested, Charged with Robberies Following Pursuit

Durham Police Department investigators have charged five suspects in connection with two armed robberies that occurred early today.

Marcus Cofield, 17, of Durham, Jarrien Smith, 18, of Durham, and three male juveniles were each charged with three counts of...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Four in Custody as Durham Police Investigate Robberies

Four in Custody as Durham Police Investigate Robberies

The Durham Police Department (DPD) is investigating multiple robberies that occurred early Tuesday morning. Four people are in custody following a vehicle pursuit that began in Durham shortly before 4...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information on Sweepstakes Robbery

Durham Police Asking for Information on Sweepstakes Robbery

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man who robbed Pat’s Business Center Sweepstakes Café at 3115 Guess Road this afternoon.

A man armed with a gun entered th...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Wanted Person – Antonio McGhee

Wanted Person – Antonio McGhee

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Antonio McGhee who is wanted on robbery charges.

McGhee is charged with robbing a man and a woman at gunpoint on October 5 on Foster Street. The victims were walking o...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Wanted Person – Daquan Kincy

Wanted Person – Daquan Kincy

Investigators are trying to locate 16-year-old Daquan Kincy who has been charged with committing four armed robberies of businesses within three days. A 15-year-old male juvenile has also been charged with committing ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

New tool uses 911 data to help police make better operational decisions

When citizens place a call for service (CFS) through 911, police, firefighters, or paramedics respond. In urban settings across the US, demand for these services are high and resources are limited. Operating efficiently is critical but often challenging t...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Wanted Person – Jeremiah Royster

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Jeremiah Royster who is wanted on robbery and trespassing charges in connection with an October 16 incident at Walmart at 1525 Glenn School Road.

Two men entered Walmart around 7:30 p.m. on October 16 and tr...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Wanted Person – Robert Edwards Jeffers

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Robert Edward Jeffers who is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Jeffers, 32, is charged with robbing a female victim of her purse and other personal items while in possession of a black handgun on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information on Armed Robberies

Durham police investigators are trying to identify two men suspected of robbing two businesses at gunpoint minutes apart on October 16. No one was injured in either robbery.

The first robbery was reported at Cruizers at 2716 Guess Road at 3:22 a.m. Two men...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Durham Police Trying to Identify Robbery Suspect

Durham police investigators are trying to identify a man who shot and wounded a store employee during an attempted robbery at Smoke 4 Less on Avondale Drive on September 28. The man is also suspected of robbing a fast food restaurant at gunpoint 30 minute...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Death Investigation – Savannah Place

Durham police are conducting a death investigation in the 1500 block of Savannah Place. Officers were dispatched to the call shortly after 1 a.m. Upon arrival they located a male in the parking lot with an apparent gunshot wound. The man was tran...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Missing Persons – Nancy Gonzales and Marcie Davis

Durham police investigators are trying to locate two missing women. The two cases do not appear to be related.

 The first woman, 38-year-old Nancy Tanya Gonzales, was last seen at her home on Chaucer Drive. She is described as a Hispanic female, 5...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Durham Police Investigating Homicide on Yorkfield Court

The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 27-year-old man dead. Officers were dispatched shortly after midnight to a cul-de-sac on Yorkfield Court. Upon arrival the officers located a man outside on the ground with an apparent g...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

CrimeStoppers Reward Offered for Robbery Information

A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information about two armed robberies that happened in the downtown area over the weekend. No one was injured in the incidents.

The first robbery, which was reported on Saturday, happened Friday night. A male and...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Wanted Person – Deshawn Devonte Evans

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Deshawn Devonte Evans who is charged with committing two armed robberies of businesses during the summer.

Evans, 23, of Durham is charged with robbing the Trinity Food Mart at 403 East Trinity Avenue on June...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Chat with a Durham Police Officer on National Coffee with a Cop Day

Members of the Durham Police Department (DPD) will sit down and chat with residents over a cup of coffee during National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, October 4.  

Coffee with a Cop Day is a national initiative designed to help break down th...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Wanted Person – Gadist Claiborne

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Gadist Claiborne who is wanted on robbery and conspiracy charges.

Claiborne, 25, of Durham is wanted in connection with a robbery and shooting that happened on September 3 on Wabash Street in McDougald Terra...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information on Aggravated Assault

Durham police investigators are asking for information about an aggravated assault that happened early Sunday in the parking lot of the Shell convenience store in the 1000 block of West Main Street.

The incident was reported around 12:30 a.m. on September ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information on Robbery/Kidnapping Incident

Durham police are investigating a kidnapping and robbery that happened earlier this week. Three women told officers they were walking in the 2000 block of North Roxboro Street around 10:45 p.m. when a man armed with a gun approached them, forced them into...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Durham Police Asking for Information on Stolen Construction Crane

Durham police investigators are trying to locate a construction crane truck that was stolen earlier this week from a construction site in eastern Durham.

The truck, a 2007 Sterling crane truck worth approximately $100,000, was last seen in the 1100 block o...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Three Men Charged with August Shooting

Durham police investigators have arrested three men in connection with an August shooting that left a Durham man seriously injured.

The shooting was reported in the 1600 block of South Alston Avenue shortly after 3:30 p.m. on August 8. The 23-year-old vict...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Durham Seeks Input on Future of Current Police Headquarters Site

The City of Durham wants community input on what should happen to a prominent block on the western edge of downtown Durham.

Currently, the four-acre site is being used as the headquarters for the Durham Police Department. However, the site will become vaca...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Police Investigate Series of Letgo Armed Robberies

Durham police are investigating three armed robberies involving Letgo transactions that have been reported on Troy Street within the past eight days. No injuries were reported.

The victims, who were all from out of town, all made arrangements through the L...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Durham Man Wanted for Murder

Officers responded to a shooting call at 1309 Hudson Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. When they arrived, they found Oliver who had been shot in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Evans, 27, of Durham, is wanted for one count of murder.

Anyone wi...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

America’s Night Out Against Crime to be held August 1

Neighborhoods, agencies and businesses are encouraged to support the celebration by organizing or sponsoring a NNO event or promotion. The evening of August 1 residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside wi...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Durham Police Athletic League ‘Day of Champions’ set for April 1

Durham Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL) will hold its youth basketball “Day of Champions” event on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the Holt Athletic Association Gymnasium, 117 Milton Road, Durham.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Durham Police Survey Shows Residents Have Positive View of Police Department

Durham residents have a positive perception of the Durham Police Department, according to the 2016 Durham Police Satisfaction Survey. The results were presented to the Durham City Council yesterday.

According to the survey, which was conducted by ETC Insti...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Durham Police Department Launches Instagram Site

The Durham Police Department (DPD) has increased its social media footprint with the launch of an Instagram site. Beginning today, January 24, Durham residents can connect with DPD on Instagram at “durhampolicedepartmentnc.”

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Police Department
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Women in Law Enforcement Open House Event, February 11

The Durham Police Department is hosting a Women in Law Enforcement Open House on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon. Following the check-in/meet and greet hour, consecutive sessions will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Topics presented will be of p...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Durham Police Department Launches Police-to-Citizen (P2C) Site

The Durham Police Department is launching its new Police to Citizen (P2C) online service to help people find information related to services provided by the department.  P2C will help people enter certain incident reports, perform simple...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Durham Police Department External Nomination Form for DPD Service Awards

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The City of Durham Police Department (DPD) welcomes external nominations for two of its Service Awards that recognize commendable public safety/law enforcement service.

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

Durham Police Department Officers Providing Coats For Homeless Residents

Durham Police Department (DPD) officers are out helping homeless individuals during our first blast of winter weather.

DPD’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and others recently handed out nearly 10 “Empowerment Coats” to homele...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police to Hold Trunk or Treat Event October 29

The Community Resource Unit (CRU) of the Durham Police Department is holding a Trunk or Treat event Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Walmart Supercenter at 1525 Glenn School Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers, passer-byers, and the general public are ...Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Durham Police Department Announces New Hiring Incentives

The City of Durham offers a benefits package that includes comprehensive health, vision and dental and competitive retirement plans. Additionally, the Durham Police Department (DPD) is now offering a new package of hiring incentives for both entry level B...Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Durham Police Department Names First-Ever LGBTQ Liaison

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Durham Police Department (DPD) Chief C.J. Davis has named Officer Charles Strickland Jr. as the department’s first liaison with the LGBTQ community in Durham.
In his new role, Strickland will serve as a resource for members of the LGBTQ community who are...Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: August 1, 2016

More Than 100 Neighborhoods to Celebrate National Night Out August 2

On Tuesday, August 2, more than 100 Durham neighborhoods and groups will join 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian sites and military bases worldwide in observing the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevent...Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: May 4, 2016

America’s Night Out Against Crime set for August 2

Registration is underway for Durham’s observance of National Night Out (NNO), America’s Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Neighborhoods, agencies and businesses are encouraged to support the celebration by organizing or sponsoring a NNO ...Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Twins Charged with Turner Murder

Durham police have filed charges against two men in connection with the April 14 murder of 27-year-old Christopher Alexander Turner on East Piedmont Avenue. The suspects – Ari Shlasinger and Jordan Shlasinger (both 26 years of age) – are not in custody at...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 10-16

The Victim Services Unit of the Durham Police Department (DPD) is observing 2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with activities that support families and promote community awareness of victims’ rights and the services the unit provides. This year’s n...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

March 4 DPD Body Camera Draft Policy Update

The DPD has updated its draft body camera policy. View the most recent draft from March 4, 2016.

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Posted on: January 9, 2016

Durham Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Durham police are investigating a bank robbery that was reported Saturday morning at PNC Bank, 3732 North Roxboro Street.
A male entered the bank around 10:10 a.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money. No weapon was seen. The male fled with an und...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2015

Wanted Person – Jamol Louis Dixon

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Jamol Louis Dixon who is wanted in connection with the murder of 32-year-old Sanna Manneh on November 18, 2015.

Officers were dispatched at 10:52 p.m. on November 18 to a shooting call at the intersectio...Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Wanted Person – Corinthian Eddie Bowens

Durham police investigators are trying to locate Corinthian Eddie Bowens who is wanted in connection with the murder of 53-year-old Paul Jones on November 16, 2015.

Officers were dispatched at 1:12 a.m. on November 16 to a call about a man lying in the...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Police and Community Again Earn NNO Accolades

Durham’s outstanding demonstration of positive police-community relationships on National Night Out (NNO) August 4, 2015, has again earned the City of Durham top national rankings by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). For its observance Durham...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Durham Police Completes 2015 Six-Month Traffic Stop Data Review

Durham Police has completed its 2015 Six-Month Traffic Stop Data Review.

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Durham Police Arrest Men on Multiple Firearm, Robbery and Drug Charges

Officers from the Durham Police Department’s HEAT 2 squad investigated a suspicious vehicle and arrested two men on multiple firearm, robbery and drug charges Friday afternoon in the 100 block of Latta Road near Gatewood Drive.

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Join Community Services for National Crime Prevention Month 2015

Special Olympics fundraising, senior citizen recreation and Halloween safety outreach are key events planned for Durham Police Department’s 2015 National Crime Prevention Month observance. The Community Services Division is holding three major activities ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

Durham Police Hosts Statewide Summit on Violence

Police officials from throughout North Carolina held a summit on October 13 in Durham to discuss violent crime issues and trends and to identify violent crime reduction strategies.

The summit, which was held at a major corporation, was chaired by Rock...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2015

Police Arrest 11 People on DWI Charges at Checkpoint

Eleven people were arrested for driving while impaired during a DWI checkpoint late Friday/early Saturday on North Duke Street at Trinity Avenue.

Sixteen officers from the Durham Police Department, the Duke University Police Department and the Hillsbor...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Durham Police Arrest Five on Multiple Robbery Charges

Durham police arrested five suspects after they committed a series of armed robberies in East Durham on Thursday, September 3.

Three adults and two juveniles were arrested and charged with several counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Reward Offered for Information about Shooting

A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information about the shooting of a security guard at Duke Manor Apartments on South LaSalle Street.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Reward Offered for Information about Burglaries and Arsons

A reward is being offered for information about several burglaries and arsons during August at :Lynn Haven Apartments.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

CrimeStoppers Rewards Offered for Information about Shootings

CrimeStoppers is offering rewards for information about several shootings from August 21-August 24.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Wanted Person - Armand Lewis Langston

Armand Lewis Langston is wanted on charges in connection with a burglary on Homer Street.

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News Flash

Posted on: December 20, 2016

Consumer Alert: Third-Party Water Sample Solicitations

Third-Party Water Sample Requests Are Not Endorsed by City

The City’s Department of Water Management has learned that a private company (or companies) is soliciting tap water samples from Durham residents. Some of our customers have contacted Wat...

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