Friday, December 4, 2009

Man wanted in Pavilions robbery is arrested in Washington, D.C.

A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Washington, D.C., on charges that he robbed a credit union on Hanes Mall Boulevard last month, the Winston-Salem Police Department said in a news release.

Kelvin James Crosby of 409 Taylor St. in High Point was charged with common law robbery. The robbery happened at 10:51 a.m. Nov. 12. Police said that a man came to the Piedmont Advantage Credit Union in the Pavilions Shopping Center on Hanes Mall Boulevard that morning and gave the teller a note demanding money.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police in Washington arrested Crosby at 9 p.m. Wednesday. He did not resist arrest and he did not have any weapons.

Crosby is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.

Two charged in November robbery

THOMASVILLE -- Police charged two men this week with robbing a man at his house at gunpoint last month and taking his money.

Investigators said that on Nov. 19, two men broke into a house at 808 Douglas Drive, pointed a gun at the resident and demanded money.

The men and the resident struggled, according to the Thomasville Police Department, and the resident was hit with a small-caliber handgun. The men took the resident's wallet, which had money and personal identification.

Stevie Ray Horne, 19, of 813-A Doak Court and MarQuise Mclean, 21, were charged with breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Horne is in the Davidson County Jail with bond set at $500,000.

Police are still looking for Mclean, whose address is unknown. Anyone with information about the robbery or Mclean should call Thomasville's Criminal Investigations Division at 475-5540 or Thomasville Crime Stoppers at 476-8477.

Operator broke rules, police says

FAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville police say that a 911 operator violated protocol by failing to swiftly dispatch police to a home where a man killed himself after shooting his wife and two children.

Theresa Chance, a spokeswoman for the Fayetteville police, said yesterday that the investigation into the Nov. 2 slayings was nearing completion but any repercussions would be confidential.

The call from the house contained the sound of a person moaning, followed by a gunshot.

Officials believe that Billy Maxwell Jr. killed his family and himself.

Chance said that an operator did not follow rules requiring a response to a dropped 911 call within 20 minutes.

Police did not get to the house for more than an hour.

Woman injured by deer on sidewalk

TARBORO -- A North Carolina business owner is recovering from injuries she suffered Saturday when she encountered a herd of deer on a downtown Tarboro sidewalk.

Michelle Brewer was opening the jewelry store she co-owns with her husband when one deer passed by. Then she said that so many deer appeared that she couldn't move.

Brewer doesn't remember the deer stepping on her. But she does recall being eye-level with them before she hit the sidewalk. A witness told her that one deer kicked her several feet in the air before the rest trampled her.

Her injuries included two bruises on the right side of her face and a hoof print on her leg. She did not require treatment at a hospital.

"The stampede didn't hit us on Black Friday, it came the day after," she quipped.

Spring Lake fills police chief's job

SPRING LAKE -- A North Carolina town has a new police chief after about six months without a permanent one.

Troy McDuffie, the police chief for Red Springs, has been named the new chief in Spring Lake. He was introduced to the town yesterday at a news conference and is scheduled to take command Dec. 14.

The department has been unable to make arrests or obtain warrants since earlier this year, when a Cumberland County judge effectively stripped the town of those powers. That came after a State Bureau of Investigation probe led to the arrest of two supervising officers.

Former chief A.C. Brown resigned after the arrests in May. Former Chapel Hill police Chief Gregg Jarvies served as interim chief until early November.


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