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Year before Monday's arrest, Velez charged with trespassing at Duke1 Comments
After allegedly stealing a student's backpack from Perkins Library Monday evening, Jeffrey Alan Velez of Durham has been charged with felony larceny, second-degree trespass and resisting, obstructing and delaying officers.
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New and familiar faces in sheriff's races
Compared to his successor Worth Hill, whose tenure as Durham's sheriff included a handful of mini-scandals involving deputy misconduct, incumbent Mike Andrews , Hill's former chief deputy appointed to the post in 2011, has run a drama-free department.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Durham man pepper-sprayed after backpack theft DURHAM - A 20-year-old man was subdued and dosed with pepper spray Monday evening after police say he stole a backpack from a Duke student in Perkins Library on West Campus.
Man facing sex charges was scout leader DURHAM - John Herbert Adams, a Bahama man arrested last week on child sex-abuse charges, led Boy Scout Troop 439.
Police alliance endorses Andrews, Aus
Incumbent Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews and would-be District Attorney Brian Aus are among the candidates endorsed by the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Chapel Hill News
Mooneyham: Teacher tenure under fire
A judge in Greensboro is considering whether Durham and Guilford counties' school districts can sue the state over North Carolina's teacher tenure law.
Durham diabetics get tips to manage disease
More than 2,500 Durham residents on Medicaid have diabetes, and their medical costs are more than twice that of non-diabetics, according to research from a nonprofit.
Durham County Boy Scouts leader charged
According to arrest warrants, 50-year-old John Herbert Adams, of Blazing Star Lane in Bahama, took graphic sexual photos of a girl between the ages of 3 and 4 posing in explicit ways.
ACLU checking jails for compliance with rape-prevention law
A U.S. Department of Justice survey was conducted in 2011-12 by RTI International of 92,449 inmates, including 1,738 interviews of juveniles ages 16 and 17 in jails and prisons and other detention facilities across the country.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Same-sex marriage throws spotlight on Orange County race
The former Carrboro mayor and former deputy Register of Deeds Sara Stephens are challenging longtime Register of Deeds Deborah Brooks in the May 6 primary.
Sheriff installs medicine drop box at courthouse
The Durham County Sheriff's Office has installed a drop box where people can discard unwanted over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Triangle Politics: Wake GOP blames ex-Gov. Bev Perdue, Common Core for teachers leaving
The Wake County Republican Party is trying to focus the blame for the increase in teacher resignations on former Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and the Common Core State Standards.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
D.A. won't seek death penalty in grandmother's stabbing
Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback said Friday his office will not seek the death penalty against a teen accused of fatally stabbing his grandmother.
New Book Attempts to Restart the Duke Rape Hoax
William D. Cohan has written The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities .
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Durham DA clears NCCU police in killing of man who shot at them
DURHAM N.C. Central University police were justified in shooting a man to death last year after he shot at them and refused to drop a shotgun, Durham County District Attorney A. Leon Stanback says.
Truck strikes police car, drives onto Tobacco Trail DURHAM - A Durham man struck a police car with his truck before driving onto the American Tobacco Trail on Wednesday, investigators said.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Police log, April 15
Jeremy Taylor, 22, of Durham remained hospitalized from Sunday's accident between Horton and Holt School roads, according to Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael.
Candidate forum at Hillside High The Inter-Neighborhood Council of Durham will hold a forum for school board candidates on April 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hillside High School auditorium.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Police log, April 12
Sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old Rashad Ahmad Adams after a vehicle chase through East Durham late Thursday afternoon.
Argument preceded gunshots in Durham mall parking lot
J.L. Potts, an off-duty Durham County Sheriff's deputy, heard an argument involving several people in the Northgate Mall parking lot on Thursday.