Among the more recent success stories involving interaction between police and citizens was the apprehension of two suspects who were captured Wednesday night, 10/13/2010, during a break-in where a neighbor saw the crime being committed and called police. The vigilant citizen provided detailed information about the suspects and the crime being committed in a neighborhood off Cliffdale Road. The officers captured two suspects as they attempted to leave the neighborhood and recovered two flat screen televisions and a laptop computer that had just been stolen. Arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering, Larceny and Possession of Stolen Goods were Jamel Devon Raynor, 33, of 912 Rancho Drive and Percell James Siler, 24, of 5627 Dodge Drive.
Police are very thankful that this citizen took notice of what was happening and anonymously helped police catch the suspects. Both are repeat offenders with a history of breaking-and-entering crimes. Unfortunately, in this case, Siler was released from jail before the police supervisor typed the arrest information into his daily report. Raynor remains in jail on a $10,000 bond.
Also on Wednesday, police located Ronald Lee McCormick, 24, who was wanted on outstanding Breaking and Entering charges for incidents in the Longleaf Drive Area. McCormick was apprehended at his girlfriend’s apartment in Cambridge Arms. A search of the apartment revealed several items which may link McCormick to additional breaking-and-entering crimes. In addition, a 22 caliber rifle was located in the apartment that belonged to McCormick, a convicted felon. Additionally, a stolen Lincoln Town Car was discovered outside of the apartment. McCormick was charged with 6-counts of Breaking and Entering, 5-counts of Larceny after Breaking and Entering, 5-counts of Possession of Stolen Goods, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. He is in jail on $70,000 bond.
On Thursday, 10/14/2010, police arrested another suspect wanted in Longleaf Drive area break-ins. Antonio Lamont Lawson, 23, of 2303 Vestal Avenue was arrested at the Cumberland County Courthouse as he awaited an appearance on other charges. Lawson was charged with. 6-counts of Breaking and Entering of a Residence, 5-counts of Larceny after Breaking and Entering, 5-counts of Possession of Stolen Goods and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Lawson is in jail on a $60,000 bond.
Also on Thursday, police arrested Robert Bethea, 22, of 926 Shannon Drive for Breaking and Entering into a residence in the Mintz Street area by forcing open the carport door. Once inside, he stole a purse and cash. Bethea was connected to the crime from an earlier Breaking and Entering that occurred on Maxine Street. Bethea was charged with Breaking and Entering, Larceny After Breaking and Entering and Possession of Stolen Goods.