In Search Of Wanted Suspect In Carrboro
CARRBORO - The Carrboro Police Department needs your help finding a suspect wanted for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a child on July 24.
“As a result of our investigation as well as a certified medical exam, which is conducted by experts who are trained and certified to interview younger children about incidents, we were able to develop enough to formally charge Mr. White with one count of that indecent liberties,” Carrboro Police Captain, Chris Atack, says.
Dwayne Anthony White formerly of Hanna Street in Carrboro is wanted on one felony count of that charge. Capt. Atack says he’s known to frequent the Carrboro and Chapel Hill areas. There is a known relationship between White and the child, but Capt. Atack says the CPD is not releasing that information at this time.
“With this specific instance, this is the only charge,” Capt. Atack says. “It appears it was an isolated incident; it wasn’t a continuing series of events.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Carrboro Police Sgt. Joe Thomas at 919-918-7418 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.
Walter Horton To Serve As Carrboro Police Chief
CARRBORO – Carrboro native and current police captain, Walter Horton, will serve as the Town’s next police chief, as appointed by Town Manager David Andrews.
The search attracted 101 applicants from as far away as the U.S. Virgin Islands, but of the five finalists, Captain Horton was chosen as the best to succeed Chief Carolyn Hutchison, who will retire in September.
Horton started with the Carrboro Police in 1993. He spent all his years of primary education in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district and graduated from MountOliveCollege with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. In 2001, Horton received the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate which is given by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The commission is designed to reward and recognize officers who continually strive to better themselves professionally. He is also a graduate of the NC JusticeAcademy’s Management Development Program. Horton was promoted to Captain of Administrative Services in June 2011.
Carrboro Man Arrested For Burglary And Attempted Rape
CARRBORO- The Carrboro Police Department made an arrest early Friday morning in a burglary and attempted rape.
Lt. Chris Atack says that at approximately 4:00 a.m. Friday, Carrboro Police responded to a call in the 100 block of Fidelity Street involving Francisco Javier Diaz.
“Further investigation revealed that Mr. Diaz had broken into a residence and sexually assaulted a female resident who was inside.”
Lt. Atack says the 33-year-old Carrboro resident was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor.
“He was charged with attempted first degree rape and first degree burglary as well as sexual battery.”
Diaz is being held at Orange County Jail under a $100,000 bond.
Longtime Carrboro Police Chief To Step Down This Year
CARRBORO – North Carolina’s first openly gay police chief plans to call it quits after nearly three decades working in Carrboro.
Since joining the Carrboro Police Department in 1984, Carolyn Hutchison has pretty much done it all: after starting off as a new patrol officer, she then moved to narcotics, became an investigator, then moved on to deal with juvenile crime and administrative services.
Eventually, Hutchison was rewarded with the top job in 1998. She has been Carrboro’s Police Chief ever since, but she’ll officially retire this year, sometime around the beginning of October.
In an email to Town Manager David Andrews, the self-described “slightly scuffed and worn” 53-year-old said, ”I look forward to the challenges and blessings inherent in policing the Carrboro community until the day I retire.”