CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY


Chapel Hill Police officers are on the scene of a death at Deming Rd.

UPDATED: Mother and son found dead in home on Deming Road

When Dirk Cotton and his family moved to their home on Deming Road in 2005, one of Margaret Gibson’s sons knocked on their door with an apple pie at hand.  “I thought it was a really sweet thing to do. I hadn’t seen anyone do that in decades," he said. "The incident was surprisingly depressing."  Thursday Oct. 12, the Cottons found out their neighbors, Margaret Gibson, 86, and her son, Eric Gibson, 53, had died in their Chapel Hill home in 442 Deming Road.


Police log for April 28, 2017

Someone reported a fraudulent eBay transaction on the 1100 block of NC 54 at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 27, 2017

Someone broke and entered on the 500 block of Church Street at 2:31 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 26, 2017

Someone reported loud music and a party on the 800 block of North Columbia Street at 12:52 a.m. Sunday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 24, 2017

Someone reported harassment on the 100 block of Ashley Forest Road at 5:28 p.m. Thursday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 20, 2017

Someone trespassed on the 100 block of Battle Lane at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 19, 2017

Someone committed alcohol violations on the 300 block of West Franklin Street at 12:11 a.m. Saturday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 18, 2017

Someone broke into and entered a business with no force on the 100 block of Saluda Court at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 17, 2017

 Someone reported damage to property on the 500 block of Weaver Dairy Road at 9:04 a.m. Tuesday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


Police log for April 12, 2017

• Someone reported loud music and a party at the 400 block of Hillsborough Street at 12:15 a.m. The person was hosting a surprise birthday party, reports state.