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Police Roundup 11/15/01


Wednesday, Nov. 14

-Michael Dwayne Holsomback of 270 Spider Web Lane in Pittsboro was arrested for possession of marijuana and trespassing, reports state. Holsomback, 32, was spotted by police urinating between two trash containers in the N1 parking lot at 440 W. Franklin St., according to reports. The reports state that two officers asked for his identification and then patted him down for weapons. Police found a pack of cigarette papers as well as a bag of marijuana, according to reports. Holsomback was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, issued a trespassing warning and released, reports state.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

-A Mclaurin Parking Service employee reported his car missing from the Bowles Parking Lot at 6:03 p.m. Reports state that the employee let his cousin borrow his 1990 Ford Probe 2-S. He thought his cousin would pick him up after work, but his cousin never returned, reports state. The car has not been found yet, according to reports. Reports state that the car is worth $2,500.

-A UNC student reported her UNC ONE Card stolen at 5:01 p.m., reports state. The card was stolen from the pocket of her pants that were left in her friend's unattended car on Nov. 3, according to reports. Nothing else was reported missing from the car.

-A UNC Hospitals employee reported his car was stolen from the Public Safety Building, reports state. According to reports, the 1987 Jeep Cherokee was stolen sometime between 5:45 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. on Nov. 13 while the employee was at work. Reports state that broken glass was found where the car was parked. The car is worth $1,700, reports state.


Wednesday, Nov. 14

-Carrboro police arrested Gareth Morcombe, 28, of 106 Milton Drive at 2:13 a.m. for driving while impaired.

Reports state that Morcombe is being charged with one misdemeanor count each of driving while impaired, driving with revoked license, exceeding posted speed limit and careless and reckless driving. Reports also state that Morcombe blew a 0.21 on the Intoxilyzer 5000.

Morcombe was confined to the Orange County Jail on a $500 secured bond, reports state. Morcombe is scheduled to appear in the Orange County District Court in Chapel Hill on Jan. 22.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

-Carrboro police responded to a larceny call at 8:23 p.m. at the Pantry at 500 Jones Ferry Road.

Reports state that an unknown subject ran from the store without paying for two cases of Budweiser.

Reports also state that the employee on duty saw the subject get into a black Ford Explorer that was waiting outside the store. The Ford Explorer, carrying the subject and two other men, then headed west on Davie Road.

The case is inactive.

-Chapel Hill police arrested Randy Booth, 46, of 802 Cleveland St. in Durham at 12:25 p.m.

Booth faces one misdemeanor count of larceny, reports state.

Reports also state that Booth was arrested for stealing six boxes of Pepcid AC from the Harris Teeter located on 1800 Airport Road. The total value of stolen goods was $98.94. Booth is scheduled to appear in the Orange County District Court in Hillsborough on Jan. 7.

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-Chapel Hill police responded to an automobile theft call at 9:12 a.m. on Old Chapel Hill Road in Durham.

Reports state that the victim's vehicle was stolen from a parking lot.

The car was last known to be secure at 8:30 p.m. Monday, reports state. The value of the stolen vehicle is $9,000, reports state. The case is under further investigation.

Monday, Nov. 12

-Chapel Hill police arrested Andrea Bernice Valentine, 22, of 103-

A Mason St. at 2:21 a.m. and charged her with one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired and one misdemeanor count of speeding.

Reports state that Valentine was traveling 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Police arrested the subject after she crashed her car into the front yard of a house on North Columbia Street, reports state. Valentine was released on a written promise to appear in the Orange County District Court in Chapel Hill on Dec. 18.

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