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Wednesday March 22nd

Public Safety

SMART911 comes to UNC

Smart911 allows users to link personal information to registered cell phones using Rave Wireless technology. If a registered phone places a 911 call from somewhere on or near campus that gets routed through DPS, the information will be automatically displayed to dispatchers.

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NC to increase checkpoints for St. Patrick’s Day

Students attempting to drink and drive this St. Patrick’s Day might face enhanced driver checkpoints as part of the state’s “Booze It and Lose It” campaign. This statewide effort goes along with national highway transportation guidelines, said Beth Horner, spokeswoman for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

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Chapel Hill sees another break-in

Quinn Richardson fell asleep with the lights on Thursday night while studying for a sociology exam. When he awoke at about 5:30 a.m. Friday, he turned the lights off and climbed back into bed. But before he could fall back to sleep, his bedroom door opened and someone looked inside.

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Police pursue man away from downtown area

A man police said is wanted on state warrants was pursued by officers on foot around 12:35 a.m. Thursday morning near the intersection of Rosemary and Henderson streets. The suspect ran north down Henderson street, entered The Recovery Room the front door and exited through the back, said Mike Freas, the bar’s owner.

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Chapel Hill police, UNC urge precaution after break-in cases

After five women woke up to strangers in their bedrooms and with no suspect for the incidents in custody, Chapel Hill and University police are ramping up security measures off campus. Officials said these extra steps are meant to supplement safety advice that should be practiced consistently, but they recognized the ease of neglecting these precautions in day-to-day life.

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FAQ: What you need to know about the intruder break-ins

In the last week, four student homes have been broken into all under similar circumstances. Police are still looking for the man, described in the first incidents as a “6-foot-tall black male, with a medium build and very short hair.” Here’s what you need to know about the break-ins and how to protect yourself.

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Alcohol Law Enforcement makes 17 charges Saturday

The Alcohol Law Enforcement Response Team executed a saturation patrol Saturday focused on impaired driving and other alcohol-related offenses, resulting in 17 charges against nine people. Violations include: one charge of driving with a revoked license. one count of driving while impaired. one charge of operating a vehicle by provisional licensee after consuming alcohol. one count of no operator’s license. two tinted window violations. four speeding violations. one safe movement violation. one insurance violation. one count of lane violation approaching emergency vehicle. one count of possession of less than one gram of marijuana. one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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