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Monday December 6th

Scott Warfield


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Drug Investigation Leads to 2 Arrests

Carrboro police ended a three-month drug investigation Friday after they seized more than 700 grams of marijuana from a residence in Carrboro. A press release states that about 4 p.m. Friday, Carrboro police executed a search warrant at N-3, The Village Apartments at 1000 Smith Level Road and arrested two people. Lt. Jim Phillips said that the police department's entry into the home was planned and that the subjects did not resist arrest. "It was a tactical entry," Phillips said. "And there was no resistance from the people inside."

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Police Investigate Weekend Laptop Thefts

Last weekend, six laptop computers were reported stolen within 24 hours from five fraternity houses -- all located within a half mile of each other. The recent string of burglaries began Friday, and while one arrest has been made, Chapel Hill police are investigating whether the cases are related. In all six incidents, the laptops were taken from the victim's room.

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2 Durham Men Charged With Armed Robbery

Two Durham men were served warrants by the Chapel Hill Police Department last week in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in December and January. Jerry Kareem Tatum, 32, of 4001 Meriwether Drive in Durham and Ronnie Lee Jones, 30, of 718 Felicia St. in Durham were served warrants while being held in the Alamance County Jail, according to a Chapel Hill Police Department press release.

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Local Man Arrested Twice for DWI

Chapel Hill police arrested a local man twice in a span of three hours early Wednesday morning for driving while impaired. Police arrested Leonardo Hagelsieb Rodriguez, 25, of 2920 Chapel Hill Road at 1:06 a.m. and again at 4 a.m. Rodriguez is being charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired, two misdemeanor counts of driving with a revoked license, one misdemeanor count of speeding and one misdemeanor count of failure to run headlights, reports state.

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Dating Habits Deliver Valentine to Businesses

President Bush said in his State of the Union Address that America is experiencing a recession; he might want to review the economy after Feb. 14. According to the annual Valentine's Day survey by the International Mass Retail Association, shoppers will spend 8 percent more this year on Valentine's Day gifts than last year. And the majority of the revenue is coming from adults between the ages of 18 and 24. These consumers plan to spend $183.80 on average this Valentine's Day. That number is almost $100 more than the average shopper, according to the survey.

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Local Man Leads Police on High-Speed Chase

A high-speed police chase that ended in a car accident and a foot pursuit landed a Chapel Hill man in jail Saturday facing four felony and 16 misdemeanor charges. Chapel Hill police arrested Edward Lashan Snipes, 27, of 104 New Stateside Drive at 1:10 a.m near the intersection of Caldwell and North Columbia streets, reports state. Snipes was charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, one felony count of speeding to elude and one felony count of hit and run. Snipes also was charged with one misdemeanor count each of unauthorized use

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Police Accepting Gifts for Fire Victims

Carrboro police are helping two local elementary school crossing guards regain a sense of normalcy in their lives after disaster struck two days following Christmas. Alvis Baldwin Jr. and his wife, Panella, lost nearly everything they owned when their house at 1703 Purefoy Drive went up in flames while they were out for the afternoon. Panella is a crossing guard at McDougle Elementary School and Alvis is a crossing guard at Carrboro Elementary School. After the Dec. 27 blaze, Carrboro police opened up the police department to clothing, appliances and other donations.

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Panera Bread Finds Home at Old Hardee's

The dilapidated Hardee's building that once served fast food will soon house a nationally popular bakery and cafe. Prestige Associates, a local group of investors, bought the property, which has sat vacant on the corner of West Franklin and Mallette streets, last summer. The group, which built 23-Michael Jordan's Restaurant, located at 200 W. Franklin St.

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Shooting Injures Student

A UNC junior suffered a shotgun wound in the ankle early Saturday morning after a suspected armed robbery attempt on Mitchell Lane. A second UNC junior escaped the incident unharmed. The injured victim, a 21-year-old romance languages major, was shot by an unknown subject between 2:25 a.m. and 2:32 a.m., reports state. Police have no suspects in the incident at this time. The second victim is a 22-year-old psychology major.

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