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Chapel Hill police nab suspect in multiple home break-ins

Posted September 12, 2008

— Police have arrested a man they believe committed a series of residential break-ins starting in August.

Dawshawn Tysin Glenn, 20, of 936 Shady Lawn Road Extension, was charged with 10 felony counts each of larceny and of breaking and entering, along with one felony count each of attempted larceny and of attempted breaking and entering.

The break-ins occurred at homes in the Shadylawn and Piney Mountain areas of Chapel Hill.

Glenn was being held in the Orange County Jail under a $160,000 bond late Friday morning.

Nine forcible break-ins were reported in Chapel Hill in the first two weeks of August. Details of each are shown on the map below. Police have not said if Glenn is responsible for these particular crimes, but his home is indicated on the map in red.


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  • md54321 Sep 12, 2008

    This is so sad, I know that his gandmother is devasted. I wish that he was more involved in church and maybe this would not have happened. I'm going to pray for his family that they will get thru this.............

  • johnny2times Sep 12, 2008

    His parents must be so proud!

  • lumberman Sep 12, 2008

    Why would he want a job. When he can get up a 10:00 break in a couple houses and be back home by lunch. If he gets caught what is the worst that can happen. He gets 3 squares a day and free health care. That is almost as good as what I get for putting in a 60 hour week. Only real difference I want be on probation for 2 years.

  • TStills Sep 12, 2008

    jesmyopinion - true, but that would mean he might have to do some WORK. and we all know that aint happenin'....

  • ramsey1165 Sep 12, 2008

    twc: I agree with you! It's a shame how these criminals keep breaking the law and only get a slap on the wrist.

  • sayitoutloud Sep 12, 2008

    jackadoo: I was thinking the exact same thing!

  • jackadoo Sep 12, 2008

    I doubt he crawled thru a small window.

  • Just the facts mam Sep 12, 2008

    A big, healthy guy like this should be able to find a job somewhere. Should not have to be breaking into homes to make enough money to survive...

  • twc Sep 12, 2008

    I wonder just how long his probation will be?!?!?