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Chapel Hill teen wanted in break-in

Posted June 24, 2011

— Chapel Hill police asked for the public's help Thursday to help find a 17-year-old wanted in an attempted break-in less than a month after he finished a jail term for similar charges.

James Alexis Chavez, of 209 Elderberry Lane, is wanted on charges of attempted breaking and entering and resisting a public officer.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Chapel Hill police at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Chavez was released from jail on May 28 after serving about seven weeks for misdemeanor breaking and entering and larceny convictions and a probation violation, according to state Department of Correction records. He had been put on probation in January for more breaking and entering and larceny convictions.

He was also convicted of two counts of resisting a public officer last July.


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  • danunger Jun 24, 2011

    He just wasn't in jail long enough. Hey North Carolina legal system, do an online search for Maricopa County Jail, not a nice place to be, could use that here too.

  • carrboroyouth Jun 24, 2011

    He's already been in jail.

  • wildcat Jun 24, 2011

    Don't parents know what their under-age child is doing? This shows their lack of parenting when it comes to children. Set guidelines and a curfew. Don't turn them loose just because they are teenagers! Now you see that is a big mistake that have dire consequences. STAND UP PARENTS AND BE A PARENTS. CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER BE YOUR FRIEND; AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE THEIR FRIEND. BUT A PARENT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE. TAKE CHARGE FOR ONCE. ITS NOT FUNNY IS IT TO SEE YOU CHILD BEHIND BARS.

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 24, 2011

    This kid like the jail house food. Next time find some seriously hard work for him to do and maybe he won't find jail time so nice.