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Drug Bust Leads to Car Break-In Arrests

Posted April 7, 2008

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— More than 40 vehicle break-ins have been solved, police said, following a drug bust that led to the discovery of a cache of stolen goods.

Clayton Police Department investigators and Johnston County deputies were staking out a residence on South John Street on Friday and apprehended a man leaving the house after determining he was carrying drug paraphernalia and a bag of suspected marijuana.

Investigators obtained a warrant to search the residence for drugs and spotted gold jewelry, PlayStation portable gaming systems, cell phones, MP3 players, CDs and prescription pill bottles inside.

Noah Chandler Crowder, 19, of 604 S. John St. in Clayton, was charged with 38 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, 17 counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count each of felony larceny, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rafael Maurice Chicco, 16, of 1958 Jack Road in Clayton, was charged with 37 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, 21 counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count each of felony larceny possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robert Tremayne Davis, 18, of 2835 Woodside Drive in Clayton, was charged with 36 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, 19 counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of felony larceny.

Police said the teens targeted unlocked cars in subdivisions and apartment complexes in and near Clayton and grabbed loose items that were easy to steal. More arrests and charges were expected in the investigation, police said.

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  • Meandmytwo Apr 7, 2008

    Hope that there is no slap on the wrist and give them what they deserve, "JAIL TIME"!!!

  • thomp02 Apr 7, 2008

    I think the lesson here is that we need to keep our car doors locked!

  • dbcooper41 Apr 7, 2008

    what wonderful diversity amongst the perps.:)
    maybe next tme they'll take a girl along and be the mod squad.

  • RocknRollDoctor Apr 7, 2008

    They should have to do a days labor for the owners of every car they broke into. Real community service.

  • diwanicki Apr 7, 2008

    homer looks about 25ish, not teenish

  • Chin-up Apr 7, 2008

    So, what is the real problem here? Lack of parental influence? Why is it so hard for teens these days to reach for a brighter future? Good job Clayton PD, now what is it going to take for these kids to turn their life around?

  • colliedave Apr 7, 2008

    I guess they will just get probation.

  • twc Apr 7, 2008

    Great work! Now if only the courts will do their job!!!!