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Durham deputies arrest gang member in break-ins

Posted July 20, 2009

— Durham County sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect in a series of recent break-ins in southern Durham County, including a theft from the Morrisville Police Department.

Deputies and Morrisville police officers found stolen guns, electronics and other items inside a home at 7911 Farrington Mill Road in Chapel Hill. They arrested Martin Rosario-Pineda, 17. He is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

Deputies said Rosario-Pineda is a member of the Latin Kings gang. They are continuing to investigate and asked that anyone with information call the Durham County Sheriff's Office at 919-560-0880 or Lt. Stanley Harris 919-560-0881.


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  • squid90 Jul 20, 2009

    I thought mayor bell always claimed there are no gangs in durham.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jul 20, 2009

    well with that new racial bias law good luck getting anyone executed.

  • delilahk2000 Jul 20, 2009

    WAKE1 you said a mouthful, public hanging would be a good detterant!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brinkflanks Jul 20, 2009

    Typically an illegal short barrel (sometimes sawed off) shotgun is described as a "weapon of mass destruction".

  • dadgumit Jul 20, 2009

    They just have not gone in the right one yet !! It don't take but One to make them to see the error in there ways!! nuff said!!

  • DowntownGirl Jul 20, 2009

    "weapon of mass destruction" Wonder what that was?

  • alwaysconcernedmom Jul 20, 2009

    High 5 to law enforcement personnel.

    A 17 year old out breaking into homes. I agree with Wake1. Executions would deter further crime. :)

  • Caveman93 Jul 20, 2009

    Hey, Breaking into my home can make you holy!

  • Wake1 Jul 20, 2009

    Execution would be a great messgae to send to gang members who have no respect for the law or the average citizen they hope to rip off!