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Durham man charged in numerous break-ins

Posted December 3, 2009

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— A Durham man has been arrested in numerous break-ins to homes and vehicles in the Lakewood and West End communities during November.

Terrence Anthony Grissom, 22, of Celtic Drive, was arrested on Nov. 27 and charged with breaking into the same home on Rosedale Avenue three times, Durham police said Thursday.

Officers first responded to a break-in call the night of Nov. 26. The resident was out of town and officers continued to check on the property throughout their shift and found a second break-in that night.

Early Nov. 27, officers caught Grissom inside the house. He was charged with three counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of larceny for the burglaries at the house.

This week, Grissom was charged with breaking into six additional residences and two vehicles during November. He has also been charged with attempting to break into two homes. The incidents occurred on Kent Street, Crosswinds Avenue, Cornell Street, Rosedale Avenue, Ward Street, Chapel Hill Road, Moreland Avenue and Lakewood Avenue.

Grissom is also charged with six counts of felony breaking and entering, six counts of larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of attempted breaking and entering, two counts of injury to property, two counts of breaking and entering to motor vehicle and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

Grissom was being held Thursday under a $75,000 bond in the Durham County jail.


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