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Fourth Teen Charged in Car Break-in Spree

Posted April 14, 2008

— A fourth teen has been arrested in a string of vehicle break-ins in the Clayton area, police said Monday.

Dustyn Lee Heath, 18, of 420 Cannady St. in Clayton, was charged with 25 counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and 17 counts of larceny. He was being held in the Johnston County Detention Center on a $262,000 secured bond.

Noah Chandler Crowder, 19, of 604 S. John St. in Clayton, Rafael Maurice Chicco, 16, of 1958 Jack Road in Clayton, and Robert Tremayne Davis, 18, of 2835 Woodside Drive in Clayton, were charged last week with similar offenses.

Clayton police and Johnston County deputies said the teens were responsible for more than 40 vehicle break-ins in which gold jewelry, PlayStation portable gaming systems, cell phones, MP3 players, CDs and prescription drugs were taken. The teens targeted unlocked cars in subdivisions and apartment complexes in and near Clayton and grabbed loose items that were easy to steal, police said.


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  • dlb800 Apr 15, 2008

    Ok, it was STUPID to leave stuff like that in your car, but that
    doesn't mean you are partially to blame.

    These people are criminals. What's really pathetic is that they
    will probably get probation.

    They should be sent to prison for a while, and not a nice
    prison where you get to sit around exercise, and watch tv.
    Prison should be a place where you work to eat, and you eat
    plain and simply. Bread, bologna, and water. No TV. If you
    want to exercise (or have food to eat), then you will work for it, and work hard. Maybe make big rocks into little ones, or maybe pick up trash all over the country. That would be good. Pick up all those cigarette butts along the road.

  • abf1 Apr 14, 2008

    lock your doors! not only can they steal your belongings, but they can also lie in wait for you until you get back into the car. scary to think, but true.

  • Squirreling Dervish Apr 14, 2008

    If you are dumb emough to leave that stuff in your car, I would say you are partially to blame......

  • Scubagirl Apr 14, 2008

    another fine example of today's kids---NOT!

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Apr 14, 2008

    Just pathetic