Man charged in 2013 Cary culvert fire now charged with breaking into cars
Posted August 25, 2015
Updated August 28, 2015
Cary, N.C. — A man charged two years ago with setting a fire that caused nearly $500,000 in damage to a major Cary roadway has been arrested three times in recent weeks in connection with vehicle break-ins.
Tristan Matthew Zammit, 19, of 101 Sweetspire Way in Cary, was charged Monday with breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a felon. He also was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle on Wednesday and in a July 15 case.
In 2013, Cary police arrested Zammit, then 17, in connection with a culvert fire beneath part of Cary Parkway, which was closed for three weeks as a result.
In February, Raleigh police stopped Zammit while driving into oncoming traffic on Western Boulevard and arrested him after finding drugs in a backpack in his car.