Police recover some items stolen from Garner restaurateur; 17-year-old charged
Posted December 12, 2014
Garner, N.C. — Police have charged a 17-year-old in connection with a break-in that happened two days after Thanksgiving at the home of a Garner restaurant owner known for generosity.
Angie Mikus was at her establishment – Angie's Restaurant on Garner Road – Nov. 29 when someone broke into her home across town and stole a PlayStation, a laptop, a necklace, a house phone, a camera and 10 years' worth of photos stored on SIM memory cards.
Darrish Lawrence was arrested Wednesday in connection with the crime. He was charged with possession of stolen property, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling used for keeping and selling controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Garner detectives recovered Mikus' laptop, PlayStation 3 games, memory cards, a camera case with Nikon charger, duffle bag and assorted jewelry.
Mikus posted on Facebook that she recovered most of her items.
"The best part is they were able to get my picture cards back," she wrote. "I couldn't be more grateful for all the love and support I've received during this whole ordeal."
Garner police said other recent break-ins in Mikus' neighborhood are still under investigation.
"I'm not the only one who has been burglarized, but I may be the only one who gets the opportunity to speak broadly about it," Mikus said on Facebook. "This community is better than this, it's closer than places where this usually happens."