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Tip nabs suspect in Cary construction-site theft

Posted February 19, 2010

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— Cary police credited a citizen tip for leading to the arrest of a Stem man in connection with the December theft of a bucket loader from a construction site.

Bradley Lane Tucker, 28, was charged with felony larceny in the Dec. 6, 2009, theft, and additional charges are pending, police said.

Last week, police released a surveillance photograph and video showing a gray pick-up truck carrying a multipurpose bucket loader driving away from a construction site on O'Kelly Chapel Road.

Police said that a tip generated by the photo and video resulted in Tucker's arrest.

"This case perfectly illustrates how essential it is to foster open communication between our citizens, our officers, and the media," Chief Pat Bazemore said in a statement. "With our Cary Crime Stoppers, we hope to continue this partnership as we keep Cary one of the safest communities in the nation."

Tucker was being held in the Wake County Jail Friday.

Tucker was placed on probation Jan. 12 for a larceny conviction in Durham County, according to state Department of Correction records. DOC records show that he has previous convictions in Durham and Person counties, including assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a female and felony breaking-and-entering. He has also served two 6-month prison terms.

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  • The Oracle Feb 19, 2010

    "How about ACORN hiring him? He could become a "Community Organizer"; oh way, we've already got one in the Oval Office"

    twoods7,
    You receive today's non sequitur award.

  • Sick N Tired Feb 19, 2010

    He looks mad at the world.

  • applesmith Feb 19, 2010

    Wonder if while he is staying in the wake county jail he will get "CIGNA INSURANCE " Any comment on this DAVID THE CROOKE COOK. "OH" HE WILL GET FREE HEALTH CARE. THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • twoods7 Feb 19, 2010

    How about ACORN hiring him? He could become a "Community Organizer"; oh way, we've already got one in the Oval Office. Oh well, off to making road signs or whatever...

  • workingforthosethatwont Feb 19, 2010

    since he likes to work with metal, I would suggest the license plate shop in prison for a few years.

  • valentine girl Feb 19, 2010

    To me, this indicates our judicial system is not giving enough time in prison to rehab this type of person. The types of crimes he has been charged with should carry stiffer penalties!He needs some anger management classes and learn a productive skill if he ever gets out.

  • Fishman Feb 19, 2010

    Another candidate for NC justice, put him on probation so he can steal again.