Two charged in Durham vehicle vandalism cases
Posted November 6, 2014
Durham, N.C. — Police on Thursday arrested a Durham man in connection vandalism done to dozens of vehicles in the city this week.
Russell Hernandez, 19, of Rolling Pines Avenue, was charged with four counts of injury to property, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of going armed to the terror of the public. He was placed in Durham County jail under a $20,000 secured bond.
Police investigated about 40 incidents of vandalism to vehicles on Tuesday and Wednesday in several Durham neighborhoods. The vehicles had been damaged by what appeared to be BBs.
On Thursday, investigators served search warrants for a home and a vehicle in the 2600 block of Rolling Pines Avenue. Investigators found multiple steel BBs inside the vehicle and seized three BB guns.
Police also charged Antonia Barbosa, 65, of Rolling Pines Avenue, with feloniously altering, stealing or destroying criminal evidence and misdemeanor conspiracy. She was released from jail on a $3,000 unsecured bond.