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Two charged in Durham vehicle vandalism cases

Posted November 6, 2014

Russell Hernandez, left, and Antonia Barbosa
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— 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.


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  • MinorityWillbeNewMajority Nov 7, 2014

    My car was broken into in Cary, one of cards stolen was used in Durham the same night. Could be the same team.

  • LetsBeFair Nov 7, 2014

    watching too much walking dead

  • 68_dodge_polara Nov 7, 2014

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    huh? What happened to what nice guy? Did you know a victim?

  • Ginger Lynn Nov 7, 2014
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    and another news site says they are mother-son. Nice.

  • jackaroe123 Nov 7, 2014

    I know the dude. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

  • gotnoid Nov 7, 2014

    The person who shot 20 cars with a pellet gun in Vance County on Oct. 12 had the same last name and was the same age.
    Coincidence? Check it out WRAL