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Three sought in string of Durham County burglaries

Posted February 18, 2013 2:52 p.m. EST
Updated February 19, 2013 11:08 a.m. EST

— Durham County authorities said Monday that they are searching for three men in connection with dozens of home break-ins in recent months.

An anonymous tip recently led investigators to a cache of stolen property hidden in a wooded area near the 500 block of Todd Street in Durham, including a utility trailer, mail and jewelry that belonged to several people who had reported burglaries.

Another anonymous tip led investigators to search the home at 512 Todd St. last week, where they recovered more than 600 items believed to have been stolen during home break-ins, authorities said. Investigators estimated the value of the stolen property, which includes jewelry, electronics and a .22-caliber pistol, to be more than $10,000.

Dal Gilchrist Davis, 38, of 512 Todd St., was arrested during the search on charges of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $2,500 bond and was released.

Authorities have since filed more charges against Davis and are searching for him. They also are searching for Cedric Earl Scarlette Jr., 20, of 302 Todd St., and Darrell Jermaine Hart, 30, of 528 Todd St., on possession of stolen goods charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Davis, Scarlette or Hart or about any of the break-ins is asked to call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 919-560-0880 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.