By MELODY BROWN-PEYTON
Of The Record Staff
Dunn Police department heads held a briefing at city hall to discuss the rash of home and vehicle break-ins and the steps they took to solve the crimes.
With every member of the police department working together, they were able to solve these and many other crimes that took place throughout the city.
Over the last several weeks, Dunn Police had responded to multiple vehicle and home breakins. Some residents have returned home to find windows and doors broken along with missing items from their homes. Some of the break-ins have occurred at night while others have taken place during the day.
At one point police sent out a robo call to residents warning them of the break-in spree.
Chief William Halliburton said, “I want to personally thank the officers for their hard work on solving theses cases and working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community.”
Chief Halliburton credits good police work which lead to the arrest of Lemont Webb Jr. Mr. Webb was seen by Lt. Byron Tyndall with the investigation division wearing the custommade Nike’s along with a Carolina Men’s basketball T-shirt items that Lt. Tyndall had recognized stolen from a resident’s home. He was arrested immediately.
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Lt. Byron Tyndall with Dunn Police Criminal Investigation Division highlights the areas that thieves have targeted in the last several weeks.
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see riding slowly through their neighborhood and anyone going by ringing door bells.
Police say residents should always lock their doors and keep valuable items out of sight. Other safety tips include installing some dummy surveillance cameras. Always remember to remove flyers from your doorstep. Keep your lawn trimmed and neat. Purchase light timers for your indoor and outdoor lights and pretend like you are saying goodbye to someone inside when you leave your home.
Always report anything suspicious by calling 911.
During the rash of break-ins the following arrests were made:
• Lemont Webb Jr., 20, of Bears Lane, Dunn, was charged with five counts of breaking and entering a building, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of possession of stolen property. He remains jailed on a $100,000 secured bond.
• Christopher Walters, 31, of George Street, Dunn, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He remains jailed on a $25,000 secured bond.
• Pamela McKellar, 31, of Red Hill Church Road, Dunn, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. Ms. McKellar posted a $3,000 secured bond.
• Timothy Scott Norris, 22, of Raiford Road, Erwin, was charged with seven counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, three counts larceny and two counts of larceny in Dunn. Detective Brannan said more Dunn charges may be pending following the current and ongoing investigation. Mr. Norris was also charged with 40 charges out of Erwin and six charges out of Harnett County.