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  Clayton, NC 27520

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2007 Archived News and Events

Bank Robbers Nabbed | December 10, 2007
At 12:46 pm today, Clayton Police officers were dispatched to RBC Centura Bank located at 11861 Hwy 70 West near Shotwell Road in Clayton.  The bank employees reported that two (2) male subjects had robbed the bank and fled south on foot into a wooded area behind a shopping center.  The suspects had concealed their faces.  One wore a black wig and at least one displayed a handgun.  A Clayton police officer sighted a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee with two occupants at an excessive speed on the parking lot of the Amelia Village Apartments.  The passenger suspect jumped from the vehicle and fled into some nearby woods.  Both suspects were charged with Bank Robbery and Conspiracy to Committ Robbery and have each been confined in the Johnston County Jail under $1,000,000.00 secured bonds. Read More Here.

Counterfeiting Arrest | Friday, December 07, 2007
On November 9th, 2007, detectives from the Clayton Police Department began an investigation into possession of counterfeit money following a telephone tip that a female suspect had attempted to spend a large sum of what was believed to be bogus money. Read more here.

Riding in style: Police get sporty new motorcycles | November 28, 2007
The Clayton Police Department’s two-man motorcycle unit is sporting a new look. Since mid-September, Officers Brian Temple and Rick Quinones have been carrying out their duties for the department’s traffic division on two new 2007 BMW 1200- RT series motorcycles. The bikes, custom made in Germany, are a major upgrade over the Harley-Davidson cycles the department had been using from 2001-2004. Read more here.

Juvenile Among 3 Arrested In Clayton Burglary | December 12, 2007
Clayton Police have arrested three teenagers, including a 15-year-old juvenile, for a December 6 burglary at a home on North O’Neil Street. In the burglary, 300 DVD’s, 80 CD’s, and a video game system were taken from the home of Fanciso Masso. Police detectives have now arrested 17-year-old Pablo Gonzalez and 18-year-old Spencer Rieck, both of Clayton, on burglary and larceny charges.  They are in the Johnston County Jail under a $40,000 bond. A 15-year-old was also charged in juvenile court. His name was not released because of his age.

Student brings gun to school | December 04, 2007
Some quick-thinking students at Clayton Middle Schoolhelped defuse a potentially dangerous situation Fridaymorning when they reported a classmate who said he had brought weapons to school.
Johnston County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson TammyAmaon confirmed Monday that a 15-year old malestudent was detained by School Resource Officer Dana Wilkerson following an incident at approximately 8:15 a.m. Friday. Read More here.

Drug Arrest | October 18, 2007
On Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2007 at 11:42pm, a vehicle stop was conducted that resulted in several narcotics being found.  Patrol Sgt. G. M. Franklin stopped a 2004 Kia Spectra for a lighting violation.  During the vehicle stop, Sgt. Franklin learned that the driver’s license was revoked.  The driver was identified as Hana Kamal Dassan, W/F, 19 of Selma.  During a search of the vehicle he discovered several pills in the vehicle.  Det. C. W. Kilpatrick was called to the scene. Read more here.

Plane Crash press release | September 24, 2007
On Friday, September 21st at approximately 10:00 am a small private plane crashed into McCall’s Restaurant located at 10365 US Hwy 70 West in Clayton.  The plane crash resulted in the death of the pilot, Garry Stephen Reid of 7419 Mill Pond Rd. Galivants Ferry, South Carolina. Though there were several employees in the kitchen area of the restaurant at the time of the crash, they were able to escape without injury by exiting the rear of the building.
The on-scene investigation has been completed as of Sunday (9-23-07) and the wreckage of the plane has been removed from the business and taken to another location so that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) may further their investigation into the cause of the crash.  NTSB investigators would be interested in talking with any eyewitnesses to the actual crash, or anyone that may have witnessed the plane in the minutes before the crash.  Any such person that has not already been interviewed by law enforcement or NTSB authorities is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-550-4611 and leave contact information so that an NTSB investigator might speak with them.
The investigation is continuing and further information regarding the cause of the crash will be released by the NTSB when appropriate.

Retired police K-9 “Nero” at rest | September 18, 2007
The Clayton Police Department has some sad news to report that on September 18, K-9 Nero2007, retired police K-9 “Nero” passed away.  Nero had been retired from police service since July 31st of this year.  His former partner and owner since retirement, Sgt. D.N. (Mac) MacNeal reported that “Nero” was not doing well today, and a visit to the vet prompted the decision to put the dog to sleep.  “Nero” died peacefully with Sgt. MacNeal by his side.  He was a great friend to Sgt. MacNeal (and many others) and an excellent K-9 officer before becoming ill.  Please remember Sergeant MacNeal during this difficult time.�“Nero” will be missed.

We Honor Our Fallen | September 14, 2007
Every day, police officers willingly face the unknown. They put themselves in harm's way voluntarily. Their lives have made a difference. Their lives have built a better world.  Thomas Lieutenant Monica Carey Jefferson wrote eloquently that governments are instituted among men to secure the inalienable rights of the people . . . treasured rights to life and liberty. This is the first priority of government — to protect the lives and liberties of the people. The men and women of law enforcement do this every day.  6 years agao...on Friday, September 14, 2001 Clayton Police Lieutenant Monica Carey sacrificed her life defending our treasured rights to life and liberty; she was struck by an assailant during an undercover drug buy. Lieutenant Carey is survived by her husband, son and daughter; she was a two year veteran of the Clayton Police Department with eight previous years being served in other areas of law enforcement. She will NEVER be forgotten.

Tactical Team @ Work | September 12, 2007
On Tuesday September 11, 2007, the Clayton Police Department Tactical Team worked a special detail aimed at traffic safety and service of outstanding warrants.  Traffic checkpoints were conducted on W. Main at Stallings Street, Barber Mill and Dairy Roads, Glen Laurel Road, and Pritchard Road with 31 violations. Read more here.

UPDATE -- 3rd Arrest Made in Pittman’s Break-In | August 31, 2007
Earlier this week (Tuesday 8-28) Clayton Police Detectives recovered additional stolen property (jewelry) and arrested a third suspect in connection with the July 2 break-in and thefts that occurred at Pittman’s Jewelers and Clayton Before & After Care.   Detective Lt. John Parker arrested Robert Lin Hanna (17) of 209 Everette Avenue and charged him with two counts of Felony Breaking & Entering and Felony Larceny.  Hanna was confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $25,000 bond.   Hanna is the third person arrested for these crimes.  In late July, Sean Kelly Porter (18) and Daniel Clifford Freeman (19) of Garner were each charged with the same offenses.   No additional arrests are anticipated.

TRAFFIC FATILITY | August 22, 2007
On Thursday August 9, 2007, the Clayton Police Department investigated a 3-vehicle accident at about 8 AM at the intersection of Hwy 70 at Town Centre Boulevard.  The investigation indicated that a GMC truck driven by Christopher R. Perry (21) of Smithfield was westbound on Highway 70 and collided with a Ford Escort that entered Highway 70 from Town Centre Boulevard.  The driver of the Ford, Irene Humphrey Jarman (76) of Clayton was critically injured after being ejected from the vehicle.  Her vehicle then rolled slowly into the center of the intersection and struck a Ford Escape.  Ms. Jarman was taken by ambulance to Wake Medical Center.  On Tuesday, August 21, 2007, Ms. Jarman died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.  Christopher R. Perry was initially charged with a red light violation, and he has now been additionally charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.  Clayton Police Lieutenant J. R. Herring handled the investigation.

WANTED by the Clayton Police | August 18, 2007
On or about July 25, 2007 during the early morning hours, La Michoacana, a business located at 218 E. Main St. in Clayton, was broken into.  A quantity of cellular telephones was stolen. The investigation by Clayton Police Detectives tends to indicate that Jarron Dante Mitchener (age 18) was involved, and a warrant has been obtained by Detective T. R. Allen on August 3, 2007 charging Mitchener with Felony Breaking or Entering, and Larceny.  Read more here.

“Operation Check-Up” | August 10, 2007
“Operation Check-Up”  is a similar operation that was executed last evening (August 9, 2007).  The Clayton Police Department was assisted by a 19-year old underage volunteer (working covertly under police supervision and monitoring) going to stores licensed to sell alcohol and attempting to purchase beer.  The operation involved no deception;  If asked for ID, the underage buyer presented proper ID showing an age of 19. Read more here.

Drug Distribution Arrest | August 2, 2007
The Clayton Police Department has made an arrest as a result of a undercover operation targeting the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in Clayton.  Detective Bill Kilpatrick coordinated the investigation. Read more here.

VANDALISM | July 27, 2007
This morning, the Clayton Police Department is investigating 17 reports of vandalism to automobiles.  The vehicles had windows damaged or shattered, and the property damage apparently occurred during the previous late night and early morning hours of today.  The incidents seem to be concentrated in the northeast residential area and the cars were parked at curbside or in private driveways near the road. Investigators believe that the offenders may have been observed by someone and are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the persons responsible for these offenses.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611. A cash reward is available for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible.  Callers may remain confidential.

NERO our hero ending tour of duty | July 27, 2007
Long-serving Clayton Police Department K-9 “Nero” will be retiring from service as of July 31, 2007. “Nero” a nd his partner, Sgt. David (Mac) MacNeal are well known to most Clayton residents.  The two have worked together for several years and on July 16, 2007, the Town Council authorized that K-9 “Nero” would be given to Sgt. MacNeal who will be caring for the dog after his retirement.  K-9 “Nero” will be very difficult to replace, but the department will obtain a new K-9 sometime soon.  Temporarily, K-9 “Justice” (who began service with Officer Will McIntosh a few weeks ago) will be the department’s only police K-9.  Some recognition for K-9 “Nero” is planned in August, but the date(s) have yet to be determined.

ARRESTS MADE in Pittman’s Jewelers break-in | July 24, 2007
Sean Kelly Porter (18) and Daniel Clifford Freeman (19) were arrested  by Clayton Police Detective Lieutenant J. T. Parker. READ MORE HERE.

More arrests made in under-cover drug campaign | July 19, 2007
The Clayton Police Department has made two more arrests as the result of a four-month undercover campaign targeting the sale and distribution of illegal drugs in the Town of Clayton. Detective Kilpatrick reports additional arrests are expected in this ongoing narcotics investigation. Read more here.

"Justice" on the streets of Clayton | July 17, 2007
The Clayton Police Department is proud to announce a new addition to the Town’s workforce.  K-9 “Justice” was recently acquired and has completed training with his new partner, Officer Will McIntosh. Read More Here.

GUNS AND DRUGS off the street | June 29, 2007
The Clayton Police Department in conjunction with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested Brandon Gene Krasinski on multiple charges and issued citations to three other individuals. The arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation and cooperative effort between the three agencies.  READ MORE HERE.

On Wednesday afternoon (6-13-07), Clayton Police made the largest single seizure of illegal drugs in the Town’s history.  Officers seized over 28 pounds of marijuana, 107 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine, and 50 pills of a substance believed to be methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). (The common street name for MDMA is Ecstasy.)  The suspected drugs will be sent to the SBI lab for further analysis.  The street value of all the illegal drugs combined is estimated to be in excess of $65,000.00. READ MORE HERE.

Clayton Police Officer awarded | June 4, 2007
The Town of Clayton Police Department is proud to announce the awarding of the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate to a member of the agency.  In accord with the criteria established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, Detective Andy Jernigan was awarded the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate on May 18, 2007.  Read more here.

Special Olympics Torch Run | May 31, 2007
Today, several Clayton Police officers volunteered to run the torch westbound through Clayton on Hwy 70 where it was handed off to Wake County law enforcement officers. The officers were joined by several area special athletes for the final leg of the local 6 mile run.  The 2007 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina is a 2,200-mile, 18-day torch relay that involves more than 4,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 400 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina. Read more here.

Clayton Police Officer Promoted | May 15, 2007
On May 14th - Russell Flint was promoted to the rank of Sergeant within the Patrol Division.  Sergeant Flint has been in service with the Clayton Police Department since 2005, and has four years of prior experience with the Kinston Police Department.

ATM THEFT ARRESTS | May 14, 2007
On Thursday (04/26/07) at approximately 2:45 AM, the Howard’s Mini Mart convenience store at 4222 Barber Mill Road in Clayton was broken into and the suspects stole the ATM machine.  After smashing the door glass, the burglars hooked a chain from a pick-up truck to the ATM pulled it out through the front of the store.  Damage to the building was extensive.  Similar burglaries and ATM larcenies (and attempts) had been occurring over the past several weeks at stores in Clayton, Johnston County, Selma, Princeton, Raleigh, Garner, Wake County, Fuquay-Varina.  Read more here.

On Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 10:15 pm, Clayton Police received a call to investigate a breaking & entering & larceny from Riverwood Café located at 375 Athletic Club Blvd.  The business manager reported that the business had been illegally entered and assorted bottles of beer valued at $44 had been stolen.  There was no damage to the business or any sign of forcible entry.  Further investigation by Clayton Police Officer M. Duran led officers to a nearby residence where Kevin Christopher Buckman (18) of 216 Collinsworth Drive was arrested and charged with felonious breaking & entering and larceny.  A key to the business was also recovered.  The investigation tends to indicate that the suspect was a former employee of the business.  The suspect was jailed in lieu of a $25,000 secured bond.

On April 2, 2007, Clayton Police investigated a breaking & entering and larceny from Hudson’s Hardware located at 10278 Hwy 70 West.  Store personnel reported that the business had been entered between Saturday March 31st and Monday morning April 2nd.  A large sum of currency and assorted checks were reported stolen and a rear door received about $350 in damage.  After an investigation by Clayton PD Detective N.A. Harvey, a warrant was obtained for a suspect in this case.  On April 27th, warrants were served on Jarrad Alan Slabaugh (18) of 13548 Buffalo Road near Clayton.  He was charged with felonious breaking & entering and with larceny after breaking and entering.  Slabaugh was jailed in lieu of a $40,000 secured bond.

Another suspect was arrested earlier in this case.  Detective Nancy Harvey had secured warrants charging Thomas Jordan Lee (17) of 1230 Loop Road near Clayton with felonious breaking & entering and with larceny after breaking and entering.   The warrants were served by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office on April 23rd, and Lee was jailed pending a secured bond of $20,000.  No additional arrests are expected.

K-9 Officer 'Nero' Fights Crime, Cancer | April 27, 2007
A veteran of the Clayton Police force battles the bad guys everyday and now K-9 officer Nero is fighting for his own life.  Nero lives to work and he's trained to serve and protect but prostate cancer will force him into early retirement.  Read the full NBC17 story here.

An arrest has been made regarding the bomb threat at Wal-Mart in Clayton yesterday morning.  Clayton Police had obtained a warrant yesterday charging Travis Ray Overcash (21) of 208 Austin Street in Four Oaks, NC with telephoning the bomb threat to the business, which is a felony offense.  The investigation tends to indicate that the motive for the hoax was to somehow harass an ex-girlfriend who may have been an employee of the business.  The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office assisted by arresting Overcash at his residence yesterday evening.  He has been jailed pending a $20,000.00 secured bond.

Department Promotions | April 17, 2007
Two Clayton Police Officers have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Joseph Brady and Dave Simcox were each promoted as of last week and are assigned to the Patrol Division.  Sergeant Brady has been with the Clayton PD since 2005, and has eleven years prior experience in Illinois with the Darien PD and with the Chicago PD.  Sergeant Simcox has been with the Clayton PD nearly seven years.  He had previously served for six years with the Morehead City and Belhaven PD.

CRIME ALERT - Vandalism | April 14, 2007
On April 2, 2007, five incidents of graffiti related to gang signs were reported from the Highway 70 underpass to Alta & Clayton Estates Mobile Home Parks.  Also, back in February there were five reports of gang-related spray painting  in the Highway 42 East to West Main Street area. On April 12, 2007 the Clayton Police Department recorded six incidents of graffiti spray-painted from West Stallings Street to the Clayton High School area.  The markings were related to (or imitative of) gang signs. Read more here.

Town of Clayton Alarm Ordinance| April 13, 2007
Every alarm system user shall obtain a permit from the town Police Department for each alarm system that such alarm system user owns, leases, operates or uses within the municipal corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of the town. Read more here.



In cooperation with other local and state law enforcement agencies, the Clayton police Department participated in the statewide Operation Slow Down / No Need to Speed campaign as part of the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Read more here.


Breaking & Entering | March 30, 2007

On Wednesday (03/28/07) at approximately 1:18 AM, the TradeWilco convenience store on 42 East was broken into and the suspects attempted to steal the ATM machine.  The video surveillance tape shows  a dark green over silver GMC Jimmy as it backs into the front doors shattering them and then pulls forward. Read more here. debuts | March 22, 2007
The Clayton Police Department is proud to announce the debut of  While providing background information on the department - we will also aim to implement up-to-date information on crime, safety and police services. Read more here.



"Spoofing," or "phishing," frauds attempt to make Internet users believe that they are receiving e-mail from a specific, trusted source, or that they are securely connected to a trusted web site, when that is not the case. Read more here.


NERO OUR HERO battles Cancer | February 28, 2007

Nero has been looking after Clayton for six years. Now, as he battles terminal prostate cancer, the Clayton Police Department is doing all it can to look after him. Read more here.


Clayton Police now equipped with TASERS | February 21, 2007

The Clayton Police Department welcomed a new chief and acquired some new gear in 2006 – including one item that’s a real shocker.  Clayton police benefited from several equipment upgrades last year. Most notably, the department started arming officers with taser guns. Read more here. 


Clayton Police target beer sales | February 20, 2007

The Clayton Police Department carried out a campaign to catch store clerks selling alcohol to underage drinkers. Two volunteers — an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old — tried to buy alcohol at Clayton stores. Read more here.

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