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  9933 Highway 70 W Business

  Clayton, NC 27520

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 Clayton Police assist Raleigh Police Department | December 23, 2010 
Clayton Police deployed tire deflation devices and successfully flattened two tires of the eastbound vehicle as it entered the town limits near Shotwell Road.  Clayton officers assisted Raleigh PD in arresting the driver. Read more here.

 Raleigh Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charges| December 22, 2010 
On Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 2:55 am Clayton Police Officers J.J. Brantley and O.P. Phillips seized 78.5 grams of marijuana from a vehicle during a traffic stop on South Robertson Street near Hwy 70 Business. Read more here.

Clayton Man Arrested for Selling Drugs | December 17, 2010 
On December 17, 2010 at 9:47am  the Clayton PD Selective Enforcement Team along with members of the VICE Unit executed a search warrant on a home located at 540 North O’Neil Street in Clayton and arrested one suspect. Read more here.

McIntosh Earns Advance Certification | December 13, 2010 
The Town of Clayton Police Department is proud to announce the awarding of the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate to Officer Will McIntosh.  McIntosh was approved for the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. Read more here.

Lunger promoted to Lieutenant | December 8, 2010 
Kenneth L. Lunger, Jr. has been promoted to Lieutenant as of December 4, 2010.  Lieutenant Lunger is a seven-year police veteran, serving with the Selma PD before joining the Clayton Police Department. Read more here.

Clayton Man Arrested for Felony Drugs | December 1, 2010 
While patrolling Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at approximately 1:30 pm, Clayton Police Officer Vause observed a suspicious person walking in the area of South Boling Street.  Read more here.

 2 Officers Earn Life Saving Award | November 26, 2010 
This past summer, Officer Greg Earp and Officer Drew Medlin responded to a Clayton residence in what was originally dispatched to Emergency Medical Services as a “choking” victim Read more here.

Common Law Robbery | November 29, 2010 
At 6:26 pm Sunday night (11-28-10), Clayton Police were called to investigate a report of a common law robbery in the parking lot at Town Centre Boulevard.  The victim is employed by H&L Enterprises. Read more here.

2 Men Arrested for Breaking and Entering | November 20, 2010 
On Tuesday, November 16th, at 11:22am, Clayton Police responded to a 911 call at 309 Robin Lane.  The caller related she observed a man actively attempting to break-in the back door of her residence. Read more here.

Clayton High School: Don't Text & Drive | November 12, 2010 
Clayton Police Officers and members of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were at Clayton High School on Friday, November 5, 2010 to deliver a message - along with a demonstration aboutTexting While Driving. Read more here.

3 Teens Charge with Aggravated Assault | November 12, 2010 
Clayton Police have charged a third suspect with felony Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury in the November 6th incident.  Joshua Carpenter (18) of 845 Parkridge Drive, Clayton, NC was arrested. Read more here.

Traffic Stop results in DWI, Drugs and Gun Charges | November 5, 2010 
On Wednesday, 03 November 2010 at 11:15am Officer M.C. Phillips was on directed patrol for traffic violations when a vehicle failed to heed a stop sign. Once the police vehicle blue lights were activated - the vehicle failed to stop. Read more here.

Garner Man Arrested for Burglary | November 4, 2010 
On Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm, Clayton Police responded to a burglar alarm at Copper Elementary School.  Officers found that a mobile classroom had been illegally entered, but nothing was missing. Read more here.

Missing Clayton Women LOCATED | October 29, 2010 
Ms. Pacheco was found in good health and is no longer considered missing.The Clayton Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search for Ms. Pacheco and the media for distributing the info

3 Arrested for B&E/Larcey to Vehicles | Octpber 19, 2010 
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at about 2:10 am, a Clayton Police Officer on patrol noticed three (3) young people behaving suspiciously in the area of Walgreen’s Pharmacy on Hwy 70W Business. Read more here.

On-Line Prostitution Sting | Octpber 16, 2010 
On October 14, 2010 members from the Clayton Police Department’s VICE Unit, Special Operations Division and others conducted an undercover ON-LINE prostitution sting in the Town of Clayton. Read more here.

 Step-Father arrested for Attempted Sexual Assualt | September 26, 2010 
On Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3:38 AM, Clayton Police were dispatched to a residence on Kensington Ct for a report of a sexual assault. Officers arrived to find the victim had run from her home and stated her step-father assaulted her. Read more here.

Intentional Fire Destroys House | September 13, 2010 
On Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:27 am, the Clayton Fire Department was summoned to 46 Middlecrest Way upon a report of fire at a house under construction.  When Police and Fire units arrived, the house was fully involved. Read more here.

Armed Robbery @ Auto Zone | September 16, 2010 
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm Clayton Police were called to investigate a report of a robbery at the Auto Zone store located at 10681 US Hwy 70W Business wherein two employees and two customers were present. Read more here,

Booze It and Lose It -- RESULTS | September 7, 2010 
The Clayton Police Department has concluded the Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” traffic safety campaign for 2010. The 17-day effort ending yesterday resulted in numerouns traffic violations charged in the Town of Clayton. Read more here.

Ron Freeman - Officer of the Year | September 3, 2010 
The Clayton Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Ron Freeman has been named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2010.  The Officer of the Year honor is awarded more here.

Wanted Sandford Man Arrested by CPD | August 20, 2010 
On Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - Clayton Police officers were called to the Rite Aid Pharmacy on US Highway 70 Business for the report of someone attempting to obtain a prescription by fraud. Read more here.

Indoor Grow Operation BUSTED | August 10, 2010 
Acting on a tip, Clayton Police Detectives along with a SBI Agent, searched a home at 109 Laurel Ridge Drive, Clayton and seized several Marijuana plants, lighting systems, growing chemicals, reflective plastic and other material. Read more here. 

Clayton's Night Out Against Crime | August 4, 2010 
On Tuesday - August 3, 2010 members of the Clayton community sent a message to criminals letting them know their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back in support of the National Night Out Against Crime. Read more here.

Former Charity Manater Arrested | August 6, 2010 
Over the past few weeks, Clayton Police Detectives have been investigating an embezzlement case involving a former employee of the Pizazz store, located at 132 E. Main Street Inc. Read more here.

Crime-Stoppers Tip Results in Arrest | July 30, 2010 
On Thursday, July 29, 2010 a tipster called the Clayton Crimestoppers line (919.349.TIPZ) to report the location of Clayton's most wanted; Danny Avery.  With this information Avery wask takin into custody without incident. Read more here.

Robbery at Dairy Queen | July 28, 2010 
On Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm Clayton Police were called to investigate a report of a robbery at the Dairy Queen restaurant located at 11697 US Hwy 70W Business; four (4) employees and no (0) customers were present. Read more here

Garner Man Arrested after scanning prescription | July 28, 2010 
During the past several weeks, Clayton Police Narcotics Detectives have been working an investigation regarding the illegal obtaining of prescription pills.The investigation tends to indicate that the suspect scanned a valid prescription. Read more here

Convenience Store Manager Arrested | July 28, 2010
Over the past month, Clayton Police Detectives have been investigating a possible embezzlement by an employee of the Hasty Mart (#46), located at 531 NC Hwy 42 West in Clayton.. Read more here.

new-pd.jpgClayton Police Facility RELOCATION | July 12, 2010 
Clayton Police Department facility operations will be moving on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 201 S. Barbour Street to a temporary headquarters at 9933 Hwy 70W BusinessRead more here.

Road-Side Safety Checkpoint Results | July 6, 2010 
On Friday, July 2, 2010 the Clayton Police in conjunction with the Governor's Highway Safety Program conducted a roadside safety checkpoint on at NC 42 Highway East at Clayton Fire Station 2 from 10:00 pm - 3:00 am. Read more here.

2 Arrested for Larceny from Vehicles | July 8, 2010 
On Wednesday, July 8, 2010 at 1:00 AM an alert citizen reported to the Clayton Police - two suspicious persons were lurking through the neighborhood in the Glen Haven Subdivision. Read more here.

Smithfield Man (Luis Perez) IN CUSTODY | August 2, 2010 
On Friday - June 25, 2010 Clayton Police were called to 322 East Stallings Street for the report of an assault and kidnapping. The resident reported an ex-boyfriend (Luis Perez) approached her and pointed a handgun at her. Read more here. 

Clayton Man Arrested | Statutory Rape | June 24, 2010 
Clayton Police were called to Johnston Memorial Hospital where a 14-year-old girl reported she had been involved in sexual relations with two adults.  The offenses occurred in late May, early June. Read more here.

Rob Moyer Earns Advanced Law Enforcement Certification | June 24, 2010 
The Town of Clayton, Department of Police is proud to announce the awarding of the North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate to one of our officers - Rob Moyer. Read more here.

suspect-sought-cc-theft.jpgSuspect Sought in Credit-Card Theft | June 9, 2010 
On May 24, 2010 at approximately 6:45 pm, the Clayton Police responded to a larceny call at Wal-Mart for the report of a larceny; the victim reported her purse had been stolen after she left it near a vending machine. Read more here. 

 Smithfield man arrested on Fraud Charge | June 10, 2010 
On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 a local business (Allstate Insurance Co.) reported a fraud. The victim stated an known individual was soliciting money to place business and/or commercial ads on placemats for a local restaurant. Read more here.

UPDATE: Wanted Man In-Custody | June 9, 2010 
Alister Lee Vines, 36, of 1105-C S. Lombard Street was arrested on June 8th by Wake County Sheriff's Department on a Clayton Police felony warrant for Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Inflicting Serious Injury. Read more here.

2 Arrested Manufactruing Mariguana | June 1, 2010 
On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Clayton Police Detectives along with the CPD Selective Enforcement Team and members of the SBI executed a search warrant at 3646 Barber Mill Road, Lot 11, Clayton looking for Narcotics. Read more here.

Crime Prevention ALERT | June 1, 2010 
Just a few weeks ago the Clayton Police Department reported several unlocked motor vehicles were broken into and small personal items were stolen.  This pas weekand another subdivision was struck  Read more here.

Garner man arrested with 10 lbs. of Marijuana | May 28, 2010 
On Friday, May 28, 2010 at approximately 11: 00 am, Clayton Police Detectives arrested a Garner man in possession of over 10 lbs. of Marijuana.  The detectives were conducting a continuing an on-going investigation. Read more here.

Juvenile Charged in Structure Fire UPDATE | May 26, 2010 
The Office of the District Attorney has voluntarily dismissed charges against a 13-year old juvenile awaiting adjudication in the arson fire that destroyed a day care building under construction.  A second juvnile has been charged. Read more here.

$20,000 REWARD in Arson Cases | May 16, 2010 
The Clayton Police Department, in conjunction with Clayton Crime Stoppers and the State Bureau of Investigation are offering a total reward of $20,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for arsons. Read more here.

Lt. Owens Earns Advanced Certificate| May 4, 2010 
In accordance with the criteria established by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, Lieutenant John Owens was approved for the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. Read more here.

Fire Destroys Two Homes | May 2, 2010 
On Sunday - May 2, 2010 at 2:44 am, the Clayton Fire Department was summoned to Skygrove Drive in the Glen Laurel subdivision upon a report of fire at a house under construction. Read more here.

Attempted Child Abduction Report UNFOUNDED | April 19, 2010 
On Friday April 16, 2010, Clayton Police released information regarding a report of a “possible attempted abduction”. Further investigation tends to indicate this alleged attempted abduction did not occur. Read more here

Wanted Fugitive In-Custody | April 12, 2010 
On Friday, April 9, 2010 the Clayton Police Department was notified that authorities with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office located Brandon Earl Greenwood shortly after 5:30 pm and taken into custody. Read more here.

Lt. Lapsley Earns Advance Certificate | April 7, 2010 
The Town of Clayton, Department of Police Department is proud to annouce the awarding of the advanced law enforcement certifcate to one of our staff members, Lieutenant Sam Lapsley. Read more here.

26-march-pot.jpg20lbs of Marijuana - ARREST | March 26, 2010 
On Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12 noon, Clayton detectives stopped a car near Highway 70 Business and Towne Center Blvd.  The detectives were conducting a continuing investigation involving the importation and distribution of marijuana. Read more here. 

Crime Stoppers Pays Reward for Tips | March 23, 2010 
For more than a year the Clayton Police investigated a vandalism and breaking/entering at the construction site for the Town of Clayton Community Center.  Arrests were made and a reward was provided by Clayton Crime Stoppers. Read more here.

Blaze Intentionally Set | April 6, 2010 
On Monday, April 5, 2010 at 3:52 am, the Clayton Fire Department responded to 55 Hawkesburg Drive for a structure fire.  The investigation into the cause and origin of tends to indicate the blaze was intentionally set. Read more here.

2 Arrested for trafficing Oxycodone | March 24, 2010 
On Tuesday, 23 March 2010 Clayton Police Detectives arrested two individuals for selling narcotics.  For both offenders, the felony drug transactions involved the sale of Oxycodone. Read more here.

Officer Returns to the CPD from Deployment | March 26, 2010 
Officer Ryan Johnson served with the National Guard in Iraq and returned home and is now back serving the citizens of Clayton.  As Americans we are both proud and thankful for his dedication and service to our country.

2009 Annual Report now online | March 17, 2010 
The Clayton Police Department's 2009 Annual Reort is now available for download.  Some highlights include a decrease in property crime by 20.4% and a decrease in Part 1 Crimes by 17.8%. Download the complete report here.

2 Arrested on Multiple Charges | March 15, 2010 
On Sunday, March 14, 2010, Clayton Police were called to a reported vandalism at 218 West Barnes Street.  The investigation lead to the arrest of two subjects on multiple chartes. Read more here.

Clayton Man Arrested on Drug Charges| March 11, 2010 
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Clayton Police arrested a local man for marijuana possession - with intent to sell and delivering and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  Arrested in the case was Steven Brodie. Read more here.

Officer Earns Advanced Certification | March 3, 2010 
The Town of Clayton Police Department is proud to announce the awarding of the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate to one of our officers.  Officer Scott Holzshu was approved for their Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.. Read more here.

Local Man Charged in "Doctor Shopping" cases | March 2, 2010 
During the past several weeks, Clayton Police Narcotics Detectives have been working a “Doctor Shopping” case.  The investigation indicates the suspect had procured at least 5 overlapping narcotic prescriptions. Read more here.

Sgt-Pruden.jpgPruden Promoted to Sergeant | February 25, 2010 
Kevin Pruden was promoted to the rank of Sergeant effective last week. Sergeant Pruden is a 14 year police veteran - serving with the Elizabeth City Police and Smithfield Police before joining the Clayton Police in 2006.

Convenience Store Robbed | February 15, 2010 
Clayton Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a robbery at the Handee Hugo convenience store (11928 US Highway 70 Business).   The report was made on 14 Feb 2010 just after 11:30 pm. Read more here

Looking For Some Fans | February 2, 2010 
The Clayton Police Department is looking for some fans -- promoting its Facebook page which is another way we are trying to reach people and capture the one's we are missing. Take a look at the department's Facebook page here.

Assistance Needed with Vandalisms| February 8, 2010 
On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Clayton Police Officers were called to 3145 Vinson Road (Powhatan Elementary School) for a report of avandalism.  Officers arrived to find someone had set the interior of a school bus on fire. Read more here,

Collision Involving Emergency Vehicle | February 19, 2010 
On 2-18-10 at 6:27 pm the Clayton Fire Department were responding to a structure fire on Stallings Street.  A Fire Department Support Vehicle (2008 Ford Explorer) operated by Division Chief Jason Dean was responding north on Lombard Street with red lights and siren activated.  A 1995 Cadillac operated by Eldred McLaurin (82) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, entered Lombard Street from Hamby Street into the path of the Fire Department vehicle.  The two vehicles collided causing approximately $5500 damage to the Fire Department vehicle and $5000 to the Cadillac. Both drivers were treated and released at Wake Med for minor injuries.

Thefts of Heating and AC Units | February 2, 2010 
Over the past several weeks, there have been five thefts and three attempted thefts of ground-mounted heating/air conditioning units or parts of those units. The thieves appear to be removing the tops to gain access. Read more here.

John RegretsWanted Fugitive in Custody | January 28, 2010 
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm Clayton Police Officers received a call from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in California in response to checking the residence at 2056 Deer Trail in Clayton for a fugitive. Read more here.

Suspects in Custody | January 22, 2010 
The two suspects wanted in the November 2009 Breaking and Entering on Waterford Drive have been arrested after voluntarily surrendering at the Clayton Police Department on 21 January 2010. Read more here.

Fires Intentionally Set to House| January 18, 2010 
While patrolling Glen Laurel Road on Monday, January 18, 2009, Clayton Police Officer M. Phillips discovered a structure fire in the Summerlyn subdivision at 6:04 AM.. Read more here.

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