Two Teens Charged with Stealing from their Own School
Two teens, age 13 and 14, have been charged with breaking into their own school and stealing five laptop computers. The computers went missing from Clayton Middle School, 490 Guy Rd in Clayton, on December 10, 2013. Clayton Detectives worked tirelessly with school administrators and were recently able to recover and return the laptops undamaged. The names of the two teens can not be released due to their age. They are charged with felony larceny and breaking & entering.
Suspect Arrested for Swindling 18 People of more than $50,000
Thanks to the persistence of the Clayton Police Department and help from the local community, a man wanted for swindling almost 20 people out of more than $50,000 will spend the holidays behind bars. 24-year-old Alfonso Pasillas Carrillo was booked into the Johnston County under a $362,000 bond for 18 separate counts of Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense. Eighteen different Hispanic victims reported that between February and September Carrillo, a Hispanic born American citizen, promised them legal driver’s licenses and immigration papers for $2,500 and $5,000. He never delivered. In total Carrillo obtained in excess of $50,000 from these victims before law enforcement got involved. Carrillo was also charged by the Clayton Police Department on October 9, 2013 for impersonating a law enforcement officer. The Clayton Police Department is thankful for the cooperation of these victims and the public in helping make Carrillo’s arrest. Hispanic victims or witnesses to crimes should NOT be afraid to come forward or call police because of language barriers, or even because they are in the country illegally. We have Spanish-speaking officers on staff and we know that whenever ANY victim comes forward from the shadows to help put away bad guys - it makes everyone safer.
Two Men Sought in Series of Break-Ins
Imagine if just before the holidays, your TV, laptop, jewelry, even musical instruments were stolen right from your home! That’s what happened to five families in Clayton over the past month and now police need your help arresting the two suspects in this series of home break-ins. 19-year-old Kweisi Saku McDougal Garland (left)of 232 Mitchell Ave in Clayton and 34-year-old Lawrence Gregory Hunter (right) of 411 East Hinton Street in Clayton are both wanted in the series of break-ins at 312 Hinton Street - 10/20/2013, 1025 Cove Circle - 11/08/2013, 2 Cheltenham Drive – 11/12/2013, 47 Cheltenham Drive – 11/12/2013, and 404 Matthews Circle – 11/14/2013. If you know these men or you have any information that would help police find them, please call CrimeStoppers at 919-359-TIPZ (8479) or Detective Jason Linder at 919-553-4611.
Cub Scout Pack 57 Tours Law Enforcement Center
Big thanks to Cub Scout Pack 57! They toured our new Clayton Law Enforcement Center in downtown and they were GREAT!@ Officer Phillips spoke to the scouts about calling 911, crime prevention, bicycle safety, and took them on a tour of the police department showing off our facility, police cars, police bikes and motorcycles. They loved the bikes!
K-9 Officer Wins National Recognition
The Clayton Police Department is proud of our K-9 police officer "Major" and his partner Justin Vause for being recognized NATIONALLY by the United States Police Canine association (USPCA) and winning the “Top detector case”. This 2-year-old German Shepherd hasn’t even been with the Clayton Police Department for a year but he’s already made the annual “Canine Courier” magazine, which is seen by K9 handlers across the country. Walmart recently gave Officer Major $1,000 to buy a bullet proof vest and he helped sniff out almost 80lbs of marijuana in a recent bust. We love that the community is behind "Major" and his partner Officer Vause. They’re doing a great job and keep making a difference on the force.
Pizza Shop Stabbing Solved/26 September 2013
Less than 2 weeks after two employees were assaulted closing a downtown business, two men have been arrested, charged and are behind bars for the crime. It's all thanks to businesses and witnesses coming forward and sharing information. The stabbing and assault occurred behind Primo's Pizza at 226 East Main Street on September 7, 2013 just before 10 p.m. The victims will be ok. On September 18th, Clayton Police detectives arrested 20-year-old Damonte Lorenzo Taylor of 601 Charles Street and 21-year-old Deanthony Trevel Barbour of 246 East Front Street and charged both with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. Taylor also faces Larceny charges. Both were placed in the Johnston County jail on more than $100,000 bonds each.
UPDATE: Within days of seizure, both suspects were arrested.
Our newest K-9 team helped remove a major stash of drugs from the streets of Clayton, including not only marijuana, but cocaine, mushrooms and more than 350 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Officer Justin Vause and his partner "Major" zeroed in on the suspects after a routine traffic stop which led to warrants to search two homes in downtown Clayton where the drugs and money were recovered on July 9, 2013. 34-year-old Jeremy Everidge was arrested just days later and 27-year-old Leah Scheib turned herself in. Read more here.
Clayton Detective Named 1st-Ever Johnston County Officer of the Year| 22 June 2013
The Town of Clayton is incredibly proud to announce that Detective Jason Linder has been chosen as the very first recipient of the Johnston County Law Enforcement Officer of Month Award. Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle chose to publically honor Detective Linder as the July 2013 Johnston County Officer of the Month. He has been helping Clayton investigate and prosecute some of the Town's most difficult cases for nearly a decade. "Our officers do invaluable work to protect our community, however, they rarely get thanked and recognized," said Doyle. Read more about Detective Linder's dedicated work for crime victims here.
15-Year Veteran of Clayton Force Named Chief|21 June 2013
The Town of Clayton is excited to announce the appointment of R.W. Bridges as the permanent Chief of the Clayton Police Department. He started as an officer in Clayton almost 15 years ago and worked his way through the ranks to become one of the department’s top leaders. He’s credited with many Clayton Police “firsts,” including the formation of Clayton’s SWAT Team, leading the newly formed administrative division, and championing the department’s impressive international accreditation status. Read more here!
Clayton Police Carry Torch of Hope|30 May 2013Police Locate Runaway Teen|29 May 2013
Why was the Clayton Police Department running down Hwy 70 in the 80 degree temperatures? They were proud to be part of the 27th Annual NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics! More than 2,000 officers helped carry the flame more than 2,000 miles across the state in 14 days. Well over a dozen of Clayton's law enforcement families jogged 6 miles in the morning sun, including Interim Police Chief R.W. Bridges and his two sons, both police officers themselves, one in Smithfield and one in Zebulon! We're so proud of all of the NC Special Olympics athletes and wish them the best!
The Clayton Police Department have been able to locate 15-year-old Destiny Banks. She had last been seen at 423 Commodore Street in Clayton around 11 p.m. on May 26, 2013. Police did not believe she was in danger, however her family and police were concerned about her whereabouts. Thank you to everyone in the public and media who helped share information to locate Banks safely within hours of our notice going out.
Man Arrested for Attempted Robbery| 8 May 2013
31-year-old Brian Robeson of Middlesex, NC has been arrested for attempting to rob an employee of the Wendy’s on US 70 in Clayton. At around 1:30 a.m. on May 8, 2013, the employee called 911 to report that a man jumped out from behind the dumpster area and tried to rob him. When the employee refused, the suspect ran away. Officers were able to take the combative man into custody. Read more here.
Clayton Police Go Bald for Charity|19 April 2013
Huge thanks to the members of the Clayton Police Department who agreed to shave their heads to help raise money for the 2013 Clayton St. Baldrick's event. Together these brave bald men helped raise roughly $500 for childhood cancer research, helping contribute to the more than $70,000 raised at the annual fundraiser at the FlipSide restaurant. Enjoy photos here.
Clayton Police Veteran Named Interim Chief| 15 April 2013here.
The Town of Clayton is excited to announce the appointment of Capt. R.W. Bridges as Interim Chief for the Clayton Police Department. He started as an officer with the Town of Clayton almost 15 years ago and has worked his way through the ranks to become one of the department’s top leaders. Bridges steps into his new role current Police Chief Glen Allen retires from the department to become the new head of the State Capitol Police in Raleigh. Read more
Clayton Police Lt. Recognized for Dedication to Highway Safety| 3 April 2013
The Town of Clayton and the North Carolina Justice Academy are proud to announce that Lt. Kenneth Lee Lunger Jr. of the Clayton Police Department has been awarded the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate. He becomes only the 200th officer in the entire state to achieve such recognition for officers who dedicated more than 500 hours of training and to making the highways safer for our citizens. Read more here.
Governor Selects Clayton Police Chief to Lead State Capitol Police|28 March 2013
It’s with both sadness and pride that the Town of Clayton announces its Top Cop has been called up to a high-ranking position in the State Capitol. After six and a half years leading the Clayton Police Department, Chief Glen B. Allen is retiring in order to be sworn in as the new chief of the North Carolina State Capitol Police. “After nearly 32 years in police work, the time has come for me to set off in a new direction,” said Allen, who joined the Clayton Police Department in September of 2006. Learn more about his incredible accomplishments in Clayton and his new important role in Raleigh here
5 Arrested, 5 Sought In Clayton Police Drug Roundup|14 March 2013
Over the past few months, Clayton Police Detectives have been conducting undercover targeting drug dealers in town. Five people have been arrested so far in the investigation, with five more to follow. "We do these drug operations for the community,” said Clayton Police Captain Jon Gerrell. The undercover drug campaign was led by Detective Drew Medlin and Detective Mark Somerville. Read more here.
Police Investigate Possible Motorcycle Theft Ring| 13 March 2013
Clayton Yet another sport bike has been stolen in the Town of Clayton, bringing the total to 4 in less than 2 months. The latest motorcycle was taken from Parkside Apartments on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The 2007 Honda CBR 600R was stolen from the parking lot and was valued at $8,000. Tips from the public have already helped recover one of the bikes. Keep the tips coming! Call CrimeStoppers at 919-359-TIPZ (8479). Read more here.
Hard Hat Suspect Attempt Theft|5 March 2013
Clayton Police need your help finding the man who attempted to steal drugs from the CVS pharmacy on US 70 in Clayton. The man wearing a yellow construction helmet walked into the store on Monday, March 5, 2013, around 10:00 p.m. demanding drugs from behind the counter. He was denied and walked out of the store and across the intersection of US 70. If you have any info, please call 919-553-4611.
Missing Clayton Girl| 21 February 2013 UPDATE!
On Sunday, March 24, 2013, 16-year-old Deja O'Neal was located by the Pitt County Sheriff's office in Greenville, NC. She was returned safely to ther custody of her mother. Thanks to all who helped send information to find her. She went missing on February 21, 2013 when she did not return home from school. Police never suspected foul play. Read more here.
Big thanks to Wolf Den & Cub Scout Pack-422| 13 February 2013
They toured the impressive Clayton Law Enforcement Center last week and learned about calling 911, stranger danger, and keeping your community safe. The cubs had a great time and so did Officer Phillips and Officer Jernigan! Go Pack 422! Check out photos here.
Help Identify These Credit Card Fraud Suspects| 12 February 2013
Do you recognize this trio? Our detectives believe these two men and woman used stolen credit card information to make purchases at several area stores. They were captured on camera leaving the Clayton Wal-Mart on 12/8/2012. If you recognize them, please call Detective P.D. Millar at 919-550-5341 or Clayton Police at 919-553-4611.
Arrest Made After Dangerous Theft/Hit & Run| 1 February 2013
Thanks to YOUR tips and our detective's hard work, just one day after an incident that involved a brazen theft, a car accident and a multi-agency search near a busy shopping center - the Clayton Police Deparemtn was able make an arrest. 22-year-old Skyler Mazza of Raleigh has been charged with multiple counts. Read more here.
Officers Reaching Out to Our Youngest Citizens| 23 January 2013
Big thanks to the great teachers and children at the Lions Gate Child Development Center in Clayton! Lt. Kenneth Lunger and Sgt. Kevin Cook loved showing off their patrol car and motorcyle and talking with the students about staying safe. See more photos here.
Man Arrested in Counterfeit Scheme| 22 January 2013
Clayton Police are warning the public to be on the look-out for fake $20 bills after a Raleigh man was arrested in a counterfeit scheme. 25-year-old Corey Graves was charged and jailed after tyring to return items to the Clayton Wal-Mart that had been purchased earlier in the day with phony $20 bills. Read more here.
Clayton Police Take On Daisy Scouts| 16 January 2013
The Clayton Police Department is always looking for opportunities to educate the public about safety. We want our citizens, especially our youngest ones, to know our officers are accessible. Officer Andy Jernigan and Officer Owen Phillips had the chance to do all that and more when they recently toured Girl Scout Daisy Troop 161 around the Clayton Law Enforcement Center. Thanks so much to the scouts & their parents! See pictures here.
Clerk Arrest in Lottery Scam| 28 December 2012
A 4-door A 19-year-old convenience store clerk has been arrested after a Clayton Police Detective determined she cashed a customer's winning lottery ticket two days before Christmas and pocketed the money for herself. Read more here.
Police Recover Car Reported Stolen| 17 December 2012
A 4-door Chevy Impala was stolen from the parking lot of Habanero Mexican Restaurant on HWY 70 on December 17, 2012 sometime between 9:00 and 9:27 pm. The 20-year-old driver reported that he left the vehicle running with the keys inside while he went in the restaurant. It was found abandoned on Shotwell Rd. just north of Old US Hwy 70 on December 25, 2012. The car is being processed for evidence in the hopes it will lead to an arrest. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Clayton Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 919-359-TIPZ (8479).
New Face Joins Police Force| 7 December 2012
The Clayton Police Department welcomed its newest and now youngest member. 22-year-old Saddarius Barnes was sworn in and began patrol in early December, bringing the number of Clayton officers to 42. Barnes was born in Rocky Mount and has a large family supporting him. Learn more about why he feels blessed to be wearing the Clayton badge. Read more here.
More than 10 lbs of Pot Off the Streets| 29 November 2012
A Clayton man was arrested after police say they found more than 10 pounds of marijuana in his car. Clayton police worked together with Raleigh police on an investigation into 33-year-old Howard Anthony Daley. On November 29, 2012, officers stopped his care near Clayton High School and discovered the drugs. Read more here.
No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Clayton Woman| 07 November 2012
Clayton Police are investigating the death of a 56-year-old woman who was found dead by a family member in her Amelia Village apartment on Keswick Lane, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Read more here.
Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign | 31 October 2012
From expired plates to improper child restraints to drinking and driving, the Clayton Police Department saw it all during the 2012 Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign. Check out the full results of the recent DWI Checkpoint here.
Police Need Your Help in iPhone Theft | 26 October 2012
Clayton Police need your help identifying a suspect after a man walked into the Clayton Car Care Center on Hwy 70, reached behind the counter and stole an iPhone. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2012. Call Clayton Police if you can help...VIDEO FOOTAGE HERE.
Arrest Made in Hit and Run | 09 October 2012
Clayton Police arrested a Knightdale man and charged him with felony Hit and Run after an incident that put a Clayton man in the hospital...read more here.
Lotto Ticket Thief IN CUSTODY | 02 October 2012
Clayton Police have served warrants on Terick Mike James, 27 of Selma after an incident which took place on 18 September 2012 at the Handi-Mart located at 10419 US HWY 70 Business in Clayton...read more here.
New Officer of the Year Announced| 25 August 2012
The Clayton Police Department is pleased to announce that Jason Linder has been named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2012...read more here.
Dispose Of Old Prescription Pills Safely | 15 August 2012
Clayton Rotary Clubs sponsor drop box at Police Department to dispose of unused or expired pills safely...read more here.
Robbery Suspect In-Custody | 11 July 2012
On Wednesday, July 11 2012 - shortly before 10:00 AM, Clayton Police officers located Frisco Brown in the area of the 1100 block of West Main Street...read more here.
Robbery Suspect In-Custody | 11 July 2012
On , July 11 2012 Wednesday- shortly before 10:00 AM, Clayton Police officers located Frisco Brown in the area of the 1100 block of West Main Street...read more here.
Neighbor Charged in Break-Ins | 05 July 2012
On Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:30am, Clayton Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Mitchell Avenue for a report indicating someone stole an ATV from the residence....read more here.
Operation Summer Heat | 19 June 2012
On Tuesday, 19 June 2012 Clayton Police Detectives along with members of the Departments Tactical Team, conducted “Operation Summer Heat” rounding up 5 suspects on multiple drug related charges...read more here.
2012 Special Olympics Torch Run | 31 May 012
On May 31, 2012, members of the Clayton Police Department along with officers from NC Probation and Parole and the Selma Police Department ran with the torch more than 6 miles through Clayton on Hwy 70...read more here.
Clayton teen charged with copper thefts | 08 May 2012
On May 6, 2012 a Clayton teenager was arrested on outstanding warrants for stealing copper from a local business. During the past month, Detective Brian Temple has been working with the T.R. Lee Oil Company...read more here.
Counterfeit $100 Bills being passed | 02 May 2012
Throughout the past week - the Clayton Police Department has responded to four (4) reports of counterfeit currency being passed at local businesses in the community. Thus far, the known bills have all been passed at restaurants...read more here.
Clayton Police Add 4th CIT Officer | 02 May 2012
In January, the Clayton Police Department began a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership consisting of law enforcement officers, mental health providers and mental health...read more here.
Added Charges Against Canally (7th Victim) | 05 April 2012
Another victim has been identified and after further investigation, Clayton Police Detective J. P. Linder has filed additional charges yesterday against Paul Clifton Canally. The victim, the 7th documented thus far...read more here.
Man Charged for Shooting at Neighbor) | 17 March 2012
On 15 March 2012, Clayton Police were called to 510 Park Place, (Clayton Estates Mobile Home Park) for a shooting Investigation. The victim reported she had some friends over at her home & they became involved in a verbal altercation...more here.
JoCo Man IN-CUSTODY for Burglaries | 27 March 2012
Tyrone Michael Brinkley, who had been wanted by Clayton Police for the break-ins of two local banks last month, has been arrested in Durham, NC. Brinkley is charged with breaking into the Wells Fargo and K&S Banks in Clayton...read more here.
Clayton Cops Go Bald for CANCER Research | 17 March 2012
On Saturday, 17 March 2012, members of the Clayton Police Department participated in the Clayton St. Baldricks Event to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The CPD team raised over $2000 for the worthwhile cause...read more
Related Charges Filed in Shooting |16 March 2012
On Thursday, March 8th, Clayton Police Detectives closed the shooting investigation case which occurred on Saturday, March 3, 2012 with additional charges which are not directly related to the shooting...read more here.
Officer Mark Strickland RETIRES | 16 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012 was the last working day for one of Clayton's finest...Officer Mark Strickland. It's been said the only legacy a cop can hope for is being mentioned by a couple of guys...read more here
Johnston County Man Arrested | 20 January 2012
At 10:15 pm Saturday night (2-12-12) a 2001 Dodge Dakota truck was reported to Clayton Police as stolen from the 200 block of E. Main Street in Clayton. The victim reported that he had left the vehicle running and unattended...read more here.
Teens Arrested in Break-Ins | 13 January 2012
Clayton Police have arrested two local teens regarding several vehicle break-ins which occurred on January 18, 2012. Clayton Police were called to the Riverwood Athletic subdivision early Wednesday morning around 3 AM...read more here.
Neighbor Charged in Break-In | 13 January 2012
On Friday, December 9, 2011, Clayton Police Officers were called investigate a breaking, entering and larceny at 1004 Woodlawn Way. Officers learned that the suspects had forced open the front door to the residence...read more here.
Teens Charged with ADDITIONAL Break-Ins | 13 January 2012
On Thursday, December 22st, 2011, Clayton Police Officers were called to a home in the 2000 Block of Deer Trail for a report of Breaking and Entering. Officers learned that the suspects had apparently opened a window...read more here.
Local Clayton Woman Arrested for Selling Pills | 13 January 2012
Clayton Police Narcotics Detectives concluded a month long investigation into the illegal sale of prescription pills. After receiving complaints and working on tips, officers purchased several Oxycodone pills resulting in a trafficking charge...read more here.
WANTED for Peeping at Wal-Mart | 10 January 2012
On Saturday, 07 January 2012 Clayton Police were called the Wal-Mart, 805 Town Centre Blvd. for a report of Secret Peeping. Officers spoke with a 26 year old femaile who related she was inside the dressing room trying on clothing...read more here.
CPD Crisis Intervention Team | 02 January 2012
Clayton Police recently trained 2 officers to be part of a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). The program is a community partnership consisting of law enforcement officers, mental health providers and mental health consumers and family members...read more here.
2 Teens Arrested in Christmas Break-In| December 23, 2011
On Wednesday, December 21, 2011, Clayton Police were called to a home in the 100 Block of East Blanche Street for a report of Breaking and Entering. Officers learned the suspects had apparently forced open...read more here.
Preliminary Report in Fatal Accident | December 13, 2011
A preliminary accident report has been filed by the Clayton Police Department in regards to Saturday’s (December 10, 2011) fatality traffic collision on Amelia Church Road...read more here.
Benson Teen Arrested | December 6, 2011
On Monday, December 5th, 2011, Clayton Police Narcotics Detectives received a drug complaint in the area of Commodore Street. Detectives located a subject in the area that was in possession of narcotics...read more here.
Man Arrested in Shooting Investigation | November 16, 2011
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 7:05pm, Clayton Police Officers responded to the area of US Hwy. 70 Business and Durham Street in reference to a shooting. While in the area officers located a victim who reported hearing a disturbance...read more here.