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Archive for December, 2012

Three juveniles charged in Durham murder

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

DURHAM, NC(WTVD) — Police said Saturday they have charged three young people in the murder of a 35-year-old man.

Investigators said the alleged victim – Johnny Danilo Villatoro, of South Woodcrest Street – was shot to death during a carjacking just before 7 p.m. in the 2900 block of Firth Street.

Justino Navarette Maya, 16, of 311 South LaSalle Street, a 14-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old girl are accused in the killing.

Detectives said the trio first encountered Villatoro on Avondale Drive Friday evening and asked him for a ride. He drove them to Firth Street where the carjacking and shooting occurred. Villatoro apparently did not know the three.

Police said the 12-year-old girl managed to shoot herself in the leg and stomach while in Villatoro’s SUV. Officers found the injured juvenile around 7:30 p.m. on Channing Court. They also located Villatoro’s stolen SUV behind an apartment building on Channing Court.

The juvenile has been released from the hospital and will face a murder charge.

Maya and the 14-year-old are already charged with murder. Maya was in the Durham County Jail. The girl was taken to a juvenile facility.

Police are looking for more information in the killing. Please call Investigator S.M. Pate at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29332 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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Scorched land around Halyburton revitalized

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The spring blaze, traced back to a charcoal grill in a homeless camp, burned around 60 acres

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Police say 18-month-old shot by accident Friday

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

BESSEMER CITY, NC (WSOC) — Gaston County Police responded to a shooting Friday night at 310 S. Skyland Dr. in Bessemer City.

The victim in the case is an 18-month-old boy. The victim was at the residence with his father and 8-year-old sibling at the time of the incident.

The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the left shoulder and was taken to Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte for treatment. The injury was non-life-threatening.
Neighbors who were familiar with the little boy called him friendly.

“Anytime I’d take my daughter she’d hollar hey and he’d hollar back hey to her,” said one neighbor.
The shooting is being investigated as an accident and no foul play is suspected in the incident. The investigation is continuing and further information will be released as it becomes available.

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Wilmington Police implement new traffic strategy

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

This weekend officers kicked off their new plan for safety on the roads with a traffic tactic referred to as, saturation patrol.

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Leland vet helps animals after Hurricane Sandy

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I was one of nine response team members deployed to assist sick and injured animals near New York City.

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