• A Walmart employee faces a felony embezzlement charge for taking $220 from a cash register at the store on N.C. 55 in Cary, according to police reports. A store security employee witnessed Devonte Rayshon Williams, 19, take cash on four separate occasions, reports state. Williams, of 207 W. Croft Drive in Raleigh was charged Dec. 5.
• An employee of SAS Institute on Dec. 4 reported an external hard drive stolen from his office space, according to police reports. The victim noticed the theft after unauthorized purchases appeared on his credit card statement. He last saw the hard drive at the SAS office in Cary, reports state.
• Two middle-age Durham men face multiple charges in an attempted shoplifting at Cary’s Burlington Coat Factory on Dec. 6. Store employees spotted the two suspects cutting anti-theft devices from clothing and shoes, which they had piled in a shopping cart. Police caught one man with a shopping cart full of merchandise and apprehended the other after a foot chase that ended near a Dumpster on Centerview Drive in Raleigh.
Jackie Page, 54, of 205 Umstead St. in Durham faces misdemeanor charges of larceny and larceny by defeat of anti-theft device. Desmond Collins, 42, of 3809 Townsend St. in Durham faces the same charges, plus a misdemeanor count of resist, delay or obstruct arrest.
• A Garner resident failed to give a police car a wide berth, and it netted him a misdemeanor marijuana charge on Dec. 6, according to police reports. The suspect, Christian Todd, did not move into the far lane or slow down as he passed a Cary police officer making a traffic stop, reports state. The officer wrapped up that stop, then caught up to pull over Todd’s Chrysler van. When Todd opened his door, reports state, a “strong odor of burnt marijuana” wafted from the vehicle.
“Can I see your license? And give me the marijuana,” the officer said, according to Captain Don Hamilton. Todd eventually admitted to having a pipe, but the officer also found a small amount of marijuana, Hamilton said. Todd was charged with failure to move over for blue lights, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
• An unknown man forced his way into an Office Depot and robbed the store at gunpoint before it opened on Dec. 10, according to police reports.
The armed robbery occurred in the Crossroads shopping area at 2011 Walnut St., reports state. A man with a silver revolver escaped with the store’s money at about 7 a.m., reports state.
Witness statements provided an incomplete picture of the man, who is reported to have worn a grey hooded sweatshirt. The black male stood about 5 feet, 6 inches with a small build, reports state.
Police could not yet describe his pants, shoes or hairstyle. Investigators are unsure whether he left on foot or by vehicle; several Cary detectives and Wake County investigators are working the case.
Police haven’t disclosed how much money the man stole, citing a policy meant to protect businesses from further crime.
• Cary police charged a local woman with assault with a deadly weapon following a shooting incident on Tapestry Terrace on the morning of Dec. 8. Jean Davis, 57, fired a .38 pistol outside her home during an argument with her husband, who had retreated to his truck to “cool down,” according to police reports. The victim reported that his wife wasn’t aiming the pistol in his direction when she fired a single shot. The husband left the scene following the shooting, but returned after a neighbor called police. Jean Davis is a resident of 209 Tapestry Terrace, reports state.
• An attempted forcible-entry burglary was reported on Dec. 5 on the 25500 block of Burbage Circle.
• Forcible-entry burglaries were reported at the following locations between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9: the 6000 block of Wittenberg Drive; twice on the 14100 block of Burbage Circle; the 1100 block of Donaldson Drive.
• An unforced-entry burglary was reported to have occurred on the 1100 block of Contessa Drive on Dec. 6.