• The Cary Police Department received reports of unforced-entry burglaries between Dec. 11 and Dec. 17 at the following locations: the 300 block of Dahlia Place; the 700 block of Braniff Drive; and the 3000 block of Soaring Hawk Place.
• Police received reports of forcible-entry burglaries between Dec. 11 and Dec. 17 at the following locations: the 4100 block of Village Cross Way; the 200 block of West Boundary Street; the 1300 block of Wicklow Court; the 2400 block of Talking Rock Drive.
• Police arrested an 18-year-old Cary man on a felony charge that he strangled a woman who lives near him. William Taylor, of 130 Chatham Woods Drive, also faces a misdemeanor assault charge, according to police reports. Taylor, arrested Dec. 16, was known to his victim before the incident, reports state.
• A Raleigh man was caught up on Dec. 11 in Cary’s search for the BB-gun-toting vandals who have broken windows in downtown Cary. An area resident called police to report that someone driving a dark pick-up truck had been shooting out vehicle windows that night. Police spotted Wayne Batts’ vehicle, which matched the description, reports state. A Cary police officer found no sign of a BB gun in the car – but the officer did find a half-ounce of marijuana, a pipe and a scale, leading to misdemeanor charges of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession for Batts, 32, of 2532 Prince Drive in Raleigh.
• Kwame Tafirenyika was charged Dec. 12 with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, resisting, delaying or obstructing a police officer, and interfering with emergency communication, all related to a domestic disturbance, police reports state. The 34-year-old is a resident of 113 Templeton St..
• Cary police charged Jessica Simons, 25, with felony pharmaceutical fraud after a Walgreens pharmacist called in her prescription as fraudulent. The pharmacist asked Simons to return for her oxycodone prescription, then called the doctor listed on the prescription, reports state. Police were waiting when Simons returned a half-hour later, reports state.
• Several residents reported gunshots near the intersection of Collington Drive and S.E. Maynard Road on the night of Dec. 15. One caller reported a slender male in all-dark clothing holding what appeared to be a rifle. A police search with a canine unit turned up no rifle casings or evidence of the incident, but police say three separate callers in a quarter- to half-mile radius reported the incident.