• A Walmart pharmacy technician is accused of eating and stealing pills from the store. Cameras captured Kathrine Cofcarelli, 29, ingesting and taking hydrocodone and phentermine between Feb. 9 and March 8. The store is missing 200 pills in total, according to police reports. Cofcarelli is a resident of 1234 Hamilton Court, Apt. B, in Cary. She was charged March 8 with felony embezzlement of a controlled substance.
• A Clubstone Lane resident reported his mailbox was destroyed on March 9. Police found a plastic bottle and aluminum foil on the scene.
• A Cary resident reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery early on March 10. The victim, 21, reported that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt displayed a gun and demanded money near the intersection of West Chatham Street and Cimarron Court. The victim reported that he gave the robber $10 and an electronic cigarette.
• A Cary woman is accused of burglarizing her grandparents’ house on March 10. Rachel Marie Patterson broke in while the victims were out of town, then took their Honda Pilot for a drive to run a few errands, according to police reports. A police report also lists thousands of dollars worth of jewelry as missing. Patterson turned herself in after her uncle reported the house burglarized and the car missing, reports state. Patterson, of 108 Tiercel Court in Cary, faces charges of felony burglary and felony breaking-and-entering.
• A 71-year-old Cary woman slowed a burglary at her home by taking the keys from the get-away vehicle on March 7, according to police reports. The victim came home to the 2600 block of Pink Acres Street to find a burgundy Ford Taurus idling in her carport, reports state. She took the keys and called police. One or more suspects emerged, checked the car, and returned inside before fleeing the scene on foot, reports state. Officers arrived within a minute of the call and chased down two suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, reports state. The suspects had been ready to steal a shotgun and revolver from the house, along with other items, reports state. Police have disclosed the names of the suspects, but information about the charges each faced was not immediately available.