Triangle Briefs

Police file charge in stolen trailer case

June 26, 2007 

— Durham police have issued a warrant for a man they think stole a trailer containing low-grade explosives.

Police on Monday charged Derrick Dion Downey, 40, of Ludgate Drive with felony possession of stolen property. Downey was not in custody, and police think he might be driving a white 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck.

The trailer is a 2005 white Horton enclosed trailer that is 14 feet long and 8 feet wide. It has the words "Newkirk Electric Associates" on the side and contains copper wiring and electrical welding materials.

The trailer was stolen sometime Thursday from the parking lot of the Extended Stay Deluxe at 4919 S. Miami Blvd.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Downey or the trailer is asked to call Investigator H.J. Burwell at 560-4415, ext. 234, or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service