Durham deputies seek 3, recover goods from dozens of break-ins

From staff reportsFebruary 19, 2013 

— Sheriff’s investigators said they have recovered “tens of thousands of dollars” worth of property stolen in dozens of break-ins and are looking for three men in the case after anonymous tips from the public led deputies to the street where all three of the suspects live.

The jewelry, electronics, a pistol and other items were found at homes on Todd Street, sheriff’s spokesman Dep. Paul Sherwin said Monday in asking the public’s help in finding the men.

The break-ins had been going on for several months at homes in the city of Durham and the county, Sherwin said.

It was anonymous tips that helped investigators break the case, Sherwin said.

One of the men, Dal Gilchrist Davis, 38, had been arrested Feb. 11 when investigators searched a house where he lives at 512 Todd St. and found the goods, Sherwin said.

Davis posted bond the next day after being charged with possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia, but deputies want to arrest him again on a new charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Still being sought on charges of possession of stolen property are Cedric Earl Scarlette Jr., 20, of 302 Todd St. and Darrell Jermaine Hart, 30, of 528 Todd St.

Sherwin said one tip led authorities to look in a wooded area near Todd Street, and they found a stolen utility trailer and some of the property taken during the break-ins.

Another tip told them about 512 Todd St., and deputies with a search warrant uncovered the goods there, Sherwin said.