Raleigh police charge man with series of home break-ins

From staff reportsJuly 26, 2013 

— Police on Thursday filed more burglary and larceny charges against a man they first arrested Tuesday, and the newest charges cover incidents in which they charged a Holly Springs woman on Wednesday.

Mellendez Verlez Hargrove, 20, of 2741 Conifer Drive in Raleigh was re-arrested at the Wake County Detention Center where he was being held since on three counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny of a firearm and a count of larceny after breaking and entering.

Thursday, warrants charged Hargrove with three break-ins at homes, one attempted break-in and larceny in the three successful break-ins.

Wednesday’s charges stemmed from a break-in in May, two in June and attempt July 20.

Those four instances are among ones with which police charged Leticia Estelle Johnson, 24, of Holly Springs when they arrested her.

With the new charges, Hargrove was being held in lieu of $135,000 bail and was scheduled to be back in court on Friday.

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