Man charged in store burglaries in Chapel Hill's Southern Village

From staff reportsNovember 8, 2013 

Caleb Hopkirk-Ridlen Hill

CHAPEL HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT

— Police on Thursday evening charged a man with a string of Thursday morning break-ins at stores along Southern Village's Market Street, which is where they arrested him.

Caleb Hopkirk-Ridlen Hill, 33, was arrested shortly before 8 p.m.

Police charged him with four counts of felony breaking and entering, three counts of felony larceny, one count of attempted breaking and entering to commit larceny and five misdemeanor counts of damage to the store that were entered.

Lt. Josh Mecimore said all the break-ins happened in the overnight hours Thursday.

Hill, who is not listed in an arrest report as having any permanent address, was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail at the Orange County Jail in Hillsborough and was scheduled for a first court appearance Friday.

In July, Hill was put on two years’ probation after being convicted in Orange County of felony breaking and entering, larceny and possession of burglar’s tools and given a suspended sentence, according to state prison records.

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