One arrest by Raleigh police and a second by Cary detectives brought charges that covered 19 residential break-ins in the two communities, including the theft of six guns in one instance and $58,000 worth of jewelry in another.
Cary police arrested Maccos Terrell McDonald, 40, at his home at 35 Wabash St. in Durham on Friday afternoon, records show. He is charged in 14 incidents that arrest warrants say began on Dec. 10 and ran through last Wednesday.
Raleigh police went to the Wake County Detention Center on Friday morning and charged 17-year-old Sedarius Diquan Edwards of 1940 Orchard Hollow with five break-ins - on Jan. 12. Edwards was being held in the Wake County Detention Center on earlier charges.
Edwards is accused of breaking into residences on three streets across Avent Ferry Road from Athens Drive High School. He was charged with five counts of breaking and entering, five counts of larceny and six counts of stealing a gun.
A total of four computers were taken, and four handguns, a shotgun and a rifle were stolen from one residence, arrest warrants stated.
Raleigh police had charged Edwards on Jan. 23 with possession of stolen goods and on Dec. 3 with possession of burglar's tools. Wake County sheriff's deputies charged him on Jan. 22 with breaking and entering.
McDonald was charged with 12 counts of breaking and entering, two counts of first-degree burglary and nine counts of larceny.
In one of the break-ins police attributed to McDonald, the owner of a house on a street off Lake Grove Boulevard told police that jewelry and a few other items valued at $57,980 were taken.
A handgun was taken in one break-in, McDonald's arrest warrants stated.
McDonald was being held in lieu of $255,000 bail for a Monday court appearance.
Edwards' bail was set at $75,000, and he, too, was due in court Monday.