Police charge two
Clayton police have charged two men with breaking into a house on Dogwood Avenue.
Cedrick Jermain Williams, 21, of 225 Randolph Drive, Clayton, faces felony charges of breaking and entering, larceny, possessing stolen property and conspiracy. Jeremy Darnell Banks, 19, of 13 Herndon Court, Clayton, faces the same charges.
Johnston County E911 Communications has earned re-accreditation from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. Johnston 911 is just one of three emergency dispatch centers in the world to hold accreditation in medical, fire and police protocols.
Jason Barbour, the agency’s director, said the distinction took several months to achieve, with plenty of hands pitching in to support the accomplishment.
“I am very proud of our staff for the hard work they put forth to make sure that we are helping the citizens of Johnston County to the best of our ability when they call 9-1-1,” Barbour said. “It is truly an honor to be the first 9-1-1 center in North Carolina to become accredited and re-accredited in all three protocols.”
A Fuquay-Varina man died Monday after his motorcycle ran off of Old Fairground Road in Johnston County and struck a utility pole, state troopers said.
Derek Edward Mcclellan, 24, of 58 Meredith Lane, was pronounced dead at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, the State Highway Patrol reported.
Mcclellan was southbound at about 2 p.m. when his Kawasaki motorcycle crossed the center line of the road, then swerved back to the right and ran off the road, troopers said.
Teen held in car break-ins
Two charges from Wake County sheriff’s deputies have brought to 76 the number of counts against an 18-year-old who has been charged in three counties with breaking into vehicles, stealing items from them and stealing nine cars.
On Monday, a magistrate added $50,000 to bring the total bail for Christian Qwan Alston to $835,000. The magistrate noted that he had 74 pending charges before that.
Arrest warrants list Alston’s address as 603 Branniff Drive in Cary, but he has no permanent address listed on booking reports. He was first arrested Sept. 12.
Since then, police agencies in Wake, Johnston and Franklin counties have filed charges tying Alston to cases they have been investigating.
The charges on Monday concerned cars entered on Aug. 27, warrants stated.
Gala benefits foundation
A gala in Raleigh raised more than $100,000 for the Me Fine Foundation, which provides aid to families with seriously ill children.
The foundation awarded its “Hero for Life” award to Diane Moore, who volunteers and advocates for childhood cancer patients and their families. She lost her daughter Colleen to cancer.
The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the courthouse in Smithfield. In the morning, commissioners will consider a new fee schedule at the Johnston County Public Health Department, and they’ll talk about the future of trash disposal. In the evening, commissioners will consider a number of land-use requests.