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Chatham County deputies arrest ten after two-year investigation[May 30, 2013]
A two year investigation involving numerous law enforcement agencies in and around Chatham County has netted 10 arrests of local residents. In 2012, the General Assembly enacted a law requiring people who possess and intend to transport more than 25 pounds of copper material to get a transportation permit from the local Sheriff and produce the permit at the business making the transaction. Investigators received information that Hayes Iron and Metal of Siler City was receiving copper without requiring the permit and many people in and around Chatham County were cashing in on this illegal activity.
Chatham deputies arrest robbery suspects at Cole Park Plaza[May 10, 2013]
Chatham County Deputies responded to a suspicious activity call in the vicinity of Cole Park Plaza and possibly prevented an armed robbery about to occur. When deputies arrived, the store clerk of ‘A Cleaner World’ Dry Cleaning business advised they saw an individual outside the business that fit the description of a person that robbed their store a month ago.
Chatham County sheriff's office launches online Ethics & Leadership Development Center[Mar. 4, 2013]
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and the International Academy of Public Safety announced on February 15 that they have successfully launched an on-line Academy for Ethical Leadership Development for the agency. The academy currently delivers over twenty (20) hours of comprehensive and SCORM certified “Ethics and Leadership” courses to sworn deputies and employees of the Sheriff’s Office with additional courses under development.
Pittsboro resident charged with sex offense at Greensboro park[Jul. 17, 2012]
A Cary firefighter who also worked as a substitute teacher in the Wake County Public School System is facing charges after police said he had sex with a minor in the restroom of a Greensboro area park in June. Christopher Angelo Manzo, 22, of the 600 block of Silverberry Drive in Pittsboro, is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy during an arranged meeting at Bur-Mil Park, according to the Greensboro Police Department.
Caretaker assaults and steals from handicapped woman[Mar. 19, 2012]
The caretaker of a handicapped woman assaulted her and stole prescription drugs from her. Jonathan McKeown, 41, attacked the woman on Friday, March 2, when she confronted him about the theft, Maj. Gary Blakenship said. He dragged her to a different room of her house, assaulted her and then fled.
Siler City man arrested in son's 2006 kidnapping[Dec. 5, 2011]
Authorities arrested a Chatham County man last week wanted for kidnapping his 2-year-old son in 2006, but the boy remains missing five years after he was taken from his Siler City home at gunpoint. Jorge Aguilera, 34, of 1305 Sunset Place in Siler City, was charged Monday, November 21 with first-degree kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Edwin Gonzalez on Oct. 1, 2006.
Chatham County Sheriff Richard Webster elected President of the North Carolina Sheriff's Association[Aug. 11, 2011]
Chatham County made North Carolina history last month when Sheriff Richard Webster was elected as the President of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA). Sheriff Webster recently attended the (NCSA) 89th Annual Training Conference held in Craven County, North Carolina with other sheriffs and law enforcement professionals from across the State. Sheriff Webster was elected by his fellow Sheriffs as President of the (NCSA) for the upcoming 2011-2012 year.
Law enforcement finds over 1700 marijuana plants Chatham County[Jun. 9, 2011]
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office conducted marijuana eradication on June 1st and the operation was conducted by members of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, and United States Drug Enforcement Association.
Siler City teen faces child sex charges[Jun. 3, 2011]
A 19-year-old from Siler City faces three counts of child sex charges. Wesley Lee, of 320 W. 11th St., was charged Wednesday with first-degree sex offense involving a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and disseminating obscenity to a minor.
Bonlee man arrested on 32 counts of sex crimes[Jun. 2, 2011]
A Chatham County man was arrested on charges of sexual misconduct that occurred over at least a five-year period. Bernard Ryan Jr., 60, of 1740 Elmer Road in Bonlee, was arrested following a two-month investigation involving sexual assaults involving two children.
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