Garner Police Department News Item

Garner Police Make Arrests in String of Break-ins  - Thursday, January 16, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lt. Chris Clayton at 919-661-6980

Garner patrol units responded to a reported attempted residential breaking and entering at 102 Barslund Ct. on 1/12/14 at 3:58 p.m.  GPD K-9 Unit Officer David Taylor and Bandit tracked the suspects to 108 Barslund Ct., and our patrol units were able to arrest three suspects for the attempted break-in.  Investigators from our agency responded, and through interviews and search warrants were able to link one of those suspects to other break-ins occurring in Sandlin Branch, and were able to develop a fourth suspect in the previous cases.  As a result, Garner police were able to clear three previous residential break-ins in the Sandlin Branch community which have occurred since October 2013.

The suspects charged in the attempted break-in at 102 Barslund Ct. were Damien Brown (age 20 of Garner) , Charles Bass (age 18 of Raleigh), and Dewayne Webb (age 17 of Garner).  Each of these individuals was charged with attempted breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, and resisting an officer.

As a result of the investigation, Dewayne Webb was charged with possession of a handgun by a minor, three (3) counts of breaking and entering, and three (3) counts of larceny.  Demetrius Brown (age 18 of Garner) was charged with three (3) counts of breaking and entering, and three (3) counts of larceny.  These additional charges were for the break-ins occurring on Kentucky Dr. between October 2013 and December 2013.

Chief Zuidema said, “This outstanding police work is an example of the cooperation, information sharing, and dedication our patrol officers, investigators, and special operations division engage in every day for the people of Garner.”


Damien Brown


Charles Bass


Dewayne Webb

Demetrius Brown




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