Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Chapel Hill Police Respond to Robbery
On May 9 at approximately 2:31 p.m.., Chapel Hill Police responded to a robbery in the 1500 block of Fountain Ridge Road. Officers located the suspect vehicle on 15-501 but the vehicle fled. Durham Police Department later located the vehicle and arrested four subjects.
Chapel Hill Police Department charged Israel Njuguna and Curtis Kent Powell of Durham, with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle. Additional charges are pending for two juveniles (14) that were also involved. Israel Njuguna and Curtis Powell are being held in the Durham County Jail. As of this report bond has not been set. Both are set for first appearance on Monday morning.