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.
CHPD Makes Arrest in Indecent Exposure Cases
The Chapel Hill Police Department has made an arrest in two recent indecent exposures. On April 30, 2017, a suspect exposed himself to a woman in the parking lot at 201 S. Estes Drive. On May 8, 2017, a suspect matching the same description exposed himself to a woman in the parking lot at 1800 E. Franklin Street.
Officers have identified the suspect as Ryan Markius Darrell Person of Fayetteville, NC. Person has been charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of Indecent Exposure.
Person turned himself in at the Chapel Hill Police Department and is being held at the Orange County Jail under a $13,000 secured bond.