Homegrown Halloween: Tuesday, Oct. 31

The Town of Chapel Hill continues its preparation efforts for the night of Halloween (Tuesday, Oct. 31) with the focus on safety for people and property.

“We launch a massive cooperative effort to encourage safety at Halloween on Franklin Street,” said Town Manager Roger Stancil. “We are in this together – Town, University, students, businesses and residents – in support of our community and its many visitors.” Click here to read more.

Police Make Arrest in Attempted Abduction

Post Date:08/17/2017 8:46 AM

On Aug. 16, 2017 at 12:04 p.m., the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious person at 1510 E. Franklin St. (Montessori Academy).  The caller reported that a man had walked to the fence around the school and was threatening to physically harm students. The man then grabbed two students and tried to pull them over the fence. Teachers quickly intervened, stopped the incident, and the man fled the area. Officers stopped the man a short distance from the school (near Walgreens) where he was placed under arrest. 

We have charged Richard Donnell Mangum (48) of Chapel Hill with two misdemeanor counts of Simple Assault, two misdemeanor counts of Communicating Threats, and two felony counts of Child Abduction. He is being held at the Orange County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond. His first appearance is at 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2017.



Richard Donnell Mangum
DOB 8/28/1968

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