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 Make Arrests in Armed Robbery
The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that took place Tuesday at the Glen Lennox Family Fare BP gas station, 1201 Raleigh Road.
Joshua Allen Chavis, 28, of Raleigh and Sean Thomas Klinek, 27, of Apex were charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Chavis and Klinek are being held at the Orange County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.
Officers responded to the location at 4:16 p.m. A masked male, wearing dark clothing entered the business and produced a handgun demanding money. The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and was unharmed. The suspect exited the store on foot. An officer in the area saw a person wearing clothing that matched the suspect’s description exit the woods and enter a truck parked up from the business. Once in the truck the individual began to take off clothing then ducked down in the seat.
Officers conducted a traffic stop where they recovered clothing, two weapons and the currency stolen from the business. The two suspects were arrested without incident.
No additional details are available at this time.
Joshua Allen Chavis
Sean Thomas Klinek