Multiple Vehicular B&E Cases Closed
Jamie Leigh Keen Harn
Santiago Aguilera Matos
Errol Clifton Wayne
The Chapel Hill Police Department has charged three individuals in connection with multiple vehicular breaking and entering cases dating back to February.
Jamie Leigh Keen Harn, 36, of Chapel Hill, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, April 25. She was charged with five counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, one count of ID theft, one count of financial transaction card theft, three counts of damage to property over $200, three counts of conspiracy, one count of obtaining property by false pretenses, three counts of possession of stolen goods, two counts of forgery, one count of felony larceny, and one count of financial card fraud. She was given a $40,000 secured bond and had her first court appearance on the same day as her arrest. Harn was still in the Orange County Jail as of the morning of Friday, May 4.
Santiago Aguilera Matos, 19, of Chapel Hill, was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday, April 25. He was charged with two counts of possession of stolen goods, two counts of conspiracy, one count of breaking and entering a vehicle, and one count of financial card fraud. He was given a $6,500 unsecured bond and had his first court appearance on Thursday, April 26.
Errol Clifton Wayne, 48, of Chapel Hill, was arrested on a warrant on Thursday, May 3, at his apartment. He was charged with one count of breaking and entering a vehicle and one count of damage to real property over $200. Wayne was released on a $1,500 unsecured bond; his first appearance in court is May 17.
Officers noticed a vehicle and suspect matching the description of one described by victims and witnesses in multiple breaking and entering to vehicle cases. That vehicle was pulled over for expired registration tags and further investigation resulted in these charges.
Officers believe these cases included both locked and unlocked vehicles, and many of them included valuable belongings left in plain sight. Even if you’re running into the store for a couple minutes, it’s important to make sure your valuables are secure. The trunk is the best place, but even stowing the valuables out of sight under a seat or in the glove box may be enough to deter peeping eyes. And always make sure you lock your doors and roll up your windows.