Three suspects charged in vehicle break-in

CRIME

Compiled by Michelle Cassell
Managing Editor 

CARRBORO, NC — On Monday, June 17 at 4:42 a.m., a community member called 911 to report a vehicle break-in in progress in the 500 block of Smith Level Road. The Carrboro Police Department responded to the area and encountered three suspects. After an investigation, all three suspects were arrested and taken into custody. The suspects and charge information include:

Jakori Rayshon Leak, 18, of Hillsborough, was charged with Felony Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Felony Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Leak was held in Orange County Detention Center with no bond.

Jaedan Ahsaia Nykol Leak, 24, of Chapel Hill, was charged with Felony Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Felony Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle, and Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods. Leak was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Shamaun Andrew Richardson, 22, of Burlington, was charged with Felony Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Felony Breaking and Entering to a Motor Vehicle, and Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods. Richardson was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Here is some advice to help reduce the risk of a car break-in:

  • Always lock your car doors and windows, even when parked in your driveway or garage.
  • Do not leave valuable items, such as laptops, wallets, and cellphones, in plain sight. Place them in out of sight in the trunk or take them with you.
  • Do not leave a gun in your car.
  • Install a car alarm system or a tracking device to deter thieves or recover the vehicle.
  • Park in well-lit areas or near security cameras, if possible.

As always, please call 911 if you notice suspicious activity. If you have information on this incident, please contact the Carrboro Police Department at 919-918-7397 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.


Michelle Cassell is a seasoned reporter who has covered everything from crime to hurricanes and local politics to human interest over the course of 35 years. As managing editor, she hopes to encourage writers of a wide range of backgrounds and interests in TLR’s coverage of Southern Orange County news. 
This reporter can be reached at Info@TheLocalReporter.press

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