Suspicious Fire | December 15, 2009
On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 8:10 AM, the Clayton Fire Department was notified of smoke coming from a house located at 12 Cameo Court. Firefighters arrived and extinguished a small fire in the interior of the structure. Read more here.
Six Arrested in Narcotics Investigation | December 11, 2009
Clayton Investigators have been working over the past month in an undercover operation targeting individuals believed to be selling narcotics within our community.�Read more here.
2 Local Men Arrested / Burglary | November 23, 2009
On Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 2:38 am, Clayton Police Officers were called to a report of a burglary in progress at 523 Holding Street. Upon the officers arrival they located 2 suspects who were attempting to gain entry into the home. Read more here.
Jason Barnes Promoted to Sergeant | November 10, 2009
The Clayton Police Department has promoted Jason Barnes to the rank of Sergeant - effective 09 November 2009. Sgt. Barnes is a 7 year veteran, serving with the Johnston County Sheriff's Officer before joining the CPD in 2003. Read more here,
Newly Constructed Houses Burned | October 31, 2009
On Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 9:56 pm the Clayton Fire Department was notified of a structure fire in the new Chandler's Ridge subdivision located off Glen Laurel Road (across from Birkdale Drive). Read more here.
3 Arrested in Robbery | October 31, 2009
Clayton Police detectives learned this week of a delayed report of a robbery of an individual which occurred on Monday, October 19, 2009 at approximately 10:30 pm near the 700 block of West Stallings Street. Read more here.
5 Arrested in Home Invasion | October 28, 2009
On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 12:40 am Clayton Police Officers were called to a report of shots fired in the area of 114 Liberty Lane in Clayton. an investigation was conducted by Detective J.P. Linder which resulted in the arrests. Read more here.
2 Awarded Advanced Certifications | October 20, 2009
The Town of Clayton Police Department is proud to announce the awarding of the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate to two members of the agency;Sergeant Kenneth Lunger and Detective Pat Millar, Read more here.
Vehicle collides with pedestrians | October 19, 2009
On October 19, 2009 at 7:36 Clayton Police investigated a collision between a motor vehicle and two pedestriansam at the intersection of Hwy 70 Business and Robertson Street. Read more here.
Man Charged with Growing Marijuana | October 8, 2009
On Wednesday, October 8, 2009 Clayton Police Officers seized 19 Marijuana plants growing at an individual’s residence.Officer K. Cook was at the home on an unrelated investigation when he observed the plants. Read more here.
If in Doubt Call Us Out | September 30, 2009
The emergency number “911,” once reserved only for important emergencies, can now be used any time community safety might be at risk, according to Police Chief Glen Allen. Read more here.
Juvenile Charged in 2008 Vandalism | September 14, 2009
Clayton Police have secured petitions charging a 15-year old Clayton area youth with involvement in the August - 2008 vandalism of the Clayton Community Center construction site at 715 Amelia Church Road. Read more here.
2 Arrested in Vehicle Break-Ins | September 14, 2009
Clayton Police have been investigating cases of larcenies from unlocked vehicles from the Ellington Subdivision. On 9-8-09 police were called to two separate homes where the victims found GPS units stolen from their unlocked vehicles. Read more here.
Man Killed in Train Accident | September 14, 2009
On Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm a Eastbound Norfolk Southern freight train struck and killed a man - approximately 500 feet east of the Shotwell Road Railroad crossing in Clayton. Read more here.
Raleigh Pair Arrested | September 9, 2009
On Saturday September 5, 2009, Clayton Police officers were dispatched to a larceny call at the Wal-Mart - located at 805 Town Centre Blvd. Highway 70 Business in Clayton. Two suspects were reported to be concealing merchandse. Read more here.
Labor Day Weekend Campaign | September 7, 2009
Labor Day weekend, the state wide "Booze it & Lose it" campaign is celebrating its 15th year anniversary. This campaign is an effort by local and state law enforcement agencies to raise awareness and stop individuals from drinking and driving. Read more here.
Vandalism Suspect Arrested | September 3, 2009
Several weeks ago, vandalism cases were reported to Clayton Police where a BB/pellet gun or a “wrist rocket”/sling shot device was used to break windows. Detective Rob Moyer obtained warrants on Timothy Daniel White. Read more here.
Motorcylce Crash - Serious Injury - UPDATE | September 3, 2009
A crash investigation report has been completed by Clayton Police Officer Melissa Phillips. The investigation tends to indicate that impairment due to alcohol and excessive speed (estimated at over 70 mph in a 45 zone) were contributing factors in this accident. The operator of the motorcycle appears to have fallen off the vehicle after losing control near the center median. Kimberly Cockrell Lockhart (40) of Selma, NC died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained in the motorcycle crash on August 30, 3009.
2 In Custody in Break In | September 1, 2009
On Monday, August 31, 2009 Clayton Police Detective Lieutenant J.L. Herring obtained warrants and charged 2 individuals for the August 11th Breaking, Entering & Larceny at Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ in Clayton. Read more here.
Suspect in Shooting IN CUSTODY| August 18, 2009
On Saturday, August 15, 2009 approximately 11:00 pm, Clayton Police were called to investigate a report of a shooting that occurred in the rear parking lot of Clayton Fitness located at 1333 Mechanical Drive. Read more here.
2 Arrested for Attempted Robbery| August 12, 2009
On August 13th at 3:52 am, an employee of Papa John’s Pizza, located at 914 NC Hwy 42 W, reported that while closing up and leaving the business, he observed a subject approach pointing a gun at him and yelling. Read more here.
National Night Out Success!!! | August 10, 2009
On Tuesday August 4, 2009 the Town of Clayton celebrated the National Night Out Against Crime. The initiative is a nationwide program which has been in existence for 26 years. Read more here.
Three Arrested on Multiple Charges | August 10, 2009
On Friday, August 7, 209 at 6:54 pm, Clayton Police Officers were called to investigate a report of shots having been fired in the 300 Block of E. Hinton Street and spoke with Francis Barbee of 312 East Hinton. Read more here.
Retired Chief Gary Ragland at rest | August 3, 2009
We are sad to announce that retired Clayton Police Chief Gary Ragland passed away on August 2, 2009 at his home in Erwin, NC. Chief Ragland served from 1998-2006. Read more here.
Escaped Parrot Nabbed by Clayton PD | August 3, 2009
PLEASE NOTE - this is not a typical police information release. We found the following story involving a lost pet bird to be an interesting and amusing chain of events. Read more here.
Vandalism to Windows UPDATE | July 31, 2009
The original report of 17 vandalism cases was not correct. Early on the morning of 7-29-09, Patrol officers had discovered apparent minor damage to 9 businesses on Main Street. Read more here.
UPDATE on Suspicious Fire Under Investigation | August 7, 2009
On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 9:55 am, the Clayton Fire Department were called to 1103 Sunset Lane in response to a structure fire. The fire was in a mobile home and was extinguished by the Fire Department but appeared to be of suspicious origin. Read more here
Suspects Wanted in Armed Robbery | July 28, 2009
On Monday, July 27, 9:51 pm, Clayton Police were called to investigate a report of a robbery at the Premieres Video store located at 10165 US Hwy 70 Bus W (Clayton Village Shopping Center). Read more here.
Suspect IN-CUSTODY in Firearms Discharge | July 29, 2009
Brian Brewington has been arrested on the outstanding warrant and is confined in the Johnston County Jail with a $40,000 secured bond. His address is listed as 419 Snelling Road in Raleigh, NC. Read more here
Stay Connected | July 24, 2009
The Clayton Police are working to share information with our community by deploying services to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent information. Access our Twitter account here & our FaceBook account here.
"Doctor Shopping" Cases Charged | June 22, 2009
During the past several weeks, Clayton Police Narcotics Detectives have been working a “Doctor Shopping” case.The police department was alerted to the suspicious situation by an insurance provider. Read more here.
Embezzlement From Gas Station | June 22, 2009
On Wednesday June 17th, 2009, Mangers from the Murphy USA Gas Station, located at 12889 US Hwy 70 Business West, contacted the CPD to request an investigation of Embezzlement of cash from the store. Read more here.
Second Fire at Church | June 9, 2009
On June 6, 2009 shortly after 2:00 am, the Clayton Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 5217 Barber Mill Road in Clayton. Read more here.
Special Olmpics Torch Run | June 5, 2009
On June 4, 2009 11 members of the Clayton Police Department along with 3 members from NC Probation and Parole ran with the torch about 6 miles through Clayton on Hwy 70 Business westbound. Read more here.
Convenience Store Robbed - UPDATE | May 26, 2009
On Sunday, May 17 2009 at 9:53 pm Clayton Police were called to investigate a report of a robbery at Sandhu’s convenience store located at 1225 Amelia Church Road. Read more here.
Selma Check Cashing Scam - ARREST | May 26, 2009
On May 15th, 2009, the Town of Selma reported to the Clayton Police Department that they were a victim of a check cashing scam. Officials with the Town of Selma reported that they sent a former customer a check for a utility refund. Read more here.
Public Notice - Bicycle Disposal | May 21, 2009
Notice is hereby given that the Clayton Police Department is preparing to dispose of Unclaimed Property in accordance to NC General Statute §15-12: items included are bicycles & parts to be donated to charity if unclaimed. Read more here.
Operation "No Sale" | May 15, 2009
The NC Division of Health and Human Services cites alcohol as the drug of choice for underage persons in North Carolina. Alcohol kills 6½ times more young people under the age of 21 than all other illicit drugs combined. Read more here.
Breaking and Entering / Burning of Church | May 6, 2009
On May 6, 2009 the Clayton Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 5217 Barber Mill Road in Clayton. Read more here.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident| May 18, 2009
On Monday, May 18 at 11:07 AM, a single vehicle motor vehicle accident occurred on Covered Bridge Road in Clayton between Brook Hill Drive and N. O’Neil Street. Read More Here.
Robbery, Chase, Arrests | May 3, 2009
On April 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm Clayton Police were notified of an armed robbery of an individual had occurred in Alta Mobile Home Park located at 1000 S. Lombard Street. Read more here.
Property Damage Incidents at School | April 28, 2009
Since October of last year, there have been eight (8) reports of damage to school property at the new Powhatan Elementary School. Most of these incidents appear to have occurred after school hours. Read more here.
Clayton Crime Stoppers Debuts| April 23, 2009
There is now a new tool to fight crime in our community. The Clayton Crime Stoppers debuted on 23 April 2009. Hensley Scott, owner of Clayton Residential Rentals, is serving as chair of Clayton Crime Stoppers. Read more here.
2 Arrested in Radio Chack Break-Ins| April 17, 2009
Over a period of 4 months, Detectives from the Clayton Police Department investigated two separate break-ins to the Radio Shack store located at 12817 US Hwy. Read more here.
Gentry & Lunger Promoted to Sgt. for Clayton Police| April 17, 2009
Effective this week Tamra Gentry & Kenneth Lunger have been promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant for the Clayton Police Department. Read more about Sgt. Gentry and Sgt. Lunger here.
Armed Suspects Rob Residents in Home | April 3, 2009
Clayton Police are searching for four (4) armed suspects who entered a residence in the 500 Block of North Church Street shortly after 9:00 pm on 02 April 2009. Read more here.
2009 Police Officer of the Year | April 9, 2009
The Clayton Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Kenneth L. Lunger, Jr. has been named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2009. Read more about Officer Lunger here.
91 Pounds of Marijuana Siezed| March 25, 2009
On Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 Clayton Police arrested William Snipes & confiscated over 91 pounds of Marijuana (with an estimated street value of over $400,000) Read more here.
Tax Preparer Arrested: ID Theft| March 23, 2009
The Clayton Police Department have been investigating several cases of Fraud and Identity Theft over the past several weeks. Angela Lea White has been arrested. Read more here.
Arrests Made in Robbery | March 19, 2009
Clayton Police have charged Chadwick Gregory Dean (top) of 113 Liberty Lane with Common Law Robbery in the February 17th theft of cash from the Handee Hugo convenience store located at 11928 US Hwy 70 Business West. Read more here.
Public Grant Notice: JAG Byrne Justice Assistance Grant | March 16, 2009
The Clayton Police Department has received notification from the US Department of Justice concerning their eligibility to receive Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding. Read more here.
Fire at Day Care Under Investigation | March 11, 2009
Tuesday evening at 10:23 pm, a Clayton Police Officer on patrol noticed smoke coming from the Circle of Love Day Care building located at 213 West Main Street. Read more here.
Emergency Alarm Ordinance | March 3, 2009
To respond to emergencies more efficiently and ensure your safety, the Town of Clayton adopted an Emergency Alarm Ordinance. To learn more or download a copy of this ordinance and related documents click here.
Clayton's Newest Crime Tool | February 19, 2009
The Clayton Police Department is proud to introduce its newest member; McGruff the Crime Dog. McGruff was created by the National Crime Prevention Council for use by police departments in building crime awareness among children. Read more here.
ARRESTS MADE in Robbery | Match 19, 2009
BACKGROUND: On Tuesday evening (2-17-09) at 10:15 pm, Clayton Police were notified that someone grabbed money from an open cash drawer at the Handee Hugo convenience store located at 11928 US Hwy 70 Business West. A masked suspect was said to have grabbed money from a cash drawer, and scuffled briefly with a customer in the store before escaping with a small sum of money. There were no weapons involved and no one was injured.
Clayton Police have charged Chadwick Gregory Dean (24) of 113 Liberty Lane with Common Law Robbery in the February 17th theft of cash from the Handee Hugo convenience store located at 11928 US Hwy 70 Business West. Additionally, the man originally identified as a witness that struggled with the suspect during the robbery, Jose Franscisco Tost, Jr. (28), has also been charged with Common Law Robbery in this case. Both men reside at 113 Liberty Lane in Clayton, and were additionally charged in this matter with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Dean was jailed in lieu of $150,000 secured bond, and Tost was jailed in lieu of $50,000 secured bond. The investigation tends to indicate that the suspects conspired together to rob the store. Dean was additionally charged with felony counts of Larceny and Obtaining Property by False Pretense in an unrelated theft of a pressure washer and assorted power tools occurring on Page Street March 7th . He received an additional $100,000 bond on those charges. Detective Lt. J.R. Herring and Detective Lt. J.T. Parker handled these investigations.
Arson Under Investigation | March 11, 2009
Tuesday evening at 10:23 pm, a Clayton Police Officer on patrol noticed smoke coming from the Circle of Love Day Care building located at 213 West Main Street. The Clayton Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. The damage appears to be appreciable to the interior of the building. The structure was unoccupied at the time. The owner of the property is Datanya Betts of Raleigh. The preliminary investigation into the fire tends to indicate the blaze was set intentionally. Persons who may have seen someone suspicious in the area of the fire between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm are asked to contact the Clayton Police Department at 919.553.4611. Detective Lieutenant John Parker is the lead investigator.
Gun Discharged at High School *** ARRESTS MADE *** | February 12, 2009
On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm, Clayton Police investigated a report of a gun being discharged in the parking lot of Clayton High School (600 Fayetteville St.). The investigation tends to indicate that an unknown offender fired a handgun from a black vehicle in the parking lot on the west side of the gymnasium. There were no injuries and no damages reported. At the time of this incident, a basketball game was underway in the gym and two Johnston County Deputies were on-duty at the game as well. The activities in the gym were not interrupted, as those present were unaware of the incident in the parking lot.
On Monday (2-9-09), Clayton Police charged Capricia Renee Johnson, (age 16), of 176 Clearwater Drive, Smithfield, NC with a misdemeanor count of Obstructing Justice, by providing false information that prevents or obstructs legal justice. She was released on an unsecured bond. Warrants were also issued charging Nobbie Lee Dubose III, (age 18) of 219 Cottonwood Drive in Clayton, and Rasheive Dashawn Ray, (age 16) of 860 Taft Street in Selma, with felonious discharge of a firearm on educational property. Warrants for firing (and/or attempting to fire) a weapon into occupied property were also issued for both after investigators discovered that a bullet had struck an outer brick wall of the gymnasium, that was occupied at the time of the incident.
On February 12, 2009 Nobbie Lee Dubose III, (age 18) of 219 Cottonwood Drive in Clayton, and Rasheive Dashawn Ray, (age 16) of 860 Taft Street in Selma were arrested without incident today after surrendering at the Clayton Police Department. Each was charged with felonious discharge of a firearm on educational property, and with firing a weapon into occupied property, also a felony. Both were confined in the Johnston County Jail in lieu of $80.000.00 bond each.
Clayton Bank Robbers Sentenced | February 11, 2009
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here today two defendants charged in the bank robbery of the RBC Centura Bank in Clayton were sentenced. DERRICK LAMONT MASSENBURG, 25, of Hollister, North Carolina, received 363 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release. CHARLES DAVID CAIN, 42, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sentenced to 300 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Read more here.
7 Month Drug Investigations leads to multiple arrests | February 9, 2009
This past weekend (Saturday evening, 2-7-09), a 7-month drug investigation by Clayton Police concluded resulting in 5 arrests. Narcotics Investigators began the undercover drug investigation after receiving citizen complaints of illegal sale and distribution of drugs in the Clayton community. Read more here.
Clatyon Police Statement regarding the 2006 Rhonda Barnes Murder Case
On February 4, 2009, Dennis Shaw was sentenced in Johnston County Superior Court to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the April 18, 2006, death of his ex-girlfriend, Rhonda Barnes. Ms. Barnes was found dead in her Clayton home, having died as a result of a violent attack involving blunt force trauma. Clayton Police investigators worked tirelessly to track down and analyze evidence that ultimately led to the arrest of Dennis Shaw at his Washington, DC home in early May of 2006. He was extradited back to NC to stand trial for 1st Degree Murder, and prosecutors had announced their intent to seek the death penalty at that time. The Clayton Police Department had been prepared and ready for this trial for quite some time, but the case was continued over a period of nearly three years. In agreeing to the plea-bargain for the guilty plea to second-degree murder, District Attorney Susan Doyle said, “Although no amount of time will ever be enough to ease the pain of their loss, the family members support this plea and are grateful that Dennis Shaw has finally accepted responsibility for the senseless murder of Ronda Barnes.” The Clayton Police Department hopes that the family of Ms. Barnes will find some degree of closure with the killer being jailed for a lengthy term.
Suspicious Fire Under Investigation | Wednesday, January 28, 2009
On Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 10:10 pm, the Clayton Fire Department was called to 930 Hobbs Street in response to a house fire. The fire in the unoccupied house was extinguished by the Fire Department, but appeared to be of suspicious origin. The unoccupied house was severely damaged by fire, smoke and water. The house is owned by Greenpath Road Associates (LLC) of Clayton and was leased by Amy O’Neal. The Clayton Police Department was asked to assist in the investigation of the cause and origin of the fire. Police Investigators along with the Clayton Fire Marshal are continuing the investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Clayton Police Department.
60 grams of Marijuana seized | Thursday, January 15, 2009
On Wednesday, January 14th, 2008, Clayton Police Investigators arrested an individual during a drug investigation. During the operation a total of 60 grams of marijuana was seized from the individual and his home. This operation is part of ongoing investigation into the arrest of individuals who sale illegal drugs in our town. Additional arrest may follow in the coming weeks as the operation continues. Arrested was: Kadeem Maalik Williams, 20, of 572 Averasboro Drive, Clayton Mr. Williams was arrested for: 3 counts of Felony possession with intent to sale & deliver Marijuana, 2 counts of Felony selling Marijuana, 2 counts of Felony maintaining a vehicle and 1 count of Felony maintaining a dwelling. Mr. Williams was placed in the Johnston Co. Jail under a $170,000.00 secure bond.
*** UPDATE *** Driver of SUV Charged | Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sergeant G.M. Franklin charged Patricia Whitaker Jones with Careless and Reckless Driving, Exceeding a Safe Speed, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. Ms. Jones was issued citations for the aforementioned offenses in connection with a traffic collision on December 29th in the parking lot of the BoJangle’s Restaurant at 11900 U.S. Business 70 West in Clayton. Daniel Gerald Blackmon (37) of 217 Reeder Branch Drive, Clayton received serious injuries in that collision. On Friday, December 26th @ 7:45 am a minor accident occurred on the parking lot of BoJangle’s Restaurant at 11900 U.S. Business 70 West. Daniel Gerald Blackmon was standing behind his 2002 Ford pick-up truck that had been involved in an earlier minor accident. Suddenly, a 2005 Ford Explorer driven by Patricia Whitaker Jones collided with Mr. Blackmon and the rear of the pick-up truck, crushing him between the two vehicles. Mr. Blackmon received serious leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to Wake Medical Center and admitted for treatment. Clayton Police Officer K.L. Cook had also arrived to investigate the earlier accident and was also struck by the Jones vehicle. Officer Cook, however, was bumped away from the pick-up truck by the impact. He was taken to Wake Medical Center also, and was treated for minor injuries and released.
IN CUSTODY for Attempted Murder | Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Clayton Police Department were dispatched to 11617 Hwy 70W Business at about 10:13 pm Tuesday night (12-16-08) to investigate a report of a shooting in the public parking area. Officers arrived to learn that a suspect had fired a handgun at Theodore Holder (27) of Clayton while in the parking lot, but the shot missed. The suspect had departed the scene prior to police arrival. Further investigation and consultation with the Office of the District Attorney led Clayton Police Detectives to secure a warrant charging David Richard Anderson (age 27) with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The suspect being sought in this case, David Richard Anderson (age 27), was arrested shortly before midnight on 30 December 2008 when he surrendered without incident at the Johnston County Jail. Anderson has been charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He was jailed in lieu of $1 million bond pending a first appearance hearing.
Lieutenant Promotion | Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Russell Flint has been promoted to Police Lieutenant effective December 18, 2008. Russell most recently has served as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division and has eight years of law enforcement experience. Flint began his law enforcement career with the Kinston Police Department and after four years there he joined the Clayton Police Department as a Patrol Officer. During his four-year tenure in Clayton he has also served as a field training officer, bicycle officer, tactical team member and police instructor. Flint is married with one child - age two and they are expecting another child in March. During his tenure with the Clayton Police Department Flint has received his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and is a certified NC Law Enforcement Instructor. Lieutenant Flint will fill the slot created when John Coley was promoted to Captain in July. He will be assigned to “A” Squad of the Patrol Division.
Vehicle Pursuit leads to arrest | Tuesday, December 16, 2008
On Monday evening, (12-15-08) at 11:46 pm, Clayton Police Lt. J.L. Owens observed a 1993 Toyota leaving the Wal-Mart area at Town Center Blvd. The car was being driven recklessly and at high speeds. The driver failed to stop for blue lights and siren, and fled west on Hwy 70 Business into Wake County. Lt. Owens pursued the vehicle westbound through the Town of Garner where Garner PD officers were able to deploy a tire deflation device that flattened three tires on the suspect vehicle. The suspect turned off of Hwy 70 Bus. onto Mechanical Drive and was stopped near McCormick Drive. Garner Police officers as well as Wake County Deputies assisted in the pursuit and arrest of the suspect. The pursuit covered approximately 10 miles. The lone occupant of the car, James Earl Davis (35) of Thomasville was arrested for felonious Speeding to Elude Arrest, DWI, and traffic violations. Additionally, the suspect was found to be in possession of about $500 worth of perfumes and colognes stolen from Wal-Mart at 805 Town Centre Blvd in Clayton, and was charged with Larceny of those items. Davis was confined in the Johnston County Jail under $30,000.00 secured bond.
Don't get sideswiped by 'skimmers' | Sunday, November 20, 2008
Police are urging users of ATMs to be aware of skimming devices and hidden cameras used to fraudulently obtain ATM card data and PINs. These devices are placed over the slot where you insert your card into an ATM. The device reads your card and sends a thief a text message with your personal information. Once criminals have your information, they usually make fake credit cards with reprogrammed magnetic strips; they swipe and you pay. Watch the WRAL story on this crime here .