Clayton Family Dollar Robbed
Town of Clayton police are searching for suspects tonight after a Family Dollar store on US Business 70 was robbed. The armed robbery happened just before 10 pm on Saturday in the Clayton Village Shopping Center, 10137 US Business Highway 70 West. Two men walked in demanding money and cigarettes and then escaped out the back. No one was hurt. Several witnesses are helping with information as to the get-away vehicles and our investigators are reviewing surveillance video for more information. If you have any information or saw anything in that shopping center or in Clayton Manor Apartments just behind the shopping center on Boling Street, please call Clayton Police at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-TIPZ (8479). You can remain anonymous and could receive a reward for information leading to an arrest.
First Homicide in 7 Years Solved Within Hours
Clayton Police arrested 53-year-old Jose Louis Ramierz Delgado of 415 S. Lombard Street in Clayton this morning just hours after witnesses say he stabbed another man behind a convenience store on Main Street. It happened around 10 o’clock Saturday night behind the Clayton Mart at 208 East Main Street. Detectives say the two men were arguing when 50-year-old Carlos Luis Rubio of 421 W. First Street was stabbed twice and Delgado took off running. Rubio was rushed to Wake Med where he was pronounced dead shortly after. A team of officers and detectives, including the department’s newest K-9 officer “Abel”, began actively searching for Delgado and found him hiding under a nearby warehouse. Delgado is charged with homicide and is being held in the Johnston County Detention Center on no bond. This is the first homicide in the Town of Clayton in 7 years and the department is pleased that an arrest could be made so quickly.
Congratulations to one of our newest officers - Tyler Johnson - for earning a special Merit Award!
Several times a year fellow officers make nominations to recognize department members for going above and beyond the call of duty. Back on January 7th, Officer Johnson was on patrol - several inches of snow had fallen and temps were below freezing. Johnson took the initiative to check on a “homeless” man that he remembered living in the woods behind Wal-Mart. At 2:30 am, he found that man - his eyes nearly frozen shut. Fearful that hypothermia was setting in, Johnson got him up and took him to the hospital. His initiative and compassion for someone else’s safety and well-being, earned him this special award. Here is Johnson (on the left) receiving his recognition for Meritorious Action from his supervisor, Sgt. Jason Bloodworth.
Copper Crimes Don't Pay in Clayton
Two men are behind bars for stealing copper from a home under construction in the Town of Clayton. On May 19, 2014 at around 2 in the morning, residents in the area of 205 Trevor Ridge called 911 after hearing suspicious noises coming from the unfinished home. Officer Baily Pope responded and as she approached the home, heard something fall inside the house and she called for a another officer. As the two officers began to search the home, they continued to hear noises and followed them up the stairs. Officer Pope then checked the roof where she witnessed the two suspects stealing copper out of the house. 24-year-old Anthony Worth Tudor (left) and 33-year-old Joseph Marshall Boyette (right) were charged with Possession of Burglary Tools and Larceny from a Construction Site. They were both given a $30,000 secure bond.
Walgreens Armed Robbery Solved
Three Garner men are now behind bars charged in the January 14th armed robbery at the Walgreens on US70 in Clayton, where two cashiers were held a gunpoint by two masked men. Over the past few months, Town of Clayton Police detectives have been working with Raleigh, Garner, and Fuquay Varina Police Departments to develop leads and locate the suspects. Together, they were able to connect the dots between several other robberies that happened around the same time in all of these towns. Detectives believe 21-year-old Richard McKay (right), 23-year-old Demetrich Anderton (top left), and 24-year-old Timothy Cooper (left) robbed convenience stores, sweepstakes/digital gambling locations, and pharmacies throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. A Walgreens in Fuquay Varina was robbed just hours before Clayton’s with similar circumstances. All suspects are currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center on a host of charges including Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon, Second Degree Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. These suspects are being held under a bond in excess of $1,500,000 each.