Police arrest local man in connection with series of vehicle break-ins

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 2:30pm

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Wake Forest Police arrested a local man wanted in connection with several vehicle break-ins - thanks to a resident who reported witnessing suspicious activity.

On Sunday morning just before 11 a.m., officers responded to North Main Street in reference to a suspicious person reported to be looking into parked cars. While patrolling the area, officers observed a white male matching the subject’s description pulling on the driver’s door handle of a parked vehicle along the 100 block of North Wingate Street. The suspect, later identified as Justin Verderber, was charged with misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle.

Upon further investigation, officers found Verderber to be in possession of items recently reported stolen. Police were then able to connect Verderber to recent vehicle break-ins along Rock Spring Road, East Cedar Avenue and North Wingate Street.

Verderber, 39, of Wake Forest, has been charged with two counts of felony motor vehicle breaking and entering, three counts of misdemeanor larceny, one count of possession of stolen property and one count of tampering with a motor vehicle.

He was transported to the Wake County Detention Center where he is being held under $12,500 secured bond.

The Wake Forest Police Department relies on the Town’s citizens to be its eyes and ears. Anyone witnessing or experiencing suspicious activity is urged to call the police department at 9-1-1 or 919-556-9111. You may remain anonymous.