by Carrie C. Causey
WAKE FOREST — At least 11 teens were cited and released in conjuction with a graduation party in the Olde Mill Stream subdivision early June 12.
Last week, The Wake Forest Weekly reported five people had been charged, with additional names not being released.
Wake Forest police were called to a home on Haltwhistle Street for excessive noise and reports of cars speeding down the street. At least 50 teens were seen scattering from the area when police arrived.
In addition to the ones reported last week, those charged with underage drinking include, Taylor Jordan Gill, 18, 19505 Walker Ave., South Chester, Va.; Keith James Dunham, 17, 6229 Ridgemount St., Wake Forest; Kelly Rene Brant, 18, 7300 Quercus Court, Wake Forest; Samuel Taylor Scales, 16, 6504 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh; Natalie Megan Lafella, 16, 127 Selsey Drive, Wake Forest; and Meredith Ann Long, 18, 1220 Brewer Jackson Court, Wake Forest. They were all cited and released to their parents.
After press deadline June 12, Wake Forest Police Lt. B. Mote further clarified that the parents at the house where the party occurred, stopped the festivities when alcohol was discovered, but did their best to maintain the teens’ safety.
“They were taking keys, pouring out alcohol and calling parents,” Mote said.
Caught on tape
WAKE FOREST — When shopping and shoplifting from retail stores, cameras are always watching. Four people were charged following an incident June 12 at Target.
According to Wake Forest Police spokesman Bill Crabtree, officers were called to the Retail Drive store for a larceny in progress. Two women, identified as Valeria Shaunta Green, 28, 137 North Allen Road, and Dollene Deanette Williams, 47, 143 N. Allen Road, were seen concealing items in a purse. Two men, identified as Nakeen Jamall Johnson, 24, 532 Lark Lane, Rocky Mount, and Michael Jamall Johnson, 22, 2700 Sanderford Road, Raleigh, waiting in a car in the parking lot. All four were detained in the store’s loss prevention office.
Police found more than $150 worth of clothes, food and sunglasses in their purses.
Video surveillance also showed Michael Johnson take a cellphone out of its packaging and walk out with it.
Nakeen Johnson was arrested on an outstanding order for arrest. Michael Johnson was charged with larceny by anti-inventory device.
Green was arrested for shoplifting and on a warrant for larceny. Williams was charged with shoplifting by concealment.
All were taken to jail.
Cut with razer blade
LOUISBURG — A teen told police someone cut him with a razor blade across his face June 13.
According to a report filed by Franklin County Deputy D. Moore, the 19-year-old said his car ran out of gas while he was trying to find someone to call 911 for him just before 5:30 p.m.
The teen stated he’d been with friends on Loblolly Road when he was approached by someone who said he looked familiar.
When he identified himself for the suspect, whom he didn't know, the suspect allegedly cut him in the face with a razor from his nose to his lip. The suspect is described as a light skinned black male with dreadlocks and blonde tips. He was wearing a long white T-shirt and blue jeans.
EMS said the injury was bad enough that the teen would need stitches. He told police he would have a friend take him to the hospital and declined EMS transport. Deputies took him to the friend’s home.
Anyone with information should contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
ZEBULON — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for nearly 20 charges for conspiracy to sell or deliver drugs.
Jessica Shannon King, 29, 4120 Zebulon Road, Zebulon, was arrested April 30 by Det. A. Ayscue at her home.
At the time, she was being interviewed regarding a home invasion she was involved in which had taken place March 5. King claimed it was drug related. She gave police permission to go through her cell phone contacts and text messages, which led to reported drug sales.
Detectives read messages regarding Suboxone, a schedule III drug; the selling of Xanex, a schedule VI drug; the sale of Oxycotin and Percocet, both schedule II drugs; marijuana and heroin.
Through the phone, police were able to identify and apprehend other unidentified suspects related to the drug sales.
King was arrested for conspiracy to sell a schedule VI controlled substance, conspiracy to sell heroin, seven counts conspiracy to sell a schedule II controlled substance, two counts conspiracy of schedule III controlled substances, three counts schedule I, two counts schedule IV and three counts of marijuana sales. She also was served an unspecified warrant from the Rolesville Police Department.
At the time, King was taken to jail on a $25,000 bond.