WAKE FOREST — A 1990 Chevy passenger vehicle owned by Bennie Pastor Chance IV, 1134 Clear Circle, Wendell, was seized under the “Run and You’re Done” law pending further investigation and court proceedings after the driver attempted to flee from police Sept. 29, 12:15 a.m.
Wake Forest Police report that an as-yet unidentified driver was attempting to flee east on Burlington Mills Road near the Bratt Avenue intersection, when the vehicle left the roadway on the righthand side and slid approximately 128 feet through wet grass before colliding with a tree. The car continued a further 30 feet before running into a wooden privacy fence, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.
The occupants, reportedly two black males, exited the car and hopped over the fence, fleeing into the neighboring community. A K9 track took place, according to the police report, but the suspects were not located.
The case is still under investigation.
Shaken, but unharmed in crash with building
Donna Ray Blewitt of Wake Forest was shaken but otherwise unhurt when her foot reportedly slipped off the brake pedal, hitting the accelerator as she was parking her car in front of Village Family Care Sept. 28, 9:44 a.m.
The 76-year-old Blewitt reported to Wake Forest Police that she was parking in a parking spot and had come to a complete stop when her foot slipped causing her to drive over the curb and head toward the front door of Village Family Care.
Just before she hit the entrance to the medical office, she turned her wheel and the car struck a stone column, coming to a stop.
Approximately $2,000 in damage was done to Blewitt’s car and another $1,000 to the stone column.
Multiple witnesses reported they saw Blewitt’s vehicle come to a stop and then accelerate towards the front door of the business.
EMS was not required and no charges were listed.
Attempted rape not by a stranger
An attempted rape, assault by strangulation and assault on a female in the Gateway Commons Shopping Center parking lot were reported to police Sept. 28, 3:14 a.m.
Since that time, the case has been first closed as the victim initially declined to help with the investigation, and is now reopened, reports police spokesman Bill Crabtree.
Because the incident is back under investigation, there is little police can share with the public at this time, Crabtree said, emphasizing, however, that the two parties were known to each other.
“As unsettling as the case is, it is not a situation of a stranger assaulting and attempting to rape a random individual,” Crabtree said.