LOUISBURG — Three teenagers were arrested after a Franklin County Sheriff’s investigation led them to the same road.
As previously reported by The Franklin Weekly, Capt. E. Smith Jr. was called to a breaking and entering that occurred at a residence on Sledge Road, on Aug. 11.
According to police reports, while the homeowner was away at church someone removed a screen on the window of the residence and entered the home.
When the homeowner returned he noticed the residence had been broken into. Six long rifles were stolen in the robbery, ranging from a $1,500 Browning Gold Fusion 20-gauge shotgun to a wood stock .22-caliber rifle, totaling an estimated $3,790.
Kamari Javon Alston, 18, 1489 E. River Road, was named a suspect at the scene of the robbery.
Later the same day, Smith was able to apprehend the suspect and Tyree Shaquan Alston, 16, 710 E. River Road and Darrell Travonne Green, 1215 E. River Road.
Kamari Alston was charged with felony breaking and entering, conspires to breaking and entering to a residence and larceny. He is being held at the Franklin County jail on a $35,000 secured bond.
yree Alston and Green were charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny and are being held at the Franklin County jail on a $20,000 and a $25,000 secured bond respectively.
Let them eat steak
WAKE FOREST — Officers were dispatched to Lowes Foods at 12524 Capital Blvd in Wake Forest when a store employee witnessed a female shopper take a package of steaks and leave the building Aug. 14.
According to Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree, the employee was able to note the license tag of the vehicle waiting for the woman.
The car sped away but was intercepted by police as the driver attempted to flee north on Capital Boulevard.
As it was about 5:30 in the evening, the driver was not able to navigate through traffic easily and eventually pulled into the median near Country Club Drive.
Officers approached the vehicle, which had multiple passengers. The driver, later determined to be 32-year-old Jason Douglas Ayscue of 6921 Vicksboro Road, Henderson, then pulled back out onto U.S. 1, this time going south.
Officers caught up to the vehicle at Jenkins Road and forced it to turn right onto Jenkins where Ayscue finally stopped.
According to Crabtree, when officers searched the vehicle, they found several packages of steaks as well as drug paraphernalia.
Ayscue was arrested for speeding to elude arrest. Joseph Shawn Journigan, 33, 129 Nottingham Court, Youngsville, was cited for larceny as well as arrested on an outstanding warrant.
The female passenger, Whitney Claire Abbott, 29, 155 Virginia Dare Lane, Henderson, was cited for misdemeanor larceny as well as possession for drug paraphernalia.
WAKE FOREST — Four teens found themselves in trouble with the law after they mistakenly believed they would not be stopped for speeding as long as they did not exceed 15 miles over the posted limit.
Crabtree said Officer S.O. Woods observed a black Chevy Cavalier heading north on Capital Boulevard shortly after midnight Aug. 19.
The vehicle was traveling just over 65 miles per hour, in a posted 55-mph zone, before it turned left onto Jenkins Road.
Woods made a traffic stop for speeding and when he approached the vehicle, could distinctly smell marijuana.
Woods then searched the vehicle and found a small bag of marijuana in the back in addition to cans of beer.
As all four occupants in the car were under the legal age to possess alcohol, all were charged with underage possession. They were also all charged with simple possession of illegal drugs.
The two girls in the car, 19 year old Tyenia Aleyssa Maharaj and 18 year old Jasmine Alyssa Isabella Maharaj, both of 2800 Blue Ravine Road, Wake Forest, were cited and released.
Patrick Michael Jones, 19, 3447 Futura Lane, Raleigh and Evan Lavelle Williamson, 17, 4440 Moss Spring Drive, Raleigh, were transported to Wake County jail.
Jones was also arrested on a an outstanding warrant.
Crabtree reported that as the two teens were being taken to the police station, they told officers it was their belief that law enforcement officers couldn’t stop speeding vehicles, as long as they did not exceed 15 miles over the posted limit. They claimed they had learned this in Drivers Education Classes.
While such an assertion might be good for a chuckle, Crabtree was quick to assure that drivers can be cited for traveling any amount over the posted speed limit.