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Teen takes police on low-speed mo-ped chase

By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police say a teen led them on a low-speed chase that interrupted a youth football practice when the teen drove onto the field. No injuries were reported.

The incident occurred Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the West End community near Hall’s Gym in the 1400 block of West Bank Street. There were about six youth who had to quickly move out of the way as the teen drove a scooter or mo-ped through the field with the officer in pursuit.

The teen, who had a passenger on the scooter, eventually rode near Salisbury High School, then later onto Wiley Avenue and South Fulton Street, then Harrison Street. The passenger jumped off the scooter and was detained. The chase continued back onto Wiley Avenue and the rider wound up near Brookview Apartments and crashed on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

When police apprehended the teen and searched him, he had two grams of marijuana on him and the scooter was reported stolen earlier this week. A man reported on Wednesday that someone stole his scooter from his South Ellis Street home sometime on Monday night.

Police officials said the teen was 14 years old and he was released into the custody of his parent. The rider who jumped off was a 23-year-old man, who was not charged.

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