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Blotter: Police say teen accused of stealing moped, taking them on chase

By Shavonne Walker
shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A teenager was charged with possession of a stolen mo-ped and leading officers on a chase Thursday, according to the Salisbury Police Department. Authorities said he crashed the mo-ped but was not injured.

Police charged Laquan Monyee Coleman, 17, of the 1400 block of Filbert Street, with felony receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle; misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; misdemeanor riding without a helmet; and misdemeanor fleeing to elude arrest.

An officer tried to stop Coleman in the 1500 block of West Horah Street because he was not wearing a helmet and the mo-ped did not have a license plate, according to a report. He didn’t stop, the officer noted in his report, and continued onto Brenner Avenue, then to South Merritt Avenue. He traveled onto Roy Street, where he lost control of the mo-ped and crashed it.

Coleman ran on foot across nearby railroad tracks but was apprehended by law officers.

The owner of the mo-ped had reported it stolen Wednesday. The mo-ped was returned to the owner.

Coleman remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.

In other Salisbury police reports:

• A woman reported Tuesday that two men tried to break into her vehicle in the 700 block of Williams Road.

• Hampton Inn reported vandalism Tuesday at the hotel, 1001 Klumac Road.

• A man reported a stolen mo-ped Wednesday in the 200 block of Institute Street.

• A man reported a stolen vehicle Wednesday in the 2100 block of Statesville Boulevard.

• A woman reported Wednesday that she was assaulted by her boyfriend in the 1400 block of Tilman Street.

• A woman reported Wednesday that someone pointed a gun at her at Taco Bell, 602 E. Innes St.

• A man reported Wednesday that items were stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at United House of Prayer for All People, 601 Old Concord Road.

• A woman reported Thursday that her license plate was stolen while her vehicle was parked at her apartment in the 100 block of Emerson Lane.

• A woman reported a stolen vehicle Thursday and said she left her keys inside in the 400 block of Bringle Ferry Road.

• A woman reported on Thursday someone forced open her front door in the 200 block of Imperial Drive.

• A woman reported Thursday her car keys were stolen from her vehicle when she left the keys in the ignition and the windows down in the 600 block of Brenner Avenue.

• A woman reported Friday that a shot was fired into her home in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

• Brandi Jo Farrington, 30, was charged Tuesday with felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule II in the 1100 block of Bringle Ferry Road.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A woman reported Wednesday from the 1100 block of Waddell Drive that someone made unauthorized charges on her account.

• A verbal altercation involving a gun was reported Wednesday in the 5200 block of Stokes Ferry Road.

• A man reported a larceny Wednesday in the 700 block of North Chapel Street, Landis.

• A woman reported an assault Wednesday in the 4400 block of Mount Hope Church Road.

• Logan Dean Baker, 28, was charged Wednesday with felony larceny while at the Rowan County jail annex.

• Charles Lynn Gillstrap, 34, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor assault on a law officer while at the Rowan County Detention Center.

• Alfredo Arias Vello, 52, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy while at the county jail annex.

• Clifton Ray Sutphin, 39, and Misty Leighette Hooper, 38, were charged Wednesday with felony obtaining property by false pretenses in the 200 block of Fleming Road, Woodleaf.

• Tammy Manders Wilson, 57, was charged with insurance fraud Wednesday while at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

• Cheyenne Alexandria Barkley, 17, was charged Wednesday with assault while at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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