(photo by Jay Keller)
After allegedly robbing a take-out restaurant at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, three District teenagers crashed and flipped a stolen red Dodge Intrepid across the street from Mayor Bruce Williams’ house on Lincoln Avenue.
Witnesses at the robbery scene, the Eastern Carryout on New Hampshire Avenue, had described the getaway car to police, and, when an officer spotted it at Lincoln and Elm, a chase ensued.
The trio in the car — Avery Fuller, 16, Elijah Allen, 16, and Avery Freeman, 17 — sped off but almost immediately crashed into another car, cartwheeling the Dodge. It landed on its roof and skidded almost half a block with a screeching noise that brought residents to their front doors.
Only slightly injured, the teens crawled out of the car but were soon captured.
Routine stop turns into major bust
Corey Moore, 35, a District resident with a long police record who also maintained a house on Sherman Avenue, was arrested on September 25 for possession of a cache of drugs reported to be one of the largest in town history.
Moore called attention to himself by carrying what appeared to be a bottle of alcohol while walking down Sherman. When police tried to question him, he ran off, tossing a half pound of cocaine in a dumpster. After apprehending him, police confiscated the cocaine and found a gallon of PCP and two handguns at his house.