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Man arrested after crashing stolen truck

Posted July 31, 2008

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— Apex police arrested a man Wednesday night after he crashed a stolen truck.

It was initially believed that Ronald Reed had also stolen the items in the truck, but that turned out to be false.

Penske, which owns the truck, said the items belong to the company, police said.

Officers spotted the truck on Perry Road and thought it suspicious. When they tried to pull it over, Reed took off and drove into some woods. He took out trees and a fence.

The truck ended up in the back yard of a family that had recently moved to Apex from New York City.

“We expected some nice peace and quiet, but here we are with a truck in our back yard,” said Rich Pagnoa.

Reed ran from the scene. About 45 minutes later, a Cary police dog tracked him down.

Police charged Reed with speeding, felony speeding to elude arrest, resisting, delaying and obstructing, driving with a revoked license, damaging property and possession of a stolen vehicle.

He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $36,000 bond.

He is also wanted in Maryland, police said. There was no word on when he'll face extradition.


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  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jul 31, 2008

    "Nothing like the ignorant natives posting on here already.

    Whatever... Nice name by the way, very clever...

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jul 31, 2008

    What happened to that sleepy little town of Apex I moved to in the mid 90(s)??

    I can remember when the town only had four police cars, now there are dozens.

    But we still have to call Cary in for a K-9 unit? What the...?

  • greentara Jul 31, 2008

    Last I checked it was the UNITED States of America. People have the freedom to live in whatever state they want. I am born and raised in the South. I was also raised with manners and the notion that is good to be hospitable. You never know, you just might make a new friend. Why does it matter if someone from NYC moves here? Maybe they are really nice people and maybe just maybe, they might have some culture they can bring to this mashed potatoville.

  • Hasbeen Jul 31, 2008

    ...and just for some insight for the necks, though this was a new yorker, the growth of this area is not all darn yankees (by the way, grow up, it's 2008. Sheesh with the word yankee) Anyway, my neighbors are from FL, OR, OH, MI, MA, VA, CA, etc. etc. If you no longer like it here with all the "yankees" YOU move!! I'm not. I love it here. Thank you for southern your "hospitality".

  • finz2drght Jul 31, 2008

    "Another yankee moving to Cary, imagine that? I wonder what color his house is?"

    They live in Apex... and there are just as many yankees in Raleigh, Apex, Holly Springs (if not more).

  • beachbum1 Jul 31, 2008

    If you need some help packing for the move back to New York...let me know. I can be over after lunch.

    Why would you even say that, I guess this must be you!
    "If you think the Great Wall of China would be a good idea for your state, you might be a redn***."

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 31, 2008

    Why do locals seem to have such an aversion towards people from other cultures? I can see Jeff Foxworthy now... "If you think the Great Wall of China would be a good idea for your state, you might be a redn***."

    And, hey news reporters, I'd really like to know what the officer saw that he said was "suspicious" enough to pull them over. Just curious.

  • Steve Crisp Jul 31, 2008

    I would love to know just what was so suspicious about the truck that police felt the need to light it up. I suspect this was yet another fishing expedition that just happened to pan out this time. But how many others are pulled at random to catch the few bad guys?

  • Spirit Warrior BallReceptable Jul 31, 2008

    Xenophobia certainly is not neighborly behavior.

  • anonemoose Jul 31, 2008

    Outside the beltline. Anybody who buys used copper must take down the sellers information and also the description of the vehicle used to transport it.

    Another yankee moving to Cary, imagine that? I wonder what color his house is?