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Officer Hit by Cruiser Recovering; Suspect Held on Bond

Posted July 11, 2007

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— A police officer struck by a patrol car Tuesday as he and another officer struggled with a man during an arrest was released from the hospital Wednesday, police said.

Meanwhile, the suspect in the case was ordered held on a $60,000 bond.

Officers A.R. Caruana and K.C. Heckman were observing drug activity on Camden Street as part of an ongoing street-level drug enforcement effort when they saw someone being robbed, police said. As the officers tried to arrest the thief, they fell toward a patrol car arriving to provide assistance, police said.

The trio hit the side of the cruiser, and Caruana and Eddie Keith were injured.

Keith, 33, of 321 Shellum St., was released from WakeMed Tuesday and was charged with strong-arm robbery in connection with the incident.

Caruana was released from WakeMed Wednesday.

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  • Gandalf Jul 12, 2007

    Report it as abuse like you did RPD07 and get over it. I never said it did not have a chance to be tragic. But it wasn't and if none of the ones involved are ever ribbed by some fellow officers I will stand corrected. But I am sure somebody will throw out a "Speed racer or some other wise" comment or two. Some people really need to lighten up and not take themselves or their opinion as seriously as they do.

  • Adelinthe Jul 12, 2007

    How anyone could think this was funny escapes me. Maybe it'll e funny when it happens to them or someone they love. What goes around, surely does come back around again.

    Thanking God all will be well.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • skinnycow Jul 12, 2007

    Is strong armed robbery more severe than just regular armed robbery? Inquiring minds too lazy to google would like to know. Praying for a speedy recovery for the officers and glad that they caught the perp. Now waiting patiently for justice to be served.

  • VTHokieinNC Jul 12, 2007

    Glad the officer is doing good

  • RPD07 Jul 11, 2007

    i dont see why that would be funny. there was potential for it to end up worse than it was. i'll remember to laugh at you when you get struck by a vehicle.

  • ladyblue Jul 11, 2007

    Glad you are out of hospital and hope you get more rest at home. Don't take any wooden nickles and don't mess with the man who protects and serves us.