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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:

• On Saturday officers responded to Roanoke Valley Motor Sports on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway. Chief Jeff Hinton said a Yamaha generator was stolen on Oct. 8. Value of generator is $900.

• On Sunday officers responded to a report of a break-in at Java Junction on Roanoke Avenue. More than $400 in cash was taken from the office. It is unclear how entry was gained.

• On Saturday officers responded to a report of four-wheeler stolen from Smith Church Road. The chain securing the vehicle was cut and the value of the vehicle is $1,200.

• On Saturday around 9:30 a.m. officers responded to a wreck at 10th street and Park Avenue. 

Ronald Grant III of Roanoke Rapids was charged with failing to decrease speed to avoid a collision. He was operating a 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and collided with a 1996 Dodge driven by Annetta Sandeford of Roanoke Rapids. Grant was taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center for treatment

Monday, 12 October 2009 17:26

Rich Square couple charged in extortion

A local couple is facing felony charges after allegedly extorting more than $100,000 from an elderly Rich Square woman.

Monday, 12 October 2009 17:24

Man wanted in Creekside shooting

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly shot into a vehicle at Creekside Court Sunday.

Monday, 12 October 2009 17:22

Hockaday, Parker wanted in Sunday shooting

charleshockadayTwo men are being sought in a Sunday shooting that has left a Roanoke Rapids woman in stable condition with gunshot wounds to her chest and arm, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported.

RMTBenvenue2[1]The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in identifying this person. The pictures are still shots from a video at an RBC branch ATM in Rocky Mount. The suspect is using a stolen  bank card. The theft of the card occurred in the Enfield area and was used in Enfield, Greenville, Battleboro and Rocky Mount. If anyone can identify this person, please call Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444

Saturday, 10 October 2009 15:56

Planning set for Christmas parade

Big smiles on little faces. That’s the theme of this year’s Roanoke Rapids Christmas Parade, which is being sponsored by Widow’s Son Masonic Lodge 519.

Wednesday, 09 September 2009 15:55

Final bash before heading to National Tea Party

There will a mini tea party today before some 100 local people head to Washington Saturday for the National Tea Party, one of the local organizers said.

Halifax County Manager Tony Brown says he will discuss a Roanoke Rapids proposal to build a transfer station with the county commissioners and with the board’s chairman.

Brando collected his pension: Fifty dollars to keep him in dog bones.