News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

It has become a Tuesday tradition — the children waiting for Lakeshia Jones to blow the horn on the city trash truck and wave at them.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 13:43

Coles faces federal weapons counts

A Roanoke Rapids man, who in 2010 assaulted two women at an avenue business, now faces federal weapons charges, according to court records.

Citizen complaints and follow-up on federal debriefings led to cocaine trafficking charges against a Medoc area husband and wife Monday night.

Monday, 19 December 2016 16:52

RRPD blotter: December 16-18, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Michael Rakim Belfield was ordered today to temporary detention in the custody of United States Marshals until a formal hearing Thursday.

Monday, 19 December 2016 13:13

RRPD seeks info on Saturday fraud case

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking a man in a case Saturday where Chief Chuck Hasty said deception and distraction was used to obtain $100.

A Roanoke Rapids police officer sustained minor injuries early this morning as he was investigating a weather-related wreck at the Highway 125 overpass.

A Northampton County deputy sustained minor injuries responding to a wreck on Interstate 95 early this morning.

Indicted federally earlier this week, a Roanoke Rapids man stands the chance of facing more charges lodged by the United States government after drugs were found in his possession today.

Friday, 16 December 2016 14:18

RRPD blotter: December 12-15, 2016

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

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