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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to interim Chief Bobby Martin:

Saturday at approximately 11:02 p.m., Officer B. Council was in the area of West Fifth and Waldo streets when he noticed a driver commit a stop sign violation.

Council stopped the vehicle and talked with the driver.

Council detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside.

Upon further investigation Master Officer R. Cross arrived to assist with his dog Midas.

Through the canine search marijuana was located in the center console.

Kendria Gordon, 33, of Greensboro, was issued a city ordinance for the stop sign violation and a state citation for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Court date is May 31.


Sunday at approximately 12:27 a.m., Cross was in the area of Park Avenue facing the stoplight at Old Farm Road monitoring traffic.

Cross saw a vehicle go through the stoplight while it was red.

Cross stopped the vehicle for the violation.

Cross observed there were multiple passengers inside.

Council arrived to assist.

Marijuana paraphernalia was discovered in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, a juvenile, was not licensed and none of the other passengers were able to drive.

The driver was cited for no operator’s license, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and given a city ordinance for running the red light.

The occupants of the vehicle were released to their parents.

Court date is May 31.

Officer J. Shelburne and Sergeant T. Tyler assisted


Sunday at approximately 12:43 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Cedar Street after a fight call and one person possibly using a brick as a weapon.

Tyler noticed two people in the roadway yelling at one another.

Tyler attempted to diffuse the situation but a person identified as Danny Evans would not listen. The other person complied and moved away.

Because Evans continued to try and fight he was arrested and charged with resist, delay and obstruct.

He received a June 28 court date and $500 bond.

Officer G. Williams and Council assisted


Sunday at approximately 2:22 p.m., officers responded to a domestic call in the 100 block of Love Street.

Officers D. Newsome and H. Marshall noticed the front door open and someone inside screaming.

Inside the officers noticed a man throw something to the floor and walk off.

The man would not cooperate with officers and continued to walk off as they gave him directions to stay.  

He was identified as Javon Martin, 19, of Roanoke Rapids.

The officers attempted to place Martin under arrest and he continued to ignore their directions before Newsome and Marshall got him under control and arrested him.

He was charged with resist, delay and obstruct and given a $500 bond May 24 court date.