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

On Saturday shortly before 3:45 p.m. Officer J. Wind responded to Walmart on a shoplifting call. The call came in as the shoplifters were trying to leave the store with the items.

Walmart loss prevention identified several shoplifters and Melvin spoke with one, identified as Antwain Williams, 28, of Roanoke Rapids. The officer discovered he had concealed items and also had a dollar bill rolled up with white powder.

Williams was taken into custody and brought before a magistrate where it was learned he is a habitual offender.

He was charged with habitual larceny, possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He received a $7,500 bond and June 16 court date.

There were two juveniles with Williams of undetermined ages, Martin said, and their role is still under investigation.

Master Officer S. Langley and Officer K. Williams assisted.

On Saturday shortly before 11 p.m. Officer D. Harrison was patrolling in the area of Monroe and West Second streets when he observed the driver of  a truck burning blue headlights. 

The driver, identified later as Gilberto Santiago, 29, accelerated quickly, causing the tires to spin.

Santiago, of Roanoke Rapids, pulled into a driveway in the 100 block of Monroe Street and got out of the vehicle as Harrison advised him to stay inside.

Harrison, with assistance from Officer C. Roberts, got Santiago into custody without trouble.

With assistance of canine Borys .15 grams of cocaine was located in the driver’s seat.

Santiago faces charges of possession of schedule II and resist, delay and obstruct.

He received a $1,500 bond and June 10 court date.

Martin said the police department encourages anyone with information on illegal narcotics to call 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.