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Police respond to morning burglary; Thursday shooting call

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Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a burglary reported early this morning as well as a shots fired call which occurred late Thursday night.


Chief Chuck Hasty said the burglary was reported around 2:15 this morning in the 600 block of Roanoke Avenue and was in progress at the time of the call.
The homeowner told officers they were awakened by the sound of glass breaking.
They observed items had been moved around and the back door was open. Nothing appeared to be missing, Hasty said.
A Halifax County Sheriff’s Office dog handler was called in to assist.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Investigator G.L. Williams at 252-533-2821 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Shots fired

Around 10:45 Thursday night officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of the 1800 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.
Officers could not locate anyone when they arrived.
Master Officer J. Benthall responded to New Dixie Mart on Highway 125 about a vehicle which was shot into.
The victim told Benthall while at a traffic light at Julian Allsbrook and Premier Boulevard the vehicle was struck by gunfire.
Nobody was injured and there is no description of the suspects or suspect vehicle.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator C. Babb at 252-533-2823 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Traffic stops

This morning around 1 a.m., Sergeant. D. Jenkins conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 95 at the 173 mile maker for a violation.
During the stop narcotics and paraphernalia were found.
Ronald Deleanor Hilton, 20, of Norfolk, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and no operator’s license.
He was cited and released until his June 12 court date.
Benthall assisted.

On Thursday at approximately 1:35 a.m., Jenkins attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a violation in the 100 block of Jackson Street.
The driver failed to immediately stop until a few blocks further.
Matthew Tyler Ross, 20, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with exceeding a safe speed and failure to stop for blue lights and siren.
He received a $500 bond and May 8 court date.
Ryan Chance Turner, 22, of Gaston, a passenger, was arrested on outstanding warrants for larceny, possession of stolen goods and injury to property and was served an order for arrest for a probation violation.
He received a $3,500 bond and May 4 court date.
Lieutenant J. Baggett and officers J. DeSare and M. Hunsucker assisted.

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