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RRPD traffic enforcement campaign underway

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A traffic enforcement campaign by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department netted two DWIs over the weekend.

Deputy Chief Andy Jackson said the campaign will run through the end of the month. “We’re looking for people to be safe, we’re looking for stop sign violations, speeding. We get a lot of complaints about speeding in residential neighborhoods. For a small department, we do investigate a lot of wrecks. We average more than 100 wrecks a month.”

Jackson said himself, the police chief and city manager constantly field speeding complaints.

Problem areas include Old Farm Road, West Tenth Street, East and West Chaloner Drive, Marshall Street and Jackson Street. “We’ll be working all these areas throughout the month with radar in hand.”

On Saturday, Officer J.E. Shelburne conducted a traffic stop and as a result charged Kendra Lashone Browning, 35, of Littleton, with DWI, failure to stop for a red light and failure to carry a driver’s license. Browning was placed in the Halifax County Jail on $500 secured bond with a court date of August 25.

On Sunday afternoon, Shelburne conducted a traffic stop which resulted in Thomas Craig Cooke, 62, of Roanoke Rapids, being charged with DWI, resisting an officer and a stop sign violation.

Cooke was placed in the Halifax County Jail on $750 bond.

B&E arrest

Detective Gorton Williams was investigating a break-in in the 300 block of Franklin Street where a television, gun case and a variety of CDs were stolen on August 2.

Williams obtained warrants on Tremeil Steininger, 19, and Sequan Robinson, 24, both of Roanoke Rapids, for breaking and entering a structure, larceny and felony possession of stolen goods.  

Sergeant M. Moseley arrested Robinson on a traffic stop in the 400 block of Franklin Street Friday.

Chief Chuck Hasty and Captain Bobby Martin were on bike patrol Friday morning when they spotted  Steininger in the 900 block of Hamilton Street and placed him under arrest.

Robinson received a $12,000 secured bond while Steininger received a $12,000 unsecured bond.

They both have September 6 court dates.

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