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RRPD roundup: Bicycle getaway; employee theft

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

Bicycle getaway


On Friday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Walmart loss prevention reported a person stole a bike and left the store riding it.

Sergeant M. Moseley spotted the suspect on the bike on East Tenth Street near Georgia Avenue and attempted to stop him.  

The man weaved in and out of traffic on Tenth Street and went behind several businesses in an attempt to get away from law enforcement.  

Master Officer J. Hardy and Officer C. Fortier caught Kevin Earl Elrod, 26, of Garysburg, in the backyard of a residence in the 900 block of Raleigh Street.

Elrod was found in possession of narcotics.

He was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods, resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer, damage to property and possession of marijuana.

He received an $8,000 bond and October 27 court date.


Employee charged with theft


On Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m., Hardy responded to a report of employee theft at Dunham’s.

Loss prevention reported Jordan Brigman, 18, of Roanoke Rapids, allegedly took cash and merchandise from the store.

She was arrested and charged with larceny by employee.

She received a $1,000 bond and December 6  court date.


Disturbance calls


On Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m., Lieutenant B. Norton and Fortier responded to a residence in the 400 block of Madison Street about a disturbance.  

They found a woman was assaulted and had visible injuries.

Travis Dill, 64, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with assault on a female.

He received a $500 bond and October 27 court date.

On Saturday at approximately 6:30 p.m., Officer S. Blythe  responded to a disturbance call in the 1900 block of Roanoke Avenue.  

Blythe found Clemmon Maurice Alston, 53, of Roanoke Rapids, intoxicated and trespassing on posted property.  

He received numerous warnings to leave the property. He refused to leave and began yelling and cursing.

Alston was arrested and charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.

He received  a $1,000 bond and October 27 court date.

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