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RRPD roundup: Counterfeit bill passed; blotter entries

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:

Lieutenant Charles Vaught said the department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person.

The case involves the person obtaining property by false pretense on April 7 around 2:20 p.m. at Murphy on Premier Boulevard.

The suspect purchased gas and cigarettes with counterfeit money.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-533-2810, Investigator Gorton Williams at 252-533-2821, or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Chief Chuck Hasty reported the following:

On Saturday at approximately 8:45 p.m., Lieutenant P. Parks conducted a traffic stop in the 900 block of Jackson Street.

Leanne Elizabeth Hayes, 33, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and order for arrest.

Hayes was charged with identity theft and served the order for arrest.

She received a $30,000 bond and May 2 court date.

The charge stems from an investigation by Officer H. Grimes when, in November, a residence was broken into and items taken.  

A bank card stolen from the residence was used several times.

Grimes obtained warrants on Hayes for breaking/entering, damage to property, and larceny.

They were served by Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant R. Ball on December 4.

Grimes obtained the warrant for identity theft after reviewing video footage of the business where the card was used.

Officers R. Cross and M. Worrell assisted with the traffic stop.

 

On Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m., Worrell conducted a traffic stop on Hamilton near Emry streets for a traffic violation.  

Brittany Nicole Vaughan, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, a passenger, was found in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia.  

Worrell cited Vaughan for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released until her June 11 court date.

The driver was cited for expired registration.

Parks and Cross assisted.

 

On Sunday at approximately 6 p.m., Officer E. Ellington responded to a report of larceny by employee from Walmart.

Loss prevention told Ellington Cody Lee Howerton, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, allegedly took money from the business between April 5 and 14.

Howerton was arrested and charged with larceny by employee, received a $5,000 bond and May 2 court date.

Officer J. DeSare assisted

On Sunday at approximately 7 p.m., Cross responded to a fraud call at Walmart.

Cross spotted the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  

The passenger, Sakwon Artavas Bowser, 22, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with obtaining property by a false pretense, conspiracy, larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of schedule VI.

Bowser allegedly took the items from the store earlier and then returned them for a refund.

Bowser had marijuana in his pocket when he was arrested.

He received a $1,000 bond and May 2 court date.

Sergeant T. Tyler and officers J. Spragins and J. Shelburne assisted.

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