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Additional charges against ATM Skimmer suspects

On February 17, 2018 Detective Willie Murphy of Enfield Police Department charged Johan Castillo-Gomez, 29 and Hender Pena, 35, both from addresses listed in Miami Florida with felony card theft with a scanning device. The case started when the Enfield Police Department and the United States Secret Service learned…

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Enfield PD arrests man with five outstanding warrants and drug charges

On February 15, 2018 around 10:00pm Officer Chris Little and Sergeant Graham Page of the Enfield Police Department noticed Sherrod La Dontae Whitaker of Scotland Neck driving in Enfield. Officers were familiar with Mr. Whitaker and knew that his license was revoked. Officers stopped Mr. Whitaker and while…


Second Suspect arrested in connection with New Dixie Mart Robbery

  Kevin Earl Elrod 27 of Roanoke Rapids was arrested and charged with the following crimes yesterday, after he was located at the Food Lion on Roanoke Avenue. Mr. Elrod was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy, illegal discharge of a firearm, assault by pointing a gun (3 counts)…


Enfield man arrested on Drug Charges

At 8:15 pm on 2/10/2018, Corporal Shatel Coates and Officer Chris Little of the Enfield Police Department were on patrol when Corporal Coates recognized Jamaal Alexander Velazquez as operating a vehicle without a license. Officer Little conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and arrested Velazquez as he…


Shots fired during robbery of convenient mart

On Thursday February 8 at approximately 7:30pm the Roanoke Rapids police Department responded to an armed robbery at the New Dixie Mart in the no hundred block of Roanoke Avenue.  When Officers arrived they spoke with the store employee, the employee stated that a two males entered the…


Homeowner catches suspect who breaks in their vehicle

On January 28, 2018 at approximately 2:30pm Roanoke Rapids Police Department’s Officer R. Cross responded to a call about a motor vehicle breaking/enter on East 10th Street.  The victim found a subject inside their vehicle and followed him until police arrived.  Officer Cross arrested and charged Barry Wayne…


Roanoke Rapids Weekend Crime Report

On January 27, 2018 at approximately 12:30am Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to a call about a disturbance in the 1800 of Daniels Street. When Officer S. Blythe arrived he found Donquel Tyjuan Gupton 32 of Roanoke Rapids holding a small child in his arms causing a disturbance. …


Teenagers charged with Heroin and other drugs

On January 28, 2018 at approximately 1:15pm Roanoke Rapids Police Department’s Lt. P. Parks investigating drug activity on Glover Street, when he came into contact with a vehicle with several people inside.  During the investigation narcotics and paraphernalia were found.  Lt. Parks arrested and charged the following subjects….


Two men charged with drugs and carrying a firearm by a felon

On January 27, 2018 at approximately 11:15pm Roanoke Rapids Police Department’s Master Officer J. Hardy was on routine patrol in the area of Vine Street when he noticed a lot of vehicles on Taft Street.  When Master Officer Hardy drove down Taft Street people began to hide and…


Man charged with Child Abuse

On January 27, 2018 at approximately 12:30am Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to a call about a disturbance in the 1800 of Daniels Street. When Officer S. Blythe arrived he found Donquel Tyjuan Gupton 32 of Roanoke Rapids holding a small child in his arms causing a disturbance. …


Help Identify Larceny Suspect

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a larceny at a local internet cafe. The RRPD is currently investigating a case in which a subject entered the Gold Mine located at 1620 E. 10th St. Suite # 145 and…