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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Interim Chief Bobby Martin:

On Tuesday at approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Hamilton Street to investigate the robbery of a pizza delivery driver.

A woman called out to him to come her way. As the driver made his way over, a man wearing a bandanna walked up and wanted to see the food while another person walked behind him and placed a gun to his head, demanding food and other items.

The woman was described as a black female standing 5 feet, 2 inches tall and wearing a black coat. She was described as having a medium build.

The man in the bandanna was described as a black male standing around 6 feet, 2 inches wearing a dark blue coat. He was described as having a skinny build.

There was no description of the third person.

Money, food and a phone were taken from the driver. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444


On Wednesday at approximately 11:04 a.m., Officer B. council was on patrol in the area of West Fifth Street near Store Next Door.

Council was checking traffic for violations when he noticed a vehicle with expired tags.

Council stopped the vehicle for the violation.

Council noticed a strong odor of what appeared to be marijuana and discovered seven small jars of marijuana in the pants of Quantez Ward, 22, of Roanoke Rapids.

Council placed Ward under arrest and carried him before a magistrate.

Ward was charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and expired registration.

He received a $5,000 bond and March 6 court date.

Sergeant A. Salmon and Officer J. Wind assisted.


On Wednesday at approximately 3:10 p.m., Council was attempting to serve a warrant.

Upon arriving at the home Council located Angelica Ferretiz, 27, of Roanoke Rapids.

Council advised her she had a warrant and needed her to come with him.

Ferretiz needed to go into the house first and the officer went with her.

During this time he noticed a pill bottle with suspicious content in it.

Council discovered the bottle was not prescribed to her.

The bottle contained Levorphanol Tartrate pills which are schedule II controlled substances and two Tivorbex pills.

Ferretiz was charged with simple possession of Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia and the outstanding warrant for felony possession of schedule II.

She received a $3,000 bond and February 11 court date.


On Wednesday at approximately 11:07 p.m., Officer J. Benthall was on stationary patrol in the area of State Employees Credit Union on East Tenth Street when a vehicle approached with a lighting violation.

Benthall stopped the vehicle for the violation and reportedly noticed the strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and the driver.

Raymond Mills 29, of Weldon, was placed under arrest and carried before a magistrate.

He was charged with DWI and driving while license revoked.

Mills received a $500 bond and February 25 court date.

Officers J. Spragins and C. Roberts assisted