Fifteen People Arrested In Rocky Mount

Fifteen people are facing charges in Rocky Mount, after the 100th week of the street engagement program.

The street engagement team focused on violent criminal offender and repeat calls throughout the city, as well as serving outstanding warrants.

Charges facing the 15 include drugs, hit and run, possession of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police seized marijuana, crack cocaine, sawed off shotguns and cash.

Since January 2009, the Rocky Mount street engagement team has made 975 criminal and traffic-related arrests. These arrests are in addition to the daily arrests and cases made by the regular divisions of the Rocky Mount police department.

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  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    a thug is a thug is a thug. a crime is a crime is a crime. they acted off repeated calls where criminal activity was reported. what does race have to do with it mr. t.?? wrong is wrong and right is right. if you are referring if they were mostly black, then maybe you should have the whites that are doing criminal activity reported enough for them to go into those areas and arrest them. then we can all have a beer summitt. like a beer is going to solve the race card.
  • by BrainOn Location: J'Ville on Jul 28, 2009 at 05:27 AM
    The Sawed-Off Shotguns were the Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • by Selina Becton Location: Winston Salem on Jul 27, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    To the Cox Family, especially to their mother,we are praying with and for you. The whole community stands with you, keep praying and never give up. God Bless You all.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 27, 2009 at 03:07 PM
    It would be interesting to know what the race is of these 15 criminals.
  • by Bubba on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    Anon - Chief Anderson is doing a good job.
  • by Anonymous Location: Pitt County on Jul 27, 2009 at 12:01 PM
    Great job guys! Now let the Rocky Mount PD head to Greenville for the weekend. Maybe they'll show Chief Anderson how it's done.
  • by M Dail Location: Washington on Jul 27, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    All of this is great....more thugs and drugs off the streets. BUT for how long? Is our Judicial system going to be able to guarentee that they are going behind bars for a long time....or are they just going to be slapped on the hand and told not to do it again. All these arrest are fine, but too many times the offenders are right back out on the streets within months....and then we all wonder why the drugs and thugs keep getting worse. It's almost telling our officers of law...good job, BUT we aren't going to put them away.
  • by JP Location: Greenville on Jul 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    GREAT JOB LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!! Now if only the courts would do their part and ensure that these criminal adequately pay for their crimes!
  • by BrainOn Location: J'Ville on Jul 27, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    They've already identified the weapon of mass destruction - the sawed off shotgun. Under todays laws that is considered a WMD.
  • by bob Location: greenville on Jul 27, 2009 at 09:14 AM
    Weapon of mass destruction??? Shouldn't that be the main story? Unless a sawed off shotgun is considered a weapon of mass destruction.....please elaborate!!
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