Police investigate vandalism at local church


From Staff Reports

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A property damage report at a local church Monday has Rocky Mount police asking for the public’s help finding the person responsible.

Police responded to a report of an alarm activation at 5:34 a.m. at West Haven Presbyterian Church at 1001 West Haven Blvd. They said an unidentified suspect described as a black man wearing a knit cap and hooded sweatshirt broke one of the church’s windows. According to a report on the incident, the damage was estimated to be $1,050.

While the incident was reported as a property damage case, they said it is also being investigated as vandalism. When asked if there was any reason to believe it could have possibly been an attempted break-in, police would not comment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:


53-year-old man at the intersection of the 1300 block fo Proctor Street and Cokey Road

50-year-old woman on the 1700 block of Cassie Court

42-year-old woman at the Speedway #8665 on the 1200 block of Bethlehem Road

51-year-old woman on the 800 block of East Holly Street

55-year-old man on the 1100 block of Star Street

26-year-old man on the 1100 block of East Holly Street

19-year-old woman on the 500 block of Cascade Avenue


23-year-old man robbed at gunpoint on the 100 block of Saint Francis Court; stolen, wallet, cash, cell phone, keys 

Clerk robbed at the Speedway #8665 on the 1200 block of Bethlehem Road; stolen, $100; recovered, $100 cash

33-year-old man robbed on the 100 block of Daniels Avenue; stolen, $150 cash; recovered, shoes


800 block of Williford Street; stolen, nothing

2000 block of Beverly Road; damaged, door frame

900 block of Oberry Street; stolen, televisions, bluetoothh radio and speakers

600 block of Arrington Avenue; stolen, shotgun shells, bicycle; damaged, window; recovered, shotgun ammunition

1000 block of Winston Walk; stolen, food, $50 cash

300 block of High Street; laptops, firearm, pittbull puppy; damaged, door

900 block of Mill Street; damaged, window

700 block of South Taylor Street; stolen, cell phone, $40 cash, bluetooth speaker


Hunter Hill Cafe on the 500 block of Old Mill Road; stolen, $700 cash, food 


300 block of South Englewood Drive; stolen, television, laptops, handbags 


2005 Chrysler 300 on the 1500 block of Sunset Avenue 


2010 Ford Escape on the 800 block of East Holly Street

2009 Saab Passenger on the 1100 block of East Holly Street