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Police officer bitten by ‘aggressive’ cat

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From Staff Reports

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rocky Mount police are waiting on test results of a quarantined cat that bit an officer last week.

Police were called to a home on Crosswinds Drive at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by a pet owner whose cat was acting aggressive.

Officers tried to help the owner secure the cat in a carrier and the cat bit an officer on the hand several times. The cat was eventually secured and the officer treated, said police spokesman Cpl. Brad Summerlin.

The cat was turned over to animal control for testing.

“The officer is doing fine,” Summerlin said.

Anyone with information about any crime in the area is asked to contact Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 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:

ASSAULT

42-year-old man on the 400 block of E. Virginia Street.

49-year-old woman on the 100 block of Photinia Court.

43-year-old man on the 200 block of NE Main Street.

48-year-old man on the 600 block of Myrtle Avenue.

51-year-old man on the 700 block of Arcenia Hines Drive.

23-year-old woman on the 400 block of Sled Court.

49-year-old woman on the 600 block of Beal Street.

27-year-old man on the 300 block of Goldleaf Street.

HIT-AND-RUN

2017 Kia Forte on the 1100 block of N Wesleyan Boulevard.

2005 Mercedes Benz on the 1800 block of Stone Rose Drive.

2012 Ford Focus on the 1300 block of N Wesleyan Boulevard.

1999 Dodge Caravan on the 1500 block of Benvenue Road.

2012 Nissan Altima on the 600 block of S Vyne Street.

LARCENY

300 block of Cedar Street; stolen, handgun.

1600 block of Old Wilson Road; stolen, vehicle parts.

RESIDENTIAL BREAK-IN

1300 block of Proctor Street; stolen, computers, video games, drone, cameras, shoes.

ROBBERY

56-year-old man robbed on the 1100 SW Main; stolen, bicycle and cash.

VEHICLE BREAK-IN

2013 Kia Sorento on the 1800 block of N. Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, brown wallet and cash.

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