Police seek suspects in arson of vacant house


From Staff Reports

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Rocky Mount police are investigating an arson of a vacant residence that occurred this past week.

Sgt. Brad Summerlin, public information officer of the Rocky Mount Police Department, said about 6:05 p.m. Monday an unoccupied home on 1624 Vernon Road was deliberately set on fire, according to authorities.

Summerlin added an eyewitness saw possible suspects leave the scene of the crime, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in the area is asked to contact 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:


32-year-old female on the 300 block of McDonald Street.


900 block of New Street; stolen, vehicle parts and accessories.

700 block of Sycamore Street; stolen, electronics and jewelry.

300 block of Lexington Street; stolen, bags, books, wallet, calculator and jewelry.

500 block of Sutters Creek Boulevard; stolen, purse, credit cards, check book and money.

600 block of East Holly Street; stolen, phone, credit cards and documents.

300 block of Lexington Street; stolen, textbooks, wallet, bags, calculator and jewelry.

800 block of Noell Lane; stolen, money and credit card.


500 block of Cokey Road; stolen, computer hardware item; radio equipment and jewelry.

1300 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, television.

200 block of Coleman Avenue; damaged, rear window pane and screen.


2008 Nissan Altima on the 1400 block of Shirley Leak Avenue.

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan on the 200 block of North Church Street.


2018 Volkswagon Beetle on the 1500 block of Benvenue Road.

2000 Lexus and 2006 Camry on the 2400 block of Winstead Road.

2012 Chevorlet Impala on the 1400 block of Pinehaven Drive.


4600 block of Sunset Avenue; damaged, two doors of residence.