Police seek arsonist who set man’s car on fire


From Staff Reports

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A 76-year-old Rocky Mount man on the 1500 block of Tadlock Avenue woke up early Wednesday morning to find his car had been set on fire.

The incident occurred about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday. Sgt. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said the Nissan Maxima was on fire as the result of arson, The flames also caught the porch of the man’s home on fire before the fire department arrived. No one was injured in the incident.

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:


40-year-old woman on the 1800 block of Azalea Street.

28-year-p;d woman on the 600 block of Park Avenue.

20-year-old woman on the 1800 block of Singletree Lane.


58-year-old woman on the 100 block of South Discovery Street; stolen, cash and medication.

Dollar General on the 600 block of Goldrock Road; stolen, cash.


200 block of Westview Park Drive; stolen, two televisions and hamburgers.

300 block of Nelson Street; stolen, keys and medication.

100 block of North Carriage Road; stolen, smart phone.

800 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, cell phone.


600 block of Avent Street; stolen, television and cable box.

1100 block of Aycock Street; stolen, cash.

2400 block of Sarah Lane; stolen, television, DVD player, laptop, shoes, misc. household supplies.

2000 block of Lynne Avenue; stolen, television, gaming system, laptop, gold jewelry.

300 block of Ashland Avenue; damaged, front door.

300 block Dunn Street; stolen, multiple firearms and ammunition.

1800 block of Bedford Road; stolen, television and radio.


2012 Honda Civic on the 1300 block of Leggett Road; stolen, purse, wallet, debit cards and money.

2017 Hyundai Elantra on the 800 block of Tiffany Boulevard; stolen, wallet and contents, necklace.


1999 Ford Expedition on the 300 block of Sutton Road.

2015 GMC Terrain on the 600 block of North Winstead Avenue.


2009 Nissan Altima on the 1100 block of East Raleigh Boulevard.

2006 Toyota Altima on the 1100 block of Benvenue Road.

2015 Ford Focus on the 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard;

2010 Toyota Camry on the 1500 block of Benvenue Road.

2004 Cadillac DeVille on the 2500 block of Sunset Avenue.

2008 Infiniti on the 100 block of May Drive.

Liberty Tax on the 300 block pf North Fairview Road.


1000 bock of West Raleigh Boulevard; damaged, electric pole and automobile.

400 block of Wildwood Avenue; damaged, windows.