Police probe rash of stolen vehicle cases


Staff Writer

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Three vehicles have been stolen from residences on Cedarbrook Drive since Saturday and another was snatched from the parking lot of a local hotel.

A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen early Saturday morning from a home on the 800 block of Cedarbrook Drive. Rocky Mount police located the vehicle later that same day by using K- 9trackers at a location where the vehicle had been seen and found Laderrick Marshall in the vehicle on the 1400 block of PInehurst Drive, said Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department. 

Marshall, 21, has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. 

A 2002 Lincoln LS was reported stolen Monday from the 900 block of Cedarbrook Drive. Summerlin said an investigation revealed that the car had been broken into on Oct. 12 and a spare key had been stolen at that time. The thief apparently returned Monday and drove the car away, Summerlin said.

Police received a report early Tuesday morning of a 2013 Vollswagon Golf that was stolen from the 700 block of Cedarbrook Drive. Summerlin said the key was apparently left in the vehicle, which was parked in the backyard of the residence and thieves took advantage of the situation. Summerlin said police spotted the vehicle later that morning and a short vehicle pursuit took place. Police found the vehicle abandoned, and the suspect fled on foot and has not yet been captured.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with another motor vehicle theft that occurred on Sunday.

A 2010 Mazda MZ6 was reportedly stolen from the parking lot of the Candlewood Suites. The vehicle later was involved in a traffic stop in Pitt County and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office placed Javonte Anthony Banks under arrest. Banks was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and jailed in the Pitt County Detention Center, where he was served with 10 outstanding Lenior County warrants for breaking and entering, Summerlin said.