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December 13, 2018

A longtime police officer has been tapped to serve as interim chief of the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Capt. George Robinson will begin the job as the city's top cop on Jan. 2.

The announcement was made Wednesday night at the regular meeting of the Rocky Mount City Council following a…


Police capture robbery suspect

December 13, 2018

Rocky Mount police nabbed a robbery suspect Tuesday, catching him with the cash in the process.

Police responded to a call concerning a robbery about 5:39 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dollar General on the 500 block of East Raleigh Boulevard. The cashier said a man jumped over the counter, grabbed cash…


Police seek suspects in arson of vacant house

December 09, 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…


Man charged with resisting officers

December 07, 2018

Rocky Mount police arrested a man Wednesday for disobeying authorities’ orders.

Victor Lamont Burney was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer after officers about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday came to his residence in the 700 block of Kinchen Drive to serve an order of arrest on…