Crime Roundup

From the Weldon Police Department:

Oct. 14

At about 12:15 a.m., Officer M. DiPietro responded to a business in the 1600 block of Julian Allsbrook Highway in reference to a subject refusing to pay for a pizza. Upon Officer DiPietro’s arrival she spoke with the delivery driver and was able to identify the person who refused payment for the pizza as Christopher Short, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, after he had initially given her a false name. Short was placed under arrest and taken before a Halifax County Magistrate. He was charged with resisting a public officer by giving false information and given a $750 secured bond with an Oct. 25 court date. Officer DiPietro was assisted by Cpl. S. McKimmey.

Thursday

At about 10:05 p.m., Officer T. Revis responded to a domestic call in the 400 block of Chestnut Street. Upon Officer Revis’ arrival, he spoke with John Lewis Branch, 48, of Weldon, who was having an argument with his brother. While Officer Revis was speaking with Branch, he became irate and pushed Officer Revis. Branch was then placed under arrest and taken before a Halifax County Magistrate. He was charged with assault on a government official and given a $750 secured bond with a Nov. 3 court date. Officer Revis was assisted by Cpl. H. Cross.

Friday

At about 1:58 p.m., Officer T. Revis responded to a vehicle accident where the vehicle possibly hit a building in the 800 block of Sycamore Street. Upon Officer Revis’ arrival, he noticed a white SUV attempting to flee the scene. The SUV had struck a utility pole and metal fence, not a building. Officer Revis identified the driver of the vehicle to be Vance Jerome Parker, 62, of Weldon. During Officer Revis’ investigation he was able to determine the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol and requested the assistance of the N.C. State Highway Patrol. Parker was placed under arrest and taken to Halifax to perform a test of his breath. Parker was then taken before a Halifax County Magistrate, where he was given a $1,500 secured bond with a Nov. 8 court date. Officer Revis was assisted by Cpl. H. Cross and Trooper Hill of the NCSHP.