Deputies investigating theft of work truck


A truck was stolen Tuesday night from 2979 Ralph Winstead Road, according to the Person County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim left the keys inside the truck that night and when he came out the next morning it was gone, according to the report.

The truck was a white 2001 Chevy 3500 Durama and had approximately $1,000 worth of tools inside.

The victim has been living in the home on Ralph Winstead Road for about four months. He told deputies he didn’t have any problems with anyone that would have led them to take the truck. Neighbors told deputies a report had been made a few weeks earlier about a suspicious person lurking around the house late at night.

This case remains under investigation.

Two vehicles vandalized

Two vehicles were vandalized Tuesday night according the Person County Sheriff’s Office.

The cars were parked in a field on Lewis Winstead Loop Road. The caller took deputies into the field, where they discovered a black Pontiac Fiero with damage to the door and door frame. The passenger side mirror had been knocked off and the windshield and passenger window were broken out.

A headlight and both tail lights on a Saturn SL as well as all the windows in the car.

According to the report, there was a small silver bat found behind the Pontiac on the passenger side. Incident reports estimate the damage to the two vehicles at $3,500.

This case is ongoing.

Welfare check leads
to marijuana find

According to the Roxboro Police Department, officers responded to 423 Mt. Bethel Church St. to conduct a welfare check Wednesday evening.

During the welfare check, they smelled the odor of marijuana.

According to the report, they asked for the resident’s consent to conduct a search.

During the search, they found a metal smoking device in a purse belonging to Angela Winstead, 50, of 322 High St.

Winstead was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Breaking and entering

Monday morning Roxboro police officers responded to reports of a break-in at an apartment on Leasburg Road.

The day before, the manager of the property had conducted an eviction and changed the locks.

When the victim returned the next day to retrieve her items, she found her televisions were gone and her bedrooms were destroyed.

According to the report, the victim left prior to police arrival, so they were not able to get any additional information about the stolen items.

This case is under further investigation.


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