Rockingham police investigate larceny from bank

By: Staff reports

Police investigate larceny

ROCKINGHAM — Several police officers were seen scouring the downtown streets early Monday afternoon, looking in windows and stopping in businesses asking about cameras pointed outside.

Investigators with the Rockingham Police Department say a man walked into the Capital Bank, on the corner of East Washington and Hancock streets, to exchange currency and took money from the teller “without a weapon.”

They say the same suspect, whose name has not yet been released, attempted to exchange currency in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Late Monday afternoon, the suspect, who is from “a different country,” was still being interviewed by detectives.

More information is expected Tuesday.

Woman arrested on drug charges

ROCKINGHAM — An Anson County woman is facing drug charges following a drug investigation.

Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were investigating suspected drug activity July 17 at a home on Cecil Drive when they arrested 31-year-old Melanie Lamar Harrington, of Polkton.

Harrington is charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance.

She was also picked up on two orders for arrest — one from Anson County and one from Union County.

Harrington was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $60,000 secured bond for the Richmond County charges and a $287.10 cash bond from Anson County.

Online court records show she facing charges of misdemeanor shoplifting and second-degree trespassing in Anson County District Court and two counts each of simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, as well as four felony counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance in Union County Superior Court.

All suspects facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Staff reports