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Man on bail arrested with cocaine

Raheem Jufar Harris

Raheem Jufar Harris

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Greenville man awaiting trail on weapons and drug charges was arrested Wednesday after officers from a special unit of the Greenville Police Department caught him with cocaine, the department reported.

Raheem Jufar Harris, 24, who police say is a known validated Blood gang member, was spotted by officers patrolling in the 1700 block of Myrtle Street on Wednesday, according to a department news release. When officers approached Harris, he discarded an item on the ground, the release said.

Officers searched Harris and the surrounding area and located eight bags of crack cocaine that were packaged for sale, the release said. He was jailed in Pitt County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

Harris was awaiting trial on numerous charges including possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed gun, larceny of a motor vehicle and hit and run. He has served time in the N.C. Department of Correction for weapons charges.

He was arrested by members of the Greenville Police Department’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit, a four-officer team made possible through a hiring grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The unit is tasked with taking a data-driven, proactive approach to reducing violence, the department news release said.

Since the launch of the unit in June 2016, officers have seized nearly 200 weapons, thousands of dollars in U.S. currency, and have made a dramatic dent in street level narcotics sales, the release said. The unit has worked closely with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to enhance sentencing for repeat violent offenders.

The police department’s overarching enforcement strategy aims to join anti-violence resources from federal and local partners, utilizing each agency’s expertise to remove violent offenders from our community, the release said.

Harris on Wednesday was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist, delay or obstruct an officer.

His his previous convictions and pending charges contributed to the $500,000 secured bond.

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Crime and Rescue

February 18, 2019

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 388 fire and EMS calls from Feb. 7-13. Following is a breakdown:

FIRE CALLS

Feb. 7

■ 9:18 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at Oxford Road and East 10th Street. Cleared 10:30 a.m.

■ 11:52 a.m. — unintentional alarm system…

February 17, 2019

Officers arrested six people after shots were fired as a party was breaking up at a business north of Greenville, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Sunday.

Deputies were called to Morning Glory Products, 3511 N. Memorial Drive, about 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to a news release…

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February 17, 2019

 

WILSON — Two people face drug trafficking charges after authorities seized nearly 50 bricks of heroin in a multi-agency operation led by the Wilson Police Department.

Farlyn Andres Suarez De Jesus, 26, and Katherine Polanco, 27, both of Raleigh, were arrested and charged with…

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February 17, 2019

A Raleigh man, who is charged with driving while impaired and hit-and-run after he crashed into the driver’s side of another car, ran from the scene, according to a weekly review of Greenville Police Department crash reports and Pitt County court records. 

The crash took place Feb. 10…

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February 16, 2019

Three people have been arrested on drug charges after a package containing 4,000-5,000 Xanax tablets was intercepted in the U.S. Postal System, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for 518 Lancelot St., Grimesland, as a result of the…

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February 16, 2019

A man was arrested on Thursday after stealing a vehicle, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 11 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday. The report listed the address of the incident on the 1700 block of Rosewood Drive,…

February 14, 2019

Rocky Mount police are asking for information regarding the city’s fifth homicide of the year. This time, the victim is a woman.

The Rocky Mount Communications Center received a phone call at 10:57 a.m. on Wednesday from Nash County Communications asking for help in assisting EMS with an…

February 14, 2019

Three items of women’s clothing were reported stolen from Kohl’s on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 2 p.m. and 2:13 p.m. on Tuesday at Kohl’s, 3501 Galleria Drive.

Items listed as stolen…

February 13, 2019

The Greenville Police Department is asking the public to help identify a woman suspected of stealing jewelry from the Hobby Lobby.

The department on Wednesday released surveillance images of the woman taken as she shopped at the store, located at 3432 South Memorial Drive.

The incident occurred…

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February 13, 2019

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Sheriff’s Office still has not released the names of the three deputies who were placed on administrative leave after the officer-involved shooting of a Bailey man on Saturday.

Jonathan Ramirez, 28, was killed in front of his Bailey home about 5 a.m. on…

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