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Robber Hits Super 8 Motel In Riverdale

A single masked robber produced a handgun and demanded money from the clerk on duty at the Super 8 Motel in Riverdale sometime before 1 a.m. Saturday, according to South Boston Police.

The robber, described as a black male wearing a red shirt and a mask, fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, said South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace.

Officers brought in a tracking dog, but the dog lost the trail in the shopping center parking lot, Lovelace said.

Cpl. T. B. White is the investigating officer.

Additional information was not available at press time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the South Boston Police Department at 575-7273.

• In other law enforcement matters, several larcenies and an act of vandalism kept the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office busy last week, said Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Someone stole a red garden tiller belonging to Lawrence Ewell of Birch Elmo Road, South Boston, Noblin said.

The tiller was taken sometime during the early part of the week, he added. Sgt. D. H. Barksdale is the investigating officer.

A thief broke into the Love Shop Park Road home of Tonya Hudson and stole a Nintendo game system, accessories, games and movies, Noblin said.

It is unclear how entry was gained into the residence, he said. Deputy W. G. Nunn is investigating.

Melvin Barbour of Golden Leaf Road, Nathalie reported someone stole a chrome metal tailgate guard from the rear of his 1986 Ford pickup truck sometime over the past few days, the sheriff said.

Cpl. C. S. Yeatts is the investigating officer.

North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department officials reported someone recently shot through a PVC fire hydrant located in the 2000 block of Tobacco Road in Nathalie, making the hydrant inoperable, Noblin said.

Deputy J. M. Burton is investigating.

• In other sheriff’s office news, Kevin Lamont Sprattley, 26, of Hunting Creek Road, Nathalie has been charged with misdemeanor appearing in public in an intoxicated condition, according to sheriff’s office records.

The offense allegedly occurred Sunday, and Cpl. P. C. Clayton served the warrant the same day.

• William A. Ayala, 29, University Avenue, Bronx, N.Y., was charged with misdemeanor appearing in public in an intoxicated condition.

The offense allegedly occurred Saturday, and Sgt. T. C. Spencer served the warrant the same day.