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Nearly 500 stay-at-home order complaints filed in Wake County

Apr 10, 2020 03:02PM ● By Chris Hendricks

Law enforcement agencies throughout Wake County have received hundreds of complaints since county commissioners implemented a stay-at-home order two weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Roy Cooper issued a similar statewide order that took effect March 30. Sit-down service at restaurants was banned in an earlier order that took effect March 17.

Area police departments and the Wake County Sheriff's Office say they have chosen to educate and warn people and businesses about the restrictions under the orders before issuing citations.

On March 24, Rolesville police issued two citations to employees at Main Street Tavern after warnings to shut down were ignored.

"During the investigation of this complaint, it was learned that the [Main Street Tavern] continued to operate its business, even after being warned by the Rolesville Police Department," said Chief Orlando Soto.

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