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Gaston County Police Investigating Stabbing
Gaston County Police say a social media dispute apparently preceded a stabbing incident near McAdenville on Sunday evening.
Monday, February 19, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Sheriff's Detectives Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies located the missing teen at a residence off Old Plank Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday night. She was safe and returned back to her parent’s home on Lee Lawing Road.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Breiana Lei McAfee, 16, was last seen at her residence in the 3000 block of Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton, NC around 8 p.m. on February 13, 2018.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thieves Hit Vehicles During A One Hour Lunchtime Spree
Vehicle break-ins occurred outside of three Denver businesses - Jin’s Buffet, Showmars, and Walmart with multiple work tools stolen on February 12.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gaston County Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
A Gaston County man was arrested Friday evening (Feb. 9th) and charged with eleven counts of  sexual exploitation of a minor after police found pornographic images of very young children on his computer.
Monday, February 12, 2018

Fatal Shooting Resulted From Attempted Robbery
That Wednesday evening shooting near the Catawba-Lincoln County line off Startown Road was apparently the result of an attempted robbery.  The incident, shortly after 6 PM that day, left a 17-year-old from Lincolnton dead.  Two other young men have now been charged in the case.
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Four People Arrested In Undercover Operation
The charges come after the conclusion of an undercover operation targeting the sale and distribution of cocaine and prescription medication.
Friday, February 09, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Man Missing Since Nov. 1
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 26-year-old man.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Suspect In Hickory Robbery Arrested
Hickory Police reported Thursday morning that a suspect in a robbery at a Hickory pharmacy had been apprehended.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Arrested
Gastonia Police have arrested the man accused in an incident involving a lewd sexual act at a Gastonia store in late January.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Teen Dead In Shooting Incident
On February 7, 2018 at approximately 6:10 p.m., the Catawba County Sheriffs responded to a shooting call in the area of Startown Road and Blackburn Bridge Road.
Thursday, February 08, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 8:50 p.m. Hickory Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 1504 2nd ST NE in reference to an armed robbery.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

SC Man Arrested For Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
A Lancaster, South Carolina man has been arrested in connection with using a forged check to purchase a vehicle.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Simultaneous Search Warrants Executed Across Catawba County
Investigators executed search warrants at three different addresses in Catawba County seizing over $146,000 in US Currancy, over a pound and a half of cocaine, over seven pounds of marijuana and one firearm. 
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Reid Stepping Down From Sheriff's Department
Catawba County Sheriff's Captain Jason Reid is stepping down from his duties with the Catawba County Sheriff's Department.  Reid has announced he will run for Sheriff this year, and says he can't fairly campaign while still working for the department.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Gastonia Police Release Photo Of Suspect
Gastonia Police have released security camera photos of a man wanted for a lewd sex act at a Gastonia store in late January and have tentatively identified a suspect in the case.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Drug Crackdown Continues In Catawba County
Captain Jason Reid of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office says four arrests made last week are significant in the drug crackdown in his county.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

High Shoals Domestic Incident Turns Violent
A domestic dispute turned ugly in High Shoals Saturday and a man who allegedly threw a woman to the floor and stomped on her stomach, then fired a rifle inside the home, is now in jail pending a first court appearance Monday.
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Two Women Arrested For Trafficking Cocaine
On Friday February 2, 2018, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested two Lincolnton women for trafficking cocaine and possessing marijuana.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, February 03, 2018

Son Charged With Stabbing Death Of His Father
Nicholas Benjamin Lynch, 21, of 1821 Tomes Road, Lincolnton, NC was charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Oswald Byran Lynch, 59, also of 1821 Tomes Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Friday, February 02, 2018

Two Arrested For Trafficking Opiates In Catawba County
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested Antoine Durel Reid of Catawba and Marcus Jerrard Duff of Charlotte stemming from an investigation into the Trafficking of Heroin, Opiates, and Methamphetamine in the Catawba County area.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

One Dead In Stabbing Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a  stabbing incident that left a father dead and his son injured.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Detectives Investigating Sprint Store-Denver Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigation an early morning break-in at the Sprint Store at 7260 Highway 73 in Denver Tuesday morning.
Thursday, February 01, 2018

Conover Man Arrested After STAR Team Search
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Tactics and Response (STAR) team executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Conover residence and arrested a man on drug charges.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

No New Clues In Search For Missing Man From Rest Home
With various other measures exhausted in the search for a man missing from the Boger City Rest Home for more than a week, searchers were back on the scene today searching the area again on foot.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Drug Arrest Prompts Internal Investigation
The arrest of a Claremont man on drug charges has prompted an internal investigation by Hickory Police.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Man Missing Since January 22
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing male who walked away from the Boger City Rest Home on Little Valley Trail, Lincolnton, NC on January 22, 2018.
Monday, January 29, 2018

Trailer Containing Musical Instruments Stolen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of an enclosed trailer from the grounds of East Lincoln Middle School at 4137 NC 73 Highway.
Monday, January 29, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Man Arrested After Shots Fired During Domestic Dispute
An Iron Station man has been arrested following an early morning domestic dispute involving a firearm.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

High Shoals Man Arrested With Stolen Gun
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a High Shoals man for possessing a stolen handgun.  The arrest came during a traffic stop.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Drug Arrest
Maiden Police report they arrested a Lincolnton woman on drug charges Monday (Jan. 23rd).
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Man From Rest Home
A Silver Alert has been issued for Richard Keith Perdue, 53, who was last seen leaving through a side door at the Boger City Rest Home at approximately 8:30 p.m. on January 22, 2018.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Car Fire Victim Identified, Investigation Continues
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the body of a man found inside a burning car on January 21, 2018.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Male
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing male who walked off from the Boger City Rest Home.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Two Charged In Eastern Lincoln County Break-In
Two people have been charged in connection with a home break-in that occurred on December 14, 2017 at a residence on South Highway 16, Stanley, NC.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Missing Teen Returns Home
A 17-year-old female reported missing has returned home and is safe.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Amy Jo Helms, 17, was last seen leaving her residence on Noles Circle sometime after 1 a.m. on January 22, 2018.  The direction or means of travel are unknown.
Monday, January 22, 2018

Vehicle Chase Ends With Seizure Of Drugs, Money
Deputies watching traffic on Car Farm Road on January 21, observed a passing Ford Escape displaying an expired license plate. When emergency equipment was activated the vehicle attempted to flee the scene from Buffalo Shoals Road, to East Main St. Huss St. and to Arney St.
Monday, January 22, 2018

Lincoln County Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Car Fire Death
The Lincoln County Communications Center got a report around 2:30 a.m. on January 21, 2018 reference a vehicle fire from a resident on Campbell Lane, Lincolnton, NC.
Monday, January 22, 2018

Missing Lincoln County Man Found Deceased In Parked Truck
The body of a missing Lincoln County man has been found in a truck parked near a church in eastern Lincoln County earlier today.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Vehicle Stop Leads To Drug & Weapon Arrests
A traffic stop of a black truck with heavy front end damage with Georgia license plates in the early morning hours of January 15 on Mariposa Road led to the arrests of two people on drug and weapon charges.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stoplight Violation Equals Stolen Vehicle & Drug Violations
The driver of the vehicle was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia. One passenger had drug charges and a third was released at the scene.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Two People Arrested On Felony Drug Charges At Traffic Stop
A routine traffic stop for a burned out headlight led to the arrest of two people on drug charges. Over $8,000 in cash, 103 grams of marijuana and 44 grams of crack cocaine were found in the vehicle.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shooting
Hickory Police are investigating a shooting Monday night in the parking lot of the IHOP on Highway 70 SE.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Former Restaurant Employee Facing Identity Theft Charge
Smith was employed as a server at Midtown Sundries at the time of the incident.  Smith was arrested on January 11, 2018 and gave a full confession as to his actions.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Ongoing Investigation Charges Man With Trafficking Opiates
Detectives seized a trafficking amount of opioid- based pills, powder and crack cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, over $700 in cash, and drug paraphernalia at a McIntosh Road residence in Lincoln County.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Stanley Man & Woman Charged With Trafficking
Powder and crack cocaine weighing more than one ounce, various types of prescription pills and over $25,000 in cash was seized for the vehicle during a traffic stop.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Man Charged With Assaulting Girlfriend Apprehended
A Denver, N.C. man who was been charged with assaulting his girlfriend with a knife has been apprehended in Greenville, South Carolina.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Man Charged With Assaulting Girlfriend With A Knife
Wade Wallace Doering II has had warrants issued for him for one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and first degree kidnapping. Detectives learned the suspect was picked up by an unknown male in a red pickup truck and believed to have been transported to Spartanburg, S.C.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Drug Bust
A Denver man arrested on drug charges Tuesday morning had previously faced similar charges from an incident last March.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Three Now Arrested In Gaston County Murder Case
A couple from Charlotte was arrested in Georgia in connection with the death of another Charlottean whose body was found three days before Christmas in southwest Gastonia. Then on Tuesday (Jan. 9th) a third suspect was apprehended in Charlotte.
Monday, January 08, 2018

Conover Man Arrested On Multiple Charges
Anonymous tips from members of the community led to the arrest of Frank Rosenbaum III for the sale and delivery of controlled substances and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose. He was also in the possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.
Monday, January 08, 2018

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Friday, January 05, 2018

Lincoln Residents Continue To Receive Phone Scam Calls
Victims are continuing to receive phone calls from what shows up on Caller ID as the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. It also may show up as a local landline number.
Friday, January 05, 2018

Hickory Man Arrested
Hickory Police answered a call about a suspicious vehicle Wednesday and ended up arresting a man on both drug and animal cruelty charges.
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Arrested For Murder
A man wanted for murder in Hickory turned himself in Tuesday.  Police had sought Thomas Alexander Seabrooks since he was indicted on December 4th for the alleged murder of a Granite Falls man.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Man
Michael Todd Hinsey, 57, of Hager’s Hollow Drive, Denver, N.C. was last seen on December 23, 2017 in Lincolnton, N.C.  He is described as a white male, 5 feet-10 inches tall, weighs around 158 pounds, has gray hair and green eyes.
Friday, December 29, 2017

Lincoln County Residents Target Of A Phone Scam
Residents are told there are arrest warrants in their name for Failure to Appear. Victims are then told these warrants can be cancelled if they pay a fee using a Money Pak Card.
Friday, December 29, 2017

Gaston County Police Investigate Homicide
Gaston County Police have filed a first degree murder charge accusing a Charlottean in the death of a man whose body was found on Sawbill Lane in the Mallard Crossing neighborhood off Crowders Creek Road on December 22nd.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Deputies Execute Search Warrant, Seize Drugs, Guns & Cash
On December 22, 2017 Lincoln County deputies assigned to the Baker District and narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2700 block of Hull-McGinnis Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, December 25, 2017

Body Found, Suspected Murder
Gaston County Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found southwest of Gastonia on Friday as a homicide.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Teen Accused Of Embezzlement
Mt. Holly Police have charged a Kings Mountain teenager with stealing money from the store where she worked.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Missing Woman Found Safe
Hickory Police say the woman reported missing this week has been found and is safe.
Friday, December 22, 2017

Missing Person-Hickory
The Hickory Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing woman.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Missing Juvenile Runaway Located
A missing 15-year-old female has been located and is safely back home.  Elizabeth Hope Maguire was located at a friend’s home on Tuesday night and returned home.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Narcotics Investigation In Gastonia: One Arrested, One Still Wanted
On Thursday December 14 the Gaston County Police completed a narcotics investigation at 211 Nat Barber Avenue in Gastonia, N.C.  The Agency served a search warrant at the residence that netted marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Cleveland County Drug Bust
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office says it arrested a "major supplier" of illegal drugs in the county early Thursday.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Eight Arrested on Drug Charges
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has filed drug charges against eight people after receiving tips about illegal drug activity.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Another Drug Arrest
A Lincolnton man has been arrested on charges related to the sale of steroids at area gyms.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force arrested two women Tuesday (Dec. 12th) after a traffic stop in Newton turned up 58 grams of crystal meth.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fatal Wreck Blamed On Sleepy Driver
Another fatal accident has been blamed on a driver falling asleep at the wheel.  A Crouse man was killed early Tuesday morning (Dec. 12th) when his vehicle was struck by another after the driver fell asleep and ran a stop sign.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Search For Cell Phone Ends With Two Arrested
A search for a stolen cell phone resulted in charges against two Denver area residents on Saturday Dec. 9th.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Maiden Man Arrested on Drug Charges
A Maiden man was arrested last week on drug charges following a traffic stop in eastern Lincoln County.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Teens Arrested After Fake Kidnapping Call
Three teenagers were arrested after a false kidnapping call last week.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Friday, December 08, 2017

Three People Arrested On Drug Charges
On Friday, December 8 around 1 a.m., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested three people for multiple drug related charges.  The subjects were arrested as a result of a surveillance operation which led to a traffic stop where methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized.
Friday, December 08, 2017

LCSO Officers Of The Year Awards For 2017 Announced
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement officers of the year awards were presented Wednesday night to a dedicated detention officer and a patrol sergeant.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Cocaine Seized, SC Police Officer's Stolen Gun Recovered
On Thursday, December 7, just after midnight, detectives with arrested a South Carolina man for possessing a stolen firearm and cocaine after narcotics detectives conducted a traffic stop on Highway 73 near the intersection of South Pilot Knob Road in Denver, N.C.
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Weekly Round-Up
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Sex Offender Charged With Not Registering Change Of Address
A registered sex offender is facing charges after failing to register a change of address from North Carolina to South Carolina.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Miller Says No Need To Investigate Lincolnton PD
The firing of Lincolnton Police detective Brent Heavner, who headed up a sting operation to catch would-be child predators, has been the subject of much talk on social media and some news outlets have reported on it.  We chose not to report on it until now.  Here's the latest.
Friday, December 01, 2017

Teen Charged For Burning Unoccupied Residence
James Michael Butler of Sorrels Baxter Road in Cherryville was arrested and charged on November 29 for the June 5 residential fire in Maiden.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Man Arrested In SC On Outstanding Warrant For Trafficking Meth
John Whitney Craft of Fallston-Waco Road, Cherryville, N.C. was arrested on Saturday, November 11, by the Cherokee County, S.C. Sheriff’s Office. He remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center, awaiting extradition.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Deputies Apprehend Man With Knife In Domestic Dispute
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a man brandishing a knife following a domestic dispute at a Null Road home in northern Lincoln County.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Conover Teen Jailed After Cop Sees Him With Stolen Item
A Conover teen apparently made the mistake letting police see him with stolen property.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Couple Jailed On Drug Charges
A couple from Conover were arrested this month by Maiden Police on drug charges.
Monday, November 27, 2017

Details Sketchy In Friday Shooting
A 25-year-old Catawba County man was killed early Friday in what may be a gang-related execution.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Child Returned Home, SC Man Facing Charges
When a Clover, SC, man decided to steal a vehicle, he ended up kidnapping a child, according to Gaston County Police.
Thursday, November 23, 2017

One Person Arrested In Several Break-Ins In Lincoln Forest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested one person in connection with several break-ins in the Lincoln Forest subdivision near Highway 150 east of Lincolnton early Monday morning, November 20.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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