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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

Arrested
A Lincolnton teen has been charged with breaking into a vehicle and stealing a gun.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Arrested
A Maiden woman has been charged with identity theft among other charges.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Dallas Teenager
Julia Faith Dalton was last seen on Tuesday, November 14  when she ran away from her home at 230 Albert Lane in Dallas, N.C.  She has been listed as missing/endangered with the NCIC.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Drug Bust
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says it made a major drug arrest when it apprehended two California men who were allegedly bringing big amounts of drugs into the area.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Silver Alert Cancelled For Missing Lincoln County Woman
A sliver alert issued for a Lincoln County woman who went missing Monday morning has been canceled.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Assault Investigation Leads To Murder Charge
On November 10, 2017, around 11 p.m., Gaston County Police responded to Carolinas HealthCare System - Lincoln in reference to a patient brought in with serious blunt force injuries stemming from an assault.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Murder
A Gastonia man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his neighbor.
Sunday, November 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, November 10, 2017

Ten People Facing Drug Charges, Seven Have Been Arrested
Narcotics officers say the investigations primarily took place in the southern and western portions of Lincoln County. According to detectives, more individuals will be facing charges for similar crimes in the coming few weeks.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Man Charged With Stealing From Parent
A Lincoln County man has been charged with stealing a Bank of America credit card from his mother and using it to obtain money.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Charged With Murder
A Gastonia man turned himself in Tuesday after being carged with the murder of his girlfriend's child.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Denver Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft
A Denver, N.C. woman has been charged with taking a 2007 Honda Pilot without the owner’s permission.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Claremont Man Charged With Murder
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in a Saturday evening shooting.
Sunday, November 05, 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, November 03, 2017

Arrested
Lincoln County deputies arrested Larry Allan Bolen Wednesday night on drug charges.
Friday, November 03, 2017

Plea Bargain Deal May Be Reversed
The mother of a 4-year-old High Shoals boy whose stepfather a judge sentenced to life in prison for starving the child to death could also be going to prison for the rest of hers.
Friday, November 03, 2017

Missing Elderly Man Located in Spartanburg, SC
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a missing 74-year-old Lincoln County man, Larry Douglas Freeze of NC 16 Business, Denver, N.C. was located around 9:45 p.m. last night (Nov. 1) by a Spartanburg County, S.C. Sheriff’s Deputy.
Thursday, November 02, 2017

Guilty!
A High Shoals man will serve life in prison without parole after he was found guilty of killing his four-year-old stepson.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Missing Man Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say relatives have talked to the missing man by telephone and believe he is safe.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Detectives Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Man
Relatives reported that Dustin Shawn Grooms, 34, of River Meadows Court, Lincolnton, NC was last seen around 10:30 p.m. on October 26, 2017 when he left the residence.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Gastonia Man Charged In Several Lincoln County Break-Ins
A Gastonia man has been charged in connection with several eastern Lincoln County home break-ins that occurred on September 29, 2017.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Detectives Investigating Saturday Night Home Invasion
The thief got away with more than $1,400 in cash and personal papers. The suspects fled the scene in a pickup truck but the victims were unable to provide a description.
Monday, October 30, 2017

Iron Station Man Charged In Stabbing Incident
An Iron Station man has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident that left a woman injured.
Monday, October 30, 2017

Heated Domestic Dispute Leads To Serious Felony Charges
Two people are facing felony charges after a domestic dispute led to a gunshot being fired through the front door of the home.
Monday, October 30, 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, October 27, 2017

Denver Man Failed To Register As Sex Offender
A Denver, North Carolina man was arrested today on charges he failed to register as a sex offender after moving to North Carolina.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Robbery Suspect Arrested
Hickory Police arrested a suspect in the Boost Mobile robbery from Wednesday after the same man allegedly held up the Little Caesars on 12th Avenue NE on Thursday afternoon.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Lincoln County Man Charged With Intimidating A Witness
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Kelly Paris charged a Buffalo Shoals Road man with intimidating a witness.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hickory Boost Mobile Robbed
Hickory Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning and asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Parent Issued Criminal Summons In Teen Shooting Incident
The parent of a 14-year-old teen has been issued a criminal summons in connection with an accidental shooting that left a 15-year-old teen injured.
Tuesday, October 24, 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, October 20, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Identify Larceny Suspect
On June 30, 2017 Cherryville Eye Care of 201 West Church Street, Cherryville, NC reported a larceny of five pairs of designer sunglasses valued at approximately $1,300.  
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Man Attempted To Purchase Vehicle With Fake Identification
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have a man in custody who attempted to purchase an expensive vehicle from an eastern Lincoln County business on October 18, 2017.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lincoln County Teen Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Lincoln County teen has been charged with indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident that occurred between September 1, 2017 and October 9, 2017.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lincolnton Man Sentenced In Child Sexual Assault Case
A Lincolnton man plead guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court in a child sexual assault case and received an active sentence of 30 to 96 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Owner Finds Stolen Van & Suspect While On Way Fishing
The owner of the Home Place Restaurant was on his way on a planned fishing trip in Burke County when he spotted the van stolen from his restaurant early this morning.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Detectives Looking For Stolen Van In Early Morning Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an early morning break-in at the Home Place Restaurant at 1700 West NC 27 Highway.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Drug Charges
A young eastern Lincoln County woman faces more drug charges after being arrested on Sunday (Oct. 15th).
Tuesday, October 17, 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, October 13, 2017

PACTS Holds Safety Program & Picnic For 1st Graders
The PACTS (Protecting Area Children Through Safety) program started last year as a combination of the former Adopt-A-Cop program and the Fire Safety program.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Funeral Friday For Fallen Firefighter
The funeral will be held Friday (Oct. 13th) for a firefighter who was killed Sunday night by an alleged drunk driver.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Arrested
An Iron Station man was arrested Tuesday in Catawba County on a stolen vehicle charge.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Identify Hickory Robbery Suspect
On September 30 at approximately 8:42 p.m., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to the Cubbard Express located at 2770 Springs Road NE, Hickory in reference to a strong-armed robbery.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

McMahan Facing More Charges After High Speed Chase
A Lincolnton man who is alleged to have stolen a truck last year is now accused of stealing a motorcycle and leading law enforcement on a high speed chase Thursday in Burke and Catawba counties.
Saturday, October 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, October 06, 2017

Bank Robbery
Hickory Police took less than four hours to arrest a man who allegedly robbed a Hickory bank Friday afternoon.
Friday, October 06, 2017

11 Face Drug Charges After Grand Jury Returns Indictments
On Oct. 4-5 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested seven people for various drug charges.  In all, eleven (11) people are facing a total of 60 different drug-related charges in indictments handed down on Oct. 2 from the Lincoln County Grand Jury.
Friday, October 06, 2017

Complaints Lead To Marijuana Arrest At Residence
Officers located approximately 65 grams of high grade marijuana, which was packaged in a way that was indicative of selling, delivering, and manufacturing of marijuana.
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Second Person Arrested In Catawba County Murder
A second Maiden man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Newton area man last week.
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Boger City McDonald's Hosts Coffee With A Cop
The McDonald's restaurant at the corner of East Main Street and Salem Church Road hosted the 2017 Lincoln County Coffee With a Cop Wednesday morning (Oct. 4th).
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Gaston County Police Make Arrest In Child Pornography Case
Gaston County Police have charged an Iron Station, N.C. man with two counts of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Secret Peeping.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Cherryville Man Dies From Wreck Injuries
A Cherryville man died last week from injuries he suffered in a mid-September wreck west of Cherryville that was caused by an impaired driver.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Charlotte Man Charged With Forgery & Uttering
Detective Richard Calhoun began the investigation on September 9, 2017 after a suspect cashed a counterfeit check in the amount of $893.00 at the Bank of America Waterside Crossing Branch in Denver, N.C.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Man Sentenced On Child Sexual Assault Charges
Superior Court Judge W. Todd Pomeroy sentenced him to two consecutive sentences of 23 to 88 months each in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
Monday, October 02, 2017

Murder Charge In Shooting Death
A Maiden man has been arrested for the murder of a Newton area man who was found shot to death at his home on Friday.
Sunday, October 01, 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, September 29, 2017

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Theft Of Enclosed Trailer
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of a 17-foot enclosed trailer from the parking lot of the Denver United Methodist Church on North NC 16 Highway.
Friday, September 29, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Identify Man Who Stole TV
The Lincolnton Police Department needs the public’s help to identify this man who removed a Sharp 43" Smart TV from the Lincolnton Walmart on Tuesday, September 26.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Two Charged In Newton For Felony Trafficking Of Marijuana
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force arrested Mark Anthony Verdugo, 16, and Johnny See, 23, both of Newton, after conducting a search warrant on a residence located at 207 Park Lane, Newton.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lincolnton Man Arrested For Drug Charges At Local Motel
On Monday night, September 25, Lincolnton Police Department patrol units responded to a local motel in reference to possible drug activity.  The patrol units received information from concerned citizens in reference to a specific room in which it appeared to have traffic consistent with possible drug activity.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

All Suspects Arrested In Church Trailer Theft
The last two suspects wanted in connection with the theft of an enclosed trailer from Real Life Community Church on Highway 27 East have been arrested bringing to a total of four charged in the case. The trailer is still missing.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Man Arrested In Felony Breaking & Entering Case
Sanborn was already in jail on other charges when he was charged and arrested in connection with a breaking and entering at a residence on Lawndale Lane, Lincolnton, N.C. on September 1.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Man Arrested For Felony Dissemination Of Obscene Photographs
On Thursday, September 7, the Lincolnton Police Department took a report in reference to  Dissemination of Obscene Photographs where Robert Bradley Cranford was listed as the suspect. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division.
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Update On Library Incident Of Monday September 18th
Following an assault and attempted robbery at the Jonas Library last Monday (Sept. 18th) additional steps are being taken to ensure the safety of library workers and patrons.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Robbery Update: Ruch Arrested, Shell Still Wanted
The Hickory Police Department arrested Joshua Alan Ruch on September 20, 2017.   Ruch was charged with Attempted Robbery with Dangerous Weapon in reference with the attempted armed robbery that occurred on September 13.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lincoln County Man Facing Child Exploitation Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives assisted the F.B.I. Task Force with the execution of a search warrant at 3518 NC 73 Highway, Iron Station, NC on August 31, 2017 that led to local charges.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two Arrested, Two Wanted In Theft Of Church Trailer
Two people have been arrested and warrants have been drawn against two other people in connection with the theft of an enclosed trailer from Real Life Community Church on East Highway 27 in Iron Station.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Alexis Area Man Arrested After Allegedly Setting House Fire
Another incident of domestic violence was apparently behind a house fire and car fire in Gaston County Wednesday night and Thursday morning. An Alexis area man is in jail as a result.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Operation 17-76 Conducted By Catawba County Drug Task Force
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force along with officers from the Catawba County Sheriff's Office conducted Operation "17-76" this morning, September 20, which consisted of officers attempting to locate (76) individuals which have been involved in ongoing drug related investigations throughout the community.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Man Attempted To Break Into Former Girlfriend's Home
On Friday, September 15, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Lincolnton Police Department received a breaking and entering in progress call to a residence located on the 1000 block of East Catawba Street.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lincolnton Man Runs From Highway Patrol, Wrecks
A Lincolnton man faces a slew of charges after he led officers on a high speed chase at more than double the posted speed limit Monday evening.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Attempted Library Robbery Leads To Chase
19-year-old Jontavious Javez Littlejohn is no stranger to police. He's had multiple arrests--the latest Monday after he allegedly attempted to rob a woman at the library on West Main St. and led police on a chase into Gaston County.  In court Tuesday, he was bound over to Superior Court for an October trial.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Three Vehicle Wreck Causes Multiple Injuries
Three vehicles were involved in a wreck just west of Cherryville Monday afternoon that sent three to the hospital in Charlotte in critical condition.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Stanley Woman Charged With Theft From Where She Was Working
A Stanley, N.C. woman was arrested on charges relating to the theft of jewelry from a residence where she was working for a contractor.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Two Wanted For Attempted Robbery In Hickory
The Hickory Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Joshua Alan Ruch and Erin Olivia Shell.
Friday, September 15, 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, September 15, 2017

Drug Charges
Anonymous tips led to the arrest of two Lexington, NC men Wednesday in Catawba County.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

One Of Two Fleeing Bandits Killed In Wreck
A couple who were allegedly involved in a bank robbery at a Gastonia bank were chased by police and crashed headon into another vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The man--who was said to have been the bank robber--was killed. His female getaway driver is in critical condition.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Detectives Searching For Stolen Trailer
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of an enclosed trailer from a Lincoln County church. Church officials reported the trailer was last known to be at the church on Sunday, September 10.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Four From Same Address Facing Drug Charges
The investigation into a shooting incident prompted another investigation into drug activity at a residence near Cherryville. Gaston County Police have now filed drug charges against four residents of that address.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Six Offenders Arrested For Child Solicitation
As of Friday September 8 detectives with the Lincolnton Police Department arrested numerous offenders, after a two month long undercover operation. The operation involved undercover detectives portraying a child on various social media outlets.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bandit Arrested After Chase
A Hickory teenager who allegedly robbed a convenience store Monday afternoon was arrested Monday night by Hickory Police and Catawba County Sheriff's deputies.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Three People Sentenced To Prison On Drug Charges
During the week of September 4, 2017 three individuals facing multiple felony drug charges were sentenced to prison in Lincoln County Superior Court.  All three were arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit in 2016.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Drug Charges
A Maiden man will have a first appearance in court Tuesday on drug charges after being arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (Sept. 11th).
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Missing Iron Station Man Has Been Safely Located
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 1:45 p.m. this afternoon, September 11, reported that John Michael Myers had been safely located.
Monday, September 11, 2017

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Iron Station, N.C. man.
Monday, September 11, 2017

Follow-Up Investigation Leads To More Drugs & Arrests
On Thursday, September 7 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted a follow-up investigation at a residence near the 1200 block of Betterbrook Lane in Lincolnton.
Friday, September 08, 2017

Rinkines, Shutz Caught In Maryland
The man wanted for a murder in Catawba County Wednesday night has been apprehended in Maryland along with his girlfriend who fled the scene of the homicide with him.
Friday, September 08, 2017

LPD Responds To Call Of Possible Drug Activity
Various individuals in the Hubbard Street Extension residence were observed utilizing paraphernalia consistent with the sell and delivery of marijuana as well as one individual in possession of marijuana.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Citizen Tip Leads To Marijuana Inside & Outside Apartment
Operating on a citizen tip deputies observed two marijuana plants growing in plain sight near the front door of an apartment on Nottingham Road.  A search warrant for inside of the apartment found more marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Arrest Of Man Following Chase Leads To Father Being Charged
The arrest of a Cleveland County man following a chase into Lincoln County on September 5 has led to drug and weapons charges against his father.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Rash Of Vehicle Break-Ins In Denver Investigated
Residents began reporting the break-ins the morning of September 7 to vehicles parked at homes on Campground Road, Pin Oaks Drive, Cedar Street, Angie Drive, Osprey Trail and Forest Hills Drive, all in Denver.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Catawba County Hunting Murder Suspect
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is hunting a Hickory man wanted in the murder of a neighbor on Wednesday night.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Arrested On Drug Charges
A Lincolnton woman was charged Wednesday with trafficking methamphetamine in Catawba County.
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Denver Man Facing Additional Child Sexual Assault Charge
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have filed an additional charge against a Denver man.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Two Gaston County Men Charged With Financial Card Fraud
Kyle Lee Tinley and Kyle Anthony Lauhon of Gaston County, N.C. used a BB&T credit card from a Macon, Georgia church to purchase a dump trailer a golf cart and pressure washers from various Lincoln County businesses.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Traffic Accidents Claim Two Lives
Two women died in separate traffic accidents in Gaston County on Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017


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