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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

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


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