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Police Ask For Help Finding Missing Teen
Gastonia Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Four Arrested In Cramerton Murder
Four young Gaston County men in their late teens have been arrested in connection with a burglary and murder in Cramerton early Monday morning.  
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Woman Charged With Obtaining Property By False Pretenses
A Lincoln County woman has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses by using a debit card that did not belong to her.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Robbery In Denver
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thanksgiving morning robbery at the Citgo convenience grocery in downtown Denver.
Friday, November 27, 2020

Public Help Needed
Gaston County Police are asking for the public's help in solving two crimes.
Friday, November 27, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Chase Leads To Arrest; Damaged Patrol Vehicle
A chase involving a stolen vehicle led to damage to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office patrol car and the arrest of a man accused of stealing the vehicle. 
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Missing Teen Has Been Located In Charlotte
A missing Lincoln County teen has been located and is safe.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Man Charged With Attacking His Mother With A Knife
Around 9 a.m. on November 24, 2020 Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a possible disturbance after 9-1-1 heard a struggle over the telephone.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Public's Help Needed In Locating Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a runaway juvenile. Miss Ross has a medical condition and it is not sure if she has her medication.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Missing Teen Located
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective M. Lookadoo has located a 15-year-old male who was reported as missing on November 21, 2020.  The missing teen returned home on Monday night.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Man Charged With Setting Fire To Neighbor's Vehicle
On November 22, 2020 officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Gastonia Highway to a keep the peace call so a female could remove her property from her ex-boyfriend’s home.
Monday, November 23, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Recovered Following Chase
While deputies were searching for the vehicle the NC Highway Patrol advised they had chased the vehicle and the car ran into a field near Howard’s Creek Fire Department.  They were able to apprehend the driver after a brief foot chase.
Monday, November 23, 2020

Runaway Teen Missing For The Second Time In Two Weeks
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old male who ran away from home over the weekend. The teen also ran away from home on November 15, 2020 but returned home two days later.
Monday, November 23, 2020

Traffic Accident Leads To Stolen Vehicle Arrest
A Lancaster, S,C, man is facing charges after he wrecked a stolen vehicle he was driving in eastern Lincoln County.
Friday, November 20, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug And Stolen Gun Arrest
A traffic stop in eastern Lincoln County has led to the arrest of a Stanley, N.C. woman on drug and stolen property charges.
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Lincolnton Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective K. Harrington received a report on October 22, 2020 about the sexual assault of a child following an interview of the 14-year-old female victim at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center.
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Missing Teen Located
The missing teen was located at a relative’s home in Maiden and is in good condition.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Isaiah Richardson, 15, is described as a black male, 5 feet – 4 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  He may be wearing a red t-shirt, black shorts and white shoes.
Monday, November 16, 2020

Student Brings Gun To School
The 8th grade student accidently brought the firearm from home and discovered it when he opened a medical bag that he is required to carry.
Friday, November 13, 2020

Gastonia Shooting Injures Six
Gastonia Police are investigating a shooting incident that left six people injured Thursday night at a Gastonia nightclub.
Friday, November 13, 2020

Three People Charged With Stealing Street Signs
The men were taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. The driver of the vehicle is a 17-year-old juvenile was turned over to his parents. His case will be handled in the Juvenile Justice system.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Deputies Investigating Shooting Incident, One Person Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on November 5, 2020 in western Lincoln County.
Monday, November 9, 2020

Multiple Charges Follow Vehicle Thefts, Chase
The theft of two vehicles, one a car-jacking, and a chase landed a Conover man in the Catawba County jail.
Monday, November 9, 2020

Second Suspect Arrested
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with a Conover homicide Oct. 19th.  
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Man Charged With Shooting Into An Occupied Vehicle
A Bessemer City man has been charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle as the driver was leaving a convenience store in Crouse, N.C.
Monday, November 2, 2020

21 Indicted In Drug Bust
21 people, 12 Lincoln County residents and nine others, have been indicted on an assortment of charges following a 16-month long undercover drug investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Friday, October 30, 2020

Two People Charged With Denver Convenience Store Robbery
Two people have been charged in connection with the September 18, 2020 robbery at the Murphy Express Convenience Store at 7120 Highway 73.
Monday, October 26, 2020

Break-In Suspects Arrested Attempting To Leave The Scene
Deputies responding to a break-in alarm at O-Reilly’s Auto Parts at 367 N NC 16 Business around 3 a.m. today (October 23, 2020) discovered the front door glass had been shattered.
Friday, October 23, 2020

Hickory Suspect Arrested in Lincoln County
A Lincolnton man wanted in a Hickory shooting Thursday morning was apprehended by Lincoln County officers Thursday afternoon.
Friday, October 23, 2020

Man Arrested After Neighbor Spots Suspicious Activity
A Kings Mountain man has been arrested after a resident on Reepsville Road, Lincolnton observed suspicious activity involving a vehicle.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Catalytic Converter Thieves Strike In Eastern Lincoln County
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rash of catalytic converter thefts that occurred overnight on October 15, 2020 and early morning of October 16, 2020 on North Highway 16 Business in Denver.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Morganton Police Arrest Lincoln County Shooting Suspect
Morganton Police arrested a Burke County man wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in Lincoln County on October 16, 2020.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

School Traffic Volume Increases
Students attending elementary schools in Lincoln County are now back to a full-time, 5-days a week schedule. With this change comes an increase in overall school traffic in the mornings and afternoons.
Monday, October 19, 2020

Maiden Man Charged With Disseminating Obscenities
Detective K. Harrington began investigating the incidents on May 5, 2020 after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding obscene images being sent to multiple female subjects including one juvenile female.
Monday, October 19, 2020

Shooting Incident Leaves One Person With Gunshot Wound
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Terry Lee Peeler is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County CrimeStoppers at 704-736-8909.
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Two Charged In Double Murder
Gastonia Police have arrested two people for a double homicide in April 2018.
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Commissioners Amend Addressing Ordinance Requiring Water Front Address Signs
The Lincoln County Commissioners have updated the Addressing and Road Naming Ordinance to require posting of 9-1-1 addresses on the waterfront side of parcels of property located on Lake Norman, as well as on the street side.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Drug Tip Leads To Traffic Stop, Arrest
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested a Charlotte man on drug charges following a traffic stop south of Lincolnton.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Crouse Man Charged With Shooting Neighbor In Legs
A Crouse man has been charged with shooting his neighbor in the legs over a minor disagreement.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Cramerton Shooting
A neighborhood squabble turned into a shooting that sent one person to the hospital and another to jail Tuesday in Cramerton.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Gastonia Police need your help in finding the assailant in a January shooting.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Gaston County 5th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Tuesday October 6, 2020 at approximately 3:49 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from the 100 block of Lewis Lake Road Bessemer City, NC 28016. The call was reference to a possible rabid animal. Two family dogs killed a skunk.
Friday, October 9, 2020

Hoppel Sentenced For Her Part in Yates Killing
In June 2018, Lincolnton musician David Joseph Yates II agreed to meet some people in Gastonia. He was shot and left to die on a road in southwestern Gaston County.  Another of the people responsible was sentenced this week.
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Sheriff's Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle, Suspect Arrested
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a vehicle stolen from Gastonia while responding to a call around 4:30 a.m. today (September 29, 2020).
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Rash Of Break-Ins To Unlocked Vehicles
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of break-ins to unlocked vehicles at homes east of Lincolnton. The break-ins occurred to unlocked vehicles parked at residences on Goodson Road, Ivy Creek Road in Lincolnton and Kensington Street, Denver, NC on September 27, 2020.
Monday, September 28, 2020

Homicides In Hickory & Gastonia
Hickory and Gastonia police are investigating two homicides.
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gaston County Fatal Accidents
Gaston County reported two fatal accidents this past week, and the driver in a double-fatality crash in late December was sentenced after agreeing to a plea bargain.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Charged Again
A High Shoals man was charged with Attempted Murder after a shooting incident Friday morning.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Man Arrested After Breaking Into Pawn Shop
A Lincoln County man was arrested early this morning (September 25, 2020) after breaking into the Boger City Pawn Shop on East Main Street in Lincolnton.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Gaston County Police Seek Info in Larceny of Bike
The Gaston County Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in their investigation of the larceny of a dirt bike.
Friday, September 25, 2020

Shooting
A 13-year-old is dead and his 18-year-old friend has been charged with murder after a shooting incident Wednesday afternoon on Highland Drive in Lincolnton.
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Kenneth Ray Caldwell, 35, whose last known address was 5858 Cedarbrook Court, Stanley, NC, was last seen by relatives on September 1, 2020 at the Walmart at 7131 NC Highway 73, Denver, NC.
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Child Hit By Car--Update
Gastonia Police have released more information about that accident in which a one-year-old child was seriously injured when struck by a car on Liberty Street Monday.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Complaints From Citizens About Drug Activity Lead To Arrests
Numerous complaints from citizens of drug activity in the 2000 block of Keener Road, Lincolnton, led to the arrest of three people on drug charges.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Child Seriously Injured When Struck By Car In Gastonia
Gastonia Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed a Monday accident that sent a one-year-old child to the hospital to come forward.  The driver of the vehicle that struck the child may have been impaired.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Four Arrested Following Traffic Stop & Search Warrant
Four people were arrested following a traffic stop and a search warrant executed on two residences on the Gastonia Highway.
Monday, September 21, 2020

Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
On September 12, 2020 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received information about a child who had been sexually assaulted by Donald Charles Curtis, 68, of Lenora Circle, Lincolnton.
Monday, September 21, 2020

News From Area Law Enforcement Agencies
Here's the latest news from area law enforcement agencies including the Highway Patrol, Hickory Police and Gastonia Police.
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Counterfeit Currency, Firearm Siezed
Dennis Roger Vandyke was charged with one felony count each of forgery of an instrument, possession of five or more counterfeit instruments, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.  He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
Friday, September 18, 2020

Buckle Up Or Pay Up
Seat belt use is being targeted this month by the NCDOT and the Governor's Highway Safety Program.
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Stanley Man Arrested In Two Unrelated Break-In Incidents
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Stanley, N.C. man in connection with break-ins that occurred in May 2020 and July 2020.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Woman Charged With Breaking & Entering, Pawning Stolen Goods
A Denver woman has been charged with breaking into a building and stealing tools valued at approximately $1,000.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Heroin Traffickers Arrested In Multi-Agency Investigation
On Friday, September 11, 2020 investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group (SEG) seized 7.5 ounces of heroin during a traffic stop along Hwy 16 South in Catawba County; 6.5 pounds of marijuana was also seized during that encounter.
Monday, September 14, 2020

Denver Youth Charged With Setting Fire
A Denver youth faces charges that he set a car on fire in Gaston County in late August.  Christian Alexander Foster, 19, who lives on St. James Church Road, was charged with unlawful burning of personal property.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
























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