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School Bus Passing Laws
This is not a test to get your Driver's License--but it's something that a lot of drivers apparently don't fully understand.  Here's the official list from the NC Department of Transportation.
Friday, August 16, 2019

School Bus Safety: Does Your Child Know The Rules?
Sheriff Bill Beam Encourages Safety Measures to Avoid Injury.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sheriff Bill Beam Offers Safety Tips For Back-To-School
Sheriff Bill Beam of Lincoln County offers some safety tips for parents and youngsters as they return to school this year.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Two People Indicted By Grand Jury On Drug Charges Arrested
Nathan Kenneth Black of Lincolnton and Tevan Montez Ikard of Hudson were indicted on separate drug charges. Black and Ikard were both arrested on August 5, 2019 and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center.
Monday, August 12, 2019

National Night Out Is Tuesday
Tuesday (August 6th) is the date for this year's National Night Out at many locations.

Gaston County Police Stop Runaway Boat
Gaston County Police had an interesting rescue last weekend.
Friday, August 2, 2019

Sheriff's Office Hit By Internet Crooks
It can happen to anybody.  Among the latest victims of internet ransomware attacks is the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lincoln Correctional Center Harvest Produces A Ton Of Food For Community
North Carolina prisons work extremely hard in balancing custody concerns with programming that teaches offenders skills to be put to use back in the community when sentences are served.
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Troutman Man Arrested In Stolen Construction Equipment Case
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Troutman man in connection with the theft and reselling of construction equipment.
Thursday, July 25, 2019

GC Police Continue To Investigate Attempted Child Abduction
In a press release Wednesday morning (July 24), GCP announced that the individual in  photographs from Tuesday had been identified, was interviewed and cleared of any involvement. They are continuing to investigate an attempted kidnapping.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Woman Rescued From Fall At Crowder's Mountain
Rescue personnel from the Gastonia Fire Department, Gaston Emergency Medical Services, and Crowder’s Mountain Fire & Rescue responded to a fall on Crowder’s Mountain Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

UPDATED: Person Of Interest Being Sought In Attempted Child Abduction
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Gaston County Police responded to a residence on Tryon School Road outside of Bessemer City, N.C. in reference to an attempted kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lincolnton Police Investigating Highland Drive Assault
On July 20 at approximately 12:53 p.m., the Lincolnton Police Department received a call in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound on Highland Drive, Lincolnton N.C.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Charge Two People With Armed Robbery
Deputies were dispatched to the 4700 block of Lama Lane, Lincolnton after an individual reported he had been robbed at gunpoint.
Monday, July 22, 2019

Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Home Invasion
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a home invasion early today (July 22, 2019) on Country Club Road, Lincolnton, N.C.
Monday, July 22, 2019

Arrested For Shoplifting; 17 Outstanding Warrants
A Charlotte man wanted on 17 warrants out of Mecklenburg County was arrested on the weekend for shoplifting in Denver.
Monday, July 22, 2019

Two Killed In Sunday Wreck
Two young men were killed very early Sunday morning when their car ran off Highway 182 near Sorrells Baxter Road, overturned and struck a utility pole.
Monday, July 22, 2019

Couple Arrested For Vehicle Theft In Eastern Lincoln County
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Hickory, N.C. man and woman wanted in connection with a vehicle theft from a Denver, N.C. business on July 16, 2019.
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Recovery Of Stolen Property In Catawba County
On July 11, 2019 at approximately 2:20 a.m., a Catawba County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Bethany Church Road and NC Highway 16 South in Newton for a traffic violation. 
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Beam Makes Pitch For Lakefront Signs
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam told Lincoln County Commissioners at their Monday night (July 15th) meeting that he believes signs on docks giving street addresses of lakefront properties would help law enforcement and emergency responders.
Thursday, July 18, 2019

LPD Is Searching For A Missing Person
The Lincolnton Police Department is searching for Benjamin (Ben) T. Guynn who was last seen leaving his residence in the City of Lincolnton on Sunday morning July 14 at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Quickly Apprehend Female Bank Robber
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies quickly apprehend a woman who robbed the People’s Bank at 142 S. NC 16 Business Highway this morning.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Deputies Arrest Two Passing Counterfeit U.S. Currency
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after receiving a report of counterfeit currency being passed at businesses in eastern Lincoln County on July 15, 2019.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Gastonia Chase Ends With Two Injured, One Killed
A brief chase of a suspect vehicle ended with two pedestrians seriously injured, one of them killed, Sunday evening in West Gastonia.
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Gaston County Has 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2019
On Friday, July 5 the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from the 300 block of Carr Road in Dallas. The resident detailed the family dog and a raccoon fought as the raccoon ran across their property.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Missing Woman Located & Safe
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a woman who was reported missing has been located and is safe.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Stolen Property Recovered During Traffic Stop Investigation
As the result of a traffic stop and a follow up investigation by a Catawba County Deputy assigned to the Road Patrol Division $15,250 worth of stolen equipment was recovered and returned its rightful owners.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Woman
Tiffany Ann Phillips, 28, of Denver, N.C. was last seen by her grandfather on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at a jewelry store in Denver.  She made a purchase of jewelry and left with a white male in a black car.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Gaston County Police Investigate Home Invasion
On Sunday July 7, 2019 at approximately 12:15 a.m., the Gaston County Police Department responded to 115 Starlight Drive, Lincolnton, N.C. [Northwest Gaston County], in reference to a possible home invasion.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Worley Makes First Court Appearance
Former Lincolnton High School principal Tony Lee Worley made his first court appearance Monday on multiple charges involving alleged sexual contact with former students.
Monday, July 8, 2019

Worley Arrested
Former Lincolnton High School principal Tony Worley was officially charged by Lincolnton Police early Friday morning (July 5th). He turned himself in at the Police Department at 8:30.
Friday, July 5, 2019

Sheriff's Deputy Recovering Following Head-On Collision
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering following a traffic accident on E NC Highway 27 around 4:20 p.m. on July 3, 2019.
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Topaz Lane Stabbing Suspect Arrested
A man wanted in connection with a stabbing incident on Topaz Lane, Iron Station Saturday night was arrested in Caldwell County.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Identity Theft
A Lincolnton woman has been charged with identity theft after the unauthorized use of another person’s debit card.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Man Returned From South Carolina On Vehicle Theft Charge
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives returned a man to Lincoln County from Laurens County, S.C. to stand trial for a vehicle theft.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Maiden Police Needs Help Identifying Theft Suspect
On June 30 at 10 a.m. a theft of a Stihl weed eater was reported in the 400 block of E. Klutz St. in Maiden. The suspect vehicle is described as a charcoal or silver 2002-2008 Dodge Ram single cab truck with chrome wheels and a black or blue camper shell.
Monday, July 1, 2019

Phone Scam Update: Gaston County
It's a scam that has been tried before in other counties.  The bad news is that it's apparently still working for some thieves who are scamming the public via fake telephone calls claiming to be someone they are not.  
Monday, July 1, 2019

Jail Inmate Attempts Hanging
The man was discovered by his cell mate around 1:30 p.m. hanging from a sheet he had put around his neck and tied off to his cell bed.
Monday, July 1, 2019

Deputies Respond To Two Unrelated Stabbing Incidents
Brian Keith McDonald was charged June 28 in a stabbing incident in Iron Station and was placed in the Detention Center.  Another incident on June 29 had the suspect, Zachary Allen Clinkscales, fleeing the scene. A warrant has been issued for Clinkscales and he has not been apprehended.
Monday, July 1, 2019

Stanley Woman Charged With Larceny By Employee
A Stanley, N.C. woman has been charged with larceny by employee in connection with incidents that occurred over a 14-month period.
Monday, July 1, 2019

New Parking Ordinance Now In Effect
With the start of the new fiscal year (2019-2020) the city of Lincolnton has a new parking ordinance.  For those who obey the laws, it won't make much difference--but for repeat offenders, it can be a problem.
Monday, July 1, 2019

Body of Drowning Victim Recovered
The body of a 16-year-old girl who drowned Monday in the South Fork River at High Shoals was recovered late Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Drowning In High Shoals
A 16-year-old girl apparently drowned Monday afternoon (June 24th) after she and two friends went exploring on the South Fork River at High Shoals.
Monday, June 24, 2019

Detectives Investigating Rash Of Vehicle Break-Ins
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins to unlocked vehicles parked at homes in the 2400 to 2600 blocks of Carriage Lane off Startown Road.
Monday, June 24, 2019

Three Inmates Charged With Assault Of Detention Officers
Three inmates in the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center have been charged with assaulting four detention officers.
Monday, June 24, 2019

Lincoln County Man Charged With Kidnapping &Assault
A Lincoln County man is in jail under a no bond hold after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Deputies Arrest Three People In Larceny & Vehicle Chase
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people following a late night chase that ended in Gaston County when the suspect vehicle caught fire.
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Vale Man Charged With Child Sexual Assault
A Vale, N.C. man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female.
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Missing Teen Found Dead
The body of that Gaston County boy who had been missing since Monday was found Friday about noon not far from where he and a friend decided to go swimming in a flood swollen South Fork River.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Man Arrested For Shooting Into An Occupied Denver Business
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a shots fired call at a business in Denver around 5:40 p.m. on June 13, 2019.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Deputies Investigating Shots Fired Call At Denver Business
Deputies were dispatched to 422 North NC 16 Business in Denver at 5:40 p.m. June 13. The caller reported that two individuals were involved in an argument at Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab and shots were fired.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Missing Since Monday
The search for a missing Gaston County 14-year-old who went missing when he and a friend went into the storm-swollen South Fork River on Monday evening continues--but the hopes of finding Ethan Britt alive are fading with time.
Friday, June 14, 2019

Missing Man Located
Lincolnton Police located Andrew Thomas Dawson, 23, of Tait Street, Lincolnton, NC when he returned home today.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Denver Man Dies From Gun Shot Wound
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 4500 block of North NC16 Business Highway on June 8, 2019 reference a subject with a gunshot wound.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
Andrew Thomas Dawson, 23, of Tait Street, Lincolnton, NC was being processed at Atrium Health – Lincoln when he fled the facility on June 12, 2019.  He was last seen running toward the Boger City Fire Department wearing green hospital scrubs and no shoes.
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Two Facing Charges Following Theft At Denver Stores
Two people were charged after taking property from Lowe’s Hardware and Walmart in Denver.  An off duty officer reported that one of the men loaded a generator onto the back of a pickup truck at Lowe’s and then drove across the street to the Walmart.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Search Continues For Missing Teen
The search continues for a Gaston County teen who went missing after apparently being swept away by swift water on the South Fork River near Spencer Mountain Monday (June 10th).
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Two People Arrested On Drug & Stolen Gun Charges
Following complaints and tips from the public, narcotics investigators began surveillance of a residence in the 2100 block of Swanson Road in Crouse, NC.  The investigation developed enough information to secure a search warrant which was executed at the residence.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rickey Dale Waldrop, Sr. Sentenced to Over 100 Years
A Maiden man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted Friday (June 7th) on seven sexual offense charges involving his children.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sex Offender Fails To Register Change Of Address
A Lincolnton man has been charged with failing to register a change of address as a sex offender living in Lincoln County.
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Check Presented To Fallen Police Officer's Family
A Go Fund Me page set up by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Little to raise $500 for fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon’s family reached out to people across the United States with the total reaching over $12,000 in two weeks.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Another Drug Arrest
A Claremont man was arrested Sunday (June 2nd) on drug charges, the latest in the continuing arrests on such charges in area counties.
Monday, June 3, 2019

Two men died in incidents that involved single vehicle crashes in Gaston County Thursday and Friday.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Family Dispute Leads To One Person Injured, Another Arrested
On May 31, 2019 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call at the Home Run Market in the 3500 block of East NC Highway 27 in connection with an assault that had occurred.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Lincoln County Man Charged With Vehicle Theft
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Lincolnton man with the theft of a pickup truck on May 24, 2019 that was involved in a vehicle chase in Cleveland County that ended in Lincoln County on May 30, 2019.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Rice Still Missing, Last Seen In May Of 2014
It’s been more than five years since Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as Nikki Green on her Facebook page, was last seen leaving a friend’s home on Eaker Road in western Lincoln County.
Friday, May 31, 2019

Dalton Apprehended, Charged With Murder
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 32-year-old Newton man and charged him with murder in a Wednesday morning homicide.
Friday, May 31, 2019

UPDATE: Person Of Interest Found, Being Questioned
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office apprehended a man wanted in connection with a homicide investigation. Warrants for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle had been issued for Justin Drew Dalton who is also a person of interest in a Wednesday (May 29th) homicide. Dalton was apprehended Thursday evening and was being questioned.
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Couple Arrested After Attempted Robbery/Shooting
Stanley Police arrested a couple who allegedly attempted to rob a convenience grocery on Mariposa Road just off Highway 27 Wednesday morning. The store clerk, although shot multiple times, was expected to recover from his injuries.
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Assaulted Medic
Gastonia Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for assaulting a medic earlier this month.
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Arrest Made In Walking Trail Assault & Robbery
A Hickory man has been charged with assaulting and robbing a Taylorsville man after the two men met at the Lincoln County Walking Trail in the 2600 block of Laboratory Road, Lincolnton on May 22, 2019.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Financial Card Fraud May Involve Skimmers
Hickory Police are searching for a couple who may be using skimmers to help them steal card information, then fraudulently getting funds at area ATMs.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Taylorsville Man Assaulted & Robbed At Walking Trail
A Taylorsville man was assaulted and robbed after meeting a man at the Lincoln County Walking Trail in the 2600 block of Laboratory Road, Lincolnton today. The suspect goes by the profile name of “Ethan” on the dating website where the two men met.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Landen Johnson, 9, Honorary Sheriff's Detective
When the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office heard the story of Landen Johnson’s fascination with law enforcement and crime scene investigations, officers went into action to make that happen.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Student Arrested For Threats Of Mass Violence
A North Gaston High School student was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly made threats of violence against a number of students at the school.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Deputy Shoots Dog After Being Bitten, Knocked To Ground
A Lincoln County deputy shot a dog after he was attacked while investigating stolen property in High Shoals Tuesday morning (May 21st).  The deputy sustained minor injuries and the dog, a pit bull, appears likely to survive.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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