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Missing Juvenile Returns Home
Allissann Marie Quates, 16, returned to her residence around 7:30 p.m. on October 11, 2019 and has been removed from NCIC as a missing juvenile.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Help Locate Missing Teen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old female.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Probation Search Leads To Drug Arrest
The search of a residence occupied by a man on probation led to an arrest on drug charges and probation violation.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Iron Station Man Arrested For Number Of Break-Ins
An Iron Station man has been arrested in connection with a number of break-ins to trailers and vending machines.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Judge Gives Moore Lengthy Sentence
A Maiden man got a lengthy prison sentence this week after pleading guilty to charges related to molesting a child.
Friday, October 11, 2019

Altercation Over Two Dogs Fighting
One man was injured and another man arrested following an altercation over their pets fighting.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Deputies Arrest Loomis Street Man During Break-In
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Loomis Street, Lincolnton, N.C. man as he attempted to break into homes and a vehicle on Salem Church Road.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

LPD Investigating Cell Phone Larceny
On Monday October 7 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers were dispatched to Sea Wireless in reference to a Felony Larceny.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Two People Charged In Connection With Theft Of A Vehicle
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies have charged two people in connection with the theft of a vehicle.
Monday, October 7, 2019

City's One Stop Voting Change Garners Most Discussion
At the October Lincolnton City Council Meeting, the Lincoln County Board of Elections (BoE) change to the City’s One Stop voting change dominated the Discussion.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Raleigh Man Given Lengthy Prison Term
A Raleigh man has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections after a Lincoln County jury found him guilty on a number of charges from an incident that occurred at 2645 Painter Lane, Lincolnton, NC on May 6, 2017.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fire At Balls Creek Called "Suspicious"
A Sunday evening (Sep. 29th) fire that destroyed some 40 'tents' at Balls Creek Campground on Buffalo Shoals Road is being called "suspicious."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Raccoon Tests Positive For 12th Rabies Case In Gaston County
On Sunday September 29 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from Sugar Lane in Gastonia in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family cat fought with a raccoon which was killed during the incident.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Apprehended In Carteret County
After being tracked by GPS for over 12 hours across the state of North Carolina John O. Lafferty Jr. was apprehended in Carteret County Monday night by the bail bondsman who had gone part of his bond.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lafferty Fails To Make Court Appearance
Law enforcement officers are searching for former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty Jr. after he failed to show up for court Monday, Sept. 30.
Monday, September 30, 2019

Rabies Update
A dog that killed a rabid skunk is still being sought in Gaston County as selected veterninarians offer reduced price rabies shots over the next couple of weeks.
Sunday, September 29, 2019

Two People Arrested Following Violent Assault
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two people following a violent assault on a man last night.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lincoln County Land Search Team Finds Woman Lost in Woods
The Lincoln County Land Search Team along with Sheriff’s deputies, Lincolnton Fire and Lincoln County EMS located a woman who reportedly was injured and lost in a wooded area.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Missing Woman's Body Found
The body of a missing woman has been found and a Lincolnton man has been charged with her murder.
Friday, September 27, 2019

Lafferty Charged With Felony Embezzlement
Former Lincolnton attorney John O. Lafferty, Jr. has been charged with Embezzlement in Excess of $100,000--a Class C felony.  He will have a first appearance in Superior Court on Monday.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Woman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective Justin Link is asking for the public's help in locating a missing Lincoln County woman.
Thursday, September 26, 2019

11 Confirmed Rabies Cases Now In Gaston County
On Monday September 23 Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 1100 block of Sandy Ford Road, Mount Holly, NC in reference to two family dogs who had fought with a skunk. The skunk was killed during this incident.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dog--Possibly Infected With Rabies--Being Sought
Gaston County Animal Control says the county confirmed its 10th case of rabies in a wild animal this week.  This time, the story also includes a warning to avoid not only wild animals--but a stray dog that may be infected.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Domestic Incident Leaves Man Injured
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a physical domestic incident at 11 p.m. on September 19 where a man was injured.
Friday, September 20, 2019

Man Shoots Through Door, Just Misses Deputies
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies escaped injury when a man shot through the door of his home as the officers knocked on the door Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Missing Teen Located In Forsyth County, NC
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Lookadoo with help from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located the teen last night in Lewisville, N.C.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Open House For Sheriff's Office, EMS & Animal Services
This is a reminder that the Open House for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County EMS, and Lincoln County Animal Services will be held on Saturday, September 21.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Vehicle Break-Ins During Maiden Football Game Investigated
Maiden Police officers are investigating three forcible vehicle Breaking & Entering’s that occurred during the Maiden High School football game against St. Stephens Friday night, Sept. 13, in the parking areas at Maiden High School.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Lindsey Rose Monteleone, 17, was reported missing Sunday night (September 15, 2019) after she did not return to her Asbury Church Road home from work at Papa John’s Pizza in Denver, N.C.
Monday, September 16, 2019

Missing Lincoln County Teen Located In South Carolina
A missing Lincoln County teen was located Friday night (September 13) in Greenville, South Carolina.
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lincolnton Woman Charged With Belmont Robbery & Kidnapping
A Lincolnton woman has been charged in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that occurred in Belmont Monday night of two Belmont Abbey College baseball players.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Teen
Family members say 16-year-old Selena Rodriguez left the residence around 10 p.m. on September 5, 2019.  They say a vehicle was heard outside the home and believe she was picked up by the vehicle but were unable to provide a color or make of vehicle.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Sheriff's Deputies Charge Man With Assaulting A Female
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kellom Lane on September 8, 2019 to investigate a possible sexual assault.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Registered Sex Offender Facing Sexual Assault Charge
A Lincoln County man is facing sexual assault charges in connection with an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of September 8, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019

Lincoln County Water Rescue Team Moving To Outer Banks
The Lincoln County Water Rescue Team is moving to the Outer Banks to assist with rescue efforts due to Hurricane Dorian. The team was originally dispatched to Plymouth, N.C. then transferred to Washington, N.C. where they awaited assignment.
Friday, September 6, 2019

Another Rabies Case
A family pet had to be euthanized after it fought with a rabid skunk.  It was the 7th confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year.
Friday, September 6, 2019

LC Water Rescue Team Deployed For Hurricane Dorian
The team was dispatched Tuesday afternoon to Plymouth, N.C. which will be the staging area until they receive additional orders from the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center or if Hurricane Dorian impacts the area around Plymouth.
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Missing Man Found
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives say a man reported missing Monday evening (Sep. 2nd) has been found and is safe.
Monday, September 2, 2019

Dallas Fatality Still Being Investigated
A Dallas man was struck & killed on the Dallas-Stanley Highway near his home Friday evening.
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Two More Rabies Cases In Gaston County
Gaston County has recorded its 5th and 6th confirmed rabies cases of 2019. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Two Arrested After Chase West Of Lincolnton-UPDATED
Two suspects were arrested Sunday (Aug. 25th) after a stolen vehicle wrecked on George Brown Road off Highway 182.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

UPDATE: LPD Needs Public's Help To Locate Two Runaway Juveniles
UPDATE: Jennifer Marie Black, 16,  and Josiah David Coffey, 17, were located Tuesday morning in Kansas. Both individuals are safe and their parents are making arrangements to pick them up.The Lincolnton Police Department appreciates the public’s assistance in locating the two runaway juveniles.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Disarmed Grenade Found In Box At Home
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call Sunday night in the 200 block of Car Farm Road where a grenade was discovered in the basement of a home.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Memorial Held To Honor Slain Officer
A special memorial service was held on the Courtsquare Sunday afternoon to honor and remember Sgt. John Howell, the only Lincoln County law enforcement officer ever killed in the line of duty.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Somerset's Family Asks: "Will Justice Be Done?"
Sunday was a day for memorials.  In Bessemer City, the family of Gary Lee Somerset marked the second anniversary of his murder in southern Lincoln County on August 25th, 2017.
Monday, August 26, 2019

Catawba County Sheriff's Office Welcomes Body Cameras
Catawba County Sheriff's deputies have a new piece of equipment--a body camera.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Gaston County Has 4th Rabies Of 2019
A rabid fox that bit an Alexis area resident is the fourth confirmed case of rabies in Gaston County this year.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Operation BOLO
Law enforcement agencies in Gaston County will participate in a special initiative this week and next to try to improve school safety by educating drivers and vigorously enforcing laws related to school zones, school buses, etc.
Monday, August 19, 2019

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


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