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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

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

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