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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

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

Violence Keeps Officers Busy
An alleged stabbing murder in Gastonia and a shooting near Hickory have kept officers from Gaston & Catawba counties busy.
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Unlocked Vehicles Break-Ins; Two Firearms Stolen
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of break-ins to unlocked vehicles at homes west of Lincolnton to unlocked vehicles parked at residences on Rock Dam Road, Daniels Road, Guy Heavner Road, and Blossom Hill Road.
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Gastonia Police Asking Public's Help With 2015 Missing Persons Case
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help with a missing persons case from 2015. Rose Maria Patterson, 43, of Gastonia, was reported missing on September 2, 2015, after her son had not been able to make contact with her for a month.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

More Drug Arrests
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has announced two more drug arrests.  Two Charlotte men were arrested after separate traffic stops on Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain.
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Eight Catawba Valley Residents Sentenced To Federal Prison
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division partnered with 16 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in an investigation which has led to the conviction of 10 defendants on Friday, August 28, 2020 in federal court in Charlotte. Eight of these defendants resided in the Catawba Valley.
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Narcotics Surveillance Operation Leads To An Arrest
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers arrested one person while conducting a surveillance operation in western Lincoln County on August 26, 2020.
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Three People Arrested In Grab & Run Robbery
Three people were arrested after a grab and run robbery at the Quik Trip on NC Highway 73 in Denver Monday night, Aug. 24.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Deputies Released From Hospital, Deceased Suspect Identified
Two Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies injured Monday (August 24, 2020) by gunfire have been released from the hospital and the deceased suspect has been identified.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Quick Police Work Puts Two In Jail
Two suspects in a Friday (Aug. 21st) armed robbery were quickly apprehended by Hickory Police.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest
A traffic stop early today (August 24, 2020) led to the seizure of illegal drugs and the arrest of Maiden, N.C. man.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Deputies Injured While Serving Warrants; Suspect Killed
Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were injured today by gunfire while trying to serve warrants on an individual who was killed during the altercation.
Monday, August 24, 2020

Two Were Involved In 2016 Double Murders
Two of five men arrested in a double murder that happened in March 2016 were finally sentenced this week in Catawba County Superior Court.
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Lamkin Arrested On Charges From August 5 Shooting Incident
Paul Eric Lamkin, Jr. was arrested on August 17, 2020 by Gaston County Sheriff’s deputies when he was released from Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  He was transported to the Gaston-Lincoln County line where he was turned over to Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Speeding Leads To Traffic Stop And Theft Arrests
Two people were arrested Saturday night (August 15, 2020) shortly before midnight when they were spotted leaving the parking lot of the Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Highway in Denver at a high rate of speed.
Monday, August 17, 2020

Deaths Of Two Men Under Investigation From Catawba St. Fire
On Sunday August 16, 2020 at approximately 12:28 p.m. Lincolnton Police Officers responded to the 800 Block of East Catawba Street. The call was in reference to a male subject reporting his son had assaulted him and was threatening to kill him.
Monday, August 17, 2020

A Gastonia man was jailed Saturday evening after he was arrested for shooting a woman with whom he lived.
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Second Suspect Arrested
A second suspect in a fatal shooting July 29th will have his first court appearance Monday after being arrested last week by Hickory Police.
Sunday, August 16, 2020

Charged With Stealing From Construction Site
An Iron Station man was arrested this week by Hickory Police after he allegedly stole items from a Hickory construction site on Startown Road.
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Help ID Driver Involved In Collision
Gastonia Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the driver of a car involved a three-vehicle accident that sent a Gastonia woman to the hospital with serious injuries.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Public's Help Needed To Locate Missing Man
On March 24, 2020 a family member reported that Christopher Allen Jernigan, 29, whose address is listed as homeless, had not made contact with them since March 6, 2020.
Friday, August 14, 2020

Lowell Man Charged In Internet Sex Crimes Investigation
Gaston County Police have arrested a 27-year-old Lowell man on charges related to a joint investigation involving Homeland Security.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lenoir Man Arrested For Offenses From Years Ago
A Lenoir man has been charged with multiple sex offenses that are alleged to have happened years ago when he lived in Gaston County.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Suspect Charged In Robberies In Hickory & Taylorsville
A Claremont man is alleged to have robbed two convenience groceries on Friday (Aug. 7th).  After the second robbery, Catawba County officers spotted his vehicle and he was arrested.
Monday, August 10, 2020

Police Seeking Two More Suspects In Shootings
Hickory Police have arrested two men in connection with shooting incidents on July 29th and August 3rd and are seeking two other suspects in connection with the shootings.
Monday, August 10, 2020

CC Deputy Commended For Assisting In Boater Rescue
Catawba County Sheriff Don Brown commended Deputy Scott Sawyer for his actions involved in the rescuing of a distressed boater on lake Norman.
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Gaston County 4th Confirmed Rabies Case Of 2020
On Thursday August 6, 2020 at 10:36 p.m. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from the 120 block of Hoyles Creek Road in Dallas. The call was reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a fox.
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Mother, Daughter Shot During Domestic Incident
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a domestic dispute where a mother and her daughter were shot.
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Seized Money Presented To Lincoln County Schools
Money seized in 55 narcotics operations was presented to Lincoln County Schools today, August 5, 2020.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Two Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
Johnny Russell Corriher and Joey Jackson Kiker of Lincoln County were arrested on August 4, 2020 on several child sexual assault charges.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Detectives Investigating Break-In To ATM Machine
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted break-in to an ATM machine in western Lincoln County.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GC Police Seek Suspect in Attempted Robbery/Shooting
The suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 5ft.-8in. to 6ft. tall, who portrayed himself as a female.  The suspect wore a wig with long, curly black hair with blond highlights and also wore make-up.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Lake Patrol Rescues Pennsylvania Couple From Lake Norman
On Thursday, July 30, 2020, while working Lake Patrol 1st Sgt. Richard Calhoun and Deputy John Issacks observed a woman in distress floating in the water and hanging on to the side of an unmanned jet ski.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Police, Sheriff's Office Investigating Shootings
Hickory Police and the Catawba County Sheriff's Office are investigating shootings that occurred earlier this week.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Sheriff Beam Attends Sheriff's Conference In Wake County
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam recently attended the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association 98th Annual Business Conference held in Wake County, North Carolina.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Lincolnton Mother, Son Killed In SC
A Lincolnton woman and her son were killed Tuesday (July 28th) in an accident in Florence, SC.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wednesday Incident
Hickory Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting that left one man dead and another injured.
Thursday, July 30, 2020

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