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The Hickory Police Department will host two upcoming events – “Run With the Law” and the department’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Special Olympics. Both events encourage participation with Special Olympic athletes and help to raise money for the programs offered by Special Olympics of North Carolina.

“Run With the Law” will be held on May 6, beginning at Police Headquarters on 2nd Avenue S.W. in Hickory. On-site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the awareness run beginning at 8:30 a.m. A minimum donation of $25 is required to participate and runners will receive a free Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirt.

The Golf Tournament will be held on May 15 at the Lake Hickory Country Club (the Catawba Springs Course).

To pre-register for the run or if interested in becoming a sponsor or entering a team in the golf tournament, contact Chrystal Dieter at cdieter@hickorync.gov or call 828-261-2642.

Sponsors for the golf tournament are: Mike Johnson Toyota, Texas Roadhouse, Homes for Heroes, Wize Home Direct, Donna Austin Team – Coldwell Banker, Harriet Kirkland – Coldwell Banker, Blue Ridge Fire Protection, Martin Marietta, Shuford Credit Union, Catawba Valley Insurance Agency, Growing Smiles, Arby’s, McDonalds, Smoothie King, Fran Redden – Coldwell Banker, Suzanne Williams – Coldwell Banker, Kay Schmucker Team – Berkshire Hathaway, Outdoor Supply Company, Food Matters Marker, Auto Spa and the Hickory Crawdads.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:21

Lincolnton Man Charged In Break-in And Theft

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29-year-old Shane Rashon Faw of Lincolnton was arrested on charges filed by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods.

The charges are in connection to the break-in and larceny from a home in the 4800 block of Maiden Highway in October 2016.
On October 31, deputies were dispatched to the residence after the homeowner had discovered someone used a ladder to break into the home through a back bedroom window. Stolen in the break-in were a Nikon camera and lens, two flat screen TVs, and electronic equipment and games valued at approximately $2,300.

On November 1, the victim provided the investigating officers with serial numbers for the camera and lens. As the investigation continued Detective Kelly Paris discovered the camera had been pawned at a Gastonia Pawn Shop. The person who pawned the camera was identified a Shane Rashon Faw.

Detectives were unable to locate Faw who was listed as a wanted person. On April 20, Faw was arrested by Bessemer City Police on the charges. He was placed in the Gaston County Jail and released after posting a $10,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court in Lincolnton Monday (April 24).

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:17

Morganton Man Faces Charges in Three Counties

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21-year-old Tyler James Carey of Neil Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:40 yesterday afternoon on two felony counts of larceny by servant or other employee and one misdemeanor count each of failure to appear on a charge of driving while license revoked and providing false information to an officer.  The larceny warrants were issued in Buncombe County and the failure to appear warrant comes from Yancey County.  The false information charge is local.

Carey was taken into custody without incident at the Golden Corral restaurant on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond.  He has since been released.  Carey will appear in District Court on April 28 in Asheville; on May 31 in Yancey County; and on June 20 in Newton.

18-year-old Tykeydris Markee Latwan Norris of Statesville has been arrested by Statesville Police on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and attempted armed robbery.  A second suspect, 20-year-old Jiceri Sankwan Tucker of Statesville, is currently at-large.  He is wanted on the same charges.

Just before 5 p.m. yesterday (April 24), Statesville Police responded to a reported shooting at a residence on the 300 block of Brevard Street in Statesville.  Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.  Iredell County EMS treated the victim on the scene.  The victim was then taken directly to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for further treatment.

Officers and Investigators processed the crime scene in front of the residence and inside the victim’s home and began talking with neighbors.  One Statesville Police Investigator rode with the victim en route to the hospital.  The victim said the two suspects, who were known to him, attempted to rob him.  A struggle ensued and the victim was shot.  

Warrants were issued for the arrests of Tykeydris Markee Latwan Norris and Jiceri Sankwan Tucker.  The victim's name has not been released.

Just before two o’clock this morning (April 25), Norris was arrested in Troutman at a residence on Avon Avenue.  Norris was taken before a Magistrate and placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $400,000 secured bond.  No court date is listed on the current charges; however, Norris is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 11 & 16 and on June 7 on a variety of charges involving firearms, marijuana, breaking & entering, stolen goods and assault.

Tucker has not been located.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406 or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.  Callers may remain anonymous.

27-year-old Luis Enrique Ginarte-Hernandez, whose address was not listed, was arrested Monday (April 24) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with unlawfully obtaining a credit card, financial card fraud, attempted financial card fraud, and resisting a public officer. Ginarte-Hernandez was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 25) and June 21.

18-year-old Alize Nicole Caldwell of Stonebridge Drive in Morganton was arrested Monday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Caldwell was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (Tuesday, April 25).

30-year-old Christopher Jay Garrett of Lakeside Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (April 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering along with a misdemeanor count of assault by pointing a gun.

Garrett was arrested without incident shortly before 7:00 Monday at the Hickory Police Department. Following the arrest, he was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 25).

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 05:37

Caldwell County Woman Indicted On Drug Charge

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35-year-old Amanda Joy West of Clingstone Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (April 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged on a bill of indictment with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine. In addition, West is charged with felony probation violation. She was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 24.

25-year-old Samuel Antonio Patterson of Warrior Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine along with two counts of cyberstalking. Patterson was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $68,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 25) and May 22.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 05:02

Wastewater Spill Reported In Newton

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The city of Newton experienced a wastewater spill on Monday (April 24). The spill at 1857 Burris Road was estimated at 10,800 gallons, of which 3,000 gallons reached McLin Creek.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Water Resources was notified and is reviewing the matter. The spill had no negative impact on the environment.

For more information, contact Todd Crutchfield at 828-695-4289.

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