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Monday, 20 February 2017 10:32

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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31-year-old Jessica Reann Day of Justin Carlton Lane in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (February 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Day was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 20).

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:28

Statesville Officer's Handgun Stolen in Hickory

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A Statesville Police Officer was victimized by thieves in Hickory some time over the weekend.

A Glock 23 handgun, a range bag, hearing protection, two flashlights, two magazines and other ammunition was stolen from the Officer’s personal vehicle.  The stolen items have a total estimated value of $915.

The theft occurred between 12:40 Friday afternoon (February 17) and 10 a.m. on Sunday.  It’s not clear at this time if the vehicle was unlocked or if it was broken into.

On Friday, the Officer went to a shooting range on Springs Road and then ran several other errands.  He did not initially notice that the items were missing.  The victim believes the theft may have occurred in a parking lot near Harbor Freight on Highway 70 S.E.

Anyone with information should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.

31-year-old Joshua Garris Hamby of Yadkin View Drive in Ferguson was arrested Saturday (February 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest. Hamby was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 20).

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:11

Woman Arrested In Morganton On Drug Charge

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35-year-old Jessica Renea Norman was arrested Friday (February 17) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Norman was arrested at the intersection of Sanford Drive and Tate Street in Morganton. She was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for April 3.

An accidental shooting in Catawba County resulted in injuries to two boys. According to published reports, pellets from the boys' father's shotgun ricocheted off a wall and hit two of his children. The boys are ten and eight-years-old. Both have been treated and released from the hospital. The father has been charged in the incident.

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:12

Illegal Burn Leads To House Fire In Hickory

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At 2:53 p.m. Sunday (February 19), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to 1225 14th Street Drive NE. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.  

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire coming from the rear of the structure. Fire crews established a water supply and began to extinguish the fire on rear of the structure as other crews prepared to make entry into the residence to conduct a search to make sure everyone was out. All occupants were able to exit the structure and the fire was under control at 3:12 p.m.  

Catawba County EMS was on the scene to provide medical rehab for the firefighters and Hickory Police Department assisted blocking the roadway. The cause of the fire was from an unattended illegal burn at the back of the residence that spread to the open back porch and rear of the structure.

No injuries were reported and the occupants are staying with family members.

34-year-old Dustin Ross Watson of Hayes Waters Road in Morganton was arrested Sunday (February 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony discharge a firearm into occupied property. Watson was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 20).

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:02

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

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27-year-old Ricky Chang Lee of 6th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (February 19) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lee was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 20).

34-year-old Gerardo Barragan Loeza of Eagle Crest Drive in Hamptonville was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts apiece of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance. Loeza was jailed this morning (Monday, February 20) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court date is slated for March 21.

Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (February 21).

Under new business, there is one public hearing, it's scheduled  to receive comments on the consideration of a Vacant Building Revitalization Grant Performance Agreement with The Block 108, LLC, for property located at 26 1st Avenue SE. Also under new business, City Council will hear a report on the acceptance of North Carolina Industrial Development Grant Funds in the amount of $671,920. The funds would assist in the development of sanitary sewer infrastructure and entrance road development for Park 1764.

Under Reaffirmation and Ratification of Second Readings, there are nine items. All of the items were approved unanimously on first reading. Among the items listed on the agenda under second readings is the acceptance and award of the agreement with Willis engineers Inc. in the amount of $65,000 for evaluation and design of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Area Waterline Improvements Project.

Council will also hear presentations by community groups requesting appropriations from City Council during the next Fiscal Year.

Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting begins at 7:00 in the Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in downtown Hickory.

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