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Conover Police responded to a larceny at the Conover Wal-Mart at 201 Zelkova Court N.W. in Conover. Police were called at about 9:52 a.m. on Friday (December 5).

Upon arrival, Officers spoke to Wal-Mart’s Asset Protection Officers, who told them the incident occurred at 4:40 a.m. The suspect was described as a black male in his early-to-mid-30s, wearing a Mossy Oak camouflage hoodie, matching camouflage pants and a camouflage toboggan.

The suspect entered the store, took a grocery buggy and selected a Dell desktop computer, five Motorola home video systems and multiple Mossy Oak camouflage jackets with a total value of over $1,200. The suspect exited Wal-Mart through the garden center emergency fire exit where a white Chrysler 200 was waiting to pick him up. There appeared to be two unidentified front seat occupants in the vehicle.

The Conover Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and his accomplices. Anyone with information should contact Conover Police at 828-464-4698.  

The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office is seeking information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for a breaking & entering at the Country Crossroads Convenience Store at the corner of Highway 64 South and Jenkins Road.

Morganton/Burke Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone with information should call 828-437-3333

The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens never to attempt to apprehend suspects themselves.

33-year-old Kareem Jamar Moore of Northwoods Drive in Kings Mountain has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators on two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine and one felony count each of maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and speeding to elude an arrest. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of littering and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested at about 6 p.m. yesterday (December 4) as Investigators were conducting surveillance when they saw a suspicious vehicle pull into the parking lot at the Dollar General store in High Shoals. Investigators had received information that Moore would be transporting cocaine to the Lincoln County area.  

Moore did not exit the vehicle, but remained on a cell phone while looking around the parking lot. As the suspect left the parking lot, Investigators pulled in behind the vehicle and attempted to stop the suspect with blue lights and siren. At that point, they saw the driver throw a bag containing a white substance out of the window. Another Officer stopped and retrieved the bag, which contained crack cocaine.

Police chased Moore’s vehicle south on Highway 321 into Gaston County where it was stopped near the Hardin Road exit. Moore was taken into custody without further incident.

Moore was placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond. No court date is currently listed.

59-year-old Michael Greylen Robinson of 1st Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was served a felony indictment at about 4 a.m. today on one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.

Robinson was arrested in connection to an incident in August of this year when a Hickory Police Officer on foot patrol saw a suspicious vehicle in the area of 9th Avenue Place S.W. and 2nd Street Place S.W. The Officer conducted a search of the vehicle and found 1.8 grams of crack cocaine.

After his arrest this morning, Robinson was taken into custody without incident and processed at H.P.D. He was released under a $10,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for December 12 in Newton.

A bomb threat was reported at St. Stephens Elementary School at 684 30th Street N.E. in Conover today (December 5).

At last report, Hickory Police were on the scene. The school was evacuated and students were taken by school bus to St. Stephens Lutheran School.

Details are incomplete at this time. The incident remains under investigation.

46-year-old Tina Marie Brown and 41-year-old Christel Gantt Camp, both of Union Church Road in Gastonia have been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators on felony charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, sale & delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and conspiracy to sell & deliver a schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Camp was charged with maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance.

The two were taken into custody during an incident in the parking lot at the Dollar General store in High Shoals. At about 12:45 p.m. yesterday (December 4), Investigators were conducting an undercover operation near the store where they completed a hand-to-hand drug transaction with the suspects.

Brown was placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond, while bond for Camp was set at $10,000, secured. Both women were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court today.

31-year-old Jakeco Lee Johnson of 8th Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 1 a.m. today (December 5) on misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after an Officer on foot patrol on the 900 block of South Center Street in Hickory saw two subjects in the roadway. The Officer recognized the men and, as he approached, he saw a hand-to-hand transaction between the two. A digital scale was found near some concrete steps where the two subjects were seen. Johnson was searched, leading to the discovery of a plastic bag containing 0.6 grams of marijuana.

At the time of his arrest, Johnson was free on a pre-trial release agreement. He faces felony charges for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a weapon into occupied property with a Superior Court date on those charges set for December 8. As a result of the violation of the release agreement, bond for Johnson was set at $350,000, secured. He will appear in District Court on the misdemeanor charges on January 20 in Newton.

Hickory Police Lieutenant Vidal Sipe has completed training in the Management Development Program (MDP) at the North Carolina Justice Academy. The Management Development Program is designed to teach participants how to become innovative and progressive leaders in the law enforcement community.

The MDP course is comprised of 11 modules offered monthly over a period of a year and is coordinated by Josh Phillips of the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemberg, North Carolina. Lt. Sipe attended the course during the past year.

Sipe, a native of York, Pennsylvania, joined the Hickory Police Department in August of 2000. Previously, he worked for the Morganton Department of Public Safety and is a former United States Army Military Police Sergeant who retired from the Army Reserves in May of 2012. He was promoted to Lieutenant in August 2012 and is currently assigned as the Commander of David PACT.

Iredell County Deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying a larceny suspect. The larceny occurred at the Dollar General store on the Mocksville Highway.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect should contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180 or Iredell/Statesville Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.

Senior citizens celebrated the coming Christmas holiday by gathering for an annual breakfast yesterday (December 4) at the Newton Recreation Center. The Alexander County Ole Time Pickers performed as 100 seniors feasted on a breakfast donated by Bojangles’. The Catawba County Council on Aging sponsored the event.