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Samantha Mendez - Picture courtesy of the Cornelius Police Department

$5000 reward offered in Cornelius runaway teen case

PRESS RELEASE A donor is a offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return home of Samantha Janet Mendez. On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Cornelius Police Department received a missing persons report for 17 year old Samantha Janet Mendez. Samantha’s mother reported that the teen had run away from her residence on that […]

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Randy Cook - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Office: Wanted man found hiding in closet

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Tuesday February 13, 2018, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad went to 174 Yellowstone Lane in eastern Iredell County in an attempt to locate and serve warrants on Randy Lee Cook. The night before, Monday February 12, 2018 a probation officer went to check on […]

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Breiana McAfee - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln deputies looking for missing teen

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Kelly Paris is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen. Breiana Lei McAfee, 16, was last seen at her residence in the 3000 block of Lee Lawing Road, Lincolnton, NC around 8:00 p.m. on February 13, 2018. Breiana is described as a black […]

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Statesville Police Chief discusses crime and hunger

While area law enforcement agencies team-up to address crime in Statesville and elsewhere, local churches and community members are also stepping-up. Statesville Police Chief Joe Barone joined WSIC’s ‘Live Local’ Tuesday, talking about how the Church and Police Coalition is working with young people. Barone says hunger is a contributing factor to crime and that […]

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Timothy Tezino - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Registered sex offenders accused of not reporting address changes

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Special Victims Unit received information about a registered sex offender who had moved from Iredell County without notifying the sheriff office. The information was assigned to Sex Offender Compliance Deputy John Adams for further investigation. During the investigation Deputy Adams spoke with witnesses in the area and learned, […]

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Pictures courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and the Statesville Police Department

ICSO, SPD investigating armed robberies

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On Saturday February 10, 2018 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery at 3541 Taylorsville Highway west of Statesville. Detective Patrick Irwin with the Criminal Investigations Division was assigned the case. According to the incident report the suspect walked into the business around 10 […]

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Statesville PD releases images of suspect vehicle in armed robbery

PRESS RELEASE In the original media release last week, Statesville Police Department provided photos of suspects wanted in connection to a robbery that occurred at Fast Phil’s on Taylorsville Hwy on 2/8/18. The SPD Criminal Investigations Division has provided two additional photos of the suspect vehicle for release in hopes that someone might recognize the […]

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Dale Beatty - Source: Purple Heart Homes

Hero, philanthropist Dale Beatty has died

Purple Heart Homes co-founder Dale Beatty has died. The double-amputee was a veteran of the War in Iraq and joined fellow veteran John Gallina to start the organization aimed at helping combat disabled veterans with housing needs. (AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote). While the organization may have a Statesville […]

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Community and police come together as drug investigation concludes

FROM PRESS RELEASE A four-month investigation came to a successful end Friday morning after Statesville Police arrested four individuals on a variety of drug and firearms charges. Statesville Police Chief Joe Barone and other SPD officers ended the day with local pastors, children, parents and citizens for pizza and fellowship at Cochran Street Baptist Church. […]

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Nicholas Anderson - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

WIHS student accused of bringing knife to school, making false threat

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Thursday February 8, 2018 information was received by school officials at West Iredell High School about a student making comments earlier in the day about committing a violent act. The school officials notified the School Resource Officer immediately. An investigation was initiated by School Resource Officer Sergeant Dallas […]

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