Crime

  Three more teens charged after stolen handgun brought to East Rowan HS

According to Principal Tonya German, law enforcement led an investigation that discovered a student brought a weapon to school.

Deputies looking for person of interest wearing bunny ears in theft of deer cameras

Reward increased for information in west Charlotte homicide

WBTV security expert speaks on Mexican region where Mooresville teacher went missing

Man killed in hit and run in Caldwell County

Charlotte man gets 22-28 years for killing 17 year old

Reports of shots fired from cars in Publix parking lot in York County

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  75-year-old Charlotte man reported missing found safe

Convicted murderer gets up to ten year prison sentence on drug charges

Reports: Missing NC teacher killed by ’criminal organization’ while hiking in Mexico

Rock Hill man sentenced to 16 years for shooting death of South Pointe HS teen

Florida man accused of poisoning co-worker’s drink with bodily fluid

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

Man found dead in vehicle in east Charlotte identified

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 2500 block of Roseview Lane.

Man charged in deadly triple shooting in Concord

According to the Concord Police Department, Tremaine Arnez Jackson was arrested for his involvement in the murder of Willie Clarence Peck III in the 300 block of Union Cemetery Road in Concord.

  Crime Stoppers: Undisguised, unarmed man robs Gas station on The Plaza for over $2,000

The crook eventually jumps the counter, wrestles the cash box away and races out with a reported $2,200. So how did he know there was so much cash?

Person wanted for multiple armed robberies in Catawba County area

Since Sept. 4, 2018, the Hickory Police Department and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office have responded to four separate incidents of armed robbery, believed to be committed by the same person.

  Crime spree of restaurant break-ins in Gaston County and Lincolnton

No charges filed in York Preparatory Academy threat investigation

Two arrested, two wanted in burglary, shooting at Lancaster County home

Sighting of kidnapped NC teen reported in Charlotte, FBI investigating accuracy

Warrant issued for shooting incident at Albemarle Police officer, others

Police respond to threat made at York County school

  Weapon seized from student at Eastway Middle

A 13-year-old student at Eastway Middle School has been charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds following an incident that occurred at the school on Tuesday morning.

Search warrant issued for cellphone of student accused of killing classmate at Butler HS

According to the documents, an investigation revealed the shooting incident between Jatwan Cuffie and Bobby McKeithen stemmed from a prior fight in a Harris Teeter parking lot on Margaret Wallace and Idlewild Road. on Friday, Oct. 26.

Student caught with gun at East Mecklenburg HS

Staff at East Mecklenburg High School received a tip that a student had a gun on the campus Tuesday morning.

’Tis the season for stealing.’ Local officers prepare for holiday “porch pirates”

Melanie Henderson’s iPhone-directed security system spots the mail carrier dropping packages off at her Fort Mill home

Gunman stood through car sunroof, shot up police car in Albemarle

According to the Albemarle Police Department, officers received a call about a possible shooting that took place on T.E. White Drive near Elizabeth Avenue around noon.

Man stabbed in the chest to death in Mount Holly

According to the Mount Holly Police Department, officers responded to 407 Louise Avenue in Mount Holly at approximately 8 a.m.

  Officials ‘amazed' abducted NC 3-year-old made it out alive

The child was located by the U.S. Marshals Service and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and has been safely reunited with her mother.

Bomb squad called to check suspicious item at Mooresville hotel

Officials say the suspicious item was found at a Hampton Inn in Mooresville.

Autopsy: Woman killed by boyfriend in Steele Creek was shot nine times

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, 31-year-old Michael Duane Brown allegedly drove himself to the police department and told officers he had just killed his girlfriend at an apartment on Point South Drive.

Woman fakes heart attack to escape burglary, gets suspect to help call 911

An 85-year-old woman's home was invaded and she protected herself by pretending to have a heart attack.

Man who shot man in Florida, broke into cars in Avery County, arrested in Indiana

Avery County officials say a man who was on a dangerous crime run, traveled through and broke into vehicles at an Avery County hospital while trying evade law enforcement before DNA was able to lead to his eventual arrest.

Charges dismissed against Charlotte barber

While Daye waits to find a lawyer who can help him, he says he will continue to pursue his dream of becoming a barber.

Arrests made in robbery where pregnant clerk was wrapped in tape

Four people are now behind bars and two more being sought in connection with an armed robbery last week at the Tobacco to Go store in Granite Falls where crooks zip tied a store clerk’s hands and then wrapped her in tape.

Person shot while sitting in vehicle in northwest Charlotte

A person was shot while sitting in the their vehicle in northwest Charlotte early Friday morning.

How CMPD is making arrests on decades-old sexual assault cases

Inside Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters, there is a small room where, from floor to ceiling, cold case files stack the walls. They include 40 years’ worth of sexual assault cases, unsolved.

Civil activists call for Gastonia officer to be fired for accidentally shooting woman

Civil activists are calling for the firing of a Gastonia police officer just one day after the district attorney in Gaston county made the decision to not charge Officer Stephen Whisnant, after he shot an innocent woman in the chest back in July.

Skeletal remains found in TN, officials doubt it is murdered Burke Co. man

The beating was captured on cell phone video. The body of the victim, Lamaar Lovii Edmondson, has not been found.

Active shooting in a bar poses extra challenges, police say

Once again America is coping with a deadly active shooting.

Man ambushes former co-workers at Upstate funeral home; AR-15 jams, sheriff says

Greene tried to fire the AR-15 at the employees, but the gun jammed, Wright said. Greene pulled the magazine, put it back in and fired once, but the shot did not hit anyone.

Man arrested after allegedly trying to take over school bus, drive off with 41 kids

The suspect was arrested and could face several attempted kidnapping charges.

DA: Gastonia officer will not face charges after ‘accidental shooting’ of woman

The release states the officer's shot went through the storm door and the back door, striking a suspect's sister who was inside the home.

Police arrest Charlotte sex assault suspect days after putting out $1,000 reward

WBTV’s Coleen Harry captured video of a handcuffed Thomas being led into CMPD headquarters in Uptown Charlotte. When asked if he had anything to say for himself he didn’t respond.

  Death of 1-year-old at Lancaster home under investigation

The investigation began around 5:30 p.m. when emergency personnel were called to a home on 14th Street for reports of an unresponsive child.

Student arrested after gun found on campus at Hopewell High School

The incident happened at Hopewell High School. Principal Tracey Pickard said in a message sent to parents that the gun was found after a tip came in about the weapon on campus.

Man charged with murder in March fatal shooting near NoDa

Jamarr Trantwan James, 26, is charged with murder in the death of Damien Rashad Mack, 37.

Woman busted by Ohio police for stealing $1,600 worth of Girl Scout cookies

Police arrested a woman accused of stealing a large order of cookies intended for delivery to an Ohio Girl Scout troop.

Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids

Christopher Watts entered his plea Tuesday during a court hearing in Greeley, replying "guilty" nine times in response to Judge Marcelo Kopcow's reading of each charge against him in the deaths of Shanann Watts, 34, and their children, Bella, 4,and Celeste, 3.

Police: No claims of bullying in Butler High School deadly shooting

On Monday, Oct. 29, 16-year-old Jatwan Craig Cuffie shot and killed 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen in the hallways of Butler High School in Matthews.

Victim identified in fatal shooting inside Huntersville Walmart

WBTV’s Ron Lee spoke to a man who was inside shopping at the time of the shooting. The man said he heard at least two rounds and everybody inside the store started screaming and running.

‘Desperate’ search for kidnapped NC teen reaches day 9

Aguilar was outside waiting for her family to take her to school just before 7 a.m. when she was reportedly forced into a vehicle and kidnapped.

Police arrest owners of Wadesboro illegal game machine operators

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement officers have arrested nine people in Anson County for operating illegal gaming machines in businesses around Wadesboro.

Boyfriend of woman found dead in Charlotte home charged with murder

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 13100 block of Black Chestnut Place.

3 arrested, accused of pretending to collect money for 6-year-old with cancer

The suspects allegedly downloaded a picture of the girl from a local news website and went door-to-door asking for money.

Woman dubbed “South Park Susan” from viral harassment video turns herself in to NC police

Susan Westwood, 51, voluntarily turned herself in to the Sunset Beach, North Carolina Police Department Saturday.

Students charged with having gun at high school in Concord

According to the Concord Police Department, 17-year-old Jalen Rashun Dixon and 17-year-old Sieaira Lillian West were charged with felony weapons on campus or other educational property.

Former Myers Park HS student sues school district over handling of rape allegations

A former Myers Park High School student who reported being sexually assaulted by a fellow student in the woods behind the school has filed a lawsuit over the way school officials handled the incident.

Here’s why CMPD says they charged ‘Southpark Susan’ with misuse of 911

Susan Westwood became the latest person that CMPD charged with misuse of 911.

Cleveland Co. police release list of 5 wanted on drug charges

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has released a list of individuals wanted for charges involving the possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

  Lancaster Police search for burglary suspects

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a home invasion case that resulted in the shooting of one of the residents of the property.

CMPD seeks help identifying individual wanted for Park Rd. bank robbery

Police are asking for public assistance in finding a man believed to be responsible for a bank robbery off the 4400 block of Park Rd.

CMPD names second vehicle of interest in fatal hit-and-run case

Police are asking the public for help in identifying a potential second vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision off of Lawyers Rd. on the evening of Oct. 19.

911 calls released, new warrant issued as police look for woman in viral harassment video

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers listened to the content of the 911 calls and signed a misdemeanor warrant for misuse of the 911 system against 51-year-old Susan Jane Westwood, Tuesday.

Armed stranger sexually assaults woman walking in Charlotte

Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to provide information that will help identify the man involved in the sexual assault.

Sex offender arrested on Halloween in Alexander County

Officials arrested and charged 35-year-old Bryan Christopher Fox with two counts of first-degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

Sheriff: Burke Co. death investigation now a murder investigation

Investigators began looking into the death of Robert Biggerstaff after his body was found in his mobile home on Sugarloaf Road Tuesday evening.

Local artist donates mural to Butler HS after fatal shooting

The artist says he’s received a lot of appreciation for the new mural, and he hopes future generations appreciate it as much as today’s students do.

Deputies: 6 teenagers arrested after assault video circulates on social media

Deputies are investigating a reported assault Tuesday that involved multiple people, some of whom are believed to be high school students.

Trio wanted after pregnant clerk zip-tied, wrapped in duct tape during robbery

She was alone on the late shift at the Tobacco to Go store on Highway 321-A when she saw three people wearing masks come in. One pointed a gun at her.

Wine bag found inside Louisiana teacher’s classroom

Louisiana elementary school teacher jailed after law enforcement discover wine in her classroom.

Woman arrested, accused of having dead man’s stolen vehicle

At approximately 6 p.m, officials arrested 52-year-old Cathy Michelle Chapman for felony possession of Robert Biggerstaff’s stolen vehicle.

Crime Stoppers: $11K worth of cigarettes stolen

If you think you know these guys and want to earn a cash reward without leaving your name. call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Person taken into custody after bringing BB gun to A.L. Brown HS during domestic dispute

The incident happened during dismissal at A.L. Brown High School. School officials say the person - who was not a student - brought the BB onto campus as part of a domestic dispute.

Student charged with carrying a gun on Garinger HS campus

A 16-year-old student was charged with carrying a concealed weapon on school premises Tuesday at Garinger High School.

Manhunt underway in Chesterfield County

A manhunt is underway in Chesterfield County.

911 call released after black campaign worker allegedly threatened at voting location

The campaign worker said the armed man threatened to assault him before lifting his shirt and displaying a handgun which was in a holster on his belt.

Former assistant fire chief accused of embezzlement against Town of East Spencer

Teon Robinson, 28, is charged with embezzlement. Investigators say the alleged crimes happened between June 1 and July 31 of this year.

Conover man sentenced for 2017 assault

A Conover man was sentenced in Catawba County Superior Court today for an assault case that took place in 2017.

Student accused of killing classmate at Butler HS appears in court

16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie made his first appearance in court Tuesday. The Butler High School Freshman is charged with first degree murder after police say he shot sophomore Bobby McKeithen in the school hallway Monday.