Crime

  Multiple bomb threats reported in WBTV area, across country

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued a statement saying they were investigating “unsubstantiated bomb threats.”

CMPD charges teenager in October east Charlotte murder

CMPD arrest individual charged with armed robbery spree

Two sentenced in murder of 23-year-old father

Alleged porch package thief suspected of crimes in two counties

Officer helps driver with purchase; passenger in car shoots at him

CMPD arrests B&E suspects, one bitten by K9 officer

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  Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

‘Extremely dangerous’ man charged for carjacking, attempted sexual assault at Charlotte shopping center

Hooded robber holds up clerk at gunpoint in Matthews

Man charged with murder in fatal University City area shooting

Thief steals vehicle during planned car sale in Fort Mill

The stolen 2005 Acura TL is dark gray in color, and was displaying a temporary paper tag at the time of the theft.

Men charged with murder in deadly University City area shooting

Community members are rattled after a deadly shooting in their neighborhood.

  Charlotte man facing death penalty for brutal killings found competent to stand trial

Vurnel Smith Jr is one of the rare defendants in Mecklenburg County facing the death penalty.

Kevin Olsen’s accuser speaks out: ‘I won’t be silent. You shouldn’t be either.’

During the two-week rape trial of her former boyfriend, her identity was protected by a court order and a general media policy not to identify the alleged victims of sexual assault.

  Local pastor accused of sexually assaulting children at church

Crime Stoppers: Thieves roam parking lots for unlocked cars

Rock Hill Police search for woman’s ex-boyfriend after brutal beating

CMPD: Man shot by officers had realistic-looking replica, blank-firing pistol

Police investigating west Charlotte shooting

Elementary principal in Lincoln Co. arrested for misdemeanor assault of child

  High Country police looking for man wanted for Virginia child abduction

The High Country Crimestoppers, in association with the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshall’s, are actively seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a man wanted for abducting a minor in Washington County, VA.

Burglars wielding ax, wearing monkey mask steal 17 guns

Both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have put up $2,500 in reward money.

Former hospital employee sentenced for photographing child patients

A former hospital employee will spend the next 15 years in prison after taking pictures of three young girls while they were patients at Memorial Behavioral Health. The girls were six to eight years old at the time.

Volunteer accused of sex acts with children at Charleston church now under investigation in Davidson

On Tuesday, officials with the Town of Davidson confirmed they received information on Monday that an incident may have happened in their jurisdiction, leading to an investigation.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

Police: N. Charleston church volunteer took photos, videos of at least 8 boys

The new charges come on top of the first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge brought against Jacop Robert Lee Hazlett, 28, last Wednesday.

  Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

SC Correctional Officer arrested for having romantic relationship with inmate, accepting gifts

A South Carolina Department of Corrections Correctional Officer has been arrested after officials say she had a romantic relationship with an inmate and accepted monetary gifts.

Raleigh man charged with exposing himself in Rowan County

Raleigh man charged with exposing himself in Rowan County

Man in hospital after shooting in Kannapolis

The Felony Investigation Unit is finalizing evidence collection and interviewing witnesses, according to KPD. Because the investigation is still active, police say further details involving the incident will be limited.

Surveillance operation leads to meth charges for Rowan Co. man

David Ralph Sprinkle, 56, is charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana.

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

2-year-old accidentally shoots mom in Shreveport home

Officers arrived to find the 23-year-old suffering from a single gunshot wound to her back. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

CMPD: Man injured in officer-involved shooting, investigation underway

Police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday morning on a road off of Independence Blvd.

Body cam video from Gaston Co. ‘accidental’ officer-involved shooting released

The video was released only after a petition for the police body cam video was sent in by WBTV’s Investigative Reporter Nick Ochsner.

Mom’s video goes viral as she searches for missing son

Since he went missing his mother has posted videos and photos weekly. Close to four thousand people follow the “Find Sam Davis” Facebook page.

Father of 5 says life on sex offender registry has forced him and his family into homelessness

The family was evicted in October.

As crime drops in Charlotte, CMPD looking to address other issues

Charlotte is looking to end 2018 better than it did in 2017.

Man arrested in Sept. sexual assault, kidnapping case

CMPD has announced that they have made an arrest after a months-long investigation by their Sexual Assault Unit into a case that began at a gas station on Lawyers Rd.

Arrest made in connection with September homicide case

Cleveland County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a man believed to be connected with a homicide case that occurred this past September.

Fort Mill police make arrest in connection with string of local burglaries

The Fort Mill Police Department has announced that it made an arrest in connection with a series of burglaries that took place in the area from March to October 2018.

SC assistant principal busted on multiple drug charges

Richland County deputies have arrested an assistant principal at Dutch Fork High School and charged him with several drug charges.

  No bond for man charged with 2017 killing of East Meck HS student athlete

Carlos Olguin has been in jail without bond for about 644 days. Thursday afternoon he asked a judge to set a bond so he could try to get out.

Arrest made in 1995 sex assault case

The CMPD Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit announced on Thursday that they had charged a man for his involvement in a sexual assault case stemming from 1995.

Body found believed to be kidnapped North Carolina teen

Investigators involved with the search for Hania Aguilar say a body found less than 10 miles from where she was reportedly kidnapped nearly three weeks ago is believed to be the NC teen.

Crime Stoppers: Woman pepper sprayed at Charlotte ATM

From surveillance cameras at the Bank of America ATM at Harris and The Plaza, a female customer was wearing sunglasses last June. It's a good thing she was and here's why.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

York County Sheriff’s Office announces arrests made in 9-year-old arson case

York County Sheriff’s Detectives, with the assistance of other local and state law enforcement agencies, have arrested a man and a woman for crimes that occurred in 2009 involing a martial arts studio that has been set on fire.

CMPD arrest man in fatal hit-and-run case

Police have arrested a man and charged him with felony death by motor vehicle after a pedestrian who was struck in a hit-and-run accident on Nov. 14 died over a week later.

Belmont police investigating recent business break-ins

The City of Belmont Police Department is investigating two break-ins that occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old on school campus

A Sugar Creek Charter School teacher faces charges of indecent liberties with a child

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Mint Hill Police investigating incident involving armed confrontation

Police are investigating an incident that occurred on Friday, Nov. 23rd around 9:00 p.m.

CMPD charges man with murder in northeast Charlotte homicide

Police have arrested an individual believed to be connected to a homicide that occurred off of Avebury Dr. on Nov. 20.

Arrest made after bomb threats made against 3 Alexander Co. schools

An arrest was made after authorities conducted an investigation into a letter that threatened to blow up three schools near a state prison in Alexander County, deputies say.

Arrest made after man shot, killed in motel room in Charlotte

Police say 35-year-old Demarco Crawford was charged with the murder of 25-year-old Justin Fuller.

Deputy-involved shooting suspect: ‘I should have just shot her’

A deputy knocked on the door, and officials say a person inside the home answered the door with a gun pointed at the deputy.

Deputies: SC couple ‘double-twisted’ hairband around puppy’s muzzle, let fur overgrow and hinder another dog’s sight

Deputies say they arrested Allen and Dana Kinlaw, both 49, and charged them with felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor neglect.

Police investigating east Charlotte shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that was first reported in east Charlotte at around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

FBI looking for shoes connected to weeks-long search for Hania Aguilar

The Lumberton Police Department and the FBI are asking the public to be on the lookout for a pair of shoes that belong to 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar.

Thanksgiving Day gone wrong: Man killed in shooting, hit-and-run in Spencer

The Sheriff’s office said a hit-and-run and shooting that happened around lunchtime on Thanksgiving Day are connected.

Arrests made in Rowan County theft ring

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division has arrested four individuals believed to be involve with a commercial and residential theft ring.

Rowan County Sheriff’s Deputies investigating Thanksgiving day shooting death

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the shooting death of a Salisbury man on Thursday, Nov. 22, after it was reported around 12:00 p.m.

Man shot multiple times at southwest Charlotte apartment complex

According to emergency officials, the shooting happened in the 600 block of Fairwood Avenue around 8:30 p.m.

Community members worry after one person shot in west Charlotte

Police are investigating reports of an assault with deadly weapon in west Charlotte.

Two arrested after pistol-whipping, burglary led to pursuit of stolen vehicle in Matthews

A victim was assaulted and robbed late Wednesday night in Matthews after stopping by a friend’s house.

Person injured, shot fired into vehicle in north Charlotte

One person was injured during a shooting in north Charlotte late Thursday night.

Two people detained, one injured after shots fired during fight in northeast Charlotte

One person was injured after officers say a fight broke out and shots were fired in the university area early Friday morning.

Suspect used dating app to help kidnap, sexually assault woman, prosecutors say

The 19-year-old victim says a man she met on the dating app Tagged took her to an apartment, where she was sexually assaulted by multiple men for five hours.

Charlotte woman fears former roommate left a “hit list”

When Alix McGovern and her fiancée asked a temporary roommate to leave, they say they found a hand-written list of names among his belongings.

Man accused of sexually assaulting teen at Concord library turns self in

According to the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are investigating a report of sexual assault that took place at the Concord Branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library System on Union Street North.

Dad shoots son, charged with murder, says he didn’t mean to

49 year old Tony Odum says what happened Tuesday night at his home in Morganton stemmed from “Just an argument.”

Morganton man killed, father charged after Tuesday evening shooting

Morganton police are investigating a shooting death that occurred at the Ross Mobile Home Part off of Ross Rd. around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night.

Victim identified in northeast Charlotte homicide

CMPD is currently conducting a homicide investigation in north Charlotte, near the University area.

Gaston Co. community searches for answers after beloved horse shot dead

A beloved horse shot and left for dead. Gaston County authorities are looking for the person responsible and they need your help. Right now, a two thousand dollar reward is being offered to help find the shooter.

Father of 1-year-old boy killed in Florence flood waters speaks for first time

Dazia Lee, 20, was expected to appear in Union County Court Tuesday morning. She is charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving through a closed highway, which officials say led to the death of her son, Kaiden.

Officials: Man caught fire trying to siphon gas from U-Haul truck

Investigators are working to identify and locate the suspect.