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Victim in North Asheboro Park Shooting Dies, According to Police

Victim in North Asheboro Park Shooting Dies, According to Police

News
ASHEBORO — The victim of a shooting earlier this month near North Asheboro Park has died, according to police. In a press release earlier today, the Asheboro Police Department said that on May 15th, 2024, the victim,16-year-old Pedro Ortiz-Perez, has passed away. Ortiz-Perez was injured in a shooting on May 3rd near North Asheboro Park and was brought to the Emergency Room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck. He was later transferred to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where he had remained in critical condition. In a statement following the shooting, police said they did not believe Ortiz-Perez was the intended target.   The suspect, a 16-year-old whose name cannot be released by police due to privacy laws, was arrested in Statesville, N.C. on ...
Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Asheboro Park

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Asheboro Park

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this month a North Asheboro Park that left a 16-year-old in critical condition, according to the Asheboro Police Department. On May 3rd, as officers were responding to a report of shots fired in the area of North Asheboro Park on Canoy Drive, a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck was brought to the Emergency Room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle. An investigation by Detectives identified another 16-year-old male as the suspect, but police were unable to locate that suspect, until today. The Asheboro Police Department says an extensive investigation determined that the suspect was staying at a residence on Gypsy Drive in Statesville, N.C. At around 10:30 a.m. this morning officers...
Teachers and Officers faceoff in Kickball Showdown

Teachers and Officers faceoff in Kickball Showdown

Events
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO — Earlier this week teachers at Asheboro High School went up against officers from the Asheboro Police Department, in a friendly game of kickball. Inspired by superintendent of Asheboro City Schools Dr. Woody’s emphasis on community engagement, Asheboro High School’s Assistant Principal Brittany Roberts proposed having the police department cook hamburgers and hotdogs for Teacher Appreciation Week.“They suggested the idea of a friendly competition against the police department to add excitement to the week,” said Roberts. Working with the school’s administration team and Officer Cornejo, the School Resource Officer, plans for the first ever ‘Techers vs Cops - Kickball Showdown’ were finalized. On Wednesday May 7th the two sides ga...
Teen in stable condition after being shot by another teen, says Asheboro Police

Teen in stable condition after being shot by another teen, says Asheboro Police

Breaking News
ASHEBORO — A shooting overnight left a 16-year-old in the hospital with a gunshot wound and police searching a second 16-year-old suspect. Friday night around 9:30 p.m., officers with the Asheboro Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of North Asheboro Park on Canoy Drive. As officers were responding a police sergeant working off-duty at Randolph Hospital reported a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck area had been brought to the Emergency Room by vehicle, according to an official with the Asheboro Police Department.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. They identified another 16-year-old male as the suspect. Based upon evidence collected and information gathered a secu...
Suspect arrested after fleeing from police, attempting to report car stolen

Suspect arrested after fleeing from police, attempting to report car stolen

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. — Video evidence led to the arrest of a suspect attempting to report his car stolen after fleeing from police, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On March 25th, 2024, at around 9 p.m., a Deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull over a vehicle near the intersection of Kamerin St. and Caudle Rd. in Randleman. According to a press release, that vehicle quickly turned into a driveway, turned off its headlights, and jumped out of the driver's door and fled on foot behind the residence. The Sheriff’s Office says there was a short foot pursuit, but the officer returned to the vehicle to check for passengers and call-in backup. Video footage which captured the suspect walking behind a residence. Using that video police broadcast a description of th...
Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. — A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina was arrested overnight at a local park in Asheboro, accused of engaging in sexual activity with a minor. Late on Wednesday March 20th, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a local park past curfew. According to a press release from the Department, officers found a male, later identified as 27-year-old Eric Timothy Fitch with a 13-year-old juvenile female in the vehicle along with evidence that Fitch had engaged in sexual activity with the female. Detectives took over the investigation and just past 10 p.m. that night Fitch was arrested and charged with statutory rape of child under 15, two counts of statutory sex offense with child under 15, dis...
Asheboro Standoff Ends with Child Safe, One Arrested

Asheboro Standoff Ends with Child Safe, One Arrested

News
https://youtube.com/shorts/dSlK2aXqfro Contribuited Video ASHEBORO N.C. – A domestic situation that resulted in a stand-off with Asheboro Police ended peacefully with the child involved un-injured and one suspect arrested. On the February 9th 2024, at around 9:30 a.m. officers from the Asheboro Police Department were dispatched to 611 East Central Avenue, Apartment C, in reference to a reported assault. According to a press release, officers spoke with the victim who advised she was assaulted by her boyfriend, identified by police as Matthew Thomas Watts.  The victim told officers Watts was inside the residence with their 4-month-old child. When officers made contact with Watts he refused to exit the apartment.  That lead to an approximately four hours standoff wit...
Asheboro Police Department Announces Chief Mark Lineberry To Retire in March

Asheboro Police Department Announces Chief Mark Lineberry To Retire in March

Government
ASHEBORO N.C. (City of Asheboro) - The City of Asheboro, along with the Asheboro Police Department, would like to announce that after nearly 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Asheboro and its citizens, Chief Mark Lineberry plans to retire effective March 1, 2024. Chief Lineberry started his career in law enforcement in May 1992 at the Asheboro Police Department. Lineberry worked as a patrol officer and detective until October 2001 when he was promoted to Sergeant. Lineberry rose through the ranks ultimately being selected as Chief of Police in October 2019. Mark Lineberry, Chief of Police, Asheboro Police Department (City of Asheboro Website) During Lineberry's tenure as chief he implemented Body Worn Cameras for the department, oversaw the department during the Co...
Fire at Asheboro Home Leaves One Dead, Police Say

Fire at Asheboro Home Leaves One Dead, Police Say

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Police are investigating a fire at an Asheboro home that left one person dead. According to the Asheboro Police Department, on January 23rd, 2024, at around 3:30pm, officers were dispatched to 308 South Park Street at the request of the Asheboro Fire Department. When officers arrived, they learned the victim was sitting in a wheelchair on the front porch of a residence when a fire started in, or around, the wheelchair.  The victim was transported to a local medical facility where he died from his injuries.  Officers identified the individual as Roman Aleksander Stobnicki and say detectives from the department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the case to determine the origins of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the inciden...
Asheboro Police Department Taking Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

Asheboro Police Department Taking Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

Government
Participants with Asheboro Police Department's Citizens Academy see a demonstration of arrest techniques during one of the classes. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. – The Asheboro Police Department is taking applications for its Citizens Academy set to start in March. The Asheboro Police Department’s Citizens Academy is designed to educate members of the community on how the department operates, its programs, as well as a chance to get to know the officers who work in the community. Citizen’s academy classes that meet once a week, usually in the afternoon/evening, for nine weeks with each class focused on a specific topic. Those topics include arrest techniques, traffic stops, DUI Investigations, police K9 use and demonstrations, crime scene investigation, and an...