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Driver & Passenger Asleep at Intersection – Drugs, Alcohol, Gun Located, Says RCSO

Driver & Passenger Asleep at Intersection – Drugs, Alcohol, Gun Located, Says RCSO

Crime
TRINITY N.C. - A driver is facing felony drug charges and misdemeanor DUI and gun charges after police say they found him and his passenger asleep at an intersection in a running vehicle. On October 20th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of NC Hwy 62 and Surrett Dr., in Trinity, for a welfare check on a vehicle stopped at an intersection with the driver slumped over at the wheel. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, when the deputy approached the vehicle they smelled the "strong odor of marijuana and alcohol emitting from the vehicle and an open bottle of alcohol was observed in the backseat of the vehicle." Police say the vehicle was still running, in drive, with the driver’s foot on the brake pedal. Deputies made seve...
Armed Individual Leads Sheriff’s Office on Chase, Arrested

Armed Individual Leads Sheriff’s Office on Chase, Arrested

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - An armed individual who fled from police earlier this week was arrested and is now facing multiple charges. That's according to the Randolph Couty Sheriff's Office who says on May 1st, 2023, their deputies responded to Harlow Rd, in the Archdale area, in reference to a reported armed person. Randolph County 911 advised the deputies enroute that an armed suspect had left the scene and provided a description of the vehicle. According to a press release, a deputy responding to the area located the suspect vehicle on Harlow near Tuttle Rd and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle fled. A brief chase ensued, as the vehicle approached Checker Dr, the driver, whom police identified as Jose Santiago Pelayo, pulled over. Pelayo and a passenger were deta...
Driver In Single Vehicle Accident Overnight Facing Charges

Driver In Single Vehicle Accident Overnight Facing Charges

News
Just after 4 AM on Feb 23rd, 2023, emergency crews were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident on E Dixie Dr in front of Hardee's entrance. [Scott Pelkey | RNN/ North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver who crashed into a ditch in front of Hardee's overnight is spending today in jail after being charged with driving while impaired. Just after 4 am, on February 23rd, 2023, Police requested emergency crews to respond to E Dixie Dr in front of the Hardee's in Asheboro for a single vehicle accident. According to an accident report by the Asheboro Police Department, 27-year-old Rachel Marie Stevens of Asheboro was driving a 1998 Honda Accord westbound on Hwy 64 when she left the roadway on the right side and crashed into a small ditch in front of Hardee's. Police no...
Ramseur Water Supervisor Answers Questions, Points to Larger Underlying Issues

Ramseur Water Supervisor Answers Questions, Points to Larger Underlying Issues

News
(happycreator/ Adobe Stock) RAMSEUR, N.C. – Officials with the town of Ramseur are addressing concerns about recent and on-going water quality issues, and the underlying problem extends well outside of the town. In early December, the Town of Ramseur suffered a water main break in a 12-inch line used fill the town tank located at the old water treatment plant. “There is an 8-inch line that runs from the tank that ties back into the 12-inch line at the old water plant to keep the town supplied with water when the plant is shut down.” says Jason Helton, supervisor at the water treatment plant in an email conversation with Randolph News Now. To repair the break in the pipe both the 12” and 8” pipes had to be closed to take pressure off the line. “When valves are closed it allow...