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New Fusion Center to Combat Child Predators & Trafficking Announced in Randolph County

New Fusion Center to Combat Child Predators & Trafficking Announced in Randolph County

Government, News
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. – At a joint press conference, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office announced a new task force and plans for a fusion center in Randolph County, all dedicated to combating child trafficking and exploitation. In August of this year the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office participated in ‘Operation Child Predator,’ leading to the arrest of nineteen individuals for sex crimes. “That operation opened the eyes of several people across the state” said Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt at the press conference. “The operation proved that child abuse, trafficking, and exploitation are much more prevalent than most people know or are willing to admit.” North Carolina is ranked ninth in the nation for human trafficking with sex trafficking...
Nearly 30,000 Fentanyl Pills Seized in Search Warrant

Nearly 30,000 Fentanyl Pills Seized in Search Warrant

Crime
TRINITY N.C. - A search warrant issued as a part of a joint investigation located nearly 30,000 Fentanyl pills at a home in Trinity and landed one person in jail. On August 9th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit and Criminal Interdiction Team, Asheboro Police Department’s Vice Unit, and the Department of Homeland Security's Investigation division (HSI), executed a search warrant on a residence located at 6503 Bellawood Dr. in Trinity. According to a press release, that search located approximately 28,400 Fentanyl pills that weighed approximately 12.5 pounds, along with U.S. Currency. As a result, Robert Gurung was arrested and transported to Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for the multiple felony drug and trafficking charges. ...
Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced a joint investigation into the solicitation of minors that resulted in the arrest of nineteen individuals. On August 3, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division concluded ajoint investigation involving multiple agencies that included the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (DHS-HSI), Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division (Army CID), Department of the Navy, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Probation / Parole, Davie, Rockingham, Catawba, Davidson, Moore, Cabarrus, Cleveland, and Alamance County Sheriff's Office...
Bomb Squad Called To Randleman After Pipe Bombs Found [Updated]

Bomb Squad Called To Randleman After Pipe Bombs Found [Updated]

News
Greensboro Hazardous Devices Team (Bomb Squad) Trailer - Scott Pelkey / Acme News Archive (2008) ASHEBORO N.C. - The Bomb Squad was called to the Randleman / Level Cross area yesterday after police found several pipe bombs. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriffs Office, on August 9th, 2022, at approximately 3:12 pm, a citizen near the 400 block of Providence Church Rd., in Randleman called Randolph County 911 after finding what they believed to be pipe bombs. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area were able to confirm the devices "to be consistent with the construction of explosive material" after viewing photos taken by the citizen. Nearby residents were asked to evacuate and the Greensboro Police Department's Hazardous Devices T...
3 Arrests Following Multi-Agency Operation Into Child Pornography Cybertips

3 Arrests Following Multi-Agency Operation Into Child Pornography Cybertips

Crime
(Stock photo via Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - During National Child Abuse Awareness Month the Randolph County Sheriff's Office worked with local, state, and federal agencies for a special joint operation investigating cybertips traced to locations within Randolph County. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office on April 13th and 14th, 2022, the agencies Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Team conducted Operation "I See You", focusing on child pornography cybertips, to determine the validity of just over 100 pending tips by conducting interviews, computer examinations, cell phone data extractions, and analyzing evidence. The Sheriff's office says the joint operation included a combination of agents, analysts, ICAC and forensic detectives from the Randolph County...

Sherriffs Office Makes Arrest In Child Pornography Case

Crime
ASHEBORO NC. - A local man was arrested under felony child pornography charges after police executed a search warrant on his home in Seagrove.  According to an press release the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office's Criminal Investigation Division Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) received information that an individual by the they identified as Robbie Ray Snider was possessing/distributing numerous child pornography files. Robbie Ray Snider On April 21, 2021, a search warrant was executed at Snider’s home on Dunlap Dr., in Seagrove, NC. Police seized evidence and a warrant was obtained by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office for the arrest of Snider for one count of Felony Second Degree Exploitation of a Minor. Snider was taken into custody and placed in the Moore County Jail ...