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Police Response Through Randolph County Linked to Cary P.D. SWAT Team

Police Response Through Randolph County Linked to Cary P.D. SWAT Team

Breaking News
ASHEBORO N.C. - More than half a dozen police vehicles speeding east on U.S. Hwy 64 drew the attention of drivers across Randolph County resulting in multiple news tips and calls. At around 2 p.m. on Wednesday November 1st, drivers and residents noticed approximately 9-10 police vehicles responding in a group with lights and sirens going heading East on U.S. Hwy 64. Screenshot of Reel from Facebook (Click or tap to open in a new tab) In a video shared to the ‘What’s happening Asheboro?”‘ group on Facebook, nine Police and other vehicles can be seen traveling down US Hwy 64 E near the Randolph Mall. The large number of vehicles resulted in multiple news tips, messages, and phone calls to news outlets and law enforcement in Randolph County from curious residents and drivers. So...
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...
Crime Stoppers Raising Money with ‘Back the Blue’ Shirts & Gun Raffle

Crime Stoppers Raising Money with ‘Back the Blue’ Shirts & Gun Raffle

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Randolph County Crime Stoppers is raising money to help prevent crime and pay rewards for tips. Here is how you can help. Since 1983 Randolph County Crime Stoppers has been helping citizens and law enforcement communicate to help solve crimes and make a safer community. What is less known is that as a non-profit organization the organization does not receive tax money from any County or Municipal governments. All the money used to run the organization, including paying rewards for tips, comes from the community through donations and fund-raising activities. Through partnerships with all Randolph County law enforcement agencies, Randolph County Crime Stoppers provides ways for citizens to submit anonymous crime tips and information. Those tips are passed on to law en...
Thieves Target Cars at Apartment Complexes on N Fayetteville St

Thieves Target Cars at Apartment Complexes on N Fayetteville St

Crime
Car break ins have been on the rise at Summers Run apartments in North Asheboro, NC on December 1, 2022. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO N.C. - Today we are learning more about a string of thefts and vehicle break-ins centering around apartment complexes on North Fayetteville Street over the last several days. Yesterday we reported on a press release from the Asheboro Police Department where officers were involved in a vehicle chase for over twelve miles into Guilford County. Today, having put together several dozen police reports from the past several days, we now can more clearly detail the string of theft that police are investigating. On the night of Nov 28th, 2022, thieves targeted vehicles at Mathew Grande Apartments, located at 2230 N Fayetteville St. The next ...
Crime Trending Up at Asheboro City Schools

Crime Trending Up at Asheboro City Schools

News
A patrol vehicle for a School Recourse Officer (SRO) sits out front of South Asheboro Middle School. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - Crimes at Asheboro City Schools have been and continues to trend upwards with more crimes reported to police in 2022 than 2021. In recent police reports we know that between November 17th and 18th Asheboro Police responded to a fight-in-progress and a student in possession of marijuana at Asheboro High School, and a fight at North Asheboro Middle School. These reports are part of a trend noticed from evaluating police reports and 911 records since early September 2022. By using 911 records to graph reported crimes we can see when comparing September and October of 2021 with the same months in 2022 that Asheboro High School, South As...
Concealed Transparency | How NC Body Camera Law Hurts Public Trust

Concealed Transparency | How NC Body Camera Law Hurts Public Trust

Investigative
Close-up of police body camera (Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. — As an increasing number of police departments get body cameras, footage from incidents both heartwarming and infuriating has made its way into the public consciousness. It's common to see body camera footage of officers committing incredible acts of bravery and compassion as well as gross infringements of people's rights and violent unjustified uses of force on the nightly news. If you pay attention to the clips that make the news and appear in tv shows and on the internet, you’ll notice a trend, very, very few of them are from N.C. When a police officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant on April 20th, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio, police body-worn camera footage was released within just a few hours. That footage showe...