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Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Vehicle Chase

Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Vehicle Chase

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A suspect in a stolen vehicle who led police on a brief chase last weekend found out making it to the front porch is not home base and was arrested. On June 18th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to High Pine Church Rd, in Asheboro, for a report of a stolen vehicle. A 911 caller was the victim and was following the stolen vehicle, providing police with a direction of travel. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, a deputy was able to intercept the vehicle as it ran a stop sign on High Pine Church Rd and continued onto Hopewell Friends Rd at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, but police say the suspect accelerated and attempted to flee. The suspect ran a stop sign coming off Hopewell Friends R...
Multiple Vehicle Thefts, Multiple Arrests Made in March

Multiple Vehicle Thefts, Multiple Arrests Made in March

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Earlier today we reported on data from the Sheriff's Office showing in March of this year the agency investigated eight vehicle thefts, making up almost half of the reported vehicle thefts so far this year. As a follow up to that article (which you can read here), we are detailing just a few of the cases we are aware of from March. In early February detectives with the Criminal Interdiction Team were investigating two reports of stolen vehicles on Oakland Ave, in Asheboro. According to the Sheriff's Office, detectives discovered that the vehicles sold by Harley Marie Roark Davis and Lashanda Kay Schwarcbher for scrap metal. With the evidence from the investigation charges were issued on March 28, 2023, for felony obtain property by false pretense against both subje...
Vehicle Thefts and Property Crimes Trending Up

Vehicle Thefts and Property Crimes Trending Up

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Last month the Randolph County Sheriff's Office investigated eight vehicle thefts, which makes up almost half of the vehicle thefts reported in 2023 and data is already showing a spike in theft related calls this month. The crime dashboard maintained on the Sheriff's Office website shows that so far this year 18 motor vehicle thefts have been or are being investigated, eight of those occurred in March. To avoid being the victim of a vehicle theft the Sheriff's Office recommends the following advice: Lock your doors every time you leave your vehicle and take your keys. Many vehicles that are burglarized have been vehicles that were unlocked and those that were stolen had keys in them. Do not leave a spare key inside the vehicle. Do not leave your car running ...
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 ...
Lock Your Cars! Thieves Target Cars in Asheboro

Lock Your Cars! Thieves Target Cars in Asheboro

Crime
Stock Photo (Lightfield Studios / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Asheboro Police are investigating one stolen vehicle and two attempted vehicle thefts that all occurred in a single weekend. According to police reports from the Asheboro Police Department police responded to three separate calls for service between Nov 11th and Nov 14th, 2022, for vehicle thefts/break-ins. On November 11th, 2022, an officer responded to Chapel Gate Ln for an attempted larceny of a motor vehicle. The officer spoke with the vehicle owner who stated that a male subject got into her vehicle while it was parked under the carport and attempted to drive it away. The owner stated that the male exited the vehicle as soon as he saw lights on the property come on and left the scene on foot. On November 13t...
Woman Arrested On Warrant For Vehicle Theft Pepper Sprays Officer

Woman Arrested On Warrant For Vehicle Theft Pepper Sprays Officer

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A woman is facing additional charges after she pepper sprayed an officer while being arrested on an outstanding warrant. On April 14, 2022, Asheboro Police Department arrested Kristi Jo Moss Hodge on multiple outstanding warrants and orders for arrest. Officers located evidence during the arrest that linked Hodge to an April 12th vehicle theft in Ramseur that the Randolph County Sheriff's Office was investigating. According to an official with the Asheboro Police Department, shortly after Hodge was placed into handcuffs she was able to slip her hand out of one of the cuffs and retrieve a pepper spray container from her bra area. That's when according to police Hodge sprayed one officer in the face with the spray, before being once again secured in handcuffs. A secon...