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Detectives: Thieves again target unlocked vehicles, break-ins reach near 50

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Thieves removed electronics, cash and credit cards this month from vehicles located along N.C. 150 East and a neighborhood northeast of Lincolnton, county detectives said. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incidents which reportedly took place in the Arden Oaks subdivision, particularly along Arden…

Man who sucked woman’s toes at Lincolnton store given 60 days in jail

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A Cabarrus County man admitted in a Lincoln County courtroom Thursday morning to sucking a woman’s toes inside a local Wal-Mart store before a judge sentenced him to two months behind bars. Michael Brown, 31, of Concord, apologized for his actions in district court.…

Man accused of Lincolnton bank robbery arrested in Massachusetts

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A man accused of robbing a Lincoln County bank earlier this month was apprehended on Wednesday in Massachusetts by the United States Marshal Service, police said. Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, has been on the run from Lincolnton police and the Gaston County Police Department since the…

Sheriff’s Office: Narcs locate fourth meth lab of 2014, three arrested

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  Almany, Pardo and Parker   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three people were hauled off to the Lincoln County jail Tuesday afternoon after the Sheriff’s Office said narcotics officers discovered remnants of a one-pot meth lab inside a Lincolnton home. County investigators conducted surveillance on the suspects, they said,…

Maiden Police: Morganton sex offender accessed Catawba Co. school property three times

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Maiden Police have arrested a Burke County sex offender accused of accessing a school property on three separate occasions throughout March and April. Officers served warrants Friday afternoon on William John Abernathy, 34, for being on site at the Lucille Miller Observatory at…

Sheriff’s Office: Man on the loose after using pry bar to break into Denver store cash register

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Deputies are looking for a man they said used a pry bar to open a store cash register on the county’s eastern end and steal a bag of money early Monday morning. A store employee at the Wal-Mart on N.C. 16 in Denver…

Sheriff’s Office: Lincoln narcs, Catawba Co. K-9 bust Charlotte man for drugs, stolen guns

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  Cathey   JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Charlotte man was arrested Thursday night after narcotics investigators located more than 200 grams of marijuana and a stolen shotgun inside a Lincoln County residence, deputies said. Lincoln County Sheriff’s drug officers and a Catawba County K-9 unit responded to a home…

Fire Officials: At-large bank robber also set ex-girlfriend’s home on fire

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    JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   A man accused of robbing a bank in Lincoln County earlier this week has also been charged with setting his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire in Gaston County days before the alleged robbery, fire officials said. The Gaston County Police Department has filed a…

Sheriff’s Office: DWI suspect dragged deputy with vehicle, charged with 3 felonies

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Jake Nelson JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Catawba County man intoxicated by alcohol used his vehicle to drag a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy several feet down an area roadway after refusing to comply with officers during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the Sheriff’s Office said. The incident took place just…

UPDATED–Police: Man at-large after stealing vehicle in Gaston Co., robbing Lincolnton bank

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police have identified a man accused of robbing a bank in Lincolnton Thursday morning before fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle. Officers have secured a felony warrant against Jean Pierre Gendron, 49, for robbery with a dangerous weapon, consider him “dangerous,” according to a Lincolnton…