crime

Pipe bombs, fugitive keep sheriff’s department on alert

Pipe bombs, fugitive keep sheriff’s department on alert

RANDLEMAN – A couple of notable crime reports came during the past week from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. A citizen contacted sheriff’s office communications because of what appeared to be the uncovering of pipe bombs. The sheriff’s office responded to Providence Church Road in Randleman. Deputies on the scene saw pictures taken by the person and confirmed that these were “consistent with the construction of explosive material.” Area residents were asked to evacuate and the Greensboro Police Department Bomb Squad was called in for assistance. Two viable devices and five partially constructed devices were identified and destroyed. The sheriff’s…
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Fugitive with Asheboro ties caught in New York

Fugitive with Asheboro ties caught in New York

ASHEBORO — U.S. Marshals were involved in an arrest of a man with Asheboro ties connected to alleged drug trafficking and planned to extradite him back to North Carolina from New York. The development involving Ryheem Miller played out when he was tracked down in a rural upstate New York city. According to the Norwich (N.Y.) Evening Sun, Miller had been on the run as a fugitive after being arrested on drug charges in North Carolina.  Norwich Police Department and the U.S. Marshalls Service’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force took Miller into custody without incident at a Norwich…
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HUDSON: Protecting our community

HUDSON: Protecting our community

Every day, brave men and women kiss their loved ones goodbye and go to work, knowing that day could be their last. These are police officers who work all throughout the year to protect our communities, even under threats like never before. It’s National Police Week, a time to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty and thank our nation’s law enforcement for all they do to protect this country. Being a police officer is one of the most challenging jobs out there, yet thousands of brave men and women answer the call every day to serve…
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Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

ASHEBORO — Members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were involved in weeks of investigating before announcing arrests that what has been described as a theft ring targeting catalytic converters. The investigation stretched to multiple counties. Eventually, charges were filed against James Kennedy Jr., 28; Ricky Shawn Morris, 38; Christopher Allen Bolling, 37; and Christopher Cole Lawson, 35.  Police reported that catalytic converters were taken from a variety of locales. Automobiles owned by some of the victims were simply in parking lots. “It takes a lot of money to replace those converters,” Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt said. “That’s money…
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One dead after shooting in Randleman

One dead after shooting in Randleman

RANDLEMAN — One person is dead after a shooting at a part in Randleman on Saturday night. Just before midnight on Saturday night, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at a residence on Leonae Drive in Randleman. The victim, Daniel Lopez Vences, 20, had been transported in a private vehicle to Randolph Hospital prior to the arrival of law enforcement. The alleged shooter had also fled the scene. Witnesses at the Leonae address reported they were having a party at the residence. According to a release from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10:30 pm, an…
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