Randolph County Sheriff’s Department

County’s animal control officers honored for work

County’s animal control officers honored for work

ASHEBORO -- Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt recognized eight Randolph County Animal Control Officers with a Sheriff’s Commendation last week for their recent efforts in the seizure of 55 animals, one of the largest cases in Randolph County history. The following Randolph County ACOs were recognized for their work on the case; Randolph County Animal Services Director Jonathan Moody (ACO Field Operations Manager), ACO Jonathan Galtney, ACO Robert Godfrey, ACO Donna Zogopolous, ACO Matthew Auman, ACO Yessenia Reyes, ACO McKenzie Beeson, and ACO Sarah Brower. On June 17,  Randolph County Animal Control responded to 5669 Sandalwood Dr. in Denton referencing…
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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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Randolph County deputy on SWAT team conquers test

Randolph County deputy on SWAT team conquers test

Sheriff’s department member reaches rare fitness territory ASHEBORO — When Luke Wible saw the list of physical tests from the National Tactical Officers Association, he noted the value for a SWAT team member. That might have been just part of what led the Randolph County Sheriff’s deputy to achieve a rare score on the test. “I’m a newer guy, but I could see how those things you do in the test could translate when you’re on duty in a real situation,” he said. Wible, a patrol deputy, basically aced the Physical Fitness Qualification Challenge. “He’s such a motivator,” Lt. Eric…
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Funds coming to aid sheriff’s office in fighting cyber crimes

Funds coming to aid sheriff’s office in fighting cyber crimes

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office will receive a grant to assist in investigating internet crimes against children. The sheriff’s office received notification last week of the $73,468.37 awarded in local law enforcement funding from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations. The funding was awarded for the Internet Crimes Against Children unit to add an additional forensic work station, purchase mobile forensic equipment and software, and attend advanced training.   Funding is earmarked by the Legislature for agencies that investigate ICAC across the state and is administered through the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Randolph County has two detectives…
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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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