Salisbury: Break-in at Brenner Crossing Apartments Thursday Nets Burglars $24,328 in Jewelry, Watches, Cash, a TV, and a Nissan Infiniti

June 22, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police Department sources report that Idris Shabazz, Muhammad, 58, in the Brenner Crossing Apartments at 620 Brenner Avenue was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” where burglars cut through a screen to gain entry into his apartment and make off with $24,328 in assorted designer watches, jewelry, cash, an LG TV, […]

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Salisbury: Woman Armed Robbery Victim Thursday A.M in the Zion Hills Apartments Parking Lot on Standish Street

June 21, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Amanda Nichole Petrea, 25, of 101 Mary Street in Kannapolis, was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” in Zion Hills Apartment’s parking lot sometime around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning.  Petrea was threatened by a stranger with a handgun.  It is not known at this writing if she gave […]

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Home Safety Tips for Going Away for the Weekend or for Your Summer Vacation. Blunders that Could Get Your Salisbury Manse Plundered

June 21, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Summer is upon us and burglaries and break-ins in Salisbury will climb from now through October.   Renters and homeowners all over the Bury will pull into their carports after a weekend away or a trip to the shore or mountains and find their front doors busted off their hinges or windows […]

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Salisbury: Woman Jumped by Strong Arm Robber Wednesday Morning for Her Pocketbook and Cash on E. Lafayette Street

June 21, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Judith Marie Wolfe, 58, a housecleaner living on Jackson Road, was the victim of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” in a parking area between two apartment buildings early Wednesday morning at 825 E. Lafayette Street.  The robber, someone with whom Wolfe was acquainted, forcefully snatched her pocketbook […]

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Video: Salisbury City Council Budget Work Session and Meeting on Tuesday June, 19th 2018

June 20, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Salisbury City Council Budget Work Session and Meeting on Tuesday June 19th, 2018:

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Tuesday Salisbury City Council Voted to Approve the Fiscal Year July 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2019 (FY19) Budget

June 20, 2018

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Press Release ♦Today, Salisbury City Council voted to approve the fiscal year July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019 (FY19) budget. The $84,927,408 balanced budget reflects a 1.4% increase in spending from the FY18 adopted budget. City Manager W. Lane Bailey recommended the adopted one-cent tax increase for homeowners to maintain existing services at current levels. […]

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5G Wireless Home Internet: What is It and How will It Affect Cord Cutting?

June 20, 2018

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RFP Staff/Cordcuttersnews.com ♦ 5G Wireless Home Internet: What is It and How will it Affect Cord Cutting:

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Salisbury: McCleave Brothers Busted for Alleged Bareknuckle Fighting Saturday Night at the Brookview Apartments on S. MLK, Jr., Avenue

June 19, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ In Salisbury, N.C. the most common crime surely has to be street assaults, sometimes with clubs, rocks, bats, brass knuckles, broken 40 ounce bottles, and bricks.  Considered old school is scrapping bare fisted.  Certainly far fewer people die from fist fights than from a knifing, shooting, or being clubbed with a baseball […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting Monday June 18th, 2018

June 19, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting Monday June 18th, 2018:

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Salisbury: Ronny Lee Pierce, Jr., 49, Arrested Monday Morning at the V.A. Medical Center for Alleged Sex Crimes with a 15 Year-Old Child

June 18, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported that Ronnie Lee Pierce, Jr., who lives at 131 John Penn Circle and is an employee of the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center at 1601 Brenner Avenue, was arrested at his place of work at 10:27 a.m. Monday for alleged Statutory Sex Offenses with a child 15 […]

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Salisbury: A Chevrolet Silverado Truck and Chrysler Trailer Stolen Wednesday from 3rd Street Home

June 18, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Misty Nadine Crook, 53, living on 1216 Arden Drive, and Charles Boyd Correll, 75, living on 185 Hawkridge Lane, were victims of “motor vehicle theft-truck” and “motor vehicle theft other vehicle” on Wednesday morning at 1617 3rd Street in Salisbury, when a white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado  4-door […]

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Salisbury: Night Out Turns into Nightmare as Couple Gets Burglarized Saturday at Econo Lodge at 1328 S. Jake Alexander Blvd for $500 Cash

June 17, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Kimberly Latricia Vaughters, 38, and Eric Tjuan Harris, 41, both living 617 E. Liberty in Salisbury, were victims of “burglary-unlawful entry” and “larceny-all other” when a stranger entered the door to their room and snatched $80 from Vaughters and $420 from Harris.  No one was injured. The […]

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RFP Seers Predict Salisbury in 2021. Mushrooming Violent Crime? Continued Urban Flight? Rowan Helping Ministries Sold to a Motel Chain?

June 16, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ RFP Seers Predict Salisbury, N.C. in the year 2021. Mushrooming Violent Crime? Continued Urban Flight? Rowan Helping Ministries Sold to a Motel Chain?:

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Salisbury: Burglars Score 3 TVs Thursday During a Forcible Entry on W. Bank Street

June 16, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported that Erica Shavonne Clinding, 36, living at 628 W. Bank Street, was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” at her home on Thursday.  After employing bodily force on a front window and breaking glass, the burglars quickly carried off 3 TVs whose total value was reportedly $1,200.  Window […]

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Salisbury: Gunman Blazes Away at N. Church Home Wednesday Afternoon. Terrorized Neighbors Crawl for Cover as Multiple Shots Ring Out

June 15, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ For several days now homes in Salisbury North Carolina have been targets for unknown shooters.  It is not known yet if these shootings are related.  Is this part of payback?  Are these shootings drug or gang related?  A lot of people are sleeping on the floor next to interior walls and are […]

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Coming Soon! The History of Grave Robbery in Salisbury. Learn about Hoke Wayne Honbarger and Other Famous Salisbury Grave Robbers

June 15, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Coming Soon! The History of Grave Robbery in Salisbury. Learn about Hoke Wayne Honbarger among the most famous grave robbers in the entire U.S. and other famous Salisbury Grave Robbers from the 1700’s to present day.  The city’ history is rich with men, and sometimes women, ready to break the plane of human […]

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Salisbury: House Shot Up in Drive-by on Lincolnton Road Wednesday

June 15, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Barbara Ann Robertson, 64, living on Woodleaf Road in Salisbury, was the victim of an “all other shooting into an occupied property” on Wednesday at 915 Lincolnton Rd.  An unidentified suspect, driving an SUV, fired multiple shots into the home, damaging exterior brick walls, interior walls, and […]

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Salisbury: Three Teenagers Arrested Wednesday on Boyden Road for Allegedly Stealing a Van from the Parking Lot of J.F. Hurley Family YMCA

June 14, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Tyjae Nickilli Polk, 16, of Lincolnton Road, Antonio Shahid Engram, 16, of Tabernacle Street, and a male minor were arrested Wednesday at 6:52 p.m. at 1000 Boyden Road for allegedly stealing a white Honda Odyessy Van from the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA parking lot on 828 W. […]

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Salisbury: 807 S. Caldwell St. Targeted for Shootings Monday and Tuesday

June 14, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources and neighbors on the 800 block of S. Caldwell Street, a home on 807 S. Caldwell was reportedly shot at during drive-bys on Monday and Tuesday.  On Monday persons heard multiple gunshots during an evening baseball game at Salisbury High School’s baseball field and people living on […]

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Salisbury: Walmart Shooter Still At-Large. Shooting Victim Dijimon Lucas Arrested on Freeland Drive Allegedly for Possessing a Stolen Vehicle

June 13, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police Sources Yesterday’s Walmart Shooter, yet to be identified, is still at-large. Dijimon Antoniq Lucas, 20, of 1508 Forest Street in Highpoint the shooting victim, who received a superficial bullet wound to the left butt cheek, was arrested yesterday at 1030 Freeland Drive for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle […]

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Salisbury: Gunfire Broke Out in the Walmart Parking Lot on S. Arlington Street at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday. One Man Grazed–Another in Custody

June 12, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ **Updated: Salisbury Walmart Shooter Still-at-large.  Shooting Victim Dijimon Lucas Arrested on Freeland Drive Allegedly for Possessing Stolen Vehicle:** https://rowanfreepress.com/2018/06/13/salisbury-walmart-shooter-still-at-large-shooting-victim-dijimon-lucas-arrested-on-freeland-drive-allegedly-for-possessing-stolen-vehicle/ According to Salisbury police sources and several Walmart shoppers 6 shots were fired in the Walmart parking lot at 323 S. Arlington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two men who were walking […]

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Salisbury: Break-in on 814 Wesley Drive. Burglars Skip Away with $2,480 Worth of TVs, Computers, Ammo, and Zanax Medication

June 12, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Dennis Michael Lunsford, owner of the struggling Kitchen Store in Downtown Salisbury and living on 814 Wesley Drive, was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” on Monday evening.  Investigators believe the burglar used a jimmy/pry tool to get into home and sack it.  Broken glass littered the area […]

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Salisbury: Downtown’s The Brown Eyed Suzy, Selling Cute Homemade Items on W. Innes St., Closes Its Doors on July 28th

June 12, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Sadly the Rowan Free Press learned on Monday from our readers that Downtown’s The Brown Eyed Suzy, selling cute homemade items at 114 W. Innes Street, finally succumbed to the multitude of reasons why most retailers and eateries have to shutter their doors in Downtown’s musical chair environment.  The owner, Barbara Fuller, […]

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Salisbury: Vehicle Break-ins and Vehicle Thefts are Off the Charts in Salisbury. What You Can Do to Prevent Being Victimized

June 12, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Any of our readers who checkout the Salisbury Police’s P2C (Police to Citizen website) posted daily on the Rowan Free Press have noticed the towering volume of vehicle break-ins and vehicle thefts occurring daily throughout our city in recent months.  Back on October 24th, 2016 we posted this article and its slew […]

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Salisbury: The City of Salisbury’s Customer Service Center, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Duped by Counterfeit Currency Friday

June 11, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources the City of Salisbury, N.C. was the victim of “all other Counterfeiting” when an employee at City’s Customer Service Center at 1415 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue was duped by customer passing a $100 dollar counterfeit bill sometime between May 6th and May 7th.  It is […]

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Salisbury: Car Break-in Artist Hits $2,375 Cash Jackpot Saturday Afternoon in the E. Innes Street Pizza Hut Parking Lot

June 11, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported that Michael Anthony Pavlock, 48, a Pizza Hut employee was the victim of a “larceny-from motor vehicle” when an unknown person opened the door of Pavlock’s white 2008 Pontiac Sedan and grabbed $2,365 in cash, a $10 debit card, and $100 worth of compact discs (Total value $2,475). […]

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Salisbury Renames the Infamous Needle Park AKA Gateway Park at Depot and E. Innes Streets: the Historical Mint Park. WHAT?

June 10, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Saturday a location map in one of our crime articles caught a lot of reader’s attention.  Queries arrived about a new name appearing where Salisbury’s infamous “Needle Park” AKA “The Gateway Park” at East Innes Street and Depot Street.  Readers were alarmed that “Needle Park” AKA “The Gateway Park” was now being promoted as […]

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Salisbury: Katherine O’Brien Arrested Wednesday Night at Walmart Allegedly for Felony Breaking and Entering and Four Other Charges

June 10, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Katherine Dawn O’Brien, 25, of Salisbury, was arrested Wednesday at the Walmart on 323 S. Arlington Street at 8:18 p.m. allegedly for “breaking and entering-a building” (felony), “larceny” (felony), 2 counts of “obtaining property by false pretenses” (felony), and a “larceny” (misdemeanor) (Davie County). Under a secured […]

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Salisbury: Man Survives War of the Worlds Knife Assault in Six Gun Territory Friday Night at W. Horah and S. West Streets with Minor Injuries

June 9, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ As the temperatures rise in Salisbury, N.C. the knives, guns, broken bottles, hammers, and clubs come out with bad intentions.  Violent crime can happen anywhere in Salisbury.  So far there are only four homicides this year which have happened in rapid succession, but our computer software at the RFP HQ is  predicting […]

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Salisbury: Christopher Casper, Sought for Alleged Sex Offenses and Failing to Register, Reportedly Hangs Himself Near a Church Cemetery

June 8, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources a registered sex offender, Christopher David Casper, 46, whose last known address was 1174 Balfour Quarry Road in Salisbury, reportedly hung himself in the edge of a wooded area by the cemetery of the historic Organ Lutheran Church (Founded 1794). The church is on 1515 […]

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Franklin Crook, 40, Arrested Friday A.M. in Salisbury for the Alleged First Degree Rape of a Child Under 13. Bond Set at $1 Million Dollars

June 8, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Franklin Scott Crook, 40, an absconder from Rowan County since 2016, whose last known address was in Rockwell, was arrested Friday at 2:40 a.m. at the Rowan County Detention Center in Salisbury after being extradited from California allegedly to face charges in Rowan County for […]

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Salisbury: Bradley Perkins Arrested Thursday at Depot and E. Council Streets Allegedly for Felony Stealing a Vehicle

June 8, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Eyeing the daily Salisbury Police Incident reports shows that car thievery is alive and well in crime plagued Salisbury.  There is much a citizen can do to protect their vehicles from being boosted.  At the end of this article we will provide time-tested tips to limit your vehicle from being broken into […]

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Salisbury: Fibrant in the Last Days–In October the Lights Go Out in the City’s Grandest Fiasco

June 7, 2018

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Steve Mensing, Editor ♦ It seems like only a few hours ago when they did the soft roll out of the City’s Fiber Optic Broadband back in 2010.  It had debacle written all over it from the start.  The city manager at that time chose a completely unknowledgeable fellow from the city’s police and fire […]

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Video: Salisbury City Council Meeting on Tuesday June 5th, 2018

June 6, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦Video: Salisbury City Council Meeting on Tuesday June 5th, 2018:

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Salisbury: Jeremy Motley and Trista Donaldson, Alleged Hitchhiking Bandits, Busted Tuesday by Sheriff’s Deputies on Cooper Road

June 6, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Jeremy Eugene Motley, 28, a convicted felon, and Trista Fawn Donaldson, 32, both living at 126 Paige Drive in Salisbury, were arrested Tuesday on the 300 block of Cooper Road at 2:22 P.M. for allegedly robbing Steven Wise, 51, in his pick-up truck they commandeered […]

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Tidal Wave of Vandalism Hits Salisbury, N.C. as Summer Arrives. Car Roof Crushed by a “Jolly Jumper” in Wallace Educational Forum’s Lot

June 6, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ A tidal wave of vandalism engulfs Salisbury, N.C. as summer approaches.  Rocks are smashing windows, vehicles are being “keyed” and having paint splashed on them, spray painted graffiti and gang tags are appearing throughout the city, and now the forgotten artistry of “jolly jumping” has reemerged.  Nothing like a 240 Lb. teenager or […]

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Salisbury: $42,000 2018 Burgundy Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan Ripped Off From Gerry Wood Auto Center. Reported Monday Morning

June 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Cars, vans, SUVs, and trucks are disappearing all over Salisbury at a record pace. It great to hear about one coming back in one piece. To increase your odds of your vehicle not being stolen, follow this simple maxim: “Don’t park your vehicle in any Salisbury parking lot. In fact if you […]

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Salisbury: Home Badly Shot-Up on Standish Street Monday Night. Two Men Survive Gunfire Barrage Creating $1,730 in Damage

June 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Tonnie Orlando Jackson, 50, an employee of Safety Cab and Thomas Wade Oberlies, 58, both of the Zion Hills Apartments on 1418 Standish Street,  were victims Monday night of “all other shooting into an occupied property”.  Gunmen poured multiple rounds into “a” and “b” units, damaging doors, […]

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Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting on Monday June 4th, 2018

June 5, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Video: Rowan County Commissioners Meeting on Monday June 4th, 2018:

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CBS News Asks: “Can a Rise in Crime Increase Your Property Value?”

June 4, 2018

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RFP Staff/CBSNews.Com ♦ CBS News Asks: “Can a Rise in Crime Increase Your Property Value?” 

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Salisbury: Scrapper Guts Newly Constructed Home on Askin Drive Friday for $400 Worth of Copper Tubing. Is I-85 Crime Tourism Growing?

June 4, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police Sources John Victor Cole, living on Oakmont CT. in Salisbury and an employee of Wade Jurney Homes, was a victim Friday evening at a newly constructed house on 114 Askin Lane of a “larceny-from building”.  Cole returned to the house to discover that a scrapper gutted the home […]

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Salisbury: Forcible Entry at 737 Victory Street. Burglar Walks Off with TV and Newly Purchased Groceries

June 4, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police sources reported that Justin Thomas Wilhoit, 27, of 737 Victory Street, was the victim of a “burglary-forcible entry” at his residence on Friday night when a stranger forced hs way through the front door and stole a Sony 46 inch TV (valued at $500) and groceries (valued at $200).  The […]

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Salisbury: Rowan Sheriff’s Office Busts Stacey Bryant on the U.S Hwy 52 Thursday Allegedly for Concealed Firearms and Trafficking Drugs

June 3, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Stacey Hattaway Bryant, 35, of Rockwell on 7700 U.S. Hwy 52 on charges allegedly for possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute controlled substance Schedule I, carrying concealed weapons, carrying concealed gun, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation, and failure to appear/comply.  Bryant […]

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Letter-to-the-Editor: Chuck Hughes on the Need for Metal Detectors in the Rowan-Salisbury School System

June 3, 2018

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Chuck Hughes, Salisbury, N.C. For at least a dozen years one school system after another has discussed school safety issues. In Rowan County the miniscule issue of pepper spray sent the county into a tizzy. Since school shootings appear to be happening across the U.S.A. almost every few weeks, the issue of keeping our own […]

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Salisbury: Police Chief Jerry Stokes Revealed Friday the Names of the First National Bank Robbery Suspect and the Officer Who Shot Him

June 2, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Of Friday Police Chief Jerry Stokes revealed at a press conference the names of the now deceased First National Bank Robbery suspect Jerick Raheem Gray, 42, of Gatewood Avenue in Highpoint, N.C. and the officer who shot him in Thomasville and who is now on administrative leave Christopher Shenk, a 27-year veteran […]

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Salisbury: Multiple Gunshots Fired at Occupied Home on Vance Avenue Thursday Evening

June 1, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police Department sources Rickey Christopher Rattz, 42, from Lynn Haven, Florida and Eric Andrew Goodman, 32, from 403 Vance Avenue, were victims of “all other shooting into an occupied property” and “miscellaneous property damage” at a home on 329 Vance Avenue on Thursday evening.  Multiple bullets struck the residence, […]

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Salisbury: Stranger Brutally Beats a Man with a Club or Hammer Thursday Morning on Kenly Street. Victim Sustains Severe Lacerations

June 1, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury Police source report that Terry Dewayne Mitchell, 46, living at 316 Moore Street in East Spencer, was the victim of an “assault-other dangerous weapon” when a stranger came out of the darkness at 1216 Kenly Street and jumped Mitchell with a club or hammer, beating him and severely lacerating his head and […]

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Updated! Salisbury: Armed Robbery at First National Bank on E. Innes St. Thursday Afternoon. Suspect Shot After Chase Leads to Thomasville

May 31, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to Salisbury Police and Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources the First National Bank at 322 E. Innes Street was held up today at 12:30 p.m. when a robber identified as Jerick Raheem Gray, 42, of Highpoint walked into the bank and robbed a bank employee of a yet undisclosed amount of […]

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Armed Robbery at Dollar General on 105 Deal Rd. in Mooresville Wednesday Afternoon. Woman Grabs Groceries, Bud Lights, and Cigarettes

May 31, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ According to sources in the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office a White female walked into Mooresville Dollar General on 105 Deal Road around 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday and told a D.G. employee she had gun in her bag.  The robber then sent two employees to the store’s rear and popped open the register.  […]

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Salisbury, N.C. is a Human Trafficking Stop Along the I-85 Corridor. Learn What You Can Do to Combat Human Slavery

May 31, 2018

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RFP Staff ♦ Salisbury is a stop on the I-85 “human trafficking” corridor where missing U.S. teenage girls, women from Mexico, Central America, Asia, and Eastern Europe are forced into sexual slavery. According to law enforcement and organizations, who battle the human trafficking across North Carolina, a number of signs exist that a woman is […]

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