Black Mountain Police Department

  • Agency: Black Mountain Police Department
  • Address: 106 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, 28711 NC
  • Chief: Kevin Pressley (Chief of Police)
Phone: 828-419-9350
Fax: (828) 669-8143

Black Mountain Police Department is located at 106 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, 28711 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Kevin Pressley. The Black Mountain Police Department phone number is 828-419-9350.

Black Mountain Police Department News


Great article by Fred McCormick!

*****UPDATE***** CAPTURED!!!!!! On 5/21/18, the NC State Highway Patrol initiated a vehicle pursuit on a 2007 black BMC with NC Plate (PHN-2968) on I-77 in Yadkin County. The resulting chase resulted in the death of a Trooper. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dakota Whitt, W/M, DOB: 06/28/1995 and the passenger was identified as Michaela Cheyenne Harrison W/F, DOB: 10/8/1998. The wanted posters for both Whitt and Harrison are attached. This is a picture of the vehicle in question. If you have any information, please contact the NCSBI Criminal Apprehension Team at (919) 810-2564 or the NCSBI at (919) 662-4500. Let's help bring these two to justice.

SAFETY SATURDAY We had a great turnout for Safety Saturday! Lots of wonderful children stopped by to hang out. A special thank you to all the agencies that participated this year and a thank you to all who came out to support Safety Saturday!

In honor of National Police Week (May 13 - May 19) and Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15) we honor those that have fallen in the line of duty and the families of the fallen. May God bless them.

On March 7, 2018 at approximately 4:00 pm, Sergeant Chris Staton was running stationary patrol on Blue Ridge Road near the PVA of the Black Mountain Commerce Park. A pick-up truck pulled into the PVA at a high rate of speed. The driver of the truck jumped from the vehicle approaching Sgt. Staton stating the passenger had overdosed on oxycodone and alcohol. Sgt. Staton went to the truck and found the passenger unresponsive. Upon a quick assessment of the passenger, Sgt. Staton notes a faint pulse and cyanosis of the lips and facial area. He then called communications and advised them of the situation and had EMS dispatched to his location. At this time, Sgt. Staton took a Narcan injector from his pocket and administered it to the passenger. Immediately the Narcan has a positive effect and the passenger began normal respirations. The Narcan’s effects were short lived, only lasting about 10-15 seconds and the passenger returned to their previous unresponsive state. Sgt. Staton made another assessment and determined a second dose of Narcan was needed. An additional officer responded to to assist And Sgt. Staton asked for their Narcan and a second dose was administered to the passenger. Again, the dose provided immediate positive results, however, this dose too was short lived as the passenger began to slip back into the effects of the oxycodone/alcohol mixture. At this time the Black Mountain Fire Department and EMS arrived on scene and took over the care of the passenger. Before leaving the scene, EMS advised Sgt. Staton that he had saved the life of the passenger by administering the Narcan doses. The quick actions of Sergeant Chris Staton saved the life of one of our citizens. His quick action and dedication to the citizens of Black Mountain not only reflect positively on Sgt. Staton, but they also reflect positively on the Town of Black Mountain and the Black Mountain Police Department! Job well done sir!

*****FELONY ARREST***** Date of Arrest: 5/13/2017 On 5/13/2018 the Black Mountain Police Department responded to the Acorn Motel located at 600 West State Street in response to a call from the parent of a 14 year old juvenile who had absconded from the Wilmington, NC area. Upon arrival officers located the 14 year old juvenile along with a 23 year old male, identified as Daniel Joseph Setzer, in room 107. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Setzer and the juvenile had sexual intercourse multiple times between Friday and Saturday. Mr. Setzer was subsequently charged on 3 counts of statutory rape and the juvenile was reunited with her parents once the parents arrived from Wilmington. As of 5/13/2018, Mr. Setzer was confined under a $500,000 secured bond at the Buncombe County Detention Center.

Press Release on the arrest that occurred on 5/13/2018.

What a great morning for a walk to school! We had a great time talking to parents and children on their way to school. What a wonderful community we have here in Black Mountain!

*****NOTICE***** Public Works has Padgettown Road closed from Brandon Road to Flat Creek Road to repair a water leak. The closure is expected to last until noon. Please expect delays or use alternate routes.


IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT BY Officer J. Calvert On 4/25/2018 a vehicle was broken into and personal items were taken from the vehicle. The suspect seen below then entered Walgreens and used stolen credit cards from the vehicle to make a purchase. Officer Calvert would like to identify and question the lady in the pictures regarding this incident. If you have any information or can help identify this suspect, please contact the Black Mountain Police Department, Officer Calvert or Detective Kuhn at 828-419-9350.

Public Works has 4th Street closed from 3rd Street to Davis Drive until 12:00 for water tap replacement. Please use caution when traveling in this area or use an alternate route.

*****FELONY ARREST***** Jesse Nathaniel Crimp Date of Arrest: 4/20/2018 Charges: -Felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance -Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts) -Multiple driving offenses

*****FELONY ARREST***** Mark Jeffery Trewella Date of Arrest: 4/20/2018 Charges: -Possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance -Felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance (3 counts) -Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

The Black Mountain Police Department is concerned and dedicated to the safety and security of our senior citizens. We have established a Senior Watch Program that provides a daily health and well-being check for Town senior citizens enrolled in the program. Participants will be required to call the Black Mountain Police Department each day by 11:00 am at 828-419-9350. If the participant fails to check in, a member of the Communications staff will make an attempt to call the participant. If the Communications staff fails to make contact, a BMPD Officer will be dispatched to the participant's home for a welfare check. To be a participant in the Senior Watch Program, you must meet the following criteria: 1-Reside within the Town limits; 2-Live alone; 3-Be 62 years of age or older or; 4-Be 55 years of age and have a disability or life threatening injury or illness; 5-Fill out a Senior Watch application (which includes a contact information of family members, key holder information, etc.) In order for this program to be efficient and effective, it is imperative that participants are consistent in making their daily calls into the BMPD Communications Center, notify Communications if they are going to be out-of-town (due to vacation, foreseen hospital stay, etc.), as well as notifying Communications upon their return home so checks may resume. This program is intended to provide our senior residents who live alone with a sense of security and confidence that assistance is nearby should they need it. All information provided within the application will remain confidential. For additional information on the new BMPD Senior Watch Program or to sign up, either come by the department or call 828-419-9350.

Public Works down to one lane from 61 Goldmont Street to Ash Street. Please allow extra time if you must travel through this area or use an alternate route.

*****FELONY ARREST***** Zachariah Thomas Penland Date of Arrest: 4/15/2018 Charges: -Felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance -Felony possession of a schedule VI controlled substance -Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

*****FELONY ARREST***** Ashley Rene Black Date of Arrest: 4/15/2018 Charges: -Felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance -Misdemeanor possession of a schedule VI controlled substance -Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

*****FELONY ARREST***** Robert Kyle Carter Date of Arrest: 4/14/2018 Charges: -Felony Second Degree Kidnapping -Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance -Felony Maintaining a Dwelling -Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

Have you recently bought an item online and are looking for a safe place to meet the seller and pick your item up? The Black Mountain Police Department has partnered with Safe Trade Stations to provide an Internet Purchase Exchange Location, right here at the Black Mountain Police Department (the spots may also be used for child custody exchange). Two specially designated spots have been marked in front of Police Department which are under constant video surveillance, allowing for a safe, well-lit place to meet. We ask that those not involved in internet exchange or child custody exchange please leave the parking spaces open.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. We are so very thankful for our communications staff as we could not do our job without them! You are truest the best!! Please help us thank and honor our communications staff at Black Mountain.

Beginning Monday April 9, MSD in conjunction with the Town of Black Mountain will be working on Cherry Street. Cherry Street will be closed to vehicular traffic but will remain open to all foot traffic. Please be patient as this important project is being completed.

We are very thankful for this town and the great citizens who help to make our town better! We cannot thank everyone enough for your partnerships, friendships and support!