Hickory Police Department

  • Agency: Hickory Police Department
  • Address: 347 2nd Ave SW, Hickory, 28602 NC
  • Chief: Tom Adkins (Chief of Police)
Phone: (828) 324-2060
Fax: (828) 328-6146
Email:

Hickory Police Department is located at 347 2nd Ave SW, Hickory, 28602 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Tom Adkins. The Hickory Police Department phone number is (828) 324-2060.

Hickory Police Department News

FELONY ARRESTS 10-27-2017 THRU 11-3-2017 (click pictures for more information)

Request for Subject Identification The Hickory Police Department is requesting assistance identifying the suspect in the picture below reference a larceny that occurred at Molly Malone’s Boutique located on Hwy 70 on October 31, 2017. Please contact our Department with any information you may have at 828- 328-5551 Investigating Officer T. Greene. Please share this post to help identify this suspect. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Please join the Hickory Police Department and Cosmo Motors at the 2nd Annual Cops for Tots Toy Drive/Car Show on December 9th!

**Accident Notification** Hickory Police are currently working an accident off of 19th St SW involving a Southwest Elementary School bus and a tractor trailer. All parties involved report no injuries.

Request for Subject Identification The Hickory Police Department is requesting assistance identifying the suspect in the picture below reference a larceny that occurred at Lowes Foods on 14th Ave NE, on October 26, 2017. Please contact our Department with any information you may have at 828-328-5551 Investigating Officer R. Enoch. Please share this post to help identify this suspect. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Tomorrow night - Explorer Post 392 1ST Night - anyone interested in hearing more about explorers please plan to attend.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 30, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Hickory – On Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 2:00 A.M., Eddie Carlos Linder, b/m/37 years of age of Hickory, and Terrall Lee Mitchell, b/m/28 years of age of Hickory, entered Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment. Both Linder and Mitchell were suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were admitted for treatment. Officers determined the incident had occurred in the parking lot of La Rumba, (534 HWY 70 SW), possibly after an altercation. Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. S. Hudson directly at 828-261-2620 or shudson@hickorync.gov. Inv. Contact: Shanna Hudson Criminal Investigations Division (828) 261-2620 shudson@hickorync.gov ###

Congratulations on your retirement Investigator Walker!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 30, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Armed Robbery – Jack B Quick HICKORY – On October 29, 2017 at approximately 8:00 P.M., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to Jack B Quick located at 1120 Old Lenoir Road NW, Hickory in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reported that the suspect came into the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect took money from the store and left Jack B Quick. The suspect is reported as being a light-skinned black male, approximately 5’ 5” – 5’ 8”, short curly black hair and 17-24 years of age. Suspect was wearing a black flat-brim hat, red bandanna across his face, black zip up jacket (possibly weather proof), black shoes and black pants. Photographs of the suspect are attached. Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. S. Hudson directly at 828-261-2620 or shudson@hickorync.gov. Inv. Contact: Shanna Hudson Criminal Investigations Division (828) 261-2620 shudson@hickorync.gov ###

Happy Halloween! Come join us at the Candy Crawl Downtown Hickory.

FELONY ARRESTS 10-13-2017 THRU 10-20-2017 (click pictures for more information)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 27, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov ***UPDATE*** Armed Robbery – Boost Mobile ***UPDATE*** HICKORY – On October 26, 2017 a robbery was reported at Little Ceasars, located at 1944 12th Ave NE at approximately 2:06 p.m. The suspect vehicle was located nearby with the suspect, later identified as Anthony Scott Jordan, B/M/03-25-1972, inside the vehicle. Jordan was identified as the suspect responsible for the armed robbery of Little Ceasars and the Boost Mobile robbery that occurred on October 25. Jordan has been charged with two counts of armed robbery and is being held under a $50,000 bond at the Catawba County Detention Facility. ### Date: October 26, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Armed Robbery – Boost Mobile HICKORY – On October 25, 2017 at approximately 7:55 P.M., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to Boost Mobile located at 2501 Springs Road NE, Hickory in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reported that the suspect came into the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect took money from the store and left Boost Mobile. The suspect is reported as being a black male, approximately 5’ 8”, facial hair, and 20-30 years of age. Suspect was wearing a white construction hat, sunglasses, bandage across nose, black hoodie, red shirt, faded blue jeans and white tennis shoes. Suspect appeared to have a disability with his right leg, causing his right foot to turn out at a severe angle as he walks. His right leg is also significantly smaller than his left. Photographs of the suspect is attached. Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. S. Hudson directly at 828-261-2620 or shudson@hickorync.gov. Inv. Contact: Shanna Hudson Criminal Investigations Division (828) 261-2620 shudson@hickorync.gov ###

Please follow the information below reference intersections with traffic lights that are not working. North Carolina General Statute § 20-158. Vehicle control signs and signals. 6. B. When a traffic signal is not illuminated due to a power outage or other malfunction, vehicles shall approach the intersection and proceed through the intersection as though such intersection is controlled by a stop sign on all approaches to the intersection. This subdivision shall not apply if the movement of traffic at the intersection is being directed by a law enforcement officer, another authorized person, or another type of traffic control device.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: ​ October 24, 2017 Contact: ​Sarah Prencipe ​ ​ Communications Specialist ​ ​ 828-261-2290 ​ sprencipe@hickorync.gov Storm debris and yard waste collection HICKORY – The recent storm’s impact has left many homes with large amounts of yard waste, including trees, limbs, and other debris. The City of Hickory Solid Waste Division will be collecting yard waste as early as possible. Please place yard waste to the curb and leave it there until it can be collected. As a reminder, the following instructions should be followed: • Place yard waste in the open. Do not place it under low hanging power lines, branches, near parked vehicles, or in front of storm drains. • Do not stack yard waste in the street. • Cut and stack neatly; major limbs should be cut away from the trunk and into pieces less than six feet in length. • Please lay all branches in a neat, uniform manner with the butt end towards the curb. • Loose leaves, small clippings, and twigs need to be placed in clear plastic bags or 32 gallon cans with the lid removed for pick up. The City appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation as regular garbage, recycling, and yard waste services may be delayed due to storm debris and clean up. If you have questions regarding Garbage, Recycling, or Yard Waste collection in the City of Hickory, please call (828) 323-7500. The latest City of Hickory updates and information will be posted at www.HickoryNC.gov and on the City’s official Facebook page, “City of Hickory, NC – Government.” ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 24, 2017 Contact: Sarah Prencipe Communications Specialist 828-261-2290 sprencipe@hickorync.gov City of Hickory in official state of emergency HICKORY – Following the severe storm that passed through Hickory and the surrounding area on October 23, the City of Hickory has declared an official state of emergency. A significant amount of damage is scattered throughout the city, while the worst hit is concentrated in Northwest Hickory, reaching from the Hickory Regional Airport to many neighborhoods in the Northwest quadrant. Numerous local agencies, including Hickory’s Police, Fire, and Public Services Departments, are working diligently to assess the damage and continue clean-up efforts. Multiple public facilities, as well as private businesses and residences will require substantial clean-up and repairs. Current conditions are still quite dangerous, with fallen power lines, fallen trees, and debris in the roadways. The City encourages its citizens to exercise extreme caution if they must travel, but it is best to avoid the affected areas if possible. Additional information will be forthcoming in regard to the next phase of clean-up and restoration. ###

We will still be holding our Career Open House tonight at 7:00pm. See you there!

Power outage information can be obtained at the link below:

Hickory Police continue to ask citizens to limit unnecessary driving at this time, in particular in the northwestern part of the city. The severe weather event that occurred caused numerous trees and power lines to fall across roadways and has caused numerous power outages. Emergency crews continue to clear the roads and restore power. Again, please limit your travel and stay at home if possible.

Due to the severe weather event that has occurred in the city, numerous trees and power lines have fallen across roadways and caused power outages. Emergency crews will be out through the night in attempts to clear the roads and restore power. Please limit your travel and stay at home if possible.

Issuing Office: Greenville-Spartanburg Source: National.Weather.Service 3:59pm EDT, Mon Oct 23 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN CATAWBA COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... NORTHEASTERN RUTHERFORD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... WESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... NORTHWESTERN CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA... SOUTHEASTERN BURKE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA... * UNTIL 445 PM EDT * AT 359 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED 9 MILES NORTHWEST OF SHELBY, OR NEAR POLKVILLE, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. HAZARD... TORNADO. SOURCE... RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. IMPACT... FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY. * THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR... POLKVILLE AND LAWNDALE AROUND 400 PM EDT. CASAR, BELWOOD AND FALLSTON AROUND 410 PM EDT. OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE COOKSVILLE, SUNSHINE, PLEASANT GROVE AND VALE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, IN A MOBILE HOME, OR IN A VEHICLE, MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! PLEASE REPORT DAMAGING WINDS, HAIL, OR FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG BY CALLING TOLL FREE, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, OR BY POSTING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, OR TWEET IT USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. YOUR MESSAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE THE EVENT AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT OCCURRED. && TORNADO... RADAR INDICATED HAIL... 0.00IN

Don't forget about our Career Open House tomorrow at 7:00pm. Anyone interested in a career as a law enforcement officer is welcome to attend.

This Sunday don't forget to bring your cat or dog for the rabies clinic at Hickory Police Department.