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 1-6-2018 THRU 01-12-2018 (click pictures for more information)

New Hickory Police Department Patch 2018

Request for Subject Identification The Hickory Police Department is requesting assistance identifying the suspects in the pictures below reference a larceny that occurred on January 8, 2018 at the Lowes Home Improvement Store located on 2nd ST NE. Please contact our Department with any information you may have at 828- 328-5551 Investigating Officer S. Bentley. Please share this post to help identify this suspect. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

FELONY ARRESTS 12-30-2017 THRU 01-05-2018 (click pictures for more information)

Officer Achievement Hickory Police Department would like to congratulate MPO P. Garrett Clark on receiving his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. The commission's Professional Certificate Program is designed to reward and recognize officers who continually strive to better themselves professionally, by attending various schools and training sessions, above and beyond what is currently mandated by the state of North Carolina. Officers must also have several years of full-time experience. This certification is the highest such honor awarded by the state, and recognizes education, training and experience by the recipient. Congratulations MPO Clark!

Anyone wishing to assist with the the animal cruelty case animals from yesterday is asked to contact the Humane Society of Catawba Valley. (828) 464-8878 Some needs may be - volunteers, donations of food or money. Thank you!

Information about how to recover a loss due to a scam using Western Union.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 3, 2018 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Animal Cruelty – 535 7th Ave Pl SW Hickory – On Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Hickory Police responded to 535 7th Ave PL SW in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located multiple animals, some deceased, inside a building on the property. Officers are continuing the investigation at this time. Anyone with information reference this investigation is asked to contact Hickory Police at (828) 328-5551 or Sgt. L. Miller directly at 828-261-2605 or lmiller@hickorync.gov . Inv. Contact: Sgt. L. Miller (828) 261-2605 lmiller@hickorync.gov ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 3, 2018 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Gardner Homicide – Suspect Arrested Hickory – On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Thomas Alexander Seabrooks, W/M/32, was arrested for the murder of Michael Bryan Gardner, W/M/03-15-1990 of Granite Falls. Seabrooks was served by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at the Catawba County Justice Center after he turned himself in to authorities. Seabrooks is being held on no bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. The murder occurred at 929 Main Ave SW, Hickory, NC on November 6, 2017. Anyone with information reference this investigation is asked to contact Hickory Police at (828) 328-5551 or Investigator J. Truesdell directly at 828-261-2636 or jtruesdell@hickorync.gov. Inv. Contact: Jesse Truesdell Criminal Investigations Division (828) 261-2636 jtruesdell@hickorync.gov ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 29, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Armed Robbery – Top Express HICKORY – On December 28, 2017 at approximately 9:10 P.M., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to the Top Express located at 1151 16th St NE, Hickory in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reported that the suspect came into the store, displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The suspect took money from the store and left the Top Express. The suspect is reported as being a White male, 5’5 to 5’7, skinny, wearing a grey and black shirt with black hooded sweater underneath, black pants, black shoes, a black with red design bandanna across his face and a tattoo on his right hand. 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. C. De Los Santos directly at 828-261-2621 or cdelossantos@hickorync.gov. Inv. Contact: Carlos De Los Santos Criminal Investigations Division (828) 261-2621 cdelossantos@hickorync.gov

FELONY ARRESTS 12-16-2017 THRU 12-29-2017 (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 on December 22, 2017 at the Lowes Food Store located on 14th Ave NE. Please contact our Department with any information you may have at 828- 328-5551 Investigating Officer J. Mathis. Please share this post to help identify this suspect. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Officers spreading Christmas cheer to a family in need. We are still looking for the person responsible for this crime. If you have any information please contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or Investigator K. Craig at 838-261-2616, kcraig@hickorync.gov.

FELONY ARRESTS 12-16-2017 THRU 12-22-2017 (click pictures for more information)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 22, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Missing Person – Summer Eckert Located Hickory – The Hickory Police Department confirmed on December 21, 2017 that Summer Eckert was located safely. Eckert was last seen seen walking away from Catawba Valley Medical Center located at 810 Fairgrove Church Rd SW, Hickory, at midnight on December 19, 2017. ###

We still have spots available for our January 4th Session. Please call Chrystal Dieter to RSVP - 828-261-2642 OR email cdieter@hickorync.gov. (Limit 3 attendees per church please.)

Request for Subject Identification The Hickory Police Department is requesting assistance identifying the suspect in the picture below reference an incident that occurred at Target (1910 Catawba Valley Blvd) on 12/18/2017. Please contact our Department with any information you may have at 828- 328-5551 Investigating Officer T. Johnson. Please share this post to help identify this suspect. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

FELONY ARRESTS 12-09-2017 THRU 12-15-2017 (click pictures for more information)

HICKORY POLICE DEPARTMENT CHURCH SAFETY SEMINAR – THIRD SESSION Hickory - The Hickory Police Department is offering a third session of our Church Safety and Security Seminar to all area churches. This is a great opportunity to come and learn more about church safety and security. Seminar topics to be presented include: • Structural protection of a facility • Internal prevention strategies • Establishing Security Teams • Active Shooter 101 This event will be held on January 4th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Floyd W. Lucas Jr. Police Headquarters building located at 347 2nd Avenue SW, Hickory, NC 28602. Please R.S.V.P. to Chrystal Dieter at 828-261-2642 or cdieter@hickorync.gov by December 29th. Please limit three attendees per church. For more information on this seminar, contact Lt. Scott Hildebrand at 828-324-2060. **Our other seminar on date is now full and we are no longer accepting registrations for that session.** ###

Cops for Tots starts today!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 11, 2017 Contact: Chrystal Dieter Victim/Community Services Coordinator (828) 261-2642 cdieter@hickorync.gov Pedestrian Involved Traffic Accident Hickory – On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Derval Anthony Hamilton, 33, of Hickory, struck a pedestrian, Jimmy Lee Clevenger, 44, of Hickory, in the 400 block of 14th Ave NE. The vehicle was traveling west on 14th Ave NE, and the pedestrian was standing stationary in the westbound lane of 14th Ave NE when the collision occurred. Mr. Clevenger sustained critical injuries due to the collision. He was transported by Catawba County EMS to Catawba Valley Medical Center, where he was transported by Med Center Air to Carolinas Medical Center-Main. Mr. Hamilton did not sustain any injuries. No charges have been filed. Speed nor impairment are factors in this crash. ###

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