Fletcher Police Department

  • Agency: Fletcher Police Department
  • Address: 300 Old Cane Creek Rd, Fletcher, 28732 NC
  • Chief: Tim Christol (Chief of Police)
Phone: 828-687-7922
Fax: (828) 654-8046

Fletcher Police Department is located at 300 Old Cane Creek Rd, Fletcher, 28732 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Tim Christol. The Fletcher Police Department phone number is 828-687-7922.

Fletcher Police Department News

The Fletcher Police Department has arrested three individuals who were identified as suspects in a robbery that occurred on Saturday morning of February 17th at the Sunoco convenience store located at 5990 Asheville Highway in Fletcher. The suspects utilized a handgun and crowbar during the robbery. The store clerk was handcuffed by one of the suspects and an undisclosed amount of currency was stolen. No injuries occurred. Arrested and charged are: Woodrow Osban Massey, 30 years old of Hendersonville, NC. Massey is charged with: Robbery with a Dangerous Weapons, Second Degree Kidnapping, Conspiracy and Injury to Personal Property. Heather Lynn Sams, 28 years old of Asheville. Sams is charged with: Aid & Abet Armed Robbery, Second Degree Kidnapping, Conspiracy, Injury to Personal Property. Michael Jeramy Payne, 32 years old of Asheville, NC. Payne is charged with: Robbery with a Dangerous Weapons, Second Degree Kidnapping, Conspiracy and Injury to Personal Property. The bond for each suspect has been set at $750,000 secured. We appreciate the assistance of the Henderson & Buncombe County Sheriffs Departments as well as our District Attorney’s Office during our investigation.

*** Missing Person Update for Mr. Stewart *** Yesterday evening (2/20), Mr. Stewart and his vehicle were located in the south Asheville area of Buncombe County. At this time there does not appear to be any criminal activity involved with this case, and that Mr. Stewart passed due to natural causes. We appreciate the assistance of the Asheville Police Department and other agencies in our area. No other information will be released in regards to this case. We ask that your continued thoughts and prayers be with Mr. Stewart’s family during this difficult time.

The Fletcher Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the persons shown in the photographs below. Those were taken from surveillance video from a local hospital, in regards to a fraud case. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Fletcher Police Department at 828-687-7922

We have been made aware of rumors of robberies and break-ins in the area of Hoopers Creek Road near Yellowstone. The Fletcher Police Department has not responded to any such incidents and did not make contact with anyone in the area.

A series of vehicle break-ins was reported between July 2017 and September 2017 in the Livingston Farms area of the Town of Fletcher. Through an extensive investigation the suspects were identified and some stolen property was recovered. The following charges are pending against the following suspects: - 8 counts each for Felony Breaking & Entering of a Motor Vehicle - 5 counts each for Larceny - 1 count each for Felony Conspiracy The suspects are identified as : - Tristan Ian Abee, 19 years old, 1 Owen Hollow Road, Asheville, NC - Brendan James Elmore, 22 years old, 15 Holly Acres Lane, Lot 28, Arden, NC - Anthony Keith Pitts, Jr., 21 years old, 21 Reynolds School Road, Asheville, NC All the vehicles that were broken into were unlocked and various items stolen from inside them. The Fletcher Police Department would like to remind persons to always lock their vehicles when leaving them unattended and to please always report suspicious persons or activity. Anyone with information pertaining to these or any other incidents are encouraged to contact the Fletcher Police Department at 828.687.7922

The Fletcher Police Department is hiring, please apply at: https://www.fletchernc.org/departments/human-resources/job-openings/

The Fletcher Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the person and/or owner of the vehicle shown in the photographs below. Those were taken from surveillance video from Discount Convenience #5, in regards to a Larceny which occurred on June 3rd. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Fletcher Police Department at 828-687-7922

Arrests Made in Death Investigation: Thursday June 1, 2017: On Monday August 2, 2016, the Fletcher Police Department responded to what was then known as the Knights Inn motel, located at 183 Underwood Road in regards to a man and woman who had possibly overdosed in one of the motel rooms. Officers arrived on scene and located the unresponsive couple in the room. Officers determined that it appeared they were suffering from the effects of an overdose, and the officers retrieved their department issued Narcan/Naloxone kits. Medical personnel arrived on scene and began assisting the officers. Both patients were transported to a local hospital where the female patient was pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Rachel Fox, 27 years old of New Jersey. Police department investigators began processing the scene and interviewed several persons at the motel. Family members of the female victim were contacted and made aware of the incident. Through an extensive investigation and autopsy results, two suspects were identified as being the persons who sold the victims controlled substances that resulted in their overdoses and the ultimate death of Ms. Fox. Investigators met with District Attorney Greg Newman on several occasions during the investigation, and he prepared indictments on the two suspects for 2nd Degree Murder. True Bills of Indictment were returned from the Henderson County Grand Jury, which convened on Monday May 15th. Arrested and charged were: Ronnie Deshawn Fortune (27 years old) 400 Landis Court, Asheville, NC 28806 Was arrested on May 25th and is currently out on bond. and Gilberto Jose Feliciano (26 years old) 20 Glimmer Drive, Asheville, NC 28806 Was arrested on May 26th and is currently in custody in the Henderson County Detention Facility. The Fletcher Police Department appreciates the assistance from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department and the Asheville Police Department in the arrests of the two suspects. ###

The Fletcher Police Department is honored to have recently sent two of our officers to participate in the 2017 National Police Week ceremonies held in Washington, D.C. Sergeants Brian Fulmer and Jose Gutierrez (pictured above) along with Henderson County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Jason Tweed and John Dunn were assigned to the Cordon detail for a 30-minute shift. The Cordon detail is when officers stand at attention or parade rest at The National Mall. This detail involved approximately 200 officers. Two lines of officers formed a parallel walking path as the family members of fallen officers exited buses on their way to The Memorial. They were then responsible for a ‘Watch Shift’ at The Law Enforcement Memorial. Sergeants Fulmer & Gutierrez, and Deputies Dunn & Tweed stood watch for 10 minutes at a time, guarding the wreath dedicated to all the fallen officers. We are thankful for the ultimate sacrifices that the officers across the United States have made and who have gone on before us while serving and protecting their communities. We are also thankful for the dedication & commitment of women and men in our own department and for the diligence of Sergeant Fulmer and Sergeant Gutierrez demonstrate in their participation in the Honor Guard program.

33.5 pounds of medication, the equivalent of 25,125 dosage units were collected during the medicine drop event that took place on April 8. Thank you to all who participated and made this a succesful event.

The medicine drop and document shredding event will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Fletcher Town Hall. Please see the attached flyer for details.

In reference to the silver alert issued last night for Sarah Jacobs: she has been found and is home safe. The Fletcher Police Department would like to thank everyone who contacted us with information in this case. https://www2.ncdps.gov/Index2.cfm?a=000003,000014,000081,001683&mpa=3658

Fletcher Christmas parade road closures. The Fletcher Christmas parade will be held on December 10, 2016. As a result, beginning at 9 a.m. Old Airport Rd. will be closed to non parade vehicles and to non-local traffic. Only parade vehicles, local vehicles and vehicles dropping off participants will be allowed. Old Airport Rd. will remain closed until the last parade entry turns onto the parade route. US 25/Hendersonville Road will close beginning at 10 a.m. from North Hillcrest Road to Woodhill Road and will remain closed until all entries have finished the parade route. The estimated time for reopening is 12:30 p.m. For more information about the parade please visit: http://www.fletchernc.org/event/2016-christmas-parade/

The medicine drop event saw a great turnout with over 60lbs of medicine collected, the equivalent of about 20,000 dosage units. Thank you to all who participated.

Police investigate fatal vehicle crash on US 25 in Fletcher Today at 7am the Fletcher Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. The crash occurred at the intersection of US 25 and Rockwell Drive. Based upon witness accounts of the crash, a passenger vehicle driven by Melanie Bostic Smith, 53 of Hendersonville was traveling in the left hand, southbound lane and veered into the left hand northbound lane in which a large dump truck was traveling. Upon emergency personnel arriving on scene it was determined Mrs. Smith appeared to have suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The driver of the dump truck was treated and released at the scene. No other injuries were reported. Due to the severity of the crash all lanes of US 25 were closed for a period of time. The road was re-opened to allow travel a short time later. The North Carolina Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Group is assisted in the investigation. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Fletcher Police Department at 828.687.7922

We would like to recognize and congratulate Sergeant Jose Gutierrez for receiving the Governors Highway Safety Coordinator of the Year award for Region 10. Sergeant Gutierrez received this honor this past week while attending the GHSP Symposium in Charlotte. Region 10 consists of Mitchell, Yancey, Madison, Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford counties. We appreciate his efforts in working for us and with other area public safety agencies to try and make our roads safer for everyone.

Photo credit: Jacob Biba/Times-News

Active Shooter Training conducted in cooperation with the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and the Hendersonville Police Department.

Starting today, July 1st, all mopeds operated on streets or highways must be registered. A moped is defined as " a vehicle that has two or three wheels, no external shifting device, and a motor that does not exceed 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement and cannot propel the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on a level surface." For details and requirements please refer to the NC DMV's website: http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/title/vehicles/#inpagenav_3

Free gun locks are also available at the Fletcher Police Department. Just stop by during business hours.

Free child safety seat check at the Fletcher Town Hall on Saturday June 13th, 2015 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. See attached flyer for details.

IRS phone scam. Please be aware of a current scam in which you may receive aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. Do not send any money, money order, and do not provide any information to these callers. For more information please refer to the Internal Revenue Service's website at: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Phone-Scams-Continue-to-be-Serious-Threat-and-Remain-on-IRS-Dirty-Dozen-List-of-Tax-Scams-for-the-2015-Filing-Season