Morrisville Police Department

  • Agency: Morrisville Police Department
  • Address: 260 Town Hall Dr # C, Morrisville, 27560 NC
  • Chief: Ira Jones (Chief of Police)
Phone: 919-463-1600
Fax: 919.380.6717

Morrisville Police Department is located at 260 Town Hall Dr # C, Morrisville, 27560 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Ira Jones. The Morrisville Police Department phone number is 919-463-1600.

Morrisville Police Department News

The men and women of the Morrisville Police Department are sending prayers of healing to Harnett County Sheriff’s Deputy Cook as he continues to recover from his still life threatening injuries. We are also sending prayers of comfort to his family and the men and women of the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office during this tragic and difficult time. Deputy Cook was shot in the face and chest over the weekend after responding to a missing person follow up.

Good evening Morrisville! One of our fur residents is missing.. "Gypsy" ran out the door on Courthouse Dr. She’s an 18 month old blue pit bull. She has a tag and collar but the phone number on it is for someone who is currently in Basic Training and cannot be answered. "Gypsy" is new to our area and is unfamiliar with her surroundings. This sweet girl was last seen in the area of Church Street. She is not microchipped. Please contact MPD if you see her so that we may contact her mom. As always.. please share! share! share!

Good evening Morrisville! Did you know that active involvement in a Neighborhood Watch helps to reduce crime in your community/neighborhood? Want to learn more about the benefits of being an official Neighborhood Watch neighborhood? Join us for our second and final Neighborhood Watch Informational session on Saturday, April 28th from 2p-4p at Cedar Fork Community Center. Please be sure to register here:

Good morning Morrisville! We are always proud to share the great work done by our team! On April 3, 2018, Morrisville Police Investigators charged Kenneth Allen Fenderson, Jr., 59, of Durham, with Breaking and Entering and Larceny After Breaking and Entering from Mr. Tire located at 101 Airtech Drive. On August 19, 2017, officers responded to an alarm call at 101 Airtech Drive. Upon arrival, officers noticed that the glass had been broken out of the front door. Once inside, officers discovered that the suspect opened the cash register and removed $200. During the process of breaking in, the suspect was cut and left blood behind. CCBI responded to process the scene and retrieve the blood. CCBI sent the sample to the State Crime Lab. The results came back with a positive match for Mr. Fenderson, Jr. This is a true testiment to great partnerships and excellent police work! Job well done by all!

Happy Saturday Morrisville! A very special Thank You to all who came out to our first Neighborhood Watch Informational meeting this morning. We are looking forward to working with each of as you establish/revitalize your Neighborhood Watch Program! Our final meeting will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 2p-4p at Cedar Fork Community Center. Officers will be distributing packets, presenting information, and conducting a full demo on the new community crime map software. Please register on EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighborhood-watch-information-meeting-tickets-43929370931

Good evening Morrisville! Our first of two Neighborhood Watch Information meetings will be held tomorrow morning at Cedar Fork Community Center. Officers will begin the presentation promptly at 10am. In addition, there will be an in depth tutorial on our new Community Crime Map software. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighborhood-watch-information-meeting-tickets-43929282667?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard

Good evening Morrisville! Our first Neighborhood Watch Forum is Saturday, April 7th from 10am - 12pm at Cedar Fork Community Center! Have you registered yet? Learn more and register at townofmorrisville.org/NHW

Happy Easter Morrisville!

Good evening Morrisville! Please join us in congratulating Master Officer Lori Strickland on being named CIT Officer of the Year for the Town of Morrisville Police Department! Since 1988, the National Alliance on Mental Illness have partnered with law enforcement agencies on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs. The CIT program is a model for community policing that enhances communication, identifies mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensures officers receive the training and support that they need. Every officer in the Morrisville Police Department has received this specialized training. This training involves forty (40) hours of intensive training that includes verbal de-escalation skills, scenario based training on responding to crisis, personal interaction with people who have experienced and recovered from mental health crisis, and learning from mental health professionals and other experienced officers. MO Strickland has gone above and beyond this year. She has facilitated well over a dozen resource recommendations to people in crisis. In addition, MO Strickland identified a woman and her children who were victims of domestic violence. MO Strickland worked tirelessly for several months and was finally able to assist the family in locating a new home and assisted the mother with finding a new job. We salute you Master Officer Strickland! Congratulations on a job well done!

Sending a huge “Thank You” to Professional Builders Supply for your constant support of the men, women, and working dogs of the Morrisville Police Department!

Good morning Morrisville! Have you been checking crime incidents in our community? We hope that each of you are taking advantage of the Community Crime Map system. Feel free to give us feedback and ask any questions about the program. We will conduct a live tutorial at the Neigborhood Watch forums in April!

Good afternoon Morrisville! We want to send a HUGE job well done to the residents in Breckenridge! This morning, officers received a call for a suspicious person walking through the backyard in the area of Willingham/Millicent. In addition, there was an alarm activation in the same area. The quick action of the resident to, not only call 911, but provide a very detailed description of the person as well as direction of travel, allowed officers to locate and identify him. He was working on a landscaping crew in the area. However, because of the nature of the call and his behavior, officers will document the interaction. We also have to say "Thank You" to the resident that set their alarm. It may seem like a small act but it does go a long way in securing your home. Community involvement sends a strong message to potential criminals that suspicious activity (people, cars, and behavior) will be reported and the police will respond!

Morrisville Police Department Releases Crime Map to the Public Morrisville, NC— The Morrisville Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Morrisville. The Police Department now has an online crime map called Community Crime Map at www.townofmorrisville.org/communitycrimemap that maps and analyzes crime data and alerts residents about crimes in their area. Morrisville Residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. Community Crime Map gets data from the Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in a mobile app. The Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time. Residents can view the map online and sign up for alerts at www.townofmorrisville.org/communitycrimemap. The app is available to iOS users by searching “Lexis Nexis Crime Map”. A video tutorial on how to use the tool was prepared by Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews, and is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERapyFIgC8g&feature=youtu.be

Good evening Morrisville! Want to start a Neighborhood Watch in your community? Learn what it takes at one of our Information Sessions. We're offering two sessions, Saturday 4/7 at 10 a.m. & Saturday 4/28 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Fork Community Center. Learn more and register at townofmorrisville.org/NHW

Good evening Morrisville! We have been receiving questions about..... COYOTES and what to do if you see one. Here are a few tidbits of information to help you better coexist with them: *Coyotes can weigh between 30-50lbs and look like a cross between a wolf, fox, and a dog. They are very smart and, like most animals, have a strong sense of smell, hearing, and sight. *Coyotes are generally solitary creatures that can be seen at anytime day or night. They eat meat and vegetation. *February and March are mating season! So there may be more Coyotes seen than normal. *Coyotes have been known to carry off small pets and farm animals. Are there Coyotes in Morrisville? Yes. Why? Because, before construction, there were large wooded areas. The development has pushed Coyotes out of their element and they are adapting to sharing their space with us. What do you do if you see a Coyote? Give it space! Do not approach a Coyote. If you keep walking, so will the Coyote. There is no need to contact 911, Wildlife, or Animal Control unless there is an active threat of aggression/active attack or if the Coyote appears to be rabid or acting abnormally. Please, Please, DO NOT feed them! They are more capable of surviving outside than we are. Feeding them will draw more Coyotes to your home and lead to an attack. So, if you happen to see a Coyote, remember to.. Stay Calm, Keep Walking, and Please.. no selfies!

Good afternoon (almost) Morrisville! Great news that we had to share!! In addition to ranking #1, we also have to congratulate our neighbors in Cary and Apex!

Good afternoon Morrisville! Our officers have started receiving more complaints of improper parking in neighborhoods. So, because we know that most improper parking stems from not knowing the law, we want to provide you with information about the most common violations: **LEFT SIDE TO CURB $50 penalty** Remember, under no circumstances can you drive against the flow of traffic to park. NC Division of Motor Vehicles handbook spedcifically statesthat parking must always be on the right hand side of the road UNLESS you are parking on a one way street. Picture #1 demonstrates how the front end of the car is facing oncoming traffic and the driver side door is on the curb. This is an example of Left Side To Curb. **PARKING WITHIN 25 FEET OF AN INTERSECTION** This is measured from intersection curb and back. Essentially, parking within 25 feet of the intersection creates a line if sight issue for drivers approaching the intersection or turning into the intersection. Parking at a stop sign forces drivers to veer into the oncoming lane to see their way clear. The possible effect? Head on collisions... What is an intersection? The point at which two roads meet and curbline to curbline.** Picture #2 demonstrates a vehicle parked within 25 feet of an intersection.

Good afternoon Morrisville! Last night, K9 Arko was honored as the Carolina Hurricanes “Hero of the Game”. Arko was joined by his handler, Senior Officer Carl Rodrigues, Carl’s wife Carrie Rodrigues, and staff from the Morrisville Police Department. During home games, the Hurricanes take a moment to recognize heroes that have gone above and beyond for our community, state, and/or our country. This is the first time that a working canine has been nominated and received the award! Congratulation, K9 Arko, for being our hero! A very special Thank You to the Carolina Hurricanes for recognizing K9 Arko. He is definitely our hero!

UPDATE: Mr. Green has been located, safe and unharmed, in another jurisdiction URGENT ALERT: MISSING PERSON (Silver Alert is pending) Morrisville Police are working to locate a missing person. Christopher Jordan Green Age: 27 Height: 5’06” Weight: 115lbs Hair: Black in a Mohawk Eyes: Brown Race: Bi-Racial, is light skinned Last Seen: 3/3/18 at approximately 2000 hours from 1xx Gallagher Ct in Morrisville where he walked off from. Last Seen Wearing: White t-shirt, dark colored checkered pajama pants and grey high top Nike sneakers Scars/Marks/Tattoos: Has a nickle sized birth mark on his left temple that is dark in color. Also currently has scratches on the bridge of his nose (as seen in attached pictures) from attempting to shave yesterday. Christopher, because of cognitive impairment, is not able to fully function as an adult. He is extremely friendly. If you see Christopher, please dial 911 immediately.

Good afternoon Morrisville! We want to alert you to a POTENTIAL trend of residential break-ins. One of which has occurred in Morrisville. In this break-in, the suspect or suspects are gaining entry through a rear window by removing the screen and prying the window open or by prying the rear door. From recently compiled data, the most common days and time the burglaries occur are on Thursday and Saturday, between the hours of 5pm-9:30pm. The suspect or suspects are targeting jewelry, cash, electronics, and firearms. We have also been monitoring adjacent jurisdiction communities (close to Morrisville boundaries) whom have also reported residential burglaries, for similar crime patterns and changes in crime patterns. The patterns have been consistent with the exception of the method of entry used prior to entering the residence. Prior to entering the home, the suspect or suspects open the outside electrical box, and cut the wires connected to the phone line and internet. Entry is made using the exterior side door to the garage, making entry into the house through the interior door from this point. We are offering the following safety tips: *Ensure that all doors/windows are locked and secured *Doors leading into your garage and from the garage into your home should remain locked. *If you park your cars outside, remove your garage door openers and any keys that can open the doors to your home. *Leave your outside lights on at night. Darkness is a criminal's friend. *If you see something, SAY something. Contact 911 immediately to report suspicious persons, suspicous activity, or suspicious vehicles. *Utilize vacation watch if you are going to be out of town. *Invest in home monitoring devices that are not tied to the internet or home phone lines. This alert is not meant to frighten anyone but to make sure that each of you remains vigilant. Criminals prosper when we do not take our safety and security to heart!

Motorist Safety Tips o Safety is a shared responsibility. Motorists need to be watchful for pedestrians and bicyclists, drive at slower speeds, avoid distraction, and know the laws regarding when pedestrians or bicyclists have the right-of-way. o Be prepared to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. o Never pass a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians. o Keep an eye out for pedestrians at night that may be walking near or across the road.

***UPDATE*** We located the van and the driver nearly an hour from Morrisville. The driver was picking someone up to take to the airport. He was not familiar with the area. At this time, we do not have any other evidence to disprove his statement. However, he knows that the residents of Morrisville are vigilant and on guard! ***Suspicious activity alert*** This morning, at approximately 6:30am, Morrisville Police officers responded to the report of suspicious activity at a bus stop located near Kirkeenan Circle and Crabtree Crossing. A white 2014 Chrysler Town and Country was seen driving slowly past a group of children waiting at the bus stop. The driver of the van stopped just past the children and rolled down the window. An observant parent, noticed the vehicle and behavior of the driver, quickly obtained the vehicle description and license plate number. The parent stated that the van's driver rolled up the window and left after being noticed by the parent. Although no crime had been committed, we felt it important to issue this alert to you. Investigators are following up on the license plate number provide to the police by the parent. The image below is a representative of the year, make, and model of the vehicle and not the actual vehicle.

Bicyclist Safety Tips o Ride in the direction of traffic. Drivers may not be looking for you if you are riding the wrong way. o Obey all signs and signals. This includes stopping at stop signs and red lights. o Wear a helmet. It could save your life.

Good morning Morrisville! Several motorists have reported to us that the lights at McCrimmon and Town Hall are on flash. These lights have been on flash since last week. We have made several reports to NCDOT and are awaiting their response. Until then, here is a reminder from the NCDMV Drivers Handbook on how to navigate flashing lights (when the traffic signals are not working). "...The flashing red signal has the same meaning as the stop sign: STOP and DO NOT proceed to move until you can enter the intersection without interfering with approaching traffic. The flashing yellow signal has the same meaning as a warning sign. SLOW DOWN and proceed with caution." Safety on the roadway is a shared responsibility. Please drive with caution as you approach this and any other intersection with flashing lights. For more information about vehicle operation, please click on this link:

Pedestrian Safety Tips: o Look for cars in all directions – including those turning left or right – before crossing the street; never assume a driver will stop. o Be careful crossing multiple lanes of traffic. Make sure each lane of traffic is clear before you cross. o Obey all pedestrian traffic signals. o Cross the street where you have the best view of traffic. At bus stops, cross behind the bus or at the nearest crosswalk.