Catawba County Sheriff's Office - Newton

  • Agency: Catawba County Sheriff's Office - Newton
  • Address: 100 Government Drive, Newton, 28658 NC
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Phone: 828-464-5241
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Catawba County Sheriff's Office - Newton is located at 100 Government Drive, Newton, 28658 NC. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office - Newton phone number is 828-464-5241.

Catawba County Sheriff's Office - Newton News

Car Show this Weekend Rescheduled For any of those that were thinking of going to the Car Show sponsored by the Sheriffs Office this weekend at the Peddler, it has been rescheduled to October 20th, see flyer. Thanks

Sheriffs Office Fall Citizens Academy Sheriff Coy Reid would like to announce the beginning of the Fall Citizens Academy. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office will host its 2018 Fall Citizens Academy for residents of Catawba County beginning on September 4th, 2018. The academy will last for 12 weeks and will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Topics and tours that will be covered are Sheriff’s Office Operations, Crime Prevention, Special Tactics and Response Team Operations, K-9 Operations and Demonstration, Narcotics Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, Ride-Along with Road Patrol, Tour of Detention Facility, Tour of 911 Operations Center, Register of Deeds Office, Clerk of Court’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Magistrate’s Office, Judges, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Animal Control, Fire-Rescue Division, and a Graduation Banquet. You must be a resident of Catawba County and at least 21 years old to participate. To apply, complete and mail the application ( http://www.catawbacountync.gov/county-services/sheriffs-office/programs/citizens-academy/ ) to Catawba County Office of Sheriff, P.O. Box 385, Newton, NC 28658. For more information about the Sheriff’s Office Fall Citizens Academy, please contact Lt. John Helton at 828-465-8336 or Sgt. Eric Page at 828-465-8278 I just updated the website, you can submit an online application also from the Citizens Academy page on the Sheriffs Website.

Sheriffs Office Fall Citizens Academy For Release: July 19, 2018 Sheriff Coy Reid would like to announce the beginning of the Fall Citizens Academy. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office will host its 2018 Fall Citizens Academy for residents of Catawba County beginning on September 4th, 2018. The academy will last for 12 weeks and will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Topics and tours that will be covered are Sheriff’s Office Operations, Crime Prevention, Special Tactics and Response Team Operations, K-9 Operations and Demonstration, Narcotics Investigations, Crime Scene Investigation, Ride-Along with Road Patrol, Tour of Detention Facility, Tour of 911 Operations Center, Register of Deeds Office, Clerk of Court’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Magistrate’s Office, Judges, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Animal Control, Fire-Rescue Division, and a Graduation Banquet. You must be a resident of Catawba County and at least 21 years old to participate. To apply, complete and mail the application ( http://www.catawbacountync.gov/county-services/sheriffs-office/programs/citizens-academy/ ) to Catawba County Office of Sheriff, P.O. Box 385, Newton, NC 28658. For more information about the Sheriff’s Office Spring Citizens Academy, please contact Lt. John Helton at 828-465-8336 or Sgt. Eric Page at 828-465-8278

The Catawba County Sheriffs Office Lake Patrol, in conjunction with Lake Norman Marina have partnered to promote boater safety amongst young boaters. Whenever the Lake Patrol come across kids wearing their life jackets, they will be rewarded with a free Slushee coupon at Lake Norman Marina. Have fun! Stay safe!

Upcoming Sales Date of Sale: May 8th, 2018 Vehicle/Property viewing- 9:00am; Sale-10:00am Location: 145 Government Dr. Newton, NC 28658 To see a list of items and photos of vehicles please visit our website: https://www.catawbacountync.gov/county-services/sheriffs-office/sheriff-sales/ For additional information contact Cpl. D. Houston 828-464-5241

Missing female could possibly be in the Catawba County area.

Sheriff's Office Announces Take Back Events The Catawba County Sheriffs Office announces upcoming pill collection events for National Take Back Day. On Saturday April 28th the Sheriff's Office will have personnel at the Brookford Community Center and Longview Town Hall in the parking lot from 10:00AM to 2:00PM to collect old or unused medications. You will be able to drive up and drop off your old medications so they can be disposed of properly. The service is free and anonymous. Also, on April 29th, they will have personnel set up at the main entrance gate to L.P. Frans Stadium from 2:00PM to 3:00PM just prior to the Crawdads home baseball game. By dropping off your old and/or unused medications at Take Back Events, this ensures they are disposed of properly and do not find their way into our landfills or lakes and rivers.

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify the individuals in the pictures attached. They are wanted in the questioning for the larcenies of Yeti coolers at the Buffalo Shoals IGA on 02/26/2018. If you have any information please contact Inv. Stout 828-466-7229.

Catawba County Sheriff's Office is needing help identifying the unknowing person who purchased the EZ-GO golf cart seen in this picture. The golf cart is stolen property related to an ongoing investigation by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The purchaser of the golf cart is not believed to be involved in criminal activity, but has unknowingly purchased stolen property. Please contact Sheriff’s Office Investigator Michael Hoyle at (828) 466-7246 with any information regarding the recovery of this property.

February 9, 2018 On February 7, 2018 at approximately 6:10pm, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting call in the area of Startown Rd and Blackburn Bridge Rd. Investigators found that the shooting took place at a residence in the 4000 block of Fairview Dr. Investigators learned a subject was shot and was taken to CMC Lincoln. He was later identified as Shane Cauthen from Lincolnton, NC. Shane Cauthen was later pronounced deceased at CMC Lincoln. After witness statements and evidence found at the scene, investigators determined that the three men Shane Cauthen, Dylan Gates, and Cory Ingram attempted to rob a person that lived at the residence on Fairview Dr. During the robbery attempt there was an exchange of gunfire and Shane Cauthen was shot. On 02/09/2018, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office with assistance of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincolnton Police Department arrested Dylan Lee Gates and Cory Aaron Ingram with attempted robbery. Gates and Ingram will have first appearances on 02/12/2018 in Newton, NC

Subject has been identified! The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is needing assistance in identifying this subject. This subject is a suspect in a breaking and entering case in the Riverbend area of the county. If you know who this subject is please contact Lt. Eckard at 828-465-8346.

Tuesday, January 30th 2018, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Jerry Gerard Parson, 42, of Conover, after utilizing the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office STAR team to execute a search warrant at Jerry Parson’s residence located at 1671 Bush Dr, Conover, NC 28613. Jerry Parson’s was taken into custody without incident after the execution of the search warrant. A search of Jerry Parson’s residence was initiated at that time and investigators seized over 28 grams of Cocaine, 2 firearms, and over $1,500 in US Currency. Investigators began an investigation of Jerry Parson’s after receiving information from members of the community that he was involved in the sale/delivery of Cocaine. Jerry Parson’s was previously convicted of “Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine” in the mid 2000’s and was incarcerated in federal prison for several years before being pardoned by Former President Obama. Jerry Parson’s was transported to the Catawba County Detention Center and charged with the following offenses. • Trafficking Cocaine • PWISD Cocaine • Maintain a Dwelling C/S • 2 Counts of Possessing a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Once at the Detention Center, Jerry Parson’s was issued a $100,000.00 secured bond. Jerry Gerard Parson “Parson’s has been on our radar for several months, before acting we needed to corroborate information we have received from members of the community. Due to Parson’s criminal history, we felt the need to utilize the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office STAR Team to execute the search warrant of Parson’s residence. The home where Parson’s was arrested is located in a neighborhood where young children play every day, and we are satisfied that Parson’s was taken into custody without incident. Our drug investigators continue to be relentless in their pursuit of a drug free community.” - Captain Jason C. Reid, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

Wednesday, January 31st 2018 The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, arrested Blong Ly Vang, of Claremont, after conducting a search warrant at the residence located at 4676 Belvedere Drive, Claremont, North Carolina, 28610. Investigators went to the residence located at 4676 Belvedere Drive, Claremont, North Carolina, 28610. Investigators spoke with the home owners who gave consent to search the residence. Investigators found approximately three (3) pounds of Marijuana, the home owners then revoked their consent and a search warrant was then applied for and executed. A search was conducted and two (2) large plastic storage containers where located in a bedroom. The containers held numerous bundles of high grade marijuana. Investigators also recovered a stolen hand gun, reported stolen from Georgia. Digital scales, a vacuum sealer and another weapon were also located during the search. The marijuana had a collective weight of approximately Sixty-Five pounds (65lbs), with a minimum street value of $130,000.00 Blong Ly Vang was arrested and transported to the Magistrates Office where he was charged with One (1) Felony Count of Trafficking Marijuana by possession, one (1) Felony Count of Possession with Intent to Sale and deliver marijuana, and One (1) Felony Count of Maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, one (1) Felony count of possession a weapon by convicted felon, One (1) Felony Count Possession of a stolen firearm. Blong Ly Vang was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $250,000.00 secure bond. “I received detailed information in reference to heavy drug traffic at the suspect’s residence. I met with investigators of our Drug Task Force who immediately began to gather intelligence on the suspect and the residence. Our drug investigators conducted a “knock and talk” at 4676 Belvedere Drive in Claremont which ultimately led to the largest seizure of Marijuana this year by our Drug Task Force. Investigators did at one point have to secure the residence and apply for a search warrant. Over the past (2) years we have investigated (4) homicides which were directly related to Marijuana distribution and/or use. An operation this size is not someone sitting around their home with a “smoke bag” this has a low end street value of over $130,000.00. Our Drug Investigators continue to remain relentless on the distribution of controlled substances in our community”. –Jason C. Reid Catawba County Sheriff’s Office PHOTOS OF MARIJUANA AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/65-pounds-of-marijuana-found-in-police-dispatchers-home/691422387

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office will be hosting boater safety education classes at our satellite office at 8456 Sherrills Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford 28673. The dates are April 21st, May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, July 14th, July 28th, August 11th, and August 25th, the classes are from 8am to 2pm. Any questions please contact Lt. Turk at 828-465-8348. The classes might not be on the link at this time. If the dates are not posted please check back this weekend. https://www.register-ed.com/programs/53?

On 01/24/2018, Marvin Lee plead guilty of one count of 2nd degree murder of the killing of Jefferson Heavner and to two counts into shooting into an occupied vehicle related to other victims in that incident. Lee was sentenced to serve between 125 - 162 months for the murder and 51-76 months each for the shooting into the occupied vehicle for a total of 19.5 years in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all agencies involved for their hard work in this case and continues to extend its sympathies to the Heavner family.