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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Gaston County Police Department Releases Mobile App
Since its inception in 1957, the Gaston County Police Department has made it the overall department mission to lead the way in community policing while staying connected to the citizens of Gaston County.  

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
Gaston County has 9th Confirmed Rabies Case of 2019
On Monday September 16, 2019 at approximately 2:12pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 1000 block of Dornoch Rd Gastonia, NC 28054.  

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Gaston County has 8th Confirmed Rabies Case of 2019
On Sunday September 15, 2019 at approximately 7:00pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 70 block of Wade Street Belmont, NC 28012.  

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
Missing Reptile
On 09/15/2019 at 10:09pm Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement, ACE, received a call that a 13-foot-long Platinum Reticulated Python was lost in the 300 Block of Killian Road Stanley, NC 28034.  

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
Gaston County has 7th Confirmed Rabies Case of 2019
On Thursday 09/03/2019 at approximately 8:50am Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received calls from 1200 block of Hardin Road Dallas, NC 28034.  

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
Gaston County Police Chief's Association Completes Operation BOLO 
The Gaston County Police Chief’s Association recently completed a two week long safety campaign designed to bring attention to safe driving in and around school zones.  

AUGUST 27, 2019
Gaston County Has 5th and 6th Confirmed Rabies Cases of 2019
On Thursday 08/22/2019 at approximately 2:55pm and on Sunday 8/25/2019 at 6:45am the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received calls from 400 block of Alexis High Shoals Road Dallas, NC 28034 and from 100 block of Carrie Elizabeth Court Gastonia, NC 28056.  

AUGUST 20, 2019
Gaston County Has 4th Confirmed Rabies Case of 2019
On Sunday 08/18/2019 at approximately 2:26 pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from the 100 block of Pindal Circle in Dallas, NC.  

AUGUST 20, 2019
Gaston County Police Chief’s Association Announce Operation BOLO
The Gaston County Police Chief’s Association will be kicking off an initiative focusing on safe driving practices this Thursday August 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 am.

AUGUST 16, 2019
Coyote Conflict Management Workshop
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement will hold a Coyote Conflict Management Workshop on August 27, 2019, 6p-8p.

AUGUST 13, 2019
Gaston County Police Respond to Assault By Pointing a Gun
On August 12, 2019 at 11:59 am, Gaston County Police Officers responded to 1310 Mayberry Rd, Dallas, NC to investigate a report that a female had pointed a firearm at her husband.

AUGUST 12, 2019
Clear the Shelters Pet Adoption
Gaston County Animal Shelter today announced it is teaming up with WCNC to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ fifth annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17.

AUGUST 12, 2019
Gaston County Has 3rd Confirmed Rabies Case of 2019
On Wednesday 08/06/2019 at approximately 7:13pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement unit received a call from 700 block of King Arthur Drive Gastonia, NC 28056.  

AUGUST 1, 2019
Gaston County Police Stop Runaway Boat on Lake Wylie
On Sunday July 28th, 2019 at approximately 8:46 am, Gaston County Communications received a call about a runaway boat on Lake Wylie near Armstrong Rd. in Belmont, NC.

JULY 24, 2019
Police Identify Three Suspects in Breaking and Entering Case
Gaston County Police have identified three suspects in a breaking and entering case at 260 Rudisill Road, Lincolnton, NC reported July 22, 2019.  

JULY 23, 2019
UPDATE: Police Seek Person of Interest for Questioning in Attempted Child Abduction
Based on information provided from social media platforms, the Gaston County Police have been able to identify the person of interest in the photographs.

JULY 22, 2019
National Night Out
The Gaston County Police Department is excited to announce the department’s hosting of its 6th Annual National Night Out. 

JULY 9, 2019
Gaston County Has 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case of 2019
On Friday 07/05/2019 at approximately 5:37pm the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from 300 block of Carr Road Dallas, NC 28034.  

JULY 8, 2019
Police Investigate Home Invasion
On Sunday July 7, 2019 at approximately 1215 AM, the Gaston County Police Department responded to 115 Starlight Drive, Lincolnton, NC, in reference to a possible home invasion. 

JULY 1, 2019
County Police Issue Scam Alert
This morning a Gaston County resident received a call from a man claiming to be with the Gaston County Police Department. 

JUNE 25, 2019
Recovery Made in High Shoals River Incident
At approximately 5:20pm today those efforts were successful and the body presumed to be that of 16-year-old Makenna Warlick, pending official identification, was located just below the High Shoals Dam where she was last seen in the water. 

JUNE 25, 2019
Update: South Fork Recovery in High Shoals
Just before 4pm on June 24, 2019 the Gaston County 911 Communications Center received a call that a teenage girl had jumped off the South Fork River Bridge on Old US 321 in the town of High Shoals located in northern Gaston County. 

JUNE 24, 2019
Swimming Ends in Tragedy on the South Fork River
Just before 4pm on June 24, 2019 the Gaston County 911 Communications Center received a call that a female had jumped off the South Fork River Bridge on Old US 321 in the town of High Shoals located in northern Gaston County.

JUNE 14, 2016
Missing Swimmer Located in South Fork River
It is with great sadness that we report that at approximately 12pm today a body presumed to be Ethan Britt pending official identification was located just below the Spencer Mountain Dam below where he was last seen in the water.

JUNE 13, 2019
Update on South Fork River Search
On Tuesday, June 11, 2016 at approximately 7:00am the Gaston County 911 Communications Center received report a male standing on an island in the South Fork River at the Stanley Spencer Mountain Rd. Bridge. 

JUNE 11, 2019
Gaston County Police Search for Missing Teen
On Monday, June 10, 2019 at approximately 11:00pm, Ethan Danny Britt, age 14, was reported missing to the Gaston County Police Department.

MAY 21, 2019
Gaston County Police Charge Student with Communicating Threats
On May 21, 2019 Gaston County Police charged Jacob Brandon Rhyne of 105 Burton Hills Circle, Gastonia, NC, with Communicating Threats of Mass Violence.  

MAY 15, 2019
Police Make Arrest in Homicide
A joint investigation by the Belmont Police Department and the Gaston County Police Department led to a First Degree Murder charge filed for the arrest of James Michael Rick, 48 years old.

MAY 11, 2019
Police Charge Man with Homicide
The Belmont Police Department responded to South New Hope Road at the Seven Oaks Bridge at approximately 1:15 am on Sunday May 5, 2019 upon report of a vehicle off the road and in the water.

APRIL 30, 2019
2019 James Buie College Scholarship Announced Today
Today at 1:30pm, the Gaston County Police Department will be holding a ceremony to announce and introduce the recipients of the 2019 James Buie College Scholarship.

APRIL 23, 2019
Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement
Grant of $10,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Gaston County, NC.

APRIL 23, 2019
Police Arrest Man After Standoff
On April 11, 2019, officers of the Gaston County Police Department investigated a reported kidnapping and assault.  

APRIL 16, 2019
Gaston County Confirmed Rabies Case
On Saturday, April 14th, 2019 the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from a citizen in the area of the 800 block of Unity Church Rd who reported that their dog killed a raccoon. 

APRIL 16, 2019
5th Annual Child Safety Fair
Safe Kids Gaston County, will hold its 5th Annual Safe Kids’ Child Safety Fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, in the parking lot of Franklin Square Phase 1, 3000 E. Franklin Blvd.

APRIL 15, 2019
Gaston County Police Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week
The Gaston County Police Department Communications Division is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

APRIL 12, 2019
County Police Apprehend Homicide Suspect
On Friday April 12, 2019 the Gaston County Police Department arrested Salvador Marquez of Charlotte, NC on an outstanding homicide warrant.  

APRIL 11, 2019
County Police Seek Information Regarding Jamie Fraley
Gaston County Police continue to seek information regarding the whereabouts of Jamie Michelle Fraley.  

MARCH 12, 2019
Gaston County Police to Host Home & Personal Safety Seminar
The Gaston County Police Department will be hosting its 1st Annual Home & Personal Safety Seminar on March 23rd at the Gaston County Citizens Resource Center in Dallas.  

FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Gaston County to Host Home & Personal Safety Seminar
The Gaston County Police Department will be hosting its 1st Annual Home & Personal Safety Seminar on March 23rd at the Gaston County Citizens Resource Center in Dallas.

JANUARY 28, 2019
County Police Seize Large Quantities of Methamphetamines
On Thursday January 24th, 2019 the Gaston County Police Department arrested Careen Lee Harrell following a traffic stop.  

JANUARY 24, 2019
County Police Assist in Capturing Fugitive
On Thursday, 1/24/19, the Gaston County Police Department assisted the Bessemer City Police Department and the United States Marshals Service in capturing Akhenaten Alison.

JANUARY 17, 2019
Local Police to Ride Bicycles to Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
The Road to Hope Shelby Bicycle Team has begun training and preparing to participate in The Road to Hope Bicycle Ride this May.

JANUARY 17, 2019
Gaston County Police Report Possible Telephone Number Compromise
On this date, the Gaston County Police became aware that an unknown person(s) may have compromised the department headquarters front desk phone number in a manner to make it appear that citizens were getting calls from the police department.

JANUARY 9, 2019
County Police Complete Drug Investigation
On Monday January 7, 2019 the Gaston County Police, along with several local, state and federal agencies, completed a large scale narcotics investigation.  

JANUARY 9, 2019
Police Seek Missing 17-Year-Old Runaway
On January 1, 2019, the Gaston County Police took a report in reference to a runaway juvenile.  

DECEMBER 28, 2018
Gaston County Has 3rd Confirmed Rabies Case in 2018
On Thursday 12/22/2018 at approximately 8:44am the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from 1400 block of Gaither Road Belmont, NC 28120.  

DECEMBER 6, 2018 - UPDATE
911 Service Problems Affecting the Southeast United States
The North Carolina State 911 Board has been advised of multiple wireless and wireline telephone carriers having service interruptions in connecting calls to 911 Centers.  

DECEMBER 6, 2018
Gaston County Police Charge Pastor of Local Church with Multiple Sex Offenses
On December 5, 2018, the Gaston County Police arrested Jerry Lewis Friday, 61 yrs old, at his residence of 443 N Myrtle School Road, Gastonia, NC on multiple sex-related offenses.  

DECEMBER 5, 2018
Gaston County Police Arrest Man for Possessing Child Pornography
On December 4, 2018, the Gaston County Police arrested 63-year-old Allen Bartholomew Walters at his residence of 2711 Mountain Island Hwy, Mt Holly, NC.  

NOVEMBER 28, 2018
Police Charge Registered Sex Offender with Possession of Child Porn
Gaston County Police have charged Eric Svenson Spurling, age 37, of 2744 Springbrook Circle Gastonia, NC with six (6) felony counts 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. 

OCTOBER 2, 2018
Gaston County Police Partner with Habitat for Humanity
Gaston County Police Department employees are stepping forward to help one of their own by playing a big part in building a Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County house.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
Gaston County Police Deploy to Coastal North Carolina
On September 18, 2018, thirteen Gaston County Police Officers left for New Bern, NC as part of the relief effort following Hurricane Florence. 

AUGUST 16, 2018
Police Investigate Homicide
On 8/13/2018, detectives of the Gaston County Police were contacted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to provide information on a homicide that possibly happened in the 900 block of View Heights Ct, Gastonia, NC.

AUGUST 7, 2018
Police Make Arrest in Animal Cruelty Case
On July 9, 2018 Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a report of Animal Cruelty in the 200 block of Bethany Road Gastonia, NC. 

AUGUST 1, 2018
Gaston County Police Department to Host Active Shooter Preparedness Sessions
The Gaston County Police Department and Gaston Family Health Services are hosting two free active shooter awareness sessions on August 16, 2018.

JULY 31, 2018
Gaston County Has 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case in 2018
On Thursday 7/26/2018 the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from The Pet Hospital, 501 East Virginia Avenue, Bessemer City NC 28016. 

JULY 13, 2018
Police Make Several Felony Drug Arrests in Quiet Neighborhood
On Thursday July 12th 2018 Gaston County Police investigators disrupted an on-going drug operation on Cecilia Avenue in Gastonia. Police made several arrests and seized heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and currency from 1508 Cecelia Avenue.

JUNE 7, 2018
Police Make Arrests in Homicide
On 6/7/2018 at 9:07 am, Gaston County Police received a call from a passing motorist about a possible shooting on Ivey Drive near Humphrey Blvd. 

MAY 30, 2018
Gaston County Police Investigate House Fire
On May 30, 2018 at approximately 10:05 am, Union Road Volunteer Fire Department responded to 119 Cooks Lake Road Gastonia, NC in reference to a house fire.

MAY 27, 2018
Gaston County Police Resolve Hostage Situation
On Saturday May 26, 2018 at approximately 9:49 p.m. the Gaston County Police responded to the 1000 block of Old Dallas Highway, near Dallas, NC in reference to a hostage situation. 

MAY 24, 2018
The Self Family Releases Fund Information to Help with Expenses
The Gaston County Police Department is asking citizens to consider donating to help Josh Self, an officer with the department, and his family with hospital, funeral, and other expenses related to the tragic event that devastated the Self family last Sunday in Bessemer City.

MAY 23, 2018
Spokesperson from Self Family to Speak
Monte Self, will be present in the Community Room of the Gaston County Police Department to provide a family statement regarding the events of this past Sunday in Bessemer City, NC.

MAY 14, 2018
Police Make Arrest Regarding Multiple Shootings into Vehicles Investigation
Gaston County Police Department detectives have been investigating reports of occasions where someone was shooting into passing cars on South Point Rd, Belmont, NC.

MAY 7, 2018
Missing Child: Andrea Leann Wildcatt
On May 4, 2018 Andrea Leann Wildcatt was last seen at her group home located at 3915 South New Hope Road, Gastonia NC.

APRIL 23, 2018
Animal Care and Enforcement Foster Pet Baby Shower
Animal Care and Enforcement will be holding a Foster Pet Baby Shower to kick off our new foster program.

APRIL 16, 2018
County Police Seek Information Regarding the Location of Jamie Fraley
Gaston County Police continue to seek information regarding the whereabouts of Jamie Michelle Fraley.

APRIL 9, 2018
Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement Shelter to Undergo Renovations April 12th thru April 29, 2018
The Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement Shelter will conduct renovations to the shelter floor April 12th thru April 29, 2018. 

APRIL 9, 2018
Gaston County Police Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week
The Gaston County Police Department Communications Division is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

MARCH 29, 2018
Husband and Wife Linked to Home Break-Ins
The Gaston County Police Department has
identified and charged two suspects involved in a home break-in that occurred on Oates Road, Bessemer City, NC on March 10, 2018. 

MARCH 26, 2018
Register Your Video Surveillance Equipment with CAPTURE
Gaston County Police Department is asking residents of Gaston County to register their video surveillance equipment to help solve crime. The new initiative is called ‘CAPTURE.’

MARCH 23, 2018
Gaston County Has 1st Confirmed Rabies Case in 2018
On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 the Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement Division received a call from a citizen in the 2400 block of Gelsinger Ave, Bessemer City who reported a sick raccoon in the backyard of the home.

MARCH 13, 2018
BOLO/Wanted Suspects
A break-in occurred on the 600 Block of Oates Road, Bessemer City on March 10, 2018.

MARCH 9, 2018
Missing 15-Year-Old Runaway
On February 8, 2018, the Gaston County Police took a report in reference to a runaway juvenile. 

MARCH 1, 2018
Belmont Police and Gaston County Police Investigate Robbery
On 2/27/2018 at approximately 2:27pm, Belmont Police were called to Verizon Wireless – Victra Inc. at 6501 Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont, NC in regards to an armed robbery. 

FEBRUARY 19, 2018
Gaston County Police Investigate Stabbing
On 2/18/2018 at approximately 6:00pm, Gaston
County Police were called to the 100 block of Stoneys Dr, Gastonia, NC in regards to a person that had been stabbed
.

JANUARY 18, 2018
Warming Shelter Open for Those in Need
The Gaston County Police Department, in conjunction with the Gaston County Manager’s Office and the American Red Cross announce the opening of a warming shelter in Gastonia, NC.

JANUARY 9, 2018
Police Make Arrests in Homicide UPDATE
At 12:20pm on December 22, 2017, Gaston County Police responded to the end of Sawbill Ln, Gastonia, NC to investigate the report of a body found on the roadside in the Mallard Crossing neighborhood off Crowders Creek Rd.

JANUARY 4, 2018
Police Make Arrest in Facebook Threats to Local High School
Gaston County Police have charged Shiquan Eleek Ratchford, age 17, of 1026 W. Seventh Ave. Gastonia, NC with two misdemeanor counts Disorderly Conduct by Disrupting Students, one count of misdemeanor Cyber Stalking and one felony count of Making a False Report Concerning Mass
Violence on Educational Property.


DECEMBER 27, 2017
Gaston County Police Investigate Homicide UPDATE
At 12:20pm on December 22, 2017, Gaston County Police responded to the end of Sawbill Ln, Gastonia, NC to investigate the report of a body found on the roadside in the Mallard Crossing neighborhood off Crowders Creek Rd. 

DECEMBER 22, 2017
Gaston County Police Investigate Homicide
At 12:20pm on December 22, 2017, Gaston County Police responded to the end of Sawbill Ln, Gastonia, NC to investigate the report of a body found on the roadside in the Mallard Creek neighborhood off Crowders Creek Rd. 

DECEMBER 20, 2017
County Police Completes Narcotics Investigation
On Thursday December 14th, 2017 the Gaston County Police completed a narcotics investigation at 211 Nat Barber Avenue in Gastonia, NC. 

DECEMBER 5, 2017
County Police Donates "No Shave" Money
Officers with the Gaston County Police Department participated in ‘No Shave November’ and transitioned the event into ‘Don’t Shave December’.

DECEMBER 5, 2017
Shelter Pet Christmas Pawty
Animal Care and Enforcement will holding the 2nd Annual Shelter Pet Christmas Pawty from 10 am-3 pm Saturday, December 9, 2017.

NOVEMBER 23, 2017
Police Make Arrest in Child Kidnapping and Motor Vehicle Theft
On 11/22/2017 Gaston County Police were called to the 900 block of View Heights Dr, Gastonia, NC in reference to a stolen vehicle that had an 18 month old child inside at the time of the theft. 

NOVEMBER 18, 2017
Missing Child: Julia Faith Dalton
On November 14, 2017 Julia Dalton ran away from her home located on Albert Lane.

NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Gaston County Police Officer to Join Other Officers in Road to Hope
Gaston County Police Officer Chad Owens will join other officers on a 529-mile bicycle ride from Raleigh, North Carolina to Washington DC in May of 2018 to honor fallen officers.

NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Assault Investigation Leads to Murder Charge
On November 10, 2017, around 11:00pm, Gaston County Police responded to Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln in reference to a patient brought in with serious blunt force injuries stemming from an
assault. 

NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Shooting Investigation Lead to Murder Charge
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Gaston County Police responded to the 4500 block of Dawnwood Dr., near Gastonia, in reference to a shooting. 

NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Police Seek Suspect in Death of 2-Year-Old Boy
Gaston County Police have secured a warrant in the death of a two year-old boy that was reported on November 5, 2017.

OCTOBER 17, 2017
Police Seek Information on Missing Juvenile Shiphrah Perry
Shiphrah Perry was last seen at the Dollar General in Dallas, NC on October 13, 2017.

OCTOBER 13, 2017
Police Seek Information on Endangered/Runaway Child Jasmine Spurling
On October 1, 2017 Jasmine Spirlin ran away from her home located on Ridge Circle. She was last seen at the Food Lion / Subway location off Highway 74 / Edgewood Road, Gastonia, NC.

OCTOBER 6, 2017
Investigation of Gunshots in Belmont-South Point Rd. Area
Gaston County Police have received several gunshot calls in the area of South Point Rd
since July 28, 2017.


OCTOBER 4, 2017
Police Make Arrest in Child Pornography Case
Gaston County Police have charged Cameron Shawn Franklin, age 27, of 200 Oakhill Rd, Iron Station, NC with two counts of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Secret Peeping.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Police Arrest Suspect for Burning Mobile Home
Gaston County Police have made an arrest as the result of the intentional burning of a mobile home that occurred on September 20, 2017.  

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Animal Care and Enforcement Temporarily Halting the Intake of Cats
The Animal Shelter has had 3 confirmed cases of feline panleukopenia (feline distemper) in the past week.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
Gaston County Police Department Joins Nextdoor to Connect to Community
The Gaston County Police Department has joined Nextdoor as a public safety partner in an effort to open up lines of communication with the community and share information that impacts its residents. 


SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Shooting Into House

Gaston County Police have made an arrest as part of the investigation regarding the early morning shooting into the residence of a Gaston County Police Officer that occurred on August 28, 2017.

AUGUST 28, 2017
Police Investigate Shots Fired into Officer's Residence
On Monday, 08-28-2017, shortly before 6:00 am, Gaston County Police responded to the area of Tot Dellinger Rd, outside of Cherryville in reference to multiple shots being fired into the residence of a Gaston County Police officer who had just gone off duty.

AUGUST 21, 2017
County Police Apprehend Wanted Fugitive
On Monday August 21, 2017 at approximately 5:30 pm, the Gaston County Police Department located Isaac Avery Brown.

AUGUST 4, 2017
County Police, Dallas Police and ATF Conclude Joint Drug Investigation
On Wednesday August 2nd, 2017 the Gaston County Police, Dallas Police and Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms concluded a yearlong joint drug investigation. 

MAY 2, 2017
Recipients for Inaugural James Buie Scholarship Named
The inaugural recipients are Rebecca Gomez, of Gaston County Schools and Allison Kennedy a rising junior at Belmont Abbey College.