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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.