June 26, 2016

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Fake Tax Collectors Target College Students

The phony tax collector scam has a new twist: targeting college students. North Carolina college students are reporting calls from imposters posing as IRS agents. They’re demanding that students pay a federal student tax immediately, a tax that doesn’t really exist. They may claim the tax is connected to student loans and threaten you with […]

Henderson Police Department Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 the  Henderson Police Department participated in their Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Members of the Henderson Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Alcohol Law Enforcement, and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office participated. The kick off took place at the flag pole in front of the police department in Downtown Henderson, […]

NCDA&CS conducts card-skimmer sweep in 12 counties

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors recently conducted a month long sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers. The inspectors found three skimming devices. The devices were found in Mecklenburg and Nash counties. Thieves can install credit […]

Possible Domestic Dispute Ends Fatally, Rewards Offered for Information

On May 15, 2016, at approximately 4:00 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 1524 Dabney Drive in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Corey Cheek Jr, 21, of 315 Davis Street, Henderson, suffering from a gunshot wound. Vance County EMS arrived and transported Mr. Cheek to […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Phony Tax Collectors Keep Calling

The deadline to file your income taxes has passed, but scammers posing as tax collectors keep calling. North Carolina consumers are reporting dozens of calls claiming to come from IRS or US Treasury officials who demand immediate payment. The calls include a recorded message that says you owe taxes and threatens a lawsuit or arrest […]

Henderson Vance Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Month – Rewards Offered for Info

Fraud CaseOn February 05, 2016 at approximately 11:30 AM., Henderson Police Officer received a call from Mr. Anderson who stated that someone had used his personal and corporate credit cards at several locations within the city.The Henderson Police Department encourages any person with information related to this case to contact Henderson –Vance Crime Stoppers at […]

Wednesday Open Line

For much of history, a cooked meal was followed by the drudgery of scrubbing the pans used to prepare it. But something was discovered this week in 1938 that changed all that, a solidified refrigerant gas that we now know as Teflon. Developed by Roy Plunkett of the DuPont Company and tested for about 10 […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Warmer weather could bring out Zika scams

Spring is here and the bugs can’t be far behind. With warmer weather may come scams that seek to play on people’s fears of insect borne illnesses such as the Zika virus, which has been spread by mosquitos in Central and South America. Scammers and others who engage in questionable business practices will often use […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Don’t bite on fraudulent emails

Reports of data breaches involving fraudulent emails, commonly called phishing, are spiking. A total of 30 phishing breaches have been reported to the Attorney General’s Office by businesses and other organizations so far this year. Twenty of those reports have come within the past two weeks. That’s compared to eight phishing breaches reported in all […]

Henderson Vance Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Month – Rewards Offered for Info

Assault with a Deadly Weapon inflicting serious injury Case On January 06, 2016 at approximately 1:15 AM., Henderson Police Officers responded to 600 block of Winder Street, in reference to someone Shot. Upon arrival Officers talked to Mr. Kyron Coleman who stated that two black males with dreads and a hand gun jumped out at […]