October 25, 2014

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

Armed Robbery Case: On September 24, 2014 at approximately 10:07 P.M. Henderson Police Department officers responded to Wilco Hess, 929 S. Garnett St., in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival officers talked to Taleshia Rainey the clerk who stated that two black male came into the store with a sawed off shotgun and demanded […]

Meth Lab Shut Down

Vanessa Minor-Benton

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations unit in conjunction with agents of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation shut down an active methamphetamine lab in the city limits of Henderson. Agents executed a search warrant at 1052 Ruin Creek Road- The Knight’s Inn room 214. Occupants of […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Scammers Cash in on Ebola Fears

Scammers are constantly scanning the headlines, looking for a current event they can use to rip off unsuspecting consumers. With the Ebola outbreak in the news, it was only a matter of time before the con artists began using the deadly virus to steal money. Snake oil salesmen have long pitched all sorts of products […]

3 Arrested on Violent Crime and Heroin Charges

Warren Small

The Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives have arrested three more individuals on federal drug charges as the investigation into violent crime and heroin trafficking continues. The charges were handed down after a federal grand jury returned true bills of indictment on each individual. Warren “Maintain” […]

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Legal Aid helps light the pathway to peace

RALEIGH, N.C., October 9, 2014 – While recent high-profile incidents continue to fix the nation’s attention on the problem of domestic violence, Legal Aid of North Carolina is doing its part locally during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to shine a light on the critical ways Legal Aid can help victims escape from violence. Throughout October, […]

North Carolina Attorney General: Don’t fall for calls from phony Treasury officials

Hundreds of North Carolinians are fielding phone calls from scammers posing as agents of the US Department of the Treasury. The scammers claim to be calling about a federal criminal matter and threaten that you will be indicted by a grand jury and have to appear before a judge if you fail to respond. These […]

Search Warrant Yields Drug Arrest

Ricky Welch

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 1215 Topleman Street in Henderson. During the search, officers recovered 170 grams of marijuana, 23.1 grams of cocaine, 56 grams of crack cocaine, AK-47 rifle and items of drug paraphernalia. Ricky Lavell Welch, 35, 1215 Topleman […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Beware Subscription Renewal Offers from Third Parties

Consumers regularly get messages urging them to renew a magazine or newspaper subscription. But those messages aren’t always sent by the publisher.  For example, some subscribers to the Raleigh News and Observer recently received renewal notices from an “independent subscription agent.”  Some of the prices to renew listed in the notices were much higher than […]

Murder Suspect Apprehended

Update on October 1, 2014:  Gregory Lamant Baskett has been apprehended and is currently being held in the Cumberland County Jail. Previously: Press Release: September 29, 2014:  Gregory Lamant Baskett, 43, is wanted for 1st Degree Murder in connection with the death of Tisha Hargrove. The victim and the suspect were living in a domestic […]

Suspect Wanted for First Degree Murder – Rewards Offered for Info

Gregory Lamant Basket

Gregory Lamant Baskett, 43, is wanted for 1st Degree Murder in connection with the death of Tisha Hargrove. The victim and the suspect were living in a domestic relationship at the residence of 124 N. Bullock Street, Henderson at the time of the incident. Mr. Baskett is an African American male. He is 5’8” and […]

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