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Police confirm drug raid on Norman Island

June 16. Cornelius Police issued this press release a day after a raid on a doublewide across Norman Island Drive from Community in Christ Lutheran Church: After conducting a Narcotics Investigation for several weeks due to multiple citizen complaints, as well as a rise in overdose cases involving several neighboring jurisdictions, detectives with the Cornelius […]

Police blotter: March 29-April 4

As reported by the Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 230401025 B&E Vehicle 20719 Sterling Bay Ln E 07:17:00 04/01/23 ASN Briningstool, Lucas & Jones, Amanda 230402081 Fraud 19732 One Norman Blvd 20:06:43 04/02/23 ASN Marcos Pizza 230403009 Larceny 21253 Hickory St 03:35:32 04/03/23 ASN Murray, Matthew 230403093 Fraud 17049 […]

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Suspect in shooting apparently on foot near Nantz Road

April 3. By Dave Yochum. Police are looking for a white woman about 66 years old after a shooting in Ramsey Creek Park. She is thought to be on foot farther down Nantz Road which was blocked around 8 pm. Police said she is armed and dangerous. If you see her call 911. [Update April […]

Missing Madalina: Candle-light vigil in Smithville Park

Still missing Madalina: Saturday marks 2 months

Jan. 20. By Dave Yochum. The search for 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari, who was last seen publicly on Nov. 21, continues unabated. As the two-month mark approaches, Cornelius Police have logged countless hours in the quest to find the Bailey Middle sixth-grader. Her mother and step-father, who said they last saw her Nov. 23, remain in […]

Missing Madalina: Candle-light vigil in Smithville Park

Hundreds attend candle-light vigil for Madalina

Dec. 21. By Dave Yochum. Only days before Christmas, hundreds of people from her neighborhood, the rest of Cornelius and Lake Norman came together for a candle-light vigil for 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari who has been missing for nearly a month. They shared remembrances of the Bailey Middle sixth-grader, prayed and sang, concluding with Amazing Grace […]

Still missing: Madalina Cojocari

Only mother, step-father can explain why they waited 22 days to report Madalina missing

Dec. 20. By Dave Yochum. Bailey Middle School officials are letting parents know that enforcement agencies may be requesting interviews from students, families and staff as the search for Madalina Cojocari goes into its sixth day. Meanwhile, police and fire will be back out on Lake Cornelius for a second day today in an effort […]

Gordon Engle discusses the raid on his home

Business owner who pled guilty to felonies says raid on lakefront estate was excessive

Nov. 15. By Dave Yochum. A nationally prominent player in the world of debt collection—where money owed can be sold like a commodity for pennies on the dollar—said he may not have had a business license in North Carolina, but a law enforcement raid on his lakefront mansion on Green Dolphin was excessive and out […]

Smith Circle home: Arson fire suspected

Arson suspected in fire on Smith Circle

Nov. 11. A fire at a single-family home on Smith Circle late Wednesday night was intentionally started, according to Cornelius Police. A Cornelius Police officer was on routine patrol at 11:50 pm when he noticed a house and vehicle on fire. The officer helped the residents and their two small children get out of the […]

Updated: Shooting early Thursday on North Ferry

May 13. A shooting on North Ferry in the early morning hours Thursday had one person in the hospital. Corrnelius Police say on May 12 at approximately 6:15 am, they spoke with the victim, Jerron Grimbal, at Lake Norman Regional Hospital. He said a known suspect shot him in the leg at 19810 North Ferry. […]

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2 suspects ran from crash on I-77 near Chartown

Oct. 11. In case you noticed police activity west of I-77 in Cornelius Friday morning, it was the tail end of a high-speed police chase that began in Mooresville. Mooresville Police said three suspicious subjects got into a vehicle and almost struck a patrol vehicle while attempting to flee before dawn. The suspects raced onto Interstate 77 southbound with two Mooresville Police cars in pursuit. […]