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Cornelius Police Department

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Tommy Davis, from left, historian for North Meck Crime Stoppers, Arlene Arciero, treasurer, and David Rochester, chairman, volunteer at an event. Crime Stoppers is a 
community-based program designed to assist local law enforcement agencies with crime prevention.

Crime doesn’t pay, but helping solve it can

March 28. By TL Bernthal. North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers wants to work with residents to prevent and solve crimes. Crime Stoppers’ primary aim is to raise awareness with regard to citizen participation in crime fighting in our community. The tip line, 704-896-7887, is one way: Residents can report crimes confidentially and be rewarded if the […]

Police blotter: Feb. 15-Feb. 21

As reported by the Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 230217055 B&E Vehicle 8133 Forest Shadow Cir 09:29:34 02/17/23 ASN Siegel, Stacey 230219058 Fraud 1208 Inn Keepers Way 11:07:37 02/19/23 ASN Elliott, Jonathan 230220025 B&E Vehicle 18931 Cloverstone Cir 07:17:00 02/20/23 ASN Crowe, Richard 230221098 B&E Residential 21943 Riddles Ct […]

Still missing: Madalina Cojocari

Now the mother: Madalina’s mom arrested for failing to report missing child

Dec. 17. Hours after her husband was arrested for failing to report the disappearance of a child, the mother of a missing girl was also arrested under the same charges. Cornelius Police have arrested Diana Cojocari, the 37-year-old mother of Madalina Cojocari, 11, who was last seen in Cornelius on Nov. 23. The step-father, Christopher […]

Still missing: Madalina Cojocari

Step-father arrested in connection to child disappearance from Victoria Bay

Dec. 17. Cornelius Police have arrested the step-father of the 11-year-old Cornelius girl who was reported missing three weeks after the fact. Christopher Palmiter, 60, was charged with Failure to Report the Disappearance of a Child, a felony. Madalina Cojocari, who was last seen at home in Victoria Bay the evening of Nov. 23 dressed […]

Chief Baucom

New police chief worked his way up through the ranks

Dec. 14. By Dave Yochum. There will soon be another long-time officer at the top of the Cornelius Police Dept. Major David Baucom becomes Chief of Police on Jan. 3 of next year, two dozen years after joining the Cornelius Police Dept. In that 24 years he’s seen Cornelius grow from a little over 6,000 […]

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Woman hit by car | update

Nov. 30. A pedestrian is in Atrium Main with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car at the intersection of Westmoreland Lake and West Catawba this morning. Cornelius Police identified her as Joan Messier. CPD would not release her age, but voter registration records show a Joan Messier on nearby Chandler’s Landing. Police said […]

Police blotter: Incidents, arrests, citations

As reported by the Cornelius Police Dept. Nov. 16-22 Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 221117050 Fraud 20000 One Norman Cir 09:35:15 11/17/22 ASN Redrock Restoration Construction, LLC 221119035 Fraud 21140 Cold Spring Ln 08:46:00 11/19/22 ASN Adair, Katy 221119060 Larceny Vehicle 19807 W Catawba Av 11:58:00 11/19/22 ACT Ray, Robert 221119078 B&E […]

9 graduate from Cornelius Police Citizens Academy

Nov. 20. The Cornelius Police Department graduated nine members of the Citizens Academy Class of 2022 this past week. Background The academy is a 12-week program to introduce participating citizens to the techniques, issues, and operations employed by the department. Meeting one evening each week, the citizen-students were introduced to a wide spectrum of law […]

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 […]