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Dana Bradley, Marlin Hershey

Hershey, Bradley get prison terms in local Ponzi scheme

Feb. 23. By Dave Yochum. Family, friends, victims and two US Attorneys filled a Charlotte courtroom yesterday afternoon as two Cornelius men who pled guilty to wire fraud conspiracy for orchestrating a large-scale investment scheme were sentenced to prison terms and probation. Attorneys for both Marlin Hershey, 54, and Dana Bradley, 53, both of Cornelius, […]

Police Blotter: Dec. 6-12

Incidents, arrests and citations reported by Cornelius Police Dept. Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 231206085 Larceny 18820 Statesville Rd 15:16:00 12/06/23 CLO EDU Healthcare 231209045 Fraud 20100 Zion Av 09:23:45 12/09/23 ASN Ecogreen Services Arrests Arrest Charge Defendant DOB Gender Race Date Address 231208027 DWLR Aft Impaired Rev Notice Burton, Shaquiah Lashay […]

Police extradite suspect in Fink’s burglary

Oct. 11. Huntersville Police have nabbed a suspect in the late July jewelry burglary at Fink’s in Birkdale Village. The store was burglarized overnight, and multiple items were stolen. Detective Mitch Yates obtained warrants on the suspect, Derrick Lamar Brooks, 33, of Concord. He was arrested on Sept. 20 by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, […]


Eyes on Jetton: New cameras help deter crime

Sept. 12. By Dave Yochum. If you’ve noticed new cameras on traffic signs on Jetton, you can thank Peninsula resident Bob Watson. He wants to make the Jetton Road area the safest in the state. He solicited friends and neighbors for the money to purchase the cameras, valued at $2,160 each. He’s raised more than […]

Missing Madalina: Last independent sighting Nov. 21, 2022 on CMS bus

Missing Madalina: Mother, stepfather plead not guilty

Aug. 18. WSOC has reported that the mother and step-father of 12-year-old Madalina Cojocari have pleaded not guilty for failing to report her missing for more than three weeks. The case, which is expected to proceed to trial, has perplexed law enforcement and citizens alike since she was reported missing Dec. 15. Diana Cojocari and […]

Arrest report: Car crash involved a stolen vehicle, drugs

Aug. 10. [Updated] A stolen vehicle involved in a crash at Jetton and West Catawba delayed traffic yesterday afternoon, with a large police presence in the area. The suspect, Anthony Andre Hampton, 26, apparently attempted to elude police before the crash. Cornelius Police would not comment, but Hampton was charged with possession of Schedule II […]

Police take individual with 24 warrants into custody

Aug. 7. The Cornelius Police Dept. Crime Reduction Unit, with an assist from the Davidson Police, has arrested an individual with 24 arrest warrants. Rafael Mickle, 52, with addresses in Huntersville and Charlotte, was arrested in Davidson on July 28 by Cornelius Police and immediately turned over to the Mecklenburg Sheriff. Cornelius Police Chief David […]

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 situation occurred at home on Norman Island Drive this morning

[Updated 3:30 pm] June 14. Cornelius Police descended on a single-family home on Norman Island Drive in what neighbors say was a raid. People were seen handcuffed and sitting outside the manufactured doublewide home which sits opposite Community in Christ Lutheran Church. Neighbors said there were “two loud booms” before 9 am. There was an […]

Missing: Humpty Dumpty gone from popular sculpture

Missing: Humpty Dumpty in front of Cornelius Elementary

June 12. By Dave Yochum. The Humpty Dumpty in front of Cornelius Elementary School has been missing since he was last seen sitting on a wall. Ann Wolfmayer said she was walking her granddaughter to school on Thursday when they noticed that part of the six-foot-tall sculpture was missing. Humpty sat atop a brick wall […]