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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 […]

Tips to keep your home safe while traveling

May 23. If you’re planning a summer trip, the Davidson Police Department offers steps you can take to keep your home secure. The goal is to prevent burglaries. Here’s the advice: Install security cameras: One of the most effective ways to deter burglars is by installing security cameras around your home. This way, you can […]

Road rage results in gunfire, arrest

May 10. [Updated] Cornelius Police have arrested 24-year-old Caden Asher Ellis after a road rage incident Wednesday near Westmoreland and West Catawba. Ellis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm within city limits, carrying a concealed weapon and damage to personal property. Police said after firing a […]

Former Cornelius police officer charged with criminal sexual conduct, assault and battery

May 3. [Updated 6:15 pm] The York County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit have arrested former Cornelius policeman Erickson Douglas Lee for dissemination of obscene material to a person under the age of 18, assault and battery 1st degree and criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The alleged incidents took place in Lee’s home in […]

Det. Patterson

Gina Patterson: Lead detective on Madalina case

PROFILE | By Dave Yochum May 3. Madalina Cojocari was last seen five months ago, causing an outpouring of concern not just in Cornelius, but all over the world. There are a dozen Facebook pages where members try to crack the case. The posts are not as frequent, but her 12th birthday was observed at […]

Madalina's home in Victoria Bay

Missing Madalina: ‘Our goal is to find her’

April 12. By Dave Yochum. The occasion was Madalina’s 12th birthday but it was a sad one because the Cornelius girl has not been seen since November. Cornelius Police, led by Chief David Baucom, utilized her birthday to continue to keep Madalina Cojocari front and center in hopes that there will be new information that […]