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2017-03-09SPDKevinJamesGambrell

Registered sex offender accused of taking indecent liberties with child

A registered sex offender has been arrested, accused by the Statesville Police Department of taking indecent liberties with a thirteen-year-old female. Investigators say Kevin Gambrell is an acquaintance of the victim’s mother and that the allegations were first reported to a school resource officer by a relative. Gambrell was placed in the Iredell County Detention […]

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Investigation continues for south Statesville arson cases

Investigation of three south Statesville arsons continues. Those happened on Newbern Avenue and on Fifth Street last weekend. According to e-mails from Captain Bryan Johnson with Criminal Investigations at Statesville PD, various samples taken from the structures are currently undergoing lab testing. At this point, an accelerant has not been determined. Anyone with information concerning […]

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Statesville PD: 2nd arrest made in animal starvation case

A second arrest has been made in the Statesville Police Department’s investigation of a dog that had to be euthanized due to starvation.  According to Police, Jarrell Powell was arrested about two weeks ago.  An Alexis Summers was charged in December.  Police say the pit pull was removed by Iredell Animal Services and Control and that […]

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“Thank Responders Day” event set for Saturday

A number of local public safety agencies including law enforcement and fire departments will participate in a “Thank Responders Day” Saturday. Set from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Statesville High School, the event will include safety demonstrations, live music, a kid’s art show, door prizes and Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr. The event is […]

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Statesville in brief: No major problems from severe weather, B&E cases reported

The City of Statesville is reporting no major problems following yesterday’s severe weather. Spokeswoman Nancy Davis says customers may have experienced some brief flickering, but no long-term outages. Other places didn’t make it off so easy.  A cow was killed after being trapped in a barn in Charlotte. In Catawba County, a state trooper was […]

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Fire Department: South Statesville arsons appear connected

Investigation of three recent south Statesville fires continues. According to an e-mail from Deputy Fire Chief Gary Styers, the three appear to be connected from the Fire Department’s viewpoint. The Statesville Police Department is investigating all three as arson. Two of those fires happened Sunday on Newbern Avenue. The other happened Friday morning on Fifth […]

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Police: Woman identified in case of stolen credit cards

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Tuesday February 28, 2017, As a result of the recent media exposure, the Statesville Police Department received numerous tips about the identity of the person depicted in this media release. The identity of the suspect has now been confirmed by Investigators. The investigation can now move forward and hopefully the suspects that […]

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SPD: Arson investigations underway, grease gun mistaken for actual gun in “armed robbery”

This weekend’s three south Statesville fires are all being investigated as arson. The Statesville Police Department listed all as cases of note in a regular e-mail sent to media this morning. The first occurred Friday on Fifth Street. The other two occurred yesterday on Newbern Avenue. Police say witnesses reported seeing five or six black […]

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SPD: Credit cards used at various locations shortly after theft

PRESS RELEASE Around 12:30 AM on 1/25/17, a male victim was assaulted and robbed by 2 unknown black male suspects at the Kangaroo Express located at 1542 Salisbury Highway. Shortly afterwards, the victim’s credit cards were used at various locations in the city. The white female in the attached pictures used several of the victim’s […]

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Downtown Statesville parking discussed at Council retreat

City regulated parking will continue to operate under the same process in Statesville. Spokeswoman Nancy Davis says parking was discussed at last week’s retreat. Police Chief Joe Barone conducted research by contacting other municipalities and found that they were in line with Statesville. Finance reportedly pulled statistics, finding that the collection rate on parking tickets […]

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