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Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina

Jan 20, 2022 | Police

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina

Hickory Police are again sponsoring a Special Olympics Polar Plunge after a two-year break. One new detail - this year’s plunge location has changed to The Hickory Foundation YMCA outdoor pool. The Hickory Police Department will be hosting its 15th Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 26, 20...

P.A.C.T. - Pay Attention in City Traffic - January 2022

Jan 05, 2022 | Police

P.A.C.T. - Pay Attention in City Traffic - January 2022

The Hickory Police Department’s January traffic enforcement, P.A.C.T. - Pay Attention in City Traffic, will be located on 12th Ave NW from 6th St NW to Old Lenoir Rd NW. Enforcement will focus on following too closely, distracted driving, speeding, and other traffic violations. Pedestrians are...

Hickory Police make arrests in robbery investigation

Dec 22, 2021 | Police

Hickory Police make arrests in robbery investigation

On 12/21/2021 at approximately 11:20 p.m., the Hickory Police Department received a 911 call from 1655 20th Avenue Drive NE in reference to a robbery in progress occurring in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The caller stated two black males were assaulting a female subject in the parking l...

Five Hickory Police Officers Sworn-In

Dec 10, 2021 | Police

Five Hickory Police Officers Sworn-In

Today at Hickory Police Department Headquarters, five officers were formally sworn-in with family and friends in attendance to celebrate the occasion. Officers honored during the ceremony were: T. Alex Abernathy, Cameron Beal, Riley Davis, DeAndré McClish, and Abel Rivas. Officer Alex Abernathy ...

Hickory Police make arrest in homicide investigation

Dec 09, 2021 | Police

Hickory Police make arrest in homicide investigation

On December 4, 2021, Hickory Police Officers responded to 2001 Startown Road, Preston Ridge Apartment 307 after receiving a call of a deceased person at the residence. Officers located homicide victim 72-year-old white male, Robert Bruce Godfrey, inside the residence. During the initial investiga...

Hickory Police investigate shooting

Dec 09, 2021 | Police

Hickory Police investigate shooting

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at approximately 11:13 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to the 800 Block of 1st St SE after receiving a 911 call that a male had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old black male, Michael Emmanuel Tucker Jr., sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2...

Bill McDonald Scholarship Fund Committee donates $4,000 to local holiday charities that benefit children in Hickory

Dec 09, 2021 | Police , Fire , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Bill McDonald Scholarship Fund Committee donates $4,000 to local holiday charities that benefit children in Hickory

The Bill McDonald Scholarship Fund Committee donated $4,000 to local charities to benefit children this holiday season. Hickory Fire Department’s Bikes for Tykes program and Hickory Police Department’s Cops for Tots program each received a $2,000 donation. This is the sixth year in a row that the...

Hickory Police investigate attempted larceny of ATM

Dec 01, 2021 | Police

Hickory Police investigate attempted larceny of ATM

At 3:51 a.m., while checking businesses on Hwy 127, Hickory police noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of BB&T/Suntrust Bank, 1920 N Center Street, Hickory, NC. As Officers approached, two slender males wearing black jackets, pants, and toboggans ran from the parking lot leaving the vehi...

P.A.C.T. - Pay Attention in City Traffic - December 2021

Dec 01, 2021 | Police

P.A.C.T. - Pay Attention in City Traffic - December 2021

The Hickory Police Department’s December traffic enforcement P.A.C.T. - Pay Attention in City Traffic - will be located on Hwy 127 from 1st Avenue SW to 29th Avenue Drive NE. Enforcement will focus on following too closely, distracted driving, speeding, and other traffic violations. Pedestrian...

Hickory Police investigate homicide; Arrest made

Nov 24, 2021 | Police

Hickory Police investigate homicide; Arrest made

UPDATE: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10:16 p.m. - On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Quavius Shamond Izard; B/M, DOB: 5/27/2000 was found hiding on a property in Collettsville, NC by the owner. The property owner contacted the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and deputies ...

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