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Fallen Cornelius policeman honored after 75 years

Feb. 7. By Dave Yochum. A Cornelius Police officer killed in the line of duty 75 years ago ​will finally be recognized ​on​ the North Carolina Department of Justice roster of fallen officers. Officer Ralph Alcorn​ ​White​, who died on Dec. 31, 1942, was 40 years old when he was electrocuted while responding to a […]


Gospel concerts raise $9,000 for ‘Warrior Jace’

  Jan. 30. Hundreds of residents turned out for two days of gospel music benefiting “Warrior Jace,” a five-year-old with cancer. The two concerts Friday and Saturday courtesy of Heaven’s Reign Quartet brought in $9,000 for the family of Jace Kinley Thompson, ​the ​son of Cornelius Police Captain Jennifer Thompson ​and Eric Thompson, a North […]

Police check your car seat

The Cornelius Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will host bi-monthly car seat checking stations from 3 pm to  6 pm at Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Station 1, 19729 S. Main Street. Whether you’ve just installed a car seat or need help installing, certified technicians will inspect your car seat free of charge. No appointment necessary.  Child […]

Police nab a real McCoy 4 hours after robbery

Jan. 18. Cornelius Police ​made quick work out of a robbery at Cashion’s Quik Stop​ Wednesday on S. Main Street​. The suspect, a 42-year-old white man, walked inside, asked for change for a dollar an​d then reached across the counter and took money from the drawer. ​CPD commended the employees of the busy corner store […]


Police looking for getaway car in Home Depot robbery

Dec. 29. Police have released photos and more details around the armed robbery that took place at Home Depot. The pictures include a somewhat fuzzy look at the alleged perpetrator and a getaway car, a Mercury Marquis. Witnesses said that a “black male suspect acted as if he had a handgun and advised the cashier to open the […]

September surprise: Town must spend $600K on radios

Sept. 20. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has agreed to spend $600,000 on new public safety radios for the police and fire departments. The expense was not budgeted for this year according to Police Chief Bence Hoyle and Fire Chief Neil Smith because the town was under the impression they could wait until […]

Police nab thousands of items for schools

The Cornelius Police Department’s school supply dragnet—better known as Pack the Patrol Car—netted lots of items for students at Cornelius Elementary, J.V. Washam, Bailey Middle and Hough High. Cornelius Police collected over 2,150 school supplies, including 587 notebooks, 328 binders and folders, 181 boxes of crayons, 152 packs of paper, 190 packs of pencils, 120 packs of colored […]


National Night Out is tonight

  The Cornelius Police and the Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) are hosting “National Night Out” this evening at Smithville Community Park. The event, which runs from 6 pm to 8 pm, is free. The focus is on building and maintaining relations between the police and the community. The annual event has fun […]

Incidents, Arrests and Citations reported by the Cornelius PD – July 5 – July 11

Incidents Incident Nature Incident address Reported Disposition Victim/Complainant 170705005 B&E Residential 21100 Bethel Church Rd 00:43:55 07/05/17 CAM Morgan, Gary Steven 170706028 Damage Property 20300 Sefton Park Rd 08:43:27 07/06/17 ACT CATS 170706078 Larceny 8721 Cherry Blossom Ln 15:41:30 07/06/17 ACT Leclair, Diana 170708063 Damage Property 17301 Statesville Rd 13:23:01 07/08/17 ACT Bernard, Ruth Rachel […]

Cornelius Police announce citizens academy

July 14. The Cornelius Police Department is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Citizens Academy.  The purpose of the academy is to enhance communications between the public and law enforcement personnel.  The academy provides citizens with specific opportunities to participate in day-to-day police operations, which helps build stronger relations with the community. The academy will meet on […]