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Welcome Lex!

March 14. By Dave Vieser. There’s a new police officer in town…and he goes by the name Lex. A 21-month-old male Belgian Malinois, K9 Lex has teamed up with Corporal Derek Queen.  They recently completed a two-week training course in Alabama, which included building and vehicle searches, detection of illegal substances, article search, tracking and suspect […]

Adult charged with contributing to delinquency of minors

Nov. 12. Deborah Ann Flowers, 54, of 21444 Country Club Drive, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors by the Cornelius Police. The charge apparently stems from an October 30 party at her home where it is alleged a large number of underage teens were consuming alcohol. As part of the police […]

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‘Pack the Patrol Car’ for students in need

Aug. 9. It’s time to “Pack the Patrol Car” with school supplies for the upcoming school year. From now until Aug. 23, donations of school supplies can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm in the lobby of the Cornelius Police Department.  Cornelius Police will deliver all the donated items Fri. Aug. 26 to the four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools […]

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Catawba Avenue is OPEN!

UPDATE. Catawba Avenue has reopened in time for the afternoon commute home. Police said the road was closed because of a  large hydraulic oil spill caused by a Republic trash truck. It occurred near Meridian and Mulberry streets. Police redirected traffic to Hwy. 21 and Main Street at the time. There were no injuries, according to police. […]

Gun and Hoses event July 30

The Town of Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue will meet on the ballfield for a Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Game Saturday, July 30. The event at Bailey Road Park starts at 11 am. Proceeds will benefit the Cornelius 9/11 Monument. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11 am with Cornelius resident Hailey Vogel singing […]

Update on June 12 drowning

July 12. A 27-year-old Charlotte woman who drowned in Lake Norman Sunday June 12 was a attempting to retrieve her hat, which had blown overboard, according to Cornelius police. The victim was identified as Shakira Varner, and the drowning happened off of Island Forest Drive. Cornelius police say Varner and another woman were on a private […]

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Accident victim was from Mooresville

June 10. Donna Reynolds, 61, of Mooresville, was the motorist who was killed June 8 when her car crashed into the cement divider at Exit 28 in Cornelius. She was exiting the interstate from the I-77 ramp when her vehicle hit the center wall on the Catawba Avenue bridge. There were no other occupants in the vehicle […]

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Fatality on Diverging Diamond

June 8. UPDATED 1 PM. A motorist has died after a single-car accident on the north side of the Diverging Diamond Interchange at West Catawba and I-77. Police Chief Bence Hoyle said the accident had nothing to do with the DDI itself. “The vehicle came off the ramp and went through the intersection and struck the […]

Dissecting DWI checkpoint arrests/citations

March 11. Cornelius Police, with the help of officers from Huntersville, Charlotte-Mecklenburg UNC-Charlotte, the Highway Patrol, Mecklenburg County ABC, and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office, nabbed two drunk drivers during a DWI Checkpoint that ran from 11pm March 9 to 3 am the next morning. The checkpoint, near 20000 W. Catawba Ave., resulted in the […]

TopDeck fundraiser is Jan. 21 at Alton’s

Jan. 18. A new foundation called TopDeck is holding a kick-off Jan. 21 “dedicated to raising funds to support the morale and mission” of the Cornelius Police Department. Mayor Chuck Travis, Police Chief Bence Hoyle and TopDeck Advisory Board members are expected to attend. According to a press release, TopDeck board members envision “supporting employee recognition programs, crisis […]

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