A mobile home fire has claimed the life of a Taylorsville woman, officials say. The Alexander County 911 Communications Center received a call regarding a structure fire in the 800 block of McClellan LN at 4:20 p.m. on February 26th, 2014. Responding Fire and EMS personnel arrived on scene to find the mobile home fully …
Authorities have located Billy Leroy Bowman in Catawba County who was reportedly found safe and in good health. The announcement came around 11:00 p.m. on April 15th prompting officials to cancel the Silver Alert previously issued by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. The search that had been initiated several hours earlier was launched to help …View full post
***SILVER ALERT: THIS IS A MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT NOTICE * * * The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing adult who may be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairments. The missing individual, identified as Billy Leroy Bowman, is an 83-year-old white male, approximately 5′-9″ tall, 170lbs, is bald with blue eyes. …View full post
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is busy once again planning the National Night Out (Against Crime) event. The 2014 event will be held on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 and will mark the 31st anniversary nationwide and the 2nd annual event held in Alexander County. With an estimated crowd of nearly 1,500 people in attendance during …View full post
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has recently placed a new officer on the force. Standing only 3 ft. tall with a fur coat and four legs, this officer has already proven to be a tenacious drug detector. The department’s new K-9, named Mick, is a young German Shepherd specially trained to perform many specialized tasks …View full post
The Chick-Fil-A fundraiser to benefit Kyler Bebber wraps up tomorrow and with more than 1,300 sandwiches sold, staff will be quite busy. If you pre-ordered sandwiches you may pick your order up in the Training Room of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office located at 91 Commercial Park Avenue. Orders may be picked up any time …View full post
The charges against Jerry Walter Teague have been upgraded to First Degree Murder after the victim in the case, Lisa Jacobs Berry, passed away on February 11, 2014. Teague was originally arrested on February 3, 2014 on charges of Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury after officers responded to …
Thursday February 13, 2014 — 1:21 PM
The winter storm that hit Alexander and surrounding counties has begun to move out of the immediate area and snowfall has started to taper off. Though the storm has mostly passed it left in its wake between 6 and 10 inches of snow across Alexander and surrounding counties. NCDOT crews have been out since yesterday working to clear streets and highways to make travel safer.
Most primary routes (US Highway 64, NC Highway 16, NC Highway 127) have been cleared to some point and are navigable with care, however many secondary roads remain in very bad condition and covered with snow accumulation. As motorists travel these roads their vehicles will compact the snow increasing the chances for ice to form late this evening and tonight. If you do not have to travel please remain at home and off the roads until NCDOT crews have had a chance to adequately clear them with snow plow trucks.
The snow that fell has been a heavy, wet snow which can place great strains on the roofs of structures that may not be designed to handle those loads. Additionally the snow increases the chance of trees falling on power lines and disrupting electrical service to homes. Sheriff Bowman wants to remind all citizens that In the event that any citizen loses power and heat and is need of emergency shelter, the Detention Center lobby (located at 91 Commercial Park Avenue – across from Wal-Mart) will remain open as a place of temporary refuge through Friday.
Wednesday February 12, 2014 — 1:24 PM
The winter storm forecast to hit Alexander and surrounding counties has arrived with snowfall beginning around 12pm today. With the arrival of this storm Sheriff Chris Bowman has added additional patrol officers, equipped with 4WD vehicles from other county departments, to both day and night shifts through Friday. As snow and ice accumulate on the roadways and bridges, travel will become treacherous. Sheriff Bowman and other emergency officials are urging all citizens to stay home and off the roadways if at all possible.
Sheriff Bowman has also opened the Detention Center lobby as a temporary place of refuge for those who may lose power or heat during the storm. Anyone in need of this service may come to the Detention lobby and speak to a staff member who will coordinate with local Emergency Management officials to locate more long-term shelter until the storm passes.
As a reminder, during this storm emergency telecommunicators will likely be inundated with calls for service. With this in mind, all citizens are reminded to only call 911 for true emergencies. Do not call 911 for power outages, weather and road conditions, or other non-emergency issues. If you need non-emergecy assistance you may call 632-2911.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT EXPECTED FOR ALEXANDER COUNTY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY Sheriff Chris Bowman and members of Alexander County Emergency Services are asking all Alexander County citizens to be prepared for heavy snow Wednesday through Thursday of this week. During a briefing Monday afternoon, officials with the National Weather Service advised emergency Service departments across Western North …