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Cocaine, Heroin Among Drugs Seized at State St. Residence

Press Release – Henderson Police Department

On January 15, 2019, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Division along with the Special Response Team executed a search warrant at the residence of 819 State St., Henderson, NC.

During the execution of the search warrant over 1,500 Xanax bars, 271 grams of marijuana, 2.9 grams of raw heroin, 28 grams of cocaine, 81 dosage units of heroin, 22 Ecstasy pills, over $3,000 in US Currency, miscellaneous paraphernalia/manufacturing supplies and five firearms along with several rounds of ammunition were located and seized.

Jamey Ameche Owens, 47, of 819 State St., Henderson, NC was arrested and charged. He was charged with Trafficking Cocaine x2, Trafficking Heroin x2, PWIMSD Heroin, PWIMSD Cocaine, PWIMSD Marijuana, PWIMSD SCH. IV, PWIMSD SCH. I, Manufacturing Schedule I, Manufacturing Schedule II, Manufacturing Schedule VI, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Schedule IV, Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling x2, Firearm by Felon x5, and Felony Alter/Remove Gun Serial Number.

His bond was set in the amount of $500,000 secured. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 28, 2019.

On January 15, 2019, Jamey Ameche Owens, 47, of 819 State St., Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine x2, Trafficking Heroin x2, PWIMSD Heroin, PWIMSD Cocaine, PWIMSD Marijuana, PWIMSD SCH. IV, PWIMSD SCH. I, Manufacturing Schedule I, Manufacturing Schedule II, Manufacturing Schedule VI, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Felony Possession of Schedule IV, Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling x2, Firearm by Felon x5, and Felony Alter/Remove Gun Serial Number. (Photo courtesy the Henderson Police Dept.)

During the execution of the search warrant at 819 State St. in Henderson, NC, over 1,500 Xanax bars, 271 grams of marijuana, 2.9 grams of raw heroin, 28 grams of cocaine, 81 dosage units of heroin, 22 Ecstasy pills, over $3,000 in US Currency, miscellaneous paraphernalia/manufacturing supplies and five firearms along with several rounds of ammunition were located and seized. (Photo courtesy the Henderson Police Dept.)

DWI Suspected in Wreck Involving Henderson Police Car, Two Other Vehicles

At approximately 6:13 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, a Henderson Police Department vehicle and two other vehicles were struck at the intersection of Dabney Drive and Beckford Drive in Henderson.

According to Trooper J.A. Thomas with the NCSHP, a gray Ford driven by Mark Sizemore, age 48, of Oxford was headed northbound on Dabney Drive when he struck the three vehicles waiting to turn left onto Beckford Drive.

Sizemore was arrested under suspicion of DWI at the scene. His bond was set at $3,000.

The collision was investigated by the NCSHP. According to Trooper Thomas, no serious injuries were reported, though several occupants received treatment at nearby Maria Parham Health.

On Saturday, January 12, a Henderson Police Department vehicle and two other vehicles were struck at the intersection of Dabney Drive and Beckford Drive in Henderson. The driver that struck the vehicles, Mark Sizemore (48) of Oxford, was arrested under suspicion of DWI. (Photo Credit: HPD)

Foot Chase Breaks Outs When Suspect Flees Vance Co. Magistrate’s Office

WIZS News was sending out a Facebook Live video this afternoon about record rainfall in the local area when suddenly part of a local law enforcement foot chase unfolded in front of the camera. WIZS staff witnessed at least two deputies pursuing the suspect on foot with their guns drawn.

According to an eyewitness, who was standing outside the Vance County Magistrate Office, a man fled the Magistrate’s Office on foot at about 3:10 p.m. on Friday, December 28.  According to the eyewitness, the suspect put himself into the position of nearly being struck by a Henderson Police Department vehicle while he was fleeing across Chestnut Street.

The eyewitness’ description of the suspect turned out to be spot on. WIZS News chose not to show the suspect on video as he was being returned to the Magistrate’s Office a short time later. He was, however, in plain view and easily seen.

Before 3:20 p.m. on Friday, the suspect was taken back into the Magistrate’s Office, meaning his flight, the pursuit and his capture and return all happened in less than 10 minutes of elapsed time. As it was, a uniformed person with the Vance County Sheriff’s Office was seen bringing the suspect into the Magistrate’s Office.

Shortly after the incident, Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame confirmed that the suspect was Orrie Williams who was being brought in to the Magistrate’s Office by his bail bondsman to review his bond. Upon hearing that his bond was set at $40,000, Williams fled the scene.

Williams was originally brought in for failure to appear on two outstanding warrants for arrest, including charges of Driving While Impaired, Breaking and Entering and Felony Larceny After Breaking and Entering.

Brame told WIZS News by phone that he was pleased with the “quick response and a good job by the deputies of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.”

‘Shop With A Cop’ Deemed a Community Success Story

-Information and photos courtesy the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page Please click here for additional pictures from the event

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, members of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson Police Department, Vance-Granville Community College Campus Police, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol participated in the annual Shop with a Cop event at the Wal-Mart in Henderson.

Officers were paired with approximately 44 children and given a budget with which to purchase items for those children. Thanks to donations and sponsorships, many local children are having a Christmas to remember this year.

In addition to $6,000 raised in a fundraiser sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and Maria Parham Health in November, the Vance County Department of Social Services plays a large role in making the annual event a success.

Vance Co. DSS partners with local law enforcement, donates money towards Shop With A Cop and selects the children who participate in the experience through a referral process.

Children that were not selected for Shop With A Cop were matched up with sponsors who contacted the agency. This year, over 100 children will be serviced through sponsorships.

 

Habanero Grill Arsonist Caught on Camera; Reward Offered for Info. Leading to Arrest

-Information courtesy Marcus Barrow, Chief of Police, Henderson Police Department

In conjunction with the Henderson Fire Department and with assistance from the SBI, the Henderson Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public in the investigation of a Breaking and Entering, Larceny, and Arson case.

In the early morning hours of Monday, December 17, an individual broke the window out of Habanero Grill, located at 116 Parham Road, and entered the business. Once inside, the suspect broke into a small safe and took the contents. Prior to exiting the business, a fire was started that caused tremendous damage to the local business.

A similar fire destroyed Mazatlán Mexican Restaurant on November 27, but cause and origin are still under investigation by the previously mentioned agencies.

Below is a snapshot of the suspect inside the business of Habanero Grill. If anyone has information or an anonymous tip, they are encouraged to contact the Henderson Police Department at (252) 438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925. A cash reward of up to $2,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of this individual.

Businesses are strongly encouraged to set their alarms and or install alarms to assist in notifying authorities of crimes in progress. Vigilance is essential to these cases.

In the early morning hours of Monday, December 17, an individual (pictured here) broke the window out of Habanero Grill, located at 116 Parham Road, and entered the business.  If anyone has information or an anonymous tip, they are encouraged to contact the Henderson Police Department at (252) 438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925.

Reverse Raffle Raises $6,000 for ‘Shop With A Cop’ Event

-Information courtesy the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce

Thanks to the support of the local community and area businesses, it’s time to “Shop With A Cop!”

A total of $6,000 was raised during a Reverse Raffle held at Henderson Country Club in November. Over the next two weeks, area law enforcement officers will take several underprivileged children shopping for Christmas with the money raised.

The event is brought to the community by the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Department. Maria Parham Health is the presenting sponsor for this event.

Front Row (left to right): Mel Manning (Board Chairman, H-V Chamber of Commerce), Lt. Jessica West (Henderson Police Dept.), Vance Co. Sheriff Curtis Brame and Bert Beard (CEO, Maria Parham Health). Back Row (left to right): John Barnes (President, H-V Chamber of Commerce), First Sgt. Jeff Rowan (NC Highway Patrol), Chief Frankie Nobles (Vance Co. Animal Control), Chief Marcus Barrow (Henderson Police Dept.), Capt. LQ Watkins (Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office) and Chief Sean Newton (Vance-Granville Comm. College Public Safety).

 

‘Cops on Top’ Surpasses Fundraising Goal for Special Olympics of NC

Chick-fil-A of Henderson, the Henderson Police Department, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office and other community organizations once again teamed up for the annual “Cops on Top” Fundraiser for the Special Olympics of NC.

Held at Chick-fil-A on Thursday, December 6, the all-day event raised $2,291 for Special Olympics, surpassing the goal fundraiser organizers previously set of $2,000.

Lt. Jessica West with the HPD told WIZS staff that the event would not have been a success without the help and support of the entire community.

Abidan Shah, pastor of Clearview Church praised the police and fire departments and acknowledged Chick-fil-A owner/operator Josh Towne for hosting the annual event.

All money raised will go directly to Special Olympics of NC.

 

Left to right: Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow, Sheriff Curtis Brame and Pastor Abidan Shah with Clearview Church assist with the annual Cops on Top Fundraiser event at Chick-fil-a of Henderson. (Photo Credit: WIZS)

Henderson Police Arrest Two Oxford Residents Suspected in String of Robberies

-Press Release, Henderson Police Department

On November 14, 2018, around 8:30 a.m., officers with the Henderson Police Department located the vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in a string of robbery incidents throughout the region.

The officers conducted a traffic stop and the occupants were detained pending further investigation.  Another individual identified as being involved in the robberies was located at an area hotel and detained.

The Henderson Police Department contacted investigators with Butner Public Safety and through a collaborative investigative effort, Quavon Henderson, 18, of 101 Dove Road Oxford, NC and Robert Dylan West, 21, of 101 Dove Road Oxford, NC were identified as the suspects involved in various robberies that have occurred in Henderson, Butner, Wake Forest, and in South Hill, Virginia.

Quavon Latrell Henderson and Robert Dylan West were identified as the suspects involved in various robberies that have occurred in Henderson, Butner, Wake Forest, and in South Hill, Virginia between Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo Credit: HPD)

These incidents occurred between November 6, 2018, and November 13, 2018.

The following charges were obtained on Quavon Henderson: three counts of felony conspiracy to commit common law robbery; two counts of common law robbery; one count of attempted common law robbery; one count of felony breaking and entering; and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor/neglect due to a two-year-old being present during the offense.

Quavon Henderson received a $150,000 secured bond pending a court hearing on November 27, 2018.

The following charges were obtained on Robert Dylan West: three counts of felony conspiracy to commit common law robbery; two counts of common law robbery; one count of attempted common law robbery; and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor/neglect due to a two-year-old being present during the offense.

Robert Dylan West received a $200,000 secured bond pending a court hearing on November 27, 2018.

If anyone has any additional information related to these cases or other cases, please contact the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141, Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925, or use the P3 app on a smartphone or tablet device. Callers may remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in criminal acts.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Henderson Police Dept. Weighs In

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WIZS’ Town Talk program has featured several organizations that respond to abuse and domestic violence situations in the local area. On Tuesday’s edition of Town Talk, representatives from the Henderson Police Department (HPD) discussed their experiences in dealing with domestic violence calls.

“Each time we get a call, it’s a different situation,” said Lt. Jessica West. “Domestic violence is not just people that live in the same house; it’s many different kinds of relationships.”

While two spouses verbally arguing or physically fighting may come to mind when the words domestic violence are mentioned, West said it is just as often siblings, parents and children, cousins or ex-boyfriends/girlfriends involved.

Domestic violence also extends to all genders, races and socio-economic backgrounds. “It’s a stereotype that women are always the victim. Men are victims as well but may be less likely to report,” said West.

In cases of repeated domestic violence issues, West said that the problem often starts out as emotional abuse and quickly turns to physical violence. “A lot of abuse begins as emotional abuse and control methods and escalates to physical abuse. Many victims can’t see that they are being abused, but others around them see it.”

According to West, while there are some referrals after the fact, the HPD mainly gets involved when either the victim or a concerned family member or neighbor calls to report an in-progress incident.

“The 911 dispatchers are trained on how to handle a domestic dispute call and know how to dispatch officers to the scene accordingly,” West said.

Calls involving a weapon of any kind get the highest priority. “Whether it be a gun or someone swinging a stick around, if a weapon is involved the call becomes a high priority,” said West.

West said when the call is first answered, the dispatcher will verify the name and address to ensure they are sending officers to the correct location. “This is why it is so important to make sure that children know their address, their name and their parents’ names,” West explained.

Officer Ryan Woodlief, also on Town Talk representing the HPD, described how advances in technology allow officers to view a “narrative” of the 911 history of the call location, including previous incidents, whether there are juveniles living in the home and vehicle information.

When asked how he handled calls of such a sensitive nature, especially as they may involve children, West responded, “I try to relate to the people that I’m serving as much as I can and try to put myself in their shoes.”

This understanding often goes a long way to help calm frayed nerves and volatile situations.

To assist those victims who are in immediate need of removal from their home or situation, the HPD has a relationship with Infinite Possibilities, Inc, an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence find temporary shelter in a safe, discreet location.

Infinite Possibilities, Inc. is available 24/7 by calling their hotline at (252) 425-2492. For help in an emergency situation, call 911.

To listen to the interview in its entirety, please click here.

Body Found Behind Marathon Gas Station on Dabney Dr.

-Information courtesy Lt. Chris Ball, Henderson Police Department

On August 28, 2018, the Henderson Police Department responded to a call for service at the Marathon gas station on Dabney Drive beside Union Bank. On the scene behind the store, a body of a deceased middle-aged African American male was found.  The medical examiner was contacted and identification was later made through the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Pending proper identification of the deceased and notification of the next of kin, the Henderson Police Department has only just now been able to release the following: the individual was identified as Kenneth Durham.  No foul play is suspected.