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Mooresville Man Charged With 18 Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

MOORESVILLE, NC – On Friday, December 22, 2023, the Mooresville Police Department (MPD) received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning an individual in Mooresville possibly being involved with the possession and distribution of child pornography. Based on the information, MPD Detectives, who are also members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, began an immediate investigation. As part of the investigation, a search warrant was executed early on the morning of Saturday, December 23, 2023, at a residence located on Butler Drive. Numerous electronic devices were seized, and MPD Detectives conducted forensic examinations of the suspect’s electronic devices, which revealed evidence of his possession and distribution of child pornography. As a result of the investigation, Jonathan Neubauer-Rivera, 34 years-old, of Mooresville, was charged with five counts of (F) Second-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 13 counts of (F) Thir

Mooresville Police Department to Hold Drug Take-Back Event

MOORESVILLE, NC – Mooresville Police Department and Iredell County Safe Kids Coalition will host a drug and syringe take-back event Tuesday, March 19, 2-5 p.m. at HealthSmart Pharmacy, 594 N Main Street, Mooresville. This initiative is designed to help the public prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs and syringes. The public can dispose of personal prescription medications and syringes at HealthSmart Pharmacy on March 19 or drop them off at the Mooresville Police Department’s drug drop box, located at 2487 Charlotte Highway, 24 hours a day. Since this initiative began in 2012, Mooresville Police Department has collected and destroyed more than 11,444 pounds of prescription drugs through take-back events and the drug drop box. Drug deactivation kits for home use, poison prevention information, and drug lock boxes will also be available at the March 19 event.

Mooresville Fire-Rescue Responds to Structure Fire on S. Broad Street

  Mooresville Fire-Rescue Responds to Structure Fire on S. Broad Street  MOORESVILLE, N.C. – On February 5, 2024, at approximately 2:31 p.m., Mooresville Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire in the 400 block of S. Broad Street. Several people called 911 and reported seeing smoke and flames at Two Fingers Automotive.   Engine 1 arrived on scene within 3 minutes of being dispatched and saw heavy black smoke upon arriving. Ladders 5 and 6, Engines 3 and 4, as well as Rescue1 responded to the scene and began extinguishing the fire. Mooresville Fire Marshal’s Office began investigating the fire while Mooresville Police Department shut down S. Broad Street between W. Wilson Avenue and W. Mills Avenue. Firefighters extinguished the fire by 3:04 p.m.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. One individual sustained a minor cut to their hand and declined treatment on scene.

assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

 MOORESVILLE, NC – Detectives with the Mooresville Police Department (MPD) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile. On January 31, 2024, 15-year-old Kendra Stafford ran away from her family and was last seen on S. Sherrill Street, Mooresville. Despite the work of MPD Detectives, Stafford has not yet been located. Stafford, pictured below, is described as being 5’06” tall and weighing approximately 135 pounds with brown hair. Stafford may be in the Mooresville, Huntersville, or Troutman areas. If you have any information about Stafford’s whereabouts or if you see her, please contact the Mooresville Police Department at 704-664-3311 or Detective E. Saladino at 704-658-9023.

Mooresville Man Charged With 20 Counts of Second-Degree Exploitation of a Minor

  MOORESVILLE, NC – On January 21, 2024, Mooresville Police Department (MPD) Detectives received a tip about inappropriate conduct on social media sites by an adult male, and Detectives began an investigation. The tip indicated that the suspect was using social media sites to attempt to meet with minors for sexual intercourse. The suspect was identified as Michael Dakota Richardson, 21 years old, of Mooresville. When confronted by Detectives, Richardson admitted that he had been trying to arrange a meeting with a minor for the purpose of sexual intercourse. Richardson was arrested and charged with (F) Solicitation of a Minor by Computer to Commit an Unlawful Sexual Act and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond. Richardson posted bond and was released. As part of the investigation, evidence was seized from Richardson’s home and examined by MPD Detectives. Upon examination, numerous items of explicit child pornography were located on electronic device

The Town of Mooresville rannounced the selection of Jane Crosby as the Town Clerk.

Crosby was appointed by the Board of Commissioners at their January 16, 2024 meeting and officially began her role following the appointment. “Jane has been the long-time assistant to the Town Manager’s office, so she already has a thorough institutional knowledge of Mooresville,” said Mayor Chris Carney. “But what’s even more important is her attention to detail, the way she thinks 10 steps ahead, her work ethic and the way she brings a real business sense to the job. She has been a breath of fresh air; she has done a tremendous job and we’re really excited to have her.” Crosby joined the Town of Mooresville in May 2020 as the Assistant to the Manager's Office. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role from not only her service at the Town, but also her previous involvement with small business and downtown development. Crosby holds a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

Erika Martin Named Director of Planning & Community Development for Town of Mooresville

MOORESVILLE, NC – The Town of Mooresville recently announced the selection of Iredell County native Erika Martin as the Director of Planning & Community Development. Martin recently held the position of Interim Director of Planning & Community Development and will begin her role as Director immediately. “The Town's future is in good hands with Erika in this role,” said Assistant Town Manager Sherisha Hills. “Erika’s professionalism, proactive approach to solving issues, her years of experience, and the respect she has from her staff and peers has proven to us that she has the fortitude and passion to help move our Town forward in the right direction.” Martin joined the Town of Mooresville in January 2019 as a Transportation Planner. She then transitioned to Assistant Director of Planning & Community Development before taking on Interim Director duties. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role from not only her service at the Town of Moores

Huntersville Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Overdose Death

MOORESVILLE, NC – On September 28, 2022, Mooresville Police Department Detectives began an investigation into the overdose death of 25-year-old William Carney. During the investigation, Detectives learned that Tristan Randy Charles Strickland, 25 years old, of Huntersville had provided Carney with the lethal dose of fentanyl. On January 3, 2024, an Iredell County Grand Jury returned a True Bill of Indictment on Strickland for one count of Second-Degree Murder and one count of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell a Schedule I Controlled Substance. On January 17, 2024, Strickland was arrested on the Indictment in Charlotte by the United States Marshal Service. He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $750,000 secured bond. The Mooresville Police Department would like to thank the Huntersville Police Department and the United States Marshal Service for their help throughout the investigation.

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

MOORESVILLE, NC – On January 9, 2024, the Town of Mooresville had a discharge of untreated wastewater of an estimated 10,800 gallons at Reed Creek Pump Station, 253 Golf Course Drive, due to flash flooding from more than two inches of rain that fell in a short period of time. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Reed Creek. Upon inspection, the spill was not of a magnitude to cause immediate danger to human health or the environment. North Carolina General Statute 143-215.1C requires the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment system to issue a report when an untreated wastewater discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Water Resources Division was notified of the spill on January 9 and is reviewing the matter.

December 21 is the shortest day of the year

  Dec. 21 is the shortest day and longest night of the year. The days to come will be longer until June 21 then we will have the longest day and the shortest night.