The standoff between Asheville Police and Lamonte Monsanto, 41, came to a close at 10:17 a.m., nearly 24 hours after police attempted to initially contact Monsanto. Police were called to the scene early yesterday to investigate an incomplete 911 call stating several shots had been fired from Monsanto’s Max Street apartment.
A traffic study will address safety issues as well as ways the street could provide a safe passage for a variety of users. Traffic safety on Charlotte Street is an issue and was the reason behind the formation of the Charlotte Streetscape Committee. A 2010 neighborhood survey showed that over 64 percent did not feel […]
In the aftermath of a vehicle collision yesterday, March 27, that left four injured and led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer in the Montford neighborhood, several witnesses assert that police chased the suspect as he sped away, creating a dangerous situation. The APD states that officers chose not to pursue.
The cops were called on me this weekend by one of my neighbors. I won't say why my neighbors felt the need to call the cops, but I will say that three officers showed up at my door. After I explained the source of the problem to the officers they offered me some advice, some […]
I am very distressed that Asheville Police Chief Bill Hogan has decided to retire. This is a clear signal to me that [city staff] does not know the quality character of this city official or the workings of the Asheville Police Department. I suggest that each of [them] become better informed. At 64 years old, […]
The Asheville Police Department is looking for a suspect in a Tunnel Road bank robbery yesterday afternoon.
Photo courtesy Asheville Police Department
I’m not clear if it was David Forbes’ intention, but his article, “On the Town: A Night with the APD” [Nov.17, Xpress] provides readers a clear exposé of the U.S. war on drugs and its national and local implications for communities of color. By focusing on both the Pisgah View and Hillcrest neighborhoods on their […]
The Asheville Police Department is seeking two individuals suspected in stealing a number of items — including chainsaws and portable TVs — from area businesses.
On July 3, Asheville Police Department detectives found the body of Nolan Trent Baker, 55, a homeless man, in the French Broad River. Police are investigating the death, but so far have found no signs of foul play and preliminary autopsy results point to natural causes.
Personnel records released by the city of Ashevile reveal that police Sgt. Eric Lauffer, the target of a sexual harassment suit by former Officer Cherie Byrd, was demoted in June to a police officer’s rank. In defenses filed last week, the city admitted that Lauffer sent lewd text messages to Byrd, along with ones she regarded as racially offensive, though it denies any wrongdoing.
The Asheville Police Department is seeking information on the neglect of three pitbull puppies found in a remote area of Pisgah View Apartments.
Of the 11 people charged in last Saturday’s vandalism spree, all but two have been released. Much of the damage is repaired, while the Asheville Police Department continues its investigation.
Police will not charge a city bus driver — now identified as Ralph Dowdle, 52, of Arden — that crashed a bus into several College Street businesses Saturday, April 17. In an announcement today, the Asheville Police Department stated “Dowdle lost consciousness due to the rapid onset of an undiagnosed medical condition.”
The Asheville Police Department has charged Marcus Austin Thorpe, 17, with first-degree murder in the Sept. 12 shooting in Hillcrest Apartments that left one man dead and one woman injured. Thorpe is still at large, and considered armed and dangerous. ***UPDATE: Suspect has turned himself in, says APD***
A grand jury has dropped the charge of attempted first-degree murder against Charles Alexander Diez, the Asheville firefighter accused of shooting a cyclist. Diez is now facing a felony assault charge that carries a much lower potential penalty.
A local woman’s accusation that an off-duty Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputy threatened her in a case of road rage has sparked an internal affairs investigation. She has also sharply criticized the conduct of the Asheville Police Department, which responded to the call.
Behind a table strewn with confiscated weapons — including assault rifles — local law-enforcement officials today announced a series of arrests and jail time that they say have decimated local Crips gangs operating out of Lee Walker Heights and Klondyke Apartments, with 24 of 37 known members behind bars and gun violence in the area down.
Paul Mazzola was walking home from The Rocket Club last August when a car pulled up and a man leaned out the window, showed a chrome-plated gun and demanded his wallet. Community is key: Education and opportunity are crucial to preventing gang violence, says at-risk youth educator DeWayne Barton. Photo by Michael Mauney Mazzola gave […]