Post Tagged with: "Asheville Police Department"

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Meadows on the move, McCrory criticizes Obama’s immigration overhaul

Ashvegas Political Hit List: Meadows on the move, McCrory criticizes Obama’s immigration overhaul

Also, speculation continues to mount that Republicans could shift course and expand Medicaid for North Carolina.

by November 21, 2014 12 comments Asheville politics
The Asheville Police Department’s next challenge: improving its pay structure

The Asheville Police Department’s next challenge: improving its pay structure

A department already burdened with low morale and a high number of vacancies is also facing another vexing issue: improving its pay structure for officers. A review is underway.

by November 17, 2014 10 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: SantaCon questions, tiny bench disappears and more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: SantaCon questions, tiny bench disappears and more

Also, a water slide event in downtown Asheville, the dark side of the holidays and Frugal Backpacker opens.

by November 17, 2014 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Political Hit List: McHenry on the rise; will Hagan challenge Burr? more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: McHenry on the rise; will Hagan challenge Burr? more

Also, it’s “triage mode” at the Asheville Police Department.

by November 14, 2014 3 comments Asheville politics

Scathing PowerPoint commentary hammers Asheville Police Department controversy

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, Police Chief William Anderson and others are all targets in the commentary getting passed around.

by November 10, 2014 54 comments Opinion
Ashvegas Political Hit List: The 2014 Election eve edition

Ashvegas Political Hit List: The 2014 Election eve edition

It’s down to the wire between Ager and Ramsey; reports on Merrell-Frost and McHenry-McQueen debates; and more.

by November 3, 2014 24 comments Asheville News
Asheville police arrest a man at the corner of North Lexington Avenue and Walnut Street in this September 2013 file photo/ Ashvegas/ Jason Sandford

Policing the core: Inside Asheville city government’s efforts to ‘enhance’ downtown

To little fanfare, the Asheville Police Department unveiled a new downtown policing plan earlier this year aimed at everything from dealing with homeless people to buskers. The goal – to “enhance” downtown.

by September 2, 2014 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville police officer wins latest round in long-running legal battle against city for wrongful firing

Asheville police officer wins latest round in long-running legal battle against city for wrongful firing

Scott Aly was fired in 2010 after pornographic images were found on a computer he rented.

by May 6, 2014 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville’s war on graffiti: Two new arrests, one ugly new tag

Asheville’s war on graffiti: Two new arrests, one ugly new tag

Asheville police arrested two 20-something men recently. Meantime, somebody tagged the beautiful trout mural on the side of Hunter Banks.

by April 15, 2014 23 comments Asheville News
Asheville police dog Diego dies from complications related to surgery

Asheville police dog Diego dies from complications related to surgery

The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois helped Asheville police find more than 115 pounds of marijuana and nearly 8 pounds of cocaine in his career.

by April 8, 2014 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville police announce latest graffiti-related arrest

Asheville police announce latest graffiti-related arrest

A 28-year-old Western Carolina University student was arrested April 1 for tagging Carolina Lane.

by April 2, 2014 11 comments Asheville News
Asheville police: Man arrested for tagging 19 properties

Asheville police: Man arrested for tagging 19 properties

The arrest follows increased community attention and concern about graffiti in Asheville.

by March 24, 2014 47 comments Asheville News
Graffiti: It’s back and worse than ever in Asheville

Graffiti: It’s back and worse than ever in Asheville

Seven years ago, Asheville officials made ridding the city of ugly graffiti a priority. It worked. For awhile.

Documents: Officer critical of Asheville Police Department says he was retaliated against

Documents: Officer critical of Asheville Police Department says he was retaliated against

Officer Mark Byrd lays it all out in a federal lawsuit. Read the documents here.

by January 22, 2014 3 comments Asheville News
WLOS reporter’s tweets of Asheville stand-off raise ire

WLOS reporter’s tweets of Asheville stand-off raise ire

Two pro-police nonprofit organizations slammed reporter Emma Wright’s reporting on Twitter.

by January 5, 2014 14 comments Asheville News
Effort to collect more information in Asheville artist’s mysterious death gains momentum

Effort to collect more information in Asheville artist’s mysterious death gains momentum

A total of $5,000 in reward money is being offered in this mysterious case.

by December 12, 2013 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville Police Department to residents: Help us with our strategic planning

Asheville Police Department to residents: Help us with our strategic planning

The Asheville Police Department wants your help in establishing its goals and objectives for the next three years. Meeting is Wednesday.

by September 29, 2013 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville police shoot, kill suspect as break-in epidemic sweeps city

Asheville police shoot, kill suspect as break-in epidemic sweeps city

The latest in a wave of break-ins around Asheville happened Sunday morning and ended in the shooting death of a suspect.

by September 29, 2013 17 comments Asheville News

PHOTOS: An arrest in downtown Asheville

A quick photo gallery of a downtown Asheville arrest.

by September 4, 2013 15 comments Asheville News
Asheville police move some reports online with Police to Citizen initiative

Asheville police move some reports online with Police to Citizen initiative

Past local government efforts to make basic police public records available have withered, but Police to Citizen promises new access to records.

by August 19, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
Talk radio host: Alleged attempt at Asheville Police Department officer coercion was recorded

Talk radio host: Alleged attempt at Asheville Police Department officer coercion was recorded

Pete Kaliner says the officer who claims coercion has a recording to the conversation.

by July 25, 2013 4 comments Asheville News
Complaints about toxic atmosphere within Asheville Police Department continue to pile up

Complaints about toxic atmosphere within Asheville Police Department continue to pile up

The weight of criticism of the Asheville Police Department leadership is only getting heavier.

by July 16, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
Former Asheville police chief rips City Council for handling of Police Department scandal

Former Asheville police chief rips City Council for handling of Police Department scandal

Former police chief Will Annarino says he’s “appalled and saddened” by council’s lack of leadership, and by the deterioration of a once proud police agency.

by July 12, 2013 20 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Opinion: An Asheville Police Department officer stands for integrity; why don’t others in City Hall?

Opinion: An Asheville Police Department officer stands for integrity; why don’t others in City Hall?

Lt. Bill Wilke stood up for integrity Tuesday. It was a strikingly bold move, considering all the cowering in Asheville City Hall.

by June 25, 2013 4 comments Opinion
New wrinkle in Chadgate: Asheville Police officer says chief, fellow officer tried to coerce him

New wrinkle in Chadgate: Asheville Police officer says chief, fellow officer tried to coerce him

Asheville Police Department Lt. Bill Wilke says Chief William Anderson and another officer wanted him to lie about facts surrounding a car crash the police chief’s son was involved. Wilke says he told Gary Jackson, the city manager, who has done nothing.

by June 25, 2013 4 comments Asheville News
Asheville police ask for help on 7-year-old missing person case

Asheville police ask for help on 7-year-old missing person case

William Pack was reported missing in April but last seen in 2005, according to police.

by June 20, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville business owner tweets son’s find of hundreds in cash in pond

Asheville business owner tweets son’s find of hundreds in cash in pond

At least $1,700 in cash has been recovered by police, reports the owner of Barley’s Pizza.

by May 30, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas reader: Why the #$@% can’t Asheville cops direct motorists when a traffic light goes down?

Ashvegas reader: Why the #$@% can’t Asheville cops direct motorists when a traffic light goes down?

Rant. On.

by May 24, 2013 6 comments Asheville features
Assessing latest Asheville Police Department scandal

Assessing latest Asheville Police Department scandal

Why is this important? Simply put, this case calls into question the level of trust the public should have in Chief William Anderson

by March 20, 2013 15 comments Asheville News
APD scam alert: Home security systems scam

APD scam alert: Home security systems scam

Look out for people calling to offer free/discounted systems “endorsed” by local police.

by February 19, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville police: Man dressed as a woman robs Hendersonville Road bank

Asheville police: Man dressed as a woman robs Hendersonville Road bank

The Bank of America robber donned make-up, too, according to Asheville police.

by January 9, 2013 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville police charge man with DWI, say he was smoking synthetic marijuana

Asheville police charge man with DWI, say he was smoking synthetic marijuana

The dude was pulled over with a gas nozzle and hose hanging from the gas tank of the Jeep he was driving.

by November 28, 2012 6 comments Asheville News
APD seeks help locating murder suspect

APD seeks help locating murder suspect

Celerino Maldonado Ponce is wanted for two counts of first degree murder.

by November 21, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
APD seeks assistance locating Violent Crime Initiative offenders

APD seeks assistance locating Violent Crime Initiative offenders

The four Asheville men are charged with crimes including assault with a deadly weapon.

by November 16, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville police seek help finding man who attacked woman in Cook Out bathroom

Asheville police seek help finding man who attacked woman in Cook Out bathroom

Police seek help identifying a man who beat a woman into unconsciousness in the bathroom of the Cook Out on Tunnel Road.

by September 20, 2012 2 comments Asheville News
APD “crash zones”: Patton Ave., Charlotte St., Biltmore/Meadow Road intersection

APD “crash zones”: Patton Ave., Charlotte St., Biltmore/Meadow Road intersection

APD ID’s areas where accidents are frequent, asks residents to slow down, pay attention, be aware.

by August 8, 2012 2 comments Asheville News

Asheville Police Department mess leads to an ode to an evidence room

Things are getting messy in the evidence room.

by August 2, 2012 1 comment Asheville features
Missing guns, drugs and money: Newly revealed photos show “appalling” APD evidence-room disarray

Missing guns, drugs and money: Newly revealed photos show “appalling” APD evidence-room disarray

Last night’s report on a 2011 audit showed conditions Mayor Bellamy called a failure that put lives at risk.

by July 25, 2012 6 comments Asheville News
NABBED: Asheville police to public: Help us bust this bad-check-writing broad

NABBED: Asheville police to public: Help us bust this bad-check-writing broad

Asheville police say Sue Barnett has been using bad checks to buy big-ticket items around Asheville.

by July 19, 2012 5 comments Asheville News

Asheville police ask for public’s help in finding motorist who hit cyclist on Airport Road

Asheville police are asking for your help in connection with this case.

by June 29, 2012 1 comment Asheville News

Asheville media outlets sue to force disclosure of police evidence room audit

On May 21, Ashvegas alerted readers that local media outlets were considering suing to force the release of an audit report done following reports of money and drugs missing from the Asheville Police Department’s evidence room. Today, those outlets filed their lawsuit. Press release: Five Western North Carolina news organizations filed a lawsuit today calling on the city of Asheville[Read More…]

by June 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
A veil of secrecy over missing guns, drugs and money in Asheville: Xpress’ Forbes guest blogs for Sunlight Foundation

A veil of secrecy over missing guns, drugs and money in Asheville: Xpress’ Forbes guest blogs for Sunlight Foundation

Mountain Xpress senior reporter David Forbes guest blogs for the Sunlight Foundation,  an organization that works for  transparency and accountability in government, on the ongoing saga of missing loot from the APD evidence room, and the APD’s unwillingness to release details of an evidence-room audit. From Forbes’s post: The Asheville Police Department evidence room had a problem: Large amounts of guns, drugs and[Read More…]

by June 19, 2012 1 comment Asheville News

Word on the street: Asheville media outlets consider suing for audit report in Asheville Police Department investigation

Asheville media outlets, who have banded together in calling for the release of an audit report done in connection with an investigation into evidence missing from the Asheville Police Department’s property room, are considering legal options for forcing the release of the report they believe is a public record, according to buzz on the street. The media outlets are considering[Read More…]

by May 21, 2012 2 comments Asheville News

Former ‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson hosts Asheville Police Department awards banquet for second year

Press release here: ASHEVILLE – On the evening of 3-01-12, the City of Asheville Police Department held its annual Awards Banquet to celebrate the many achievements of the department from the previous year. Asheville’s own local celebrity Harry Anderson, (from TV’s Night Court and Dave’s World), very graciously and hilariously provided the evenings entertainment and expertly shepherded the award recipients[Read More…]

by March 16, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Chief of Greenville Police Department resigns to take job as Asheville’s new police chief

WCTI reports: NewsChannel 12 has just learned Greenville’s police chief is resigning. Chief William Anderson will be leaving the Greenville Police Department to become the Police Chief of the City of Asheville, NC. “Chief Anderson has been an innovative and dedicated leader of the Greenville Police Department,” said City Manager Wayne Bowers. “He has built a strong community-oriented policing foundation[Read More…]

by January 13, 2012 3 comments Asheville News

eBossWatch: Asheville Police Department Eric ‘I Must Licky You’ Lauffer was one of worst bosses in U.S. in 2011

eBossWatch tracks what it calls the worst bosses in the U.S. and has compiled a list for three years running. Here‘s the list of 100 worst bosses of 2011, a list that includes Asheville Police Department Officer Eric Lauffer. Here’s more: This year’s worst bosses include a famous actor, a movie producer, a Fortune 500 CEO, two US Navy officers,[Read More…]

by December 27, 2011 0 comments Asheville News