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Jacksonville Public Safety Welcome to the page for the Jacksonville Police Department This is the official page of the Jacksonville Police Department in Jacksonville, North Carolina. This page is monitored and managed by Public Safety Public Affairs.

The City of Jacksonville Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency serving the City of Jacksonville, North Carolina. The agency employs 120 sworn full time officers and 29 full time support staff led by Police Chief Michael G. Yaniero, who proudly serve to protect the City's citizens.

Mission: We, the members of the Jacksonville Police Department, through teamwork with our citizens, are committed to providing a safe community.

07/11/2019

PURSUIT OF SUICIDAL SUBJECT
Multi-agency pursuit ends with subject in custody
(Posted 7 11 19)
At approximately 1:00 AM on Thursday, July 11, 2019, Jacksonville Police Department received a call about a possibly armed subject who caused a disturbance at a residence in the Carolina Forest and left the area by vehicle.

A short time later, officers located a vehicle matching the description at McDonalds, located at Gum Branch and Western. The subject, Samuel James Rivera, 27, of Hickory, was speaking with family members who came to the location to meet him. Officers confirmed that the subject was armed. While officers speaking with the subject were attempting to de-escalate the situation, Rivera became agitated, crashed his vehicle into another and fled the area at a high rate of speed.

With the assistance of Richlands Police Department and Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, officers pursued the subject into the area of Wiggs Street in Richlands. Rivera attempted to elude police by hiding his vehicle among the treeline with other vehicles, but was quickly located by the officers. Rivera attempted to flee officers again when his vehicle became stuck and he abandoned the vehicle, fleeing on foot.
Responding officers set up a perimeter and deployed a K-9 unit to search the area. Officers again attempted to de-escalate the situation. During this search, Rivera doubled back to the area and stole the JPD K-9 SUV. Rivera again fled the area at a high rate of speed.

Officers were able to talk to Rivera on the police radio and to obtain voluntary compliance and resolve a situation without use of force, which makes the encounter safer for everyone, includ¬ing the Mr. Rivera. These tactical communication skills are especially important in dealing with persons who are in crisis.

The pursuit continued to NC Highway 70 and included assistance from NC SHP, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Kinston Police Department and Jones County Sheriff’s Office. Jacksonville Police Officers were able to
communicate with Rivera during the pursuit, ultimately convincing the subject to surrender. Rivera stopped the K-9 vehicle in the area of US 70 Eastbound near the Lenoir and Jones County line. He was taken into custody without further incident.

There were no injuries and there was no damage to the K-9 SUV. Rivera is undergoing an assessment at Onslow Memorial Hospital. Charges are pending. The case remains under investigation at this time.

“We wish to thank our law enforcement partners from Richlands PD, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Kinston Police Department, Lenoir and Jones County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Highway Patrol for their support and assistance with this case” said Deputy Chief Ronnie Dorn, Deputy Chief of Patrol and Field Operations.

“This subject made it very clear to officers that he wanted to end his life or wanted officers to end his life” said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety. “The sanctity of human life is the heart of everything we do. In this case, the training of the officers and their skills in de-escalation enabled us to resolve the situation without injury to the subject or to officers.”

07/02/2019

10AM Update: AT&T Mobile customers should now be able to reach 9-1-1 for emergency services. The issue this morning was nationwide and has been resolved.

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7/2/2019 7AM Urgent message for AT&T Mobile customers in the Jacksonville area: AT&T has indicated that some customers have lost the ability to call 9-1-1 for emergency services. If you are unable to call the Jacksonville 9-1-1, and need emergency services within Jacksonville, please use the administrative line: 910 455-4000. AT&T stated it was working diligently to solve the problem.

Please celebrate safely this July 4th. If you are celebrating in the City, make sure you are doing it the legal way. For...
07/01/2019

Please celebrate safely this July 4th. If you are celebrating in the City, make sure you are doing it the legal way. For your safety and for the safety of others, know what types of fireworks are illegal in the Jacksonville city limits: JacksonvilleNC.gov/FireSafety

Jacksonville Police Officers continue to direct traffic around the closed intersections of Western Extension/Henderston ...
06/27/2019

Jacksonville Police Officers continue to direct traffic around the closed intersections of Western Extension/Henderston Extension and Western Extension/Gateway. Please seek alternate routes at this time. Please treat all inoperable stoplights as a four way stop. We appreciate everyone's patience and hope to open the intersections once power is restored.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE - ROADWAY REOPENED (3:48 PM 6/27/19) Both of the intersections closed on Western Boulevard Exten...
06/27/2019

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE - ROADWAY REOPENED (3:48 PM 6/27/19) Both of the intersections closed on Western Boulevard Extension by the crash this morning have been reopened. We appreciate your patience and assistance

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE (2:11PM 6/27/19) Utility companies are making progress in restoring power to some customers impacted. However, the intersections at Western & Gateway and Western & Henderson continue to be closed at this time. Duke Energy Supervisor Ron Rogers reports that they have replaced one of the two damaged poles and is working to restore power as quickly as possible.

JPD asks motoists to avoid the area and to use alternate routes. "Utilize Gum Branch Road, entering at the far end of Western Extension to access destinations on that end of Western Boulevard" said Captain Charles James, JPD Patrol & Field Operations Supervisor. "We appreciate everyone's patience and partnership during this traffic situation."

TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE (10:35 AM 6/27/2019) The intersections at Western Ext. & Gateway and Western Ext & Henderson are closed at this time. Please avoid the area and seek alternate routes. Officers and City Traffic Signal Personnel are woking to power the traffic signals with generators while the utility companies work to restore power and clear utility lines that have fallen in the roadway due to the crash.

10AM 6/27/2019: Traffic Advisory for Western and Henderson Drive area. Power is out to a wide area due to a dump truck crash. Please avoid this area if possible. It may take several hours for power to be restored.

6/25/2019 - Congratulations to Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services' newly promoted Battalion Chief Nicholas Strong. (...
06/25/2019

6/25/2019 - Congratulations to Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services' newly promoted Battalion Chief Nicholas Strong. (Photo courtesy of Chief S. Hayes)

Students of the 2019 Public Safety Institute at Sturgeon City visited and toured the Center for Public Safety today.
06/24/2019

Students of the 2019 Public Safety Institute at Sturgeon City visited and toured the Center for Public Safety today.

Students of the 2019 Public Safety Institute at Sturgeon City visited and toured the Center for Public Safety today.

MISS JACKSONVILLE GOLF TOURNEY (Posted 6 21 19) Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips and Council Member Bob Warden, along w...
06/21/2019

MISS JACKSONVILLE GOLF TOURNEY (Posted 6 21 19) Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips and Council Member Bob Warden, along with Chief Yaniero and Bob Hudspeth participted in a golf tournament today to support Miss Jacksonville, Alexandra Badgett. Great round of golf for a great cause!

Felony Larceny Suspect Sought (Posted 6 20 19) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifyi...
06/20/2019

Felony Larceny Suspect Sought (Posted 6 20 19) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the male in the attached photographs. He is the suspect in a felonious larceny that occurred at Heath’s Pawn, located at 1845 Lejeune Blvd. Jacksonville, NC. There are two photos attached below.

The suspect was described as a white man, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” in height, and between the ages of 45 and 55 years old. The suspect was wearing a blue baseball cap with a tan brim, a light blue polo style short sleeve t-shirt, navy and white swim trunks with a Hawaiian floral design on them, and gray and black shoes at the time of the incident. The suspect also sported a goatee and mustache at the time of the incident. He was seen operating a white Lexus on the day the theft took place. A photo of the vehicle is attached below.

If you know the identity of this subject please contact JPD Detective Matthew Summerlin at 910-938-5039 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES) Please refer to Case 19-04947 when calling or texting about these photos.

06/20/2019
Child Car Seat Clinic

Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services appreciates all who came out for the annual Car Seat Clinic. If you missed the clinic and would like assistance installing a child's car seat, JFES personnel are available by appointment to help. Visit JacksonvilleNC.gov/ChildSeat for more information.

Fraud Suspects Sought (Posted 6 19 19) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the p...
06/19/2019

Fraud Suspects Sought (Posted 6 19 19) - The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the people in the attached photographs. They are wanted in the questioning of frauds reported in the City of Jacksonville.
They were last seen driving a four door sedan type vehicle, possibly blue.
If you know the identity of these subjects, please contact JPD Detective Jason Lagana at 910-938-6414 or [email protected] or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES) Please refer to Case 19-5180 when calling or texting about these photos.

LIFE SAVING AWARDS (Posted 6 19 19) Eight members of Jacksonville Public Safety received the agency's Life Saving Award ...
06/19/2019

LIFE SAVING AWARDS (Posted 6 19 19) Eight members of Jacksonville Public Safety received the agency's Life Saving Award during the City Council meeting last night. They were honoroed for their response to an emergency medical call for service on August 13, 2018. Congratulations to Nicholas Strong, Brandy Bruns, Kenny Netznik, Heather Szymanik, Michael Barone, Quincy Jones, Thomas Madrie and Kimberly Picerno.

MISSION BBQ DONATION (6 18 19)  Thank you to our partners at Mission BBQ for their generous donation of $8,818 through t...
06/18/2019

MISSION BBQ DONATION (6 18 19) Thank you to our partners at Mission BBQ for their generous donation of $8,818 through their red cup campaign at the restaurant. The funds will be used for gym equipment for the first responders.

Armed Robbery Suspect IdentifiedBank robbery suspect in custody (Posted 6 18 19)The suspect in last Thursday afternoon’s...
06/18/2019

Armed Robbery Suspect Identified
Bank robbery suspect in custody (Posted 6 18 19)

The suspect in last Thursday afternoon’s armed robbery of First Citizens Bank, 302 B Western Blvd., has been identified as Christopher Bryan Shingleton, 42, of Swansboro, NC. “Shingleton is currently in the custody of the Craven County Detention Center on similar, but unrelated charges” said Captain Mike Capps, JPD Investigations Supervisor. Shingleton will be served on robbery warrants related to the bank heist in Jacksonville. Bond information is pending first court appearance.

On Thursday, June 13th at approximately 4:02 PM, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at First Citizens Bank, 302 B Western Boulevard, Jacksonville. The preliminary investigation revealed that a masked man entered the bank and handed a note to the teller. The suspect left on foot in an unknown direction of travel. No one was injured in the accident.

“JPD Detectives have been collaborating with investigators from Havelock PD and Morehead City PD as well as agents from the NC State Bureau of Investigation on this case” said Captain Capps. He expressed appreciation to our media partners for their assistance in getting the photo to out the public, leading to tips and calls to the department. “We would like to thank the media for their assistance, through broadcasting and social networking, which directly led to the identification of the suspect” said Captain Capps.

Anyone with additional information about the suspect or incident is asked to call JPD Detective Jason Griess at [email protected] at 910-455-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-6413. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES)

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHTNo injuries in afternoon incident at bank (Plsted 6 13 19  17:32)At approximately 4:02 PM, o...
06/13/2019

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT
No injuries in afternoon incident at bank (Plsted 6 13 19 17:32)

At approximately 4:02 PM, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at First Citizens Bank, 302 B Western Boulevard, Jacksonville.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a masked man entered the bank and handed a note to the teller. The suspect left on foot in an unknown direction of travel. No one was injured in the accident.

“We are in the early steps of this investigation and could use the assistance of the public in identifying the subject in the surveillance images” said Captain Mike Capps, supervisor of the JPD Investigative Services Division.

The man is described as a white male, over 6’ tall. . At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark colored hoodie, dark pants, a white hospital/medical mask and gray ball cap with the “H” Hurley insignia.

Anyone with information about the suspect or incident is asked to call Jacksonville Police at 910-455-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES)

Scam Alert -- The Jacksonville Police Department is warning citizens to be aware of recently reported fraud activities a...
06/04/2019

Scam Alert -- The Jacksonville Police Department is warning citizens to be aware of recently reported fraud activities and scams. It has been reported that intended fraud victims receive a call from imposters posting as loved ones, IRS, law enforcement or a banking institution. The scammer demands that gift cards be sent in return for services.

"Typically, these scammers are targeting senior citizens or intellectually disabled individuals, taking advantage of their vulnerability," said Sergeant Shawn Marcinowsky, a supervisor in the Investigative Services Division. "Please talk to your family members, friends and neighbors who may not have heard about these scams."

Detectives report that most banks cannot credit victims of these frauds. "Most of these types of frauds are tracked to perpetrators overseas, which makes it extremely difficult for law enforcement to pursue the case," said Sergeant Marcinowsky. "If someone demands that you pay them with a gift card, don’t do it. It’s likely to be a scam."

The department is aware of cases after Hurricane Florence in which imposters are coming into our community and committing fraud. The scammer often demands a down payment for repair or restoration services and never shows up to do or complete the work.

Some tips to protect yourself from fraud:
- Never give your Social Security number, credit card or bank account number to anyone you don’t know who contacts you.
- Don’t pay money up front to get a loan, collect a prize, or for debt settlement, credit repair or foreclosure help. It’s illegal to require such a payment.
- Say no to high-pressure sales pitches. If the offer is only good today, walk away.
- Be cautious when responding to telemarketers, door-to-door sellers, and email or text pitches.
- Beware of offers that sound too good to be true, or promise huge rewards with little or no risk.

If you think you have been the victim of a scam or are aware of fraudulent activity, please contact your local law enforcement agency. Citizens can also file a complaint on line with the North Carolina Attorney General’s office at NCDOJ.gov

The City of Jacksonville is at the NCWorks Career Fair today. The career fair is open to all Veterans, Active Duty, and ...
06/04/2019

The City of Jacksonville is at the NCWorks Career Fair today. The career fair is open to all Veterans, Active Duty, and Eligible Persons through 11AM, and open to the public from 11AM-2PM.

Location:
American Legion Burton Cowell Post 265
146 Broadhurst Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28541

The Smoke Alarm Saturday event in Country Club Villas was a success. JFES installed 54 smoke alarms in 12 homes in addit...
06/03/2019

The Smoke Alarm Saturday event in Country Club Villas was a success. JFES installed 54 smoke alarms in 12 homes in addition to providing fire and life safety education to the residents.

To request smoke detector assistance in your home, visit JacksonvilleNC.gov/FirePrevention

State Officials Award Jacksonville Higher Fire Rating Likely to lower fire insurance costs for homeowners (Posted 6 3 19...
06/03/2019

State Officials Award Jacksonville Higher Fire Rating
Likely to lower fire insurance costs for homeowners (Posted 6 3 19)

A new higher fire district rating for the City of Jacksonville could provide for lower fire insurance costs for Jacksonville homeowners.

NC Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey announced that Jacksonville had completed their routine and inspection and received a rating of 2, up from the previous rating of 3.

The inspection, conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), is required on a regular basis as part of the North Carolina Response Rating System (NCRRS). Among other things, the routine inspections look for proper staffing levels, sufficient equipment, proper maintenance of equipment, communications capabilities and availability of a water source.
The NCRRS rating system ranges from one (highest) to 10 (not recognized as a certified fire department by the state), with most rural departments falling into the 9S category. While lower ratings do not necessarily indicate poor service, a higher rating does suggest that a department is overall better equipped to respond to fires in its district. Higher ratings can also significantly lower homeowners’ insurance rates in that fire district.

"I'd like to congratulate Chief Hardison for the department's performance and for the hard work of all the department members," said Commissioner Causey. "The citizens in the Town of these districts should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency."

“This increase is the direct result of the Mayor, the Council and the City administration to support things that cause our rating to increase,” said Fire Chief Jerry Hardison. “This is a tribute to their efforts.”
State law requires OSFM officials to inspect departments serving districts of 100,000 people or less, which makes up all but twelve of the state's fire districts.

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