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Rash of breaking and entering vehicles in Rutherfordton

Rash of breaking and entering vehicles in Rutherfordton

RUTHERFORDTON — Rutherfordton police were kept busy on Tuesday with multiple reports of breaking and entering into vehicles. Most of the incidents were on Maple Street, Monfredo, and in the apartments area. Among the items stolen from the cars were a N.C. Vehicle Registration Card, change in a tray, a Visa Debit Card, Iphone 6S, […]

Stolen car chase ends in crash through substation

Stolen car chase ends in crash through substation

CLIFFSIDE — On 03/20/2017 Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were in the Cliffside Community searching for a 2004 Nissan Versa that had been reported stolen on 03/19/2017 from the Forest City area. Detectives spotted the vehicle traveling South on US 221A. Detectives pulled behind the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. […]

A Legacy of ‘Little Detroit’

A Legacy of ‘Little Detroit’

      “Little Detroit” was the nickname for Rutherford County for  many years. We were a clearing house for stolen cars. Cars were brought here, stripped down, repainted and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) on the dash changed on a regular basis. At one point in the early 70’s I remember a car lot and body shop […]