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  • Structure Fire Damages Home

      On Friday May 15th at approximately 4:49 pm the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a residential house fire at 102 Mimosa Hills Dr. Upon arrival, firefighters found fire burning in the basement of the residence. Firefighters initially attacked the fire in the basement before it burned through a portion of the flooring above the basement near the front of the house. Firefighters ventilated the roof and continued fire suppression tactics before it was extinguished. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control at approximately 6:26 pm. Firefighters remained on scene until 7:58 pm. No one was injured as a result of the fire. Estimated damage to the residence from the fire along with smoke and heat damage is at $100.000 with $25.000 damage to contents. The cause of the fire appears to be from a light ballast in the basement overheating. Burke Co EMS, Oak Hill Fire/Rescue, Triple Community Fire, Glen Alpine and Salem Fire/Rescue assisted at the scene.  
    May 16, 2015
  • Armed Robbery Arrest

    On May 1, 2015, at 9:57 pm. Mr. Shiva Bista reported to Morganton Public Safety, an armed robbery of the Exxon Gas Station located at 1504 Bethel Road, Morganton, NC.
    May 15, 2015
  • Structure Fire Destroys Two Apartments

    On 05/02/2015 at approximately 1:02 pm the Morganton Dept of Public Safety received a call of a structure fire at 118 Jones St. Once on scene, units found one apartment full of smoke with flames coming from the windows. Firefighters started fire suppression and ventilation immediately. The fire burned vertical into the attic and spread to the adjacent apartment. Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze and completing overhaul and cleanup for approximately three hours. No one was in the residences upon arrival and no one was injured. The cause of the fire was due to food left unattended on the stove top which caught on fire. Damage to the structure and its contents was in excess of $75,000. Morganton Housing Authority and The American Redcross came to the scene to assist those residents that were affected. Additionally, Burke Co EMS and Burke Co REACT assisted on the scene with the incident
    May 03, 2015
  • Struture Fire Destroys Two Apartments

    On 05/02/2015 at approximately 1:02 pm the Morganton Dept of Public Safety received a call of a structure fire at 118 Jones St. Once on scene, units found one apartment full of smoke with flames coming from the windows. Firefighters started fire suppression and ventilation immediately. The fire burned vertical into the attic and spread to the adjacent apartment. Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze and completing overhaul and cleanup for approximately three hours. No one was in the residences upon arrival and no one was injured. The cause of the fire was due to food left unattended on the stove top which caught on fire. Damage to the structure and its contents was in excess of $75,000. Morganton Housing Authority and The American Redcross came to the scene to assist those residents that were affected. Additionally, Burke Co EMS and Burke Co REACT assisted on the scene with the incident
    May 03, 2015
  • Attempted Armed Robbery

    On April 29, 2015 at approximately 18:36, Morganton Public Safety Officer’s responded to the area of 842 Vine Arden Road in reference to a disturbance. Responding PSO’s spoke with two victims who advised they had been robbed at their residence moments earlier. Warrants were obtained for Diamond Lipscomb and Jamora Hawkins for Attempted Armed Robbery and Aid and Abet Armed Robbery. Lipscomb and Hawkins were located hours later at a residence inside the city limits and taken into custody. Both were served and are being held in the Burke Catawba Detention Facility under $50,000 secured bonds.
    April 30, 2015
  • Burglary Suspect Arrested after a Foot Chase

    On 03/16/2015 at approximately 4:42am Morganton Public Safety Officers responded to 813 W Union St in reference to a breaking and entering of a residence. Prior to police arrival, the suspect, who was identified as Antonio Brayboy DOB 05/21/1986, 201 N Anderson St, had fled the scene. Brayboy is the ex-boyfriend of the victim. According to the victim, Brayboy broke out a glass in the front door to unlock it from the inside. He then entered the residence and got into a verbal altercation with the victim. Prior to the officer’s arrival the suspect had fled on foot after taking several items that belonged to the victim. I short time later the suspect, Brayboy, was spotted on W Concord St near Circle Ct  were a foot chase ensued with officers. Brayboy was apprehended and arrested without incident a short distance away. Antonio Damen Brayboy was charged with the following and placed in the Burke/Catawba Jail under $87,000 secure bond. His first court appearance is 03/17/2015. 1st Degree Burglary/Forced Felony Larceny after B&E Resist, Delay or Obstruct an Officer.  
    March 16, 2015

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City of Morganton Crime Records, Last Recorded 2013 (Updated 05/24/2016)

  • Violent Crime:
    47
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    0
  • Rape:
    6
  • Robbery:
    21
  • Aggravated Assault:
    20
  • Property Crime:
    491
  • Burglary:
    126
  • Larceny Theft:
    347
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    18
  • Arson:
    0

City of Morganton Census Data

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  • Total population of residents
    16,918
  • White resident population recorded
    11,854
  • Black or African American resident population recorded
    2,057
  • American Indian and Alaska native resident population recorded
    144
  • Asian resident population recorded
    399
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander resident population recorded
    250
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race resident population recorded
    2,777
  • Resident population of some other race recorded
    1,730
  • Resident population of two or more races recorded
    484
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