911 communications, administrative calls

911 Communications processed 432 calls on Wednesday.

Police calls

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office processed 131 calls on Wednesday; Forest City police reported 71 calls; Spindale police reported 41 calls; Rutherfordton police had 48 calls; Lake Lure police reported 4 calls; Rutherford County EMS processed 34 calls; Rescue had 24 calls.

Fire calls

Cherry Mountain firefighters were called to a motor vehicle crash; SDO firefighters were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash and an industrial fire alarm; Spindale firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm; Union Mills firefighters were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash.


Melissa Jean Bautista, 35, Willow Run Drive in Forest City, was charged with insurance fraud and breaking or entering; $16,000 bond.

Larry Steven Bell, 42, Hardin Street Extension in Rutherfordton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; $5,000 bond.


Velma Barger reported an incident of larceny of automotive parts.