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Polk County NC
Tuesday March 16th, 2021 :: 07:44 p.m. EDT


** UPDATE ** ALL OPERATIONS COMPLETED ** Police activity in the area of Burt Blackwell Rd. & NC Hwy 9.


Law Enforcement operations in the area of Burt Blackwell Rd. and NC Hwy 9 have been completed. There are no dangers or threats to the public. Further information regarding the criminal investigation into the breaking and entering will be released as soon as possible.
Polk County Sheriff's Office and assisting agencies are currently searching for several individuals suspected of a breaking and entering in the area of NC Hwy 9 and Burt Blackwell Rd. It is unknown if these individuals are armed or dangerous. K-9 units and drones are being deployed in the search. Please avoid this area for the next few hours. If you live in the area please keep your doors locked and if you see anyone other thanclearly identified law enforcement dressed in camouflage or acting suspicious in the area call 911.

Polk County NC
Government Complex Dr
Columbus, NC 28722

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-894-3001

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