Suspicious Vehicle / Individuals Reported in Area of Lido Ave., Burlwood Road, Rollingridge Drive on July 16, 2014

Stonehaven residents in the area of Lido Avenue, Burlwood Road, and Rollingridge Drive have reported seeing a suspicious vehicle on several occasions.

The residents described the vehicle as being a black or dark blue Volvo sedan, bearing North Carolina license plate XYK-3960, and occupied by two African-American males.

The residents say they were out for a walk that when they noticed the vehicle and that when they got close to it, the vehicle quickly sped off and pulled into the driveway of a vacant house on Rollingridge Drive for a few seconds before fleeing the area.

If anyone observes a vehicle matching the the description above, please report it to the CMPD via 911 and to the Stonehaven Community Patrol at 980-297-8446 immediately so we can get the vehicle and its occupants checked out.

Published in: on July 20, 2014 at 10:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stonehaven Resident Reports Her Son Being Shot at with Airsoft Pistol on July 15, 2014

A Stonehaven resident reported that her son was walking with a friend near the intersection of Redcoat and Honegger Drives on July 15, 2014 in the early evening when they encountered 3 young male African-Americans, 1 estimated to be between 10-12 years old, and 2 to be between 16 and 18 years old.

As the two groups passed by each other a “what’s up” was exchanged between them and then the younger African-American male produced an Airsoft pistol and fired it at the resident’s son and his friend.

While no injuries were reported in the incident, the firing of a projectile of any kind toward a person is a criminal assault.

If anyone has any information about this incident or any idea who the African-American boys may be, please notify the Stonehaven Community Patrol at 980-297-8446.

Published in: on July 20, 2014 at 10:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Searching for Suspect in July 1, 2014 Idlewild Road Armed Robbery

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, July 3, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for a man who robbed a southeast Charlotte convenience store at gunpoint early Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Officers were called around 4 a.m. to the Circle K store in the 7900 block of Idlewild Road. A clerk said a man entered the store, displayed a gun and demanded the employee’s purse and property from the store. The suspect ran off after getting those items, police said.


The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt, black pants and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

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Published in: on July 4, 2014 at 8:48 am  Leave a Comment  

Charlotte Criminal Hides in Best Buy Ceiling, Steals Electronics, Leaves After Store Closes

From By Paul Cameron, July 3, 2014

Break-ins happen every day. It’s the break-outs that are rare.

At the Best Buy store near I-485 and Independence, police believe three men were working in concert to rob the place.

Surveillance shows one tall, thin man wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a baseball cap enter the store. He looks around, but winds up going into the restroom.

About the same time, two men, both wearing tank tops enter the store. They also go in the restroom. Police believe those two lifted the first man up into a hiding spot in the ceiling.

“There was an employee who tried to go inside the bathroom, but they kept him out and pushed him on up in there and he hid away,” said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson.

After he’s tucked away in the ceiling, we see his accomplices leave the store one-by-one.

Six hours later, when the store closes at 10:00 p.m., the lights go out, and we see him bagging up electronic devices.  Then, when the night lights come on, we see him in a big hurry to finish his heist.

So how much did he get?

“We’re looking at about a $20,000 figure.”

$20,000 of electronics goes right out the emergency door, which sounds an alarm, but he was long gone before anyone could respond.

“We usually have them breaking in, but this particular incident, they were breaking out.”

This caper worked once and police are concerned they might try it again. If you have any information that could help, call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 and you could earn a reward up to one thousand dollars.

Published in: on July 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Officers Seize Weapons, Crack, Tactical Gear from Residence on July 2, 2014

From by Trish Williford, July 3, 2014

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and SWAT on Wednesday seized 20 guns, including several that were reported stolen, tactical gear, crack cocaine and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from a home on the 3100 block of Tuckaseegee Road, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

CMPD seize weapons, crack, tactical gear from residence

Officers retrieved stolen items taken from break-ins from across the city.

Seven suspects were taken to custody without incident and charged them with multiple felonies.

Anyone with additional information concerning this incident or the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Published in: on July 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Trying to Identify Suspect in June 27, 2014 Robbery of Subway Restaurant

From The Charlotte Observer, June 27, 2014

Police released surveillance photos in hopes of identifying the man who robbed the Subway at 335 S. Kings Drive at 9:10 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014.

A man with a handgun robbed the business and a customer, police said.

The man is described as black with a dark complexion, in his 20s and about 5-feet-6 or 5-feet-7 with a slender build. The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, tan pants and a black-and-blue ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Joe Marusak

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Published in: on June 27, 2014 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Seeking Public’s Help to Identify Suspect in June 26, 2014 Family Dollar Robbery

From, June 27, 2014

CMPD officers are seeking help finding the man who robbed a Charlotte Family Dollar store at gunpoint.

Family Dollar robbery

The suspect wore a towel to try to cover his face when he robbed the store Thursday, June 26, 2014.

He was described as in his late 20s to early 30s with a mustache, and he was wearing a white tank top.

Officials said he fled the West Tyvola Road Family Dollar on foot.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police.

Published in: on June 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Suspect in June 27, 2014 Charlotte Rite Aid Robbery Caught at Light Rail Station

From, june 27, 2014

CMPD arrested a suspect in a robbery that happened Friday, june 27, 2014 in South End.

Damond Pierce, 40, is facing charges.
Charlotte robbery suspect caught at light rail station
Officials say he had a knife when he walked into the Rite Aid on South Boulevard, demanding money.
He took off towards the light rail.
Pierce was caught at the 7th Street stop after failing to show police on the train that he bought a ticket.
He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Published in: on June 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Obtains Warrants for Suspects in June 2014 Murder of NC Corrections Officer

From The Charlotte Observer by Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., June 25, 2014

Police say the killing of Lanesboro Correctional Institution Officer Bias Easley earlier this month was not connected to his job or tied to a show of force by state and federal authorities at the prison on Wednesday.

Federal and state officials converged on Lanesboro, which has struggled with contraband smuggling, allegations of official misconduct and violence – including a Nov. 15 assault on a corrections officer, who was attacked with an improvised weapon.

But the June 5 killing of Easley, 27 and a father of two small children, was apparently related to an argument in Charlotte.

“Investigators have preliminarily determined that Bias Easley’s murder stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Mr. Easley and one of the suspects,” said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman Rob Tufano. “Neither the CMPD or our federal partners have identified any information and or evidence to link Mr. Easley’s murder to the prison during the course of this active investigation.”

Easley’s body was found in the walkway of the High Meadow Condominiums on Farmhurst Drive, near where Nations Ford Road meets Interstate 77.

Police said Wednesday that they have obtained murder warrants for the arrest of Raphael White, 30, and Trevor White, 28, in connection with Easley’s killing.

Raphael White

Trevor White

The two men were still at large late Wednesday.

Both are convicted felons. Raphael White served time in Brown Creek Correctional Facility, which is adjacent to Lanesboro. Records show Raphael White left Brown Creek before Easley started working at Lanesboro.

Easley’s father, Joe Easley, said his family and police are “just trying to get to the bottom of this.”

“I don’t have a lot of questions with answers,” he said.

Investigators ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Raphael White or Trevor White to contact the CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-VCAT (8227) or call 911.

Staff writer Hannah Jeffrey contributed.

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Published in: on June 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Missing Charlotte Teacher’s Boyfriend Arrested in Chicago on June 26, 2014

From, June 26, 2014

The US Marshal’s Office tells NBC Charlotte Angelo Smith, Jr. has been apprehended in Chicago.

Authorities say Smith was taken into custody Homewood, Illinois, a suburb on the south side of Chicago Thursday afternoon. Officials tell NBC Charlotte’s Glenn Counts that the 30-year-old did not surrender; US Marshals actively sought him out, and were able to arrest him without incident.

Additionally, authorities say the charges against Smith have not been upgraded. An arrest warrant was issued for Smith earlier this week for contributing to delinquency of a juvenile, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, which involves Bianca’s 3-year-old son.

Smith is the boyfriend of missing school teacher, Bianca Tanner. He reported her missing on June 8 about 12 hours after the two had an argument.

Tanner had moved to Charlotte from Greensboro with her 3-year-old son. Last Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police released search warrants related to Tanner’s case, revealing more information about what may have happened before the 31-year-old teacher disappeared.

Among the information released by police last week, the warrants stated Tanner’s 3-year-old son told investigators “Mommy got a spanking with a belt;” “Angelo kicked mommy’s butt and made her cry;” and “Angelo is mean to mommy and hurt mommy in the face.” CMPD says Smith had outstanding warrants out of Arkansas for domestic battery.


Published in: on June 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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