Two Shot in West Charlotte Home Invasion

by NewsChannel 36 Staff
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 Posted on January 7, 2010 at 9:11 AM

 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two people were shot during a home invasion Wednesday night.

 Police say two armed men kicked in the door of a home on Markland Drive and shot two men inside.

 A woman was also inside the home at the time, but she was able to run away without being injured.

 Police think the victims and the suspects knew each other and the motive was robbery.

 No arrests have been made.

Published in: on January 7, 2010 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

CMPD Says 3 South Charlotte Armed Robberies May Be Connected

Police: Three south Charlotte robberies could be connected


 by NewsChannel 36 Staff

 Posted on January 5, 2010 at 6:28 AM

 Updated today at 8:30 AM

 CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they’re looking into the possibility that three early morning armed robberies in south Charlotte are connected.

 Police say three men robbed three Taco Bell employees at gunpoint Tuesday morning. It happened around 12:15 a.m. at the restaurant on Woodlawn Road near Montford Drive.

 Police say three female employees were locking up for the night when three masked men approached them and forced them back into the restaurant. When the women couldn’t open the safe, the suspects took their purses and fled the scene in what was described as a red minivan, officers say.

 The employees were not injured.

 Police are trying to determine if the incident is connected to two other early morning robberies.

 The Harris Teeter on Rea Road at Ardrey Kell was robbed around 4 a.m.

 About an hour later the Circle K on Selwyn Avenue was robbed. Police say a clerk at Circle K was assaulted.  She was taken to the hospital and will be okay.

 Police say there were three suspects wearing masks in each of the robberies.

Published in: on January 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver

By Kirsten Valle
Posted: Friday, Jan. 01, 2010

 Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for a driver who hit and killed a pedestrian before fleeing the scene.

 The wreck occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday on North Tryon Street, northeast of uptown.

 Police are looking for the car, believed to be a gray four-door Volvo with front-end damage, front passenger headlight damage and windshield damage.

 Anyone spotting a vehicle of that description should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Published in: on January 3, 2010 at 3:19 am  Leave a Comment  

New Year’s tally uptown: 13 arrested

Observer staff
Posted: Friday, Jan. 01, 2010

Police reported arresting 13 adults in the center city over New Year’s Eve and early New Year’s Day.

One officer was assaulted — and not seriously injured; other charges ranged from open container violations to trespassing.

One youth was taken into custody for curfew violation and released.

Published in: on January 2, 2010 at 3:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Passer-by Alerts Residents to South Park Fire; Dog Saved

01/01/2010 10:34 AM By Aundrea Cline-Thomas @

CHARLOTTE – Firefighters spent Friday morning battling a fire that broke out at a home near Southpark.

No one was home at the time, but a dog was trapped inside. He was later rescued.

 Neighbors are thanking a woman who saw the fire on Sharon View Road on the way to work. She knocked on neighbor’s doors, telling them to get out of the house.

 When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting out of the roof of the house.

 The dog, which was trapped in a screened in porch in the home, suffered burns but was taken to the vet for medical attention. A neighbor had to call the homeowner, who wasn’t home at the time, to relay the bad news.

 Fire officials say it’s too early to determine the cause of the fire.




Published in: on January 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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