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News for the Month of September 2012
September 26, 2012,

Investigation Leads to Arrest of Breaking and Entering Suspects


 
            Demby                                            James


Westover Division Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Unique Demby, DOB: 07/02/1995, and Zachary Tyrone James, DOB: 10/16/1992,  for their involvement in a recent residential breaking and entering case.
 
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a breaking and entering call for service at a home in the 3200 block of Sargeant  Drive. The victim stated that she returned home and observed a broken kitchen window and strange male in her home who exited the side door. The victim called 9-11 and gave the telecommunicator a detailed description of the suspect.  Officers arrived on the scene and established a perimeter in the area, but the suspect managed to elude officers.
 
Excellent communication between division officers, detectives, and members of the division’s Focused Mission Team  were critical in this investigation that implicated both suspects in the break-in.  As a result, both suspects were arrested without incident and were charged with breaking and entering with force and felony larceny.  Anyone with additional information with regard to this incident or these suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600.  RT



September 26, 2012,

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims


 Community members light candles during ceremony

About 100 people – family and friends of more than 20 local homicide victims – gathered Tuesday evening for a ceremony organized by the CMPD’s Homicide Support Group in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.
Martine Highet, CMPD’s homicide support specialist, said the event was meant not only to honor the memory of those who have died, but also to recognize the impact that homicide has on surviving family members.
“Their lives will never be the same,” Highet said. “They have to move on with this new normal that, unfortunately, they didn’t choose. And they have to carry on.”

At Tuesday’s ceremony, people wore T-shirts or pins with photos of their slain relatives.
Speaking to the crowd, Police Chief Rodney Monroe said the killing of a loved one “stays with you for your entire life.” Ten years ago, Monroe’s sister was beaten to death in Maryland by her boyfriend.
Patsy Martin, whose son Ronald Martin was gunned down on the stoop of her Charlotte home in April, said she’s become involved with the homicide support team and the Mothers of Murdered Offspring group since the killing. She said she hopes to help other families hurting in the wake of murder.
Martin said she’s dealing with her son’s killing by cherishing the memories she has of him.
“I think about the conversations we had, the funny things he did, the things he did to make me mad,” she said. “It’s how I keep him alive in my heart.”
Homicide detectives and Assistant District Attorney Bill Stetzer also attended the ceremony.  RT


September 24, 2012

"Steps For Change" The Second Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk/Run

September 19, 2012,

Public Grand Opening of New Steele Creek Division



Chief Monroe welcomes guests during grand opening

The public got an opportunity to tour the new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Steele Creek Division during the official public grand opening. The 12,500-square-foot building, which faces the intersection of Westinghouse Boulevard and South Tryon Street in southwest Charlotte, is part of the department’s effort to increase its visibility across the county. Each of CMPD’s 13 divisions has an office in the area it covers. But some are tucked in industrial parks and warehouse spaces.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said police should be visible, not hidden. He noted the importance of simply being able to drive by a police station to see the presence of officers in the community.  The next newly constructed police division to come online will be the Eastway Division, which will be ready to open two years from now in the Merry Oaks community.  RT
 
 
September 18, 2012,

Suspect Wanted for Interfering with Electronic Monitoring Device


                  Banks

Channing Banks is wanted by the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) on outstanding warrants for larceny from person, possession of stolen property, and interfering with an electronic monitoring device. Banks was released from jail and placed on electronic monitoring on August 28, 2012. On September 18, 2012, Bank cut off his electronic monitor and was last seen near his residence on Cates Street. Anyone with information on Banks’s whereabouts should immediately contact the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) at (704)336-VCAT or call 911.

 Banks is the 25 offender monitored by CMPD to cut a monitor off in 2012 as compared to 19 during the same time period in 2011.  CMPD is currently monitoring more than 370 offenders as compared to 315 offenders in 2011. The rate of cut monitors remains under 2% of all offenders monitored by the CMPD. All of the prior 24 offenders who cut off monitors have been apprehended.  RT



September 18, 2012, 

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested


                Wright

Westover Division Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Michael Antoine Wright, DOB: 07/27/1972, for his involvement in an armed robbery case. On Monday, September 17, 2012, at approximately 9:30 p.m.,  officers responded to an armed robbery call for service at the Pot O Gold Sweepstakes Center located at 5300 Old Pineville Rd. (20120917215304)  The victim stated that suspect approached the counter and displayed a pistol before demanding money.  The victim gave the suspect the money before the suspect moved the victim to the bathroom and told him not to come out. 
 
Information and evidence gathered during the investigation implicated Michael Antoine Wright in the robbery. Officers arrested Wright at his home on Wingate Avenue without incident a short time later.  Wright has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first degree kidnapping.
 
Anyone with additional information with regard to this case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600.  RT


 
September 18, 2012,

Officers Arrest Breaking and Entering Suspects

 
              Luhrs                                        Giese


North Division Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested, Eric Luhrs, DOB: 06/25/1992, and Allen Giese, DOB: 10/03/1993, for their involvement  in  a larceny from auto case.  On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a larceny from auto in progress call for service at a home in the 10100 block of Reindeer Way Lane.
 
A neighbor, who was leaving for work called 911 after he observed the suspects going through the trunk of vehicle belonging to one of his neighbors. After removing items from the trunk of the vehicle, the suspects got into a pickup truck and left the area.  The witness began to follow the suspects and alerted officers to the vehicle’s whereabouts.  Officers conducted a vehicle stop in area of Holly Ridge Blvd.  Several stolen items belonging to the victim were recovered in the bed of the suspects pickup truck.  Both suspects were arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.
 
These arrests illustrate how critical it is for the community and police to work together. Had it not been for an engaged neighbor calling 9-11 to report this activity, these individuals would likely still be free to victimize our community.  The CMPD continues to urge the community to call 9-11 whenever they see anything suspicious. RT

September 18, 2012,

Robbery Suspects Arrested

 
           Stowe                                         Massey

North Division Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested, Quentin Stowe, DOB: 04/01/1994, and Rasheed Massey, DOB: 02/16/1996, for their involvement in an armed robbery case. 
 
On Monday, September 17, 2012, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to an armed robbery call for service in front of a convenience store located at 5009 Statesville Rd. The victim stated that he pulled in to park in front of the location when he was approached at gunpoint by the suspects before they demanded his money and cell phone.  After removing the victim’s property, the suspects ran north on Statesville Rd. towards Cochrane Dr.
 
During the investigation, officers were able to identify one of the suspects, and responded to his home on Prairie Valley Dr.  When officers arrived,  they observed two individuals matching  the description of the robbery suspects. Officers approached the men and the suspects ran from officers through neighboring yards.  Officers established a perimeter and took both suspects into custody a short time later.  The victim was able to positively identify the men as the suspects who robbed him.  Officers also recovered the weapon used in the robbery in the one of the yards the suspects ran through.  Both Stowe and Massey were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.  Anyone with additional information concerning this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. RT




September 17, 2012,

CMPD Arrest Larceny from Auto Suspect



          Robinson

 Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested, Terrence Denzel Robinson, DOB: 07/15/1992, for his involvement in several larceny from auto cases. Arrest warrants were signed against Robinson after DNA linked him to a series of larceny from auto cases that occurred in May of 2012.  Robinson was arrested on September 15, 2012, without incident.  He  was charged with several counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Robinson has been linked to the following cases: 
 
Robinson’s has a lengthy arrest history in Mecklenburg County, some of his prior arrests include; robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering with force, and carrying a concealed weapon (gun.)  The CMPD will continue to work at removing these type of chronic offenders from society before they have an opportunity to prey on any additional members of our community.  Anyone with additional information with regard to these cases and or suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600. RT

 
20120517051300 (larceny from auto- 222. E 3rd Street)
20120518063900 (larceny from auto- 222. S. Cedar St)
20120518073603 (larceny from auto- 300. S. Cedar St.)
20120519104903 (larceny from auto- (313 S. Clarkson St)  RT


September 15, 2012,

Detectives Arrest Robbery Suspect


                  Orr

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Robbery Unit have charged Eric Christopher Orr, DOB: 09/13/1984, for his involvement in the robbery of four gas stations from September 13, 2012.   
 
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Metro Division Patrol Officers arrested Mr. Orr for his possession of a stolen vehicle.  A Metro Division Burglary Detective was requested to interview Mr. Orr, due to the vehicle’s relation to a breaking and entering case in the division.  After speaking with the suspect, it was observed that Mr. Orr fit the physical description of the robbery suspect that had been distributed to officers.  The Robbery Unit was then contacted to interview Mr. Orr concerning the robberies. 
 
After their investigation and interview, detectives have charged Mr. Orr with three counts of Armed Robbery, one count of Attempted Armed Robbery, and four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. 
 
This is an ongoing investigation with forthcoming charges for additional cases.
 
Mr. Orr has currently been charged in connection with the following incidents:
 
9025 Mallard Creek Road - 20120913-0253-02
 
7035 E. WT Harris Boulevard - 20120913-0419-01
 
7301 The Plaza - 20120913-0319-01
 
7225 Albemarle Road - 20120913-0342-00  RT






September 12, 2012,

CMPD asking for help in identifying robbery suspect


           Family Dollar Robbery Suspect
 
 
The man in the above photograph is one of the suspects involved in the armed robbery of the Family Dollar, located at 201 W. Arrowood Road.  The business was robbed on September 4, 2012, at approximately 10:15 p.m. by two males.  The first suspect (seen in attached picture) is described as a dark skinned black male, approximately 6’0”, 175-180 lbs., black hair, brown eyes with a mustache and goatee.  He was wearing a tri-colored zipper hoodie that was black, brown and green, and wearing blue jeans and black tennis shoes. 
 
 The second suspect (not pictured) is described as a black male, approximately 6’1”, 180-190 lbs., black afro hairstyle, possibly a goatee, and was wearing a light colored t-shirt and blue jeans.  The report numbers for this incident are 2012-0904-2212-01.  If anyone has any information about this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. RT



September 12, 2012,

CMPD Detectives Arrest Two Murder Suspects

On Wednesday, September 05, 2012, North Division patrol officers responded to a call for service in reference to shots fired at the intersection of Yellow Rose Lane and Terrier Way.  An additional call for service was placed for a suspicious person on English Setter Drive, located in close proximity to the shots fired call.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, Zachary Jamal Pittman, DOB:  02/20/1987 lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Medic arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
 
Detectives with the Homicide Unit have arrested and charged Brandon Newkirk, DOB: 10/20/1991 and Tremayne Rogers, DOB: 08/01/1995, with  Murder and two counts of Armed Robbery
 
 Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Ladd is the lead detective assigned to this case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 2012-0905-2048-02. RT



September 8, 2012,

CMPD Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect

 
 On Friday, September 07, 2012, North Division patrol officers responded to the NorthPark Business Park in regards to a call for service involving a male subject who had been shot.  When officers arrived on scene, they located the victim, Derrick Lee Miller, DOB: 12/07/1970,  lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Medic arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased shortly after their arrival.  As soon as the responding officers arrived, they detained a male subject who at this time is believed to be the shooter. Detectives have charged Marcus Darnell Turner, DOB: 12/26/1974.  This incident is not a random act of violence.  Although the investigation is in its early stages, indications at this time point to this incident as domestic violence related. 
 
 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Osorio is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 2012-0907-224504. RT


 
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Thursday, September 6, 2012 
CMPD Arrest four during demonstration

 
On Thursday, September 6, 2012, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested three people in front of 100 W. Trade Street during a demonstration. Those arrested include;

1547117   Pugh, Kyle R.  08/20/1987   White  Male   Philadelphia, PA Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with Public Assembly
1547114  Gunsauley, Taylor H.  08/21/1989  Black  Male  Louisville, KY Failure to Disperse

A third person was also arrested during this incident and transported to an area hospital for a non incident related medical condition. Her identity will be released once she’s been released from the hospital and transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.  
 
Additionally, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers with the CMPD arrested an individual responsible for hanging a banner at 200 s. College Street.  The individual arrested was identified as;

1547277  McCracken, Allison Delores  12/22/1988   White  Female Washington, DC Attachments to Public or Private Property 


Thursday, September 6, 2012
CMPD arrest six during demonstration
 
On Thursday, September 6, 2012, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested six people at the intersection of E. Stonewall and S. Tryon Streets who physically blocked the roadway by sitting in the intersection during a peaceful demonstration. The six individuals have been charged with impeding traffic.  They include:

 1547256  Campbell, Amelia  02/22/1990   White Female   Boulder, CO  Impeding Traffic
 1547246  Campbell, Audrey  06/14/1990  White Female  Boulder, CO  Impeding Traffic
 1547245  French, Richard  09/08/1972  White  Male  Farmington, NM  Impeding Traffic
 1547244  Goodsell, Matthew  05/23/1956  White  Male  Unknown  Impeding Traffic
 1547243  Mounce, Christina Lee  04/10/1986  White Female  Casper, WV  Impeding Traffic
 1547242  Stewart, Michael Joseph  07/21/1987  White  Male  Lakewood, CO  Impeding Traffic



September 4, 2012
CMPD Arrests Protesters for Impeding Traffic
 
On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 5:15 p.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested 10 people at the intersection of 5th and College Streets who physically blocked the roadway by sitting in the intersection and refused to move. 
 
This planned act of civil disobedience did not result in any injuries to the public or officers.  Those arrested were charged with Impeding Traffic.  They include;
 
 Doe, Jane  UNK   Hispanic   Female
 Esteva, Kitzia  08/03/1987  Hispanic  Female
 Estevez, Gloria Martinez  04/19/1954  Hispanic  Female
 Doe, Jane  UNK  Hispanic  Female
 Carrasco, Rosa  UNK  Hispanic  Female
 Uncueta, Martin  07/29/1954  Hispanic  Male
 Castellanos, Eleazar  03/23/1967  Hispanic  Male
 Diaz, Yovany  06/30/1991  Hispanic  Male
 Sanchez, Julio  06/04/1988  Hispanic  Male
 Torres, Gerardo  07/13/1971  Hispanic  Male
 
 
 

September 2, 2012
Protect and Serve From All Fronts
CMPD, along with all the supporting external law enforcement agencies, have rallied to provide a safe and secure experience for the participants of the various marches and parades in Uptown - the hub of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. From mounted patrol to bicycle units and actual street-side patrols, law enforcement has a definitive presence in this historic event for Charlotte.  
 
Collage of officer in various units
 
 
September 2, 2012
Information for Residents and Visitors

  • The DNC Call Center (704-391-4760) opened at 10 a.m. to answer questions about DNC-specific events and activities.
     
  • Call 311 for information about City and County operations and services. 311 has extended its hours and is open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
     
  • Remember to visit DNCinfo.CharlotteNC.gov for the latest updates on City and County operations and services. Recent updates include a full listing of public parking options in uptown, new access maps for the Ballantyne area, public transit information for Labor Day and convention week and more.