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News for the Month of February 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Suspect arrested in Freedom Drive shooting


      Washington

On February 23, 2013, at approximately 2:43 a.m., patrol officers with the Metro Division responded to the Shell Gas Station located at 2736 Freedom Drive in reference to a shots fired call for service.  An officer working off duty nearby heard gun shots and drove to the address to investigate.  A victim on scene flagged down the officer and indicated that he had been shot in the neck.  The victim advised that he was sitting in his vehicle when two other subjects had a verbal altercation in the parking lot.  This altercation then led to the two subjects exchanging gun fire, striking the victim, who was an innocent bystander.  The two suspects then fled the scene in their vehicles.  Medic responded and transported the victim to CMC-Main to receive treatment. 
 
Detectives with the Homicide/ADW Unit and Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.  Business surveillance cameras showed the two suspect vehicles and the directions of which they fled.       
 
After conducting their investigation, Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives identified Stephon Washington, DOB: 10/04/1988, as a suspect involved in this shooting.  Detectives obtained a warrant for Discharging a Firearm within City Limits for Mr. Washington. 
 
On February 24, 2013, the TRAP Unit located and apprehended Mr. Washington at the 7000 block of Red Bud Circle.  Mr. Washington was then transported to police headquarters to be interviewed by detectives.  Mr. Washington admitted to firing his weapon at an unknown male whom he had gotten into an argument with at a nearby club. 
 
The weapon used by Mr. Washington was recovered by detectives.  Mr. Washington is currently in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Homicide/ADW Detectives are still seeking the second suspect involved in this shooting. 
 
If anyone has additional information about this case please contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit our website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   JL





Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Westover division officers locate robbery suspects

Robbery detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have charged Vincent Lee Price, DOB: 01/09/1995, Jarnell Ladarius-Mariano Ervin, DOB 12/20/1994 and Yahdan TaigeeWheeler, DOB: 02/20/1993, for their involvement in several robbery cases. (2013-0224-1657-00, 2013-0224-1657-01 and 2013-0225-1937-03)
 
On Monday, February 25, 2013 at approximately 7:37 p.m., the victim was walking on Scaleybark  Road when two black males got out of a vehicle and began to approach the victim. One of the black males grabbed the victim and threw him to the ground and began to kick him. The second black male had a black handgun pointed at the victim. Both subjects were demanding money from the victim. Both subjects got scared as several vehicles passed by and they returned to the suspect vehicle and left.
 
A short time later officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The occupants matched the description of the suspects. The victim was able to positively identify Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Ervin as the two suspects whom approached him and attempted to rob him. The suspects were then transported to the Law Enforcement Center where robbery detectives interviewed them concerning this robbery and several others.
 
Upon completion of the interviews it was determined that the suspects were also involved in two other separate robberies.  The suspects were transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where they remain in custody.
 
All three suspects have been charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy. Additional charges are pending.   KT








Friday, February 22, 2013
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show - Charlotte
    Stop by and visit with members of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Lake Enforcement Unit at this year’s Southern Spring Home and Garden Show February 28th through March 3rd at the Park Expo and Conference Center.  Ask that question you always wanted to know but never had the chance to ask.  Browse our collection of helpful brochures on a wide variety of topics.   Bring your children by to meet an officer in an inviting friendly atmosphere and pick up a coloring book, sticker or temporary tattoo while you are there. 


 
Friday, February 22, 2013,

Robbery Unit Seeking Public's Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect



The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Robbery Unit is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect pictured in the photographs above.  The person in the photographs used the victim’s debit card shortly after the victim was robbed at gunpoint at the 2300 block of Yadkin Avenue.  The victim in this case had returned to her residence when she was approached by an unknown suspect holding a firearm.  The suspect then demanded the victim’s purse and fled the scene by foot.  
 
Anyone with information concerning the suspect’s identity and or whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600 or visit: http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.  JL



Monday, February, 11, 2013,

University City Division Officers Arrest Larceny From Auto Suspects

 
     Bostick               Minor

University City Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Rhondell Shondar Bostick, DOB: 01/01/1977, and Steven Cornelius Minor, DOB: 02/24/1988, for their involvement in a larceny from auto case.
 
On Sunday, February 10, 2013, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a witness called 911 to report that he observed two suspects break into a vehicle that was parked in the 1900 block of Interface Lane before driving away in their own vehicle.  A detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle in which they were traveling was broadcast to officers in the field.
 
A short time later, officers observed the suspect’s vehicle in the 10000 block of Mallard Creek Road and conducted a car stop.  Information and evidence gathered during the investigation identified Bostick and Minor as the suspects involved in the larceny from auto incident.  Additionally, it was determined that the two suspects attempted to break into an additional vehicle at the same location. Both suspects were arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and attempted breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.
 
Excellent communication between telecommunicators and officers in the field, and a witness willing to cooperate with police, enabled officers to arrest these suspects quickly.
 
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or these suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the new Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit the website at  http://charlottecrimestoppers.com RT.



Monday, February 11, 2013,

Providence Division Officers Arrest Commercial B&E Suspect


    Jones
 
Providence Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg have arrested Bruce Stanley Jones, DOB:  02/10/1960, for his involvement in a commercial breaking and entering case.  On Thursday, January 31, 2013, patrol officers were dispatched to a breaking and entering call for service at the Peachy Clean Dry Cleaners located at 3204 Monroe Rd. The manager of the store stated that he discovered the door to the business had been pried open as well as the cash drawer.
 
Information and evidence gathered during the investigation identified Bruce Stanley Jones as the suspect in this case.  On Wednesday February 6, 2013, Jones was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and larceny. 
 
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the new Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit the website at  http://charlottecrimestoppers.com. RT


Monday, February 11, 2013,

Providence Division Officers Arrest Residential B&E Suspect


    McCree
 
Providence Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Steven Jeffrey McCree, DOB: 05/21/1964, for his involvement in a residential breaking and entering case.  On Thursday, February 7, 2013, at approximately 12:45 a.m.,  patrol officers were dispatched to a breaking and entering call for service at a home in the 300 block of Skyland Avenue. 
 
A witness called 911 and stated he observed man pulling on the screen of a back window of a neighboring home.  When officers arrived they observed a shattered window in the rear of the home.  Additionally, they observed a cinderblock positioned under the window, which was used for entry into the home. Officers in front of the home observed someone walking inside of the residence.
 
The owner of the home, who was not present at the time of the break in, was contacted and responded to the location.  He opened the front door for officers, and they located Steven Jeffrey McCree hiding behind a couch in the rear of the home.  McCree was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting public officer.
 
This case illustrates the importance of the community and police working together.  Had it not been for an alert neighbor, willing to call 911 when he observed something suspicious, chances are this suspect would still be free to prey on other members of our community.  The CMPD continues to urge the community to call 911 if they ever see or hear anything suspicious. 
 
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the new Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit the website at  http://charlottecrimestoppers.com RT.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013,

Crime Stoppers Mobile App





The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers program in developing the latest tool in crime prevention. This innovative technology will allow our community the ability to assist the CMPD in reducing crime by using the Crime Stoppers mobile app. 
 
Citizens now have the ability to submit crime tips anonymously through telephone, email, video, or photo.  The technology also features some of the CMPD’s most wanted and can guide citizens to the nearest law enforcement office, should they need assistance.  The smart device application has one touch dialing to call Crime Stoppers or the nearest law enforcement office. Charlotte-Mecklenburg  is the first Crime Stoppers organization in the southeast to employ this innovative technology.  
 
For more information or to become a subscriber, please go to iTunes, Google Play or the Blackberry Platform and download the app for free.  To learn more about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers, please visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/        RT

Monday, February 4, 2013,

South Division Officers Arrest Breaking and Entering Suspect


          Sherman
 
South Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Donald Geoffrey Sherman, DOB 08/17/1983, for his involvement in a larceny from auto case.  On Friday, February 1, 2013,  at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Bay Tree Way, concerning a larceny from vehicle call for service.
 
When officers arrived, the victim stated that he observed Sherman breaking into his vehicle and attempted to stop him, before Sherman, ran from the location. The victim chased Sherman across the street and restrained him until officers arrived.  Sherman was arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sherman has a lengthy criminal history in Mecklenburg County and is a prolific property thief. 
 
Anyone with additional information with regard to this case and or suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com RT.

Monday, February, 4, 2013,

Central Division Officers Arrest Breaking and Entering Suspects

 
         Douglas                              Hames

 
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Central Division officers, with the assistance of Providence Division officers, have arrested, Deborah Genice Douglas, DOB: 05/17/1974, and Michael Hames, DOB: 02/02/1953, for their involvement in a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle case.  On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Charlottetown Avenue concerning a report of two suspects breaking into the trunk of a vehicle.
 
The suspects were observed fleeing on foot and apprehended a short time later. Both suspects have been charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.  Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or these suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/ RT.


Monday, February 4, 2013,

CMPD February Employees of the Month


        Monica Mahoney                                Craig Wilkes                         Michael Gibbons 
    Crime Reporting Unit                          Central Division                   North Tryon Division

                                                                                                                                         RT