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News for the Month of May 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Detectives Request Assistance in Identifying Suspect

Robbery Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery in the Steele Creek Division.
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at approximately 1:11 a.m., the victim was approached by the armed suspect near the 7900 block of Shady Oak Trail.  The suspect demanded the victims purse and fled the scene in an unknown direction.  The victim was not injured.  
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, medium skin tone, average build, 5’9”, 130 lbs.  The suspect was wearing a green basketball jersey and blue jeans.
Anyone with further information concerning this robbery or the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Crime Stopper’s tip-line at 704-334-1600, or visit    KT
Tuesday, May 21, 2013,
Eastway Division Ground Breaking
On Monday, May 20, 2013, Eastway Division held a "ground breaking" event for the new Eastway Division office. JL 
Friday, May 17, 2013
Peace Officers' Memorial Service

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers were joined by other local law enforcement agencies in front of CMPD headquarters earlier this morning for a procession to First Baptist Church on S. Davidson Street where a memorial service was held in honor of those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.    (JL)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
CMPD Police Week Basketball Tournament
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers gathered Tuesday morning for some camaraderie and friendly competition as districts battled for the Championship Trophy in the CMPD Police Week Basketball Tournament. (JL)   
Monday, May 13, 2013
2013 Law Enforcement Bike to DC safe arrival
The "2013 Law Enforcement Bike to DC" bikers have arrived safely in the nation's capital behind the CMPD motors and escorted by local law enforcement.  Pictured above they had just finished their 151 mile day to end a 500 mile journey in honor of our fallen brothers and sisters.  All riders will be attending the Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this evening. For additional information about their journey, visit:     JL
Thursday, May 9, 2013
2013 Law Enforcement Bike to DC

The 2013 Law Enforcement Bike to DC kicked off early Thursday morning, May 09, 2013.  Over 80 law enforcement officers from 16 agencies in five states left CMPD Headquarters to begin a four day, 500 mile journey in honor of fallen officers.  These dedicated officers will conclude their ride in DC and attend the Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  For additional information about their journey, visit:   JL
Monday, May 6, 2013,
CMPD Civilian and Officers of the Month
           Danielle Maresca                             Officer Jacob Forbis                  Officer Mitchell  Reedy
               Crime Scene                                 Hickory Grove                        Officer Piotr Ignaczak
                                                                                                                              Metro     (rt)

Monday, May 6, 2013
2013 FOP Memorial Service

On Friday evening, May 3, 2013, the FOP #9 Auxiliary Police Candlelight Memorial Service was held at the Sharon Memorial Gardens.  Community members, CMPD employees, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, and members of the Blue Knights NC-III Motorcycle Club gathered to honor those officers killed in the line of duty in Mecklenburg County.  The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club hosted a short escorted motorcycle ride from the CMPD Officer Memorial at police headquarters to Sharon Memorial Gardens.  A service then commenced at 8:00 p.m. to honor our fallen heroes.  Guest speakers were Chief Rodney Monroe and Sheriff Chip Bailey.    JL