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News for the Month of November 2011
  November 29, 2011:
CMPD's New Mobile Crime Scene Unit

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department publicly displayed the department’s new Mobile Crime Scene Unit.  The unit boasts state of the art technology and equipment that will enable CMPD detectives to better serve the community during crime scene investigations.
Representatives from the CMPD conducted on camera interviews concerning the new unit and technology.  Additionally, representatives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation  were present to discuss some of the equipment the organization purchased for the new mobile crime scene unit with a 10-thousand dollar donation.

For more information concerning the equipment and usage of the new mobile unit, please contact Sgt. Nelson Bowling at
November 21, 2011

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program reminds you about the upcoming Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.



November 21–27, 2011


November 14, 2011
Suspect charged in murder on Four Seasons Lane from July
Murder warrants have been signed on Rogelio Tecuapa Hernandez, DOB: 03/07/1976, in regards to this case.  Homicide Unit Detectives are requesting the assistance from the media and the public in helping to locate Mr. Hernandez.  Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Mr. Hernandez is asked to call the CMPD Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-VCAT (8228).  VCAT conducts fugitive recovery investigations and operations targeting the most violent offenders operating or located within the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The unit maintains sworn status through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshal's Service in order to pursue individuals preying upon the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County wherever they may flee.  RF

PAL Eagles 10 & U Soccer Team wins the 2011 Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
Countywide 10 & Under Championship
Our PAL Eagles 10 & U Soccer Team, coached by volunteer Coach Tyron Simpson was both the regular season champion, as well as, the 2011 Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Countywide 10 & Under Champion.  We are so proud of this accomplishment, as Coach Simpson and his team worked very hard and played together as a team and brought home the championship trophies.  Please join our PAL staff in congratulating them.  RF

November 11, 2011
Arrest made in Independence Division homicide committed on November 10, 2011
CMPD Homicide Unit Detectives have arrested Kayie Shaune Wright, DOB: 10/10/1993, and charged him with the murder of Catherine Barca.  Mrs. Barca was found lying unresponsive in the parking lot of the Runaway Bay Apartments in the evening hours of November 10, 2011.  Mr. Wright has been charged with Murder, Robbery and Auto Theft.  Independence Division officers responded to a call for service in reference to a woman who was found lying unresponsive in the parking lot.  Mrs. Barca was pronounced deceased on the scene.  The investigation remains open and detectives encourage anyone with information about this incident to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Whitworth 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 2011-1110-210000.  RF

November 10, 2011
Providence Division Grand Opening set for Monday, November 21st


The CMPD honored with award from the NCTA
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was honored with an award for the Best Internal Implementation of Technology from the North Carolina Technology Association for its Dashboard application.  The department recently implemented Dashboard, a business intelligence solution to provide vital operational data to Patrol Officers in the field, location-specific crime data to managers, and incorporated Predictive components to identify the probability of specific crime types.  The solution is comprised of an Operational Data Store, automated role-specific batch report delivery, and comprehensive dashboards.  The Operational Data Store consolidates disparate data sources used for crime analysis into one repository to provide “one version of the truth” for all analysis outputs.  The automated batch reports replace some intensely manual processes and deliver role-specific reports to personnel each week in preparation for weekly meetings.  Information in the patrol dashboards provides Officers in the field with APB’s, Subjects of Interest, and real-time crime information they can take immediate action on.  The management dashboards allow commanders to closely monitor crime in their areas of responsibility and quickly modify resources to address specific crimes for targeted reduction.  In addition, they can monitor specific geographic areas for the probability of certain crime occurring in the future to plan resource deployment and target specific crime reduction goals.  RF