FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
University City Division Officers have arrested and charged Darris Lavar Fulwiley, DOB: 10/28/1975, for his involvement in several car break-ins that occurred in the University City Division.
On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at approximately 7:29 p.m., University City Division patrol officers responded to 8805 University East Drive in reference to a larceny from motor vehicle call for service. The victim stated that her vehicle was parked in the parking lot of the Harbor Inn Restaurant. The victim stated that the suspect smashed her window and took her purse from inside the vehicle.
On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at approximately 7:51 p.m., University City Division patrol officers responded to 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road in reference to a larceny from motor vehicle call for service. The victim told the responding officers that three vehicles had been broken in to in the parking lot of the University City YMCA. The suspect smashed the windows and took laptops from inside the vehicles before fleeing the scene.
Based on information and evidence that was collected during the investigations, detectives were able to identify Darris Lavar Fulwiley as the suspect in both cases. On January 16, 2014, Mr. Fulwiley was located and arrested by officers at a residence on Griers Grove Road. Mr. Fulwiley was then transported to the University City Division office where he was interviewed by detectives.
Upon completion of the interview, Mr. Fulwiley was charged with four counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, four counts of larceny and four counts of damage to property. Mr. Fulwiley was then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
The University City Division has been working hard to make the area one of the safest places to live, visit, and work. The officers and detectives have made over a dozen significant property crime arrests and this case illustrates the importance for the public to remove all valuables inside their vehicle in an effort to reduce their victimization.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case or the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.