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CMPD investigating robbery of two convenience stores

Two convenience stores were robbed just hours apart. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say two men went into the Petro Express on S. Tryon Street, implied they had a weapon and robbed the store. It happened around 10:59 p.m. Monday. Around 12:29 a.m. Tuesday, police say two men went into the Kangaroo Express on W. Sugar Creek Road…

UNCC football player makes first court appearance on rape charges

A UNCC football player is out on bond after a court appearance on Monday to face rape charges. The 23-year-old accuser of Kevin Olsen says she was raped three times by Olsen at his apartment off campus from Saturday night leading into Sunday morning after the two had had several arguments. Olsen reportedly sent the…

Prescribed burns soon to take place in Lake Norman State Park

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation and the N.C. Forest Service have announced that prescribed burns totaling about 200 acres are being planned now through March in Lake Norman State Park in Troutman. Multiple prescribed burns will take place in eastern areas of the park between Wildlife Road and Morrison Farm Road. According to…

One dead as a result of a vehicle/pedestrian accident in North Tryon Division

On Saturday around 8:15 p.m.,  North Tryon Division Officers responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian crash in the 6500 block of Reagan Drive near Graham Meadow Drive.  Officers located a GMC Yukon that had struck a pedestrian in the roadway.  Medic responded and transported the pedestrian to Carolina’s Medical Center where he was pronounced…

Homicide under investigation in Independence Division

CMPD detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in the Independence Division. The call came in shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday when patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at a party being held at a residence located in the 400 block of Kelford Ln. They located a male outside the residence…

Three arrested in a series of armed robberies in the Charlotte area

On Thursday, North Tryon Division officers responded to a robbery from person call for service in the 3700 block of Frontenac Avenue.  The victim stated that the suspect pointed a weapon at him and took his money.  The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.  The victim provided a description of the suspects and suspect…

Help Monroe Whitesides

Many of you know Monroe Whitesides, and he could use your help. He has been sick for awhile and the bills are piling up.  Any help is greatly appreciated.   Click here to support My Father's Medical Fund by Trey Whitesides My father has been terribly sick for a long time now and has recently…

CMPD investigating homicide in Central Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation in the 300 block of W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in the Central Division.  The call for service came in at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.   Central Division Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service…

CMPD asking for public's help in locating fugitive

29 year old Todd Obrien Houston is wanted for Possession of Firearm By a Felon, DV Protective Order Violation, Damage to Property, and Interfering with an Electronic Monitoring Device. Houston was court ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device as a condition of his pre-trial release.  On February 9, 2017, Houston cut off his electronic…

Charlotte woman facing multiple charges of theft and breaking and entering

CMPD detectives have charged 40 year old Lisa Swinson for her involvement in a series of home and vehicle break-ins throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The arrest came as the result of a reported residential breaking and entering in progress in the 1800 block of Summerhill Drive around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The caller advised that…

A charter school campus proposed for the town of Matthews

It could change the landscape of the Mecklenburg County's booming school choice scene but it's a plan that faces an uphill battle. A town-sponsored charter school campus in Matthews has been proposed by Matthews mayor Jim Taylor. Taylor formed an education task force. A plan from task force Chair Landon Dunn to create a campus…

CMPD searching for suspect wanted in several robberies

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Armed Robbery Unit are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the photograph who is responsible for several robberies. On Wednesday, February 1st, around 8:25 a.m., the suspect approached a bank employee as they were walking towards the First Legacy Bank, located in the 400 block of…