Several car break-ins were reported over the past week, including one in the Summer’s Walk neighborhood that netted thieves more than $2,700 in electronics and sports equipment. At another in the McConnell neighborhood, computer equipment worth $2,500 was missing. Details on those incidents, plus traffic enforcement and accidents below.
Also this week, we reported on an accident on Robert Walker Drive involving a schoolbus headed to Bailey Middle School and on a car that swerved off Grey Road in Wednesday’s rain. Details and links to our coverage below.
The following incident reports were released by police over the past week, or gathered by DavidsonNews.net.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6 – Two residents of Kiser Corner Lane in the Summer’s Walk neighborhood told police their cars were burglarized sometime between midnight and 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police have no suspects. Sports equipment, tools, a digital camera, and an iPod were taken. Total value was $2,773.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 – 9:05 a.m., a 61-year-old driver headed east on O Henry Drive in the St. Alban’s neighborhood told police a cat crossed her path, forcing her to swerve. She struck a parked vehicle. Her 2005 Honda had $3,000 damage and had to be towed. Damage to the parked 2009 Dodge was put at $1,500.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8 – 9:37 p.m., A 79-year-old resident of The Pines was headed north on Kimbrough Court when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a light pole. He was not injured, but his 2008 Lexus was towed, with $4,000 damage.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9 – 1:33 p.m., a multi-vehicle accident on Beaty Street left three cars damaged. A 37-year-old Davidson man was northbound in a 1997 BMW on Beaty, when he stopped to turn left onto Lakeview Avenue. A 35-year-old Mooresville man driving a 1995 Nissan behind him also stopped, but a third car, driven by an 18-year-old Davidson man, failed to stop, hitting the second car and pushing it into the first. The BMW had $5,000 damage and the Nissan $100. Nobody was hurt.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9 – 1:43 p.m., a 53-year-old Hickory driver ran into the rear of another car that was stopped at a crosswalk on the 300 block of Concord Road, near Davidson College. Nobody was hurt. The stopped car had $3,500 damage, the first driver’s car had $2,000 damage.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 – 11 a.m., an Ashby Drive resident (McConnell neighborhood) reported someone broke into his car, which was parked in his driveway, between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Missing were computer equipment worth $2,500, and cash and other items worth $185.
MONDAY, OCT. 12 – At around 8:45 a.m., a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus headed to Bailey Middle School passed a landscaping truck on Robert Walker Drive, off Davidson-Concord Road, breaking the vehicles’ mirrors. One student was treated after being hit by flying glass. Details in our Monday news report, “Child being examined after school bus accident.”
MONDAY, OCT. 12 – 9:35 a.m., a Woodland Street resident came to police headquarters and reported someone stole the headlight lens off her Volvo sometime overnight. It was valued at $350.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 – A midday accident in the rain on Grey Road left a Davidson woman with minor injuries. The driver was coming around a curve near the entrance to Davidson College’s Erwin Lodge when she lost control and skidded off the road. Details in our Wednesday news report, “Driver slightly hurt as car swerves off Grey Road.”
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, OCT. 4-10
GRIFFITH STREET – 2 for speeding, 1 for operator’s license.
DAVIDSON GATEWAY DRIVE – 1 for expired registration plate.
POTTS STREET – 1 for driving while license revoked, 1 for no insurance.