A 47-year-old Davidson resident who pastors churches in North Charleston, S.C., and elsewhere in North and South Carolina was arrested in Charlotte last week on drug charges. Also, police are investigating a series of four car break-ins in the McConnell neighborhood and on Churchill Road overnight Tuesday, Dec. 8, and Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Those and other incidents and auto accidents are below, along with a summary of the past week’s traffic enforcement on local streets.
PASTOR ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
Bishop Brian David Moore, 47, whose address is listed as Davidson, was arrested by Charlotte Mecklenburg police last Thursday around 1 p.m. at the Red Roof Inn, 3300 Queen City Drive at Billy Graham Parkway, off I-85 in Charlotte.
He was charged with felony drug possession, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (a crack pipe). He is free on 3250 bail, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office records.
News reports said Mr. Moore is pastor of Life Center Cathedral Church in North Charleston, S.C. as well as other churches in North and South Carolina.
He issued a statement following his arrest saying he is cooperating with the investigation and will continue to serve as a pastor while the charges are resolved, according to news reports in Charleston.
See Dec. 15, Charleston Post & Courier, “Pastor still working despite arrest.”
See Dec. 15, live5news.com, news item
CAR BREAK-INS INVESTIGATED
Police are investigating a series of car break-ins late Tuesday, Dec. 8, and early Dec. 9 in neighborhoods off Concord Road. A total of four break-ins were reported – one on Churchill Road south of Concord and 3 in the McConnell neighborhood north of Concord.
Davidson police Detective Steve Ingram said the four break-ins appear to be related. Two break-ins happened on North Downing Street, one on Ashby Drive and one on Churchill Road. He said a backpack taken from a home on Ashby Drive in McConnell was found at another of the homes.
“They are definitely related,” he said. Police don’t have any suspects, though they did recover undisclosed evidence at one of the homes.
An investigation is continuing.
The following incident reports were released by police over the past week, or gathered by DavidsonNews.net.
SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 5:30 p.m., 15000 block of Davidson-Concord Road – Police responded to a report of a disturbance. A 33-year-old man there told them his 51-year-old female neighbor had trespassed on his property, in violation of an agreement last July.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2:36 a.m., 600 Block of Ashby Drive, McConnell neighborhood – A resident reported someone broke into his car and took an Eddie Bauer backpack and miscellaneous tools, valued at $21 total. Police are investigating. (This item is repeated from last week’s blotter.)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 8:50 a.m., 300 block of North Downing Street, McConnell neighborhood – A resident reported someone broke into his car between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Missing were a $150 iPod music player and a $300 Garmin GPS unit. Police are investigating.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 9:35 a.m., 300 Block of North Downing Street, McConnell neighborhood – A resident reported a car break-in overnight. Electronic equipment worth $100 was missing.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, noon, 1000 block of Churchill Road – A resident told police his car was broken into overnight. An iPod music player worth $250 and other items worth $100 were taken. Police are investigating.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 11:17 p.m., 1020 Southwest Drive, Davidson Landing – An unknown driver struck a parked 1998 Mazda while pulling into a parking spot, causing $500 damage. The first driver drove off and parked a 2002 Hyundai elsewhere in the complex, placing the car up against bushes to hide $1,000 damage to the car. Police have been unable to identify the driver.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 6:33 p.m., 100 S. Main St. – two vehicle accident with no injuries and minor damage. A Davidson woman in a 2009 Ford was headed north on South Main Street in the right turn lane. A 2007 Mercedes driven by a Davidson man failed to yield and struck the first vehicle.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 10:52 a.m., CVS, 127 S. Main St. – A Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina delivery truck was pulling into an angled parking space in front of the pharmacy when it struck a 2006 Dodge parked there. Damage to the parked car was put at $700.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 6:04 p.m., Spinnaker Cove – A 63-year old resident of the neighborhood was rolling his garbage can out to the curb when he saw three compact cars pull into the subdivision off Griffith Street, and turn off their lights. All three made U-turns and headed back toward Griffith. The second vehicle knocked the man down as it turned. He suffered minor injuries to his right arm, according to an accident report.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 115 N. Main St., Davidson post office – A Davidson driver in a 2007 Honda backed out of a parking space in the post office lot. A second driver in a 2006 Acura, from Cornelius, backed out in front of the first and into the front end of the Honda, causing $500 damage.
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, DEC. 6-12
- CONCORD ROAD – 2 citations for speeding, 1 for expired registration.
- EAST ROCKY RIVER ROAD – 4 for speeding, 1 for driving without a license.
- GRIFFITH STREET – 6 for speeding, 2 for expired registration.
- JETTON STREET – 1 for speeding
- SOUTH MAIN STREET – 1 for expired registration and inspection.