Police arrested four people early Saturday outside a party in the gym at the Ada Jenkins Center on Gamble Street. Two are facing marijuana charges, one was charged with disorderly conduct and a fourth person was arrested on a warrant for violating probation. Meanwhile, Davidson police have received another report of a theft of construction equipment and tools from 404 Armour St., where Community School of Davidson is renovating the former Liburdi Dimetrics plant as a new high school. Also, a school bus carrying 5 students sideswiped a parked car last Wednesday in River Run. Those and other incidents, plus last week’s traffic enforcement report below.
ADA JENKINS INCIDENT
A private party with more than 200 guests brought police to the Ada Jenkins Center gymnasium on Gamble Street at 2:18 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police identified a 20-year-old party-goer as being being wanted on a probation violation. As they moved to arrest the man outside the gym, they were approached by several other guests, Police Chief Jeanne Miller said.
Police questioned the others and ended up arresting three other people – a man and woman on marijuana charges and another man on a disorderly conduct charge.
Chief Miller said the gym had been rented to a group from Mooresville. Police saw alcohol on the scene, in violation of the center’s policies. After the incident, Chief Miller contacted Ada Jenkins Center director Georgia Krueger. “We understood that a second event was scheduled for Saturday night,” the chief said. She and Ms. Krueger agreed to cancel the second event out of security concerns.
Joshua Dale Frasier, 20, of Crane Street in Davidson was arrested on the charge of violating probation. Also charged were: his brother, Justin Shane Frasier, 19, of Crane Street, disorderly conduct; Bryan Lee McGhee, 20, of Cathey Street, simple possession of marijuana less than 1/2 oz.; and Jordyn Paige Vincent, of Huntersville, 17, simple possession of marijuana less than 1/2 oz.
CONSTRUCTION SITE THEFT
Police received another report of a theft at the future site of the Community School of Davidson high school this week.
On Monday at 1:38 p.m., an employee of Thomas Wade Shepler PPS Inc. reported someone took a trailer filled with power tools and other equipment between April 16 and 23. The trailer was valued at $500 and the equipment had a total value of $6,090.
It was the second report in two weeks about tools and construction materials being taken from the site. On April 19, construction workers reported $9,400 in tools, supplies and equipment had been stolen. (See April 23, 2010, police blotter, “Tools, copper wire stolen from Community School site.”
Detective Steve Ingram told DavidsonNews.net that police believe the thefts are related and have a suspect. “We have issued warrants for the suspect’s arrest. However he is not in custody yet.”
Davidson Police released the following incident reports over the past week.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 10:04 a.m., Harbour Place Drive, Exit 30 area – Police responded to a report of an animal attack in the 800 block of Jetton Street. A 44-year-old resident told police that a neighborhood dog she recognized had attacked her dog and also knocked her down. Police charged a 67-year-old resident with failing to keep his dog under sufficient restraint by a leash.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1:22 p.m., Piermont Street, River Run – A Cannon School bus driven by a Concord man sideswiped a parked pickup truck. Five students were on the bus at the time. No injuries were reported and damage was minor.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 11:55 a.m., North Main Street and Concord Road – A Pinehurst driver was backing out of an angled parking space facing the Village Green and struck a tractor trailer. She said she did not see the truck. The truck was not damaged. The woman’s 2007 Acura had about $2,000 damage.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 8:03 p.m., Mallard Court – A 29-year-old Mallard Court resident came to police headquarters to report that someone had damaged her Ford truck. Damage was put at $1,500.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 7:33 a.m., Griffith Street at Davidson Gateway Drive roundabout – A 48-year-old Davidson driver was westbound on the inner lane of the roundabout. She moved into the right lane and struck a car driven by an Indian Trail man. She said she did not see the second car. Her 2007 Chevrolet had about $1,200 damage. His 2007 Chevrolet had about $1,500 damage.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 218 a.m., Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St. – Police arrested four people outside the community center gymnasium where a party was going on. A man and a woman were charged with possession of marijuana, one man was charged with disorderly conduct and another man was charged on an outstanding warrant for violating probation. Details in the item above.
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1:03 p.m., Edgewater Park St. – A caller reported property damage, with the suspect on scene. When police arrived, they found that a resident of the house had damaged the rear glass door. An 18-year-old woman was listed as a suspect. Damage was estimated at $400. The caller, a 73-year-old resident, declined to press charges.
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1:38 p.m., 404 Armour St. – A construction company employee reported that someone stole a construction trailer from the gravel parking lot between April 16 and 23. The trailer also contained numerous power and hand tools. The incident is under investigation. It was the second report in two weeks about tools and construction materials being taken from the site, which is being renovated as a high school building for Community School of Davidson. (See April 23, 2010, police blotter, “Tools, copper wire stolen from Community School site.”
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 5:15 p.m., 16600 Davidson-Concord Road – A Cherryville Driver was eastbound on Davidson-Concord near Stanley McElrath Road when he rear-ended a car in front of him driven by a Hickory man. The first car had about $2,000 damage, the second about $500 damage.
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, APRIL 18-24
- DAVIDSON CONCORD ROAD – 1 for speeding
- GRIFFITH STREET – 3 for speeding, 3 for driving without a license and 1 for improper lane change.
- NORTH MAIN STREET – 1 for driving without a license.