Police are investigating a break-in from an attached garage on Churchill Road last Saturday, Dec. 3, in which $1,500 worth of power tools were taken. Officers also are investigating two cases of vandalism to landscaping and other property. Meanwhile, Huntersville police made an arrest this week in a string of car break-ins in the Cashion Woods subdivision. And, as we reported earlier, a Huntersville man was arrested on charges of robbing the Rushco Davidson Market at I-77 Exit 30.
Huntersville Police Department also issued the following statement this week about a suspect arrested in connection with thefts from vehicles Huntersville neighborhoods:
HUNTERSVILLE – On Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at 3 AM Huntersville Police Officers arrested Christopher Stephen Collins, W/M, DOB: 11-15-1974, for Breaking and Entering of a Vehicle and Resisting Arrest. Officers arrested him on Marion Lavern Road in the Cashion Woods Subdivision when they discovered him breaking into a vehicle and in possession of stolen property. After Mr. Collins was arrested and transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail, five additional vehicle B&E’s were reported in the same neighborhood. We are currently investigating the possibility that Mr. Collins may also be involved in these additional crimes.
In the last week the Huntersville Police Department has investigated over 26 vehicle B&E’s from residents who live in the Stephens Grove Subdivision. The items reported stolen were sunglasses, money, CD’s, DVD’s, laptops, and one firearm. As a result of these incidents, officers increased crime prevention activities in neighborhoods along Beatties Ford Road to help prevent future incidents from occurring.
It was determined that almost all of the vehicles involved in these incidents were unlocked at the time the crimes occurred. The Huntersville Police Department would like to remind citizens to please lock their vehicles and remove all personal items from plain view. If you observe any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Anyone with information concerning this crime, or anyone requesting more information, should contact Huntersville Deputy Chief Michael Kee at 704-464-5400.
In Davidson last Sunday night about 15 minutes before midnight, a man walked into the Rushco Davidson Market, hinted that he had a gun, and demanded cash. He took $264.66 from a cash register and fled in an SUV. About 10 minutes later on West Catawba Avenue, a Cornelius police officer pulled over a Ford Explorer that matched the clerk’s description.
The driver, 24-year-old Christopher Plummer of Huntersville, was arrested and charged with DWI, reckless driving, and robbery of a business with a dangerous weapon. Read more in our Monday, Dec. 5, news report, “Police catch suspect after robbery at Exit 30 Rushco”
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 9:17 a.m., West Walnut Street at Potts Street – A Davidson woman drove her 1999 Subaru into an AT&T utility pole’s support cables while exiting a parking lot. Officers notified AT&T of the incident. Total damage to the vehicle was estimated at $900.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 12:40 p.m, North Main and Griffith streets – The driver of a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) shuttle scraped a concrete wall with the right front corner of her bus as she pulled away from the curb after letting off a passenger. Police estimated that the bus sustained $600 in damage.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 12:43 p.m., 15000 block of June Washam Road – Police are investigating a report of vandalism in which a homeowner’s landscaping was damaged. Total damage was estimated at $200.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 12:55 p.m., Southeast Drive, off Davidson Gateway Drive – The owners of a 2006 Ford that had been parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex since June 2011 reported that an unknown vehicle struck the Ford’s left rear corner at an unknown time. The owners of the Ford own a condo nearby but reside in Michigan. Total damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,200.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 9:18 a.m., 100 block of Lilac Mist Loop, Davidson Pointe – Police received a report of an unknown suspect stealing six dollars from an unoccupied vehicle.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 1:01 p.m., 624 Jetton St., Char-Grill restaurant – A Kure Beach man told police that he believed another driver was about to back into his vehicle when he honked the horn and backed into a Mooresville woman’s 2001 Hyundai. The driver of the Hyundai witnessed the impending collision unfolding in front of her and pulled over to the curb to give the Kure Beach man more room, but the vehicles collided anyway. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $500. No injuries were reported.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 6:47 p.m., Spring Street – The driver of a Con-Way Freight truck based out of Richmond, Va., backed into a Simpsonville man’s 2000 Honda at approximately 15 mph, causing an estimated $2,200 in combined damage. The Honda was parked at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 9:59 a.m., 1000 block of Churchill Road – Police are investigating a case of breaking & entering in which an unknown suspect broke into an attached garage and stole $1,500 worth of power tools sometime between Aug. 1 and Nov. 20, 2011.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 11:53 a.m., Sloan Street at Houston Street – A Huntersville woman driving a 2003 Kia rear-ended a Cornelius man’s 2003 Mazda during heavy traffic. Total combined damage was estimated at $600 and no injuries were reported. Both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 11:50 p.m., 644 Davidson Gateway Drive, Rushco – Cornelius police arrested Christopher Reid Plummer, 24, of Huntersville as a suspect in the armed robbery of the Rushco service station. Plummer was charged with DWI, reckless driving, and robbery of a business with a dangerous weapon. Police recovered the $265 in cash that Plummer stole from the clerk at at gas station after implying that he had a gun in his pocket. Details on this incident may be found here: “Police catch suspect after robbery at Exit 30 Rushco”
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 5:08 p.m., 1300 block of East Rocky River Road – Police received a report of vandalism in which $200 of real property was damage.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 4:13 p.m., 300 block of Delburg Street – A woman stopped by the police station to report that an unknown suspect stole her prescription medication valued at $43.
ARRESTS, CITATIONS, AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, NOV. 28-DEC. 4
- CONCORD ROAD – 1 citation for speeding
- GREY ROAD – 1 citation for speeding
- GRIFFITH STREET – 3 citations for speeding, 1 for expired inspection, and 1 for failing to yield in a traffic circle
- JETTON STREET – 2 citations for failure to stop at a stop sign and 1 for no insurance
- MIDDLETOWNE ROAD – 1 arrested for robbery, disturbing the peace, communicating threats, and interfering with emergency communications
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