Police are investigating a case of hit and run in which a witness saw a silver Mini Cooper crash into an AT&T utility box after skidding around a 90-degree turn on Woodland Street. Witnesses say the driver drove away after surveying the damage, leaving behind a broken tail light. The total damage to the utility box was estimated at $20,000.
Also this week, a couple of traffic accidents occurred on Highway-73 near Summers Walk Boulevard and Stanley McElrath Road. In separate incidents, a Huntersville woman flipped her 2001 Mitsubishi after overcorrecting, and two vehicles struck each other after they both hydroplaned and ran off of the road.
Closer to town, police are investigating a domestic disturbance that led to vandalism on Beaty Street, as well as a case of fraud in which a suspect failed to paint a woman’s house after being paid to do so.
Details on these stories and more (along with a tally of the week’s arrests, citations, and traffic enforcement) may be found below.
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 7:33 a.m., 400 block of Woodland Street – Police are investigating a case of hit and run in which a witness saw a silver Mini Cooper crash into an AT&T utility box. The witness told police that he saw the vehicle speed down Woodland Street and skid into a 90-degree turn just prior to the crash. According to the report, the driver got out of the car to survey the damage before getting back inside and driving away. A broken tail light was left at the scene, along with silver paint chips. Total damage to the utility box was estimated at $20,000.
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2:27 p.m., North Main Street at Concord Road – A Summerville, S.C. man driving a 2007 Isuzu truck struck the left front quarter panel of an unoccupied, parked 2007 Jeep while attempting to parallel park. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $100.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 11:03 p.m., NC-73 at Stanley McElrath – A Huntersville woman driving a 2001 Mitsubishi ran off of the side of the roadway at approximately 45 mph and overcorrected, causing her vehicle to roll over and come to a stop on its roof. A Cabarrus County EMS ambulance responded to the scene, and total damage to the vehicle (which had to be towed away) was estimated at $3,500.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 4:47 p.m., 12000 block of Bradford Park Drive – Officers assisted a Medic ambulance with an accident involving an Asplundh tree cutting crew and the homeowner. No criminal action had taken place.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 5:10 p.m., Giffith Street at Interstate-77 – A Cornelius man driving a 2003 Mini Cooper struck a Davidson man’s 1996 Mercedes while making a U-turn near the I-77 off ramp. The Mercedes was traveling east on Griffith Street at the time of the incident, and both vehicles came to a stop in the roadway. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $5,500.
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 9:46 a.m., 18000 block of Rollingdale Lane – Police are investigating a larceny from a residence in which an unknown suspect stole a digital camera valued at $300 and $10 in cash.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 5:34 p.m., NC-73 at Summers Walk Boulevard – A Concord woman driving a 2011 Subaru rear-ended another Concord woman’s 2007 Toyota at approximately 30 mph as the Toyota came to a stop due to heavy traffic. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $7,000, and the driver of the Subaru was cited for failing to reduce speed.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 11:47 a.m., 100 block of Viewlake Street – Police spoke with a resident in reference to a known 40-year-old male suspect failing to paint her house after being paid to do so.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2:15 p.m., Wildcat Trail – A Davidson man driving a 2006 Toyota was backing down his driveway when he struck a landscape worker who was bent over working on the right side of the driveway. The force of the impact caused the pedestrian to be thrown onto a low retaining wall and tumble over it, landing approximately 15 feet away from the point of impact. The impact caved in the right rear corner of the vehicle. Davidson Fire and a Medic ambulance responded to the scene. Total damage to the Toyota was estimated at $100.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 8:15 p.m., 800 block of Beaty Street – Police responded to a 911 hangup and discovered that a domestic disturbance resulting in vandalism had occurred. A known 33-year-old male suspect smashed the driver’s side window and damaged the antenna of a 30-year-old female’s Mazda Protege, causing $300 in damage.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 6:46 p.m., NC-73 at Ramah Church Road – A Huntersville man driving a 2006 Ford and a Kannapolis woman driving a 2004 Chevrolet both hydroplaned at approximately 45 mph during a severe rainstorm, running off of the right side of the road and colliding with one another. The Chevrolet struck a fence prior to being hit by the Ford, and total combined damage was estimated at $8,000. Both vehicles came to rest next to each other and had to be towed away from the scene.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 5:29 p.m., Griffith Street at Sloan Street – A Mooresville man driving a 1992 Honda rear-ended a New York man driving a 2008 Honda while he was waiting to make a left turn onto Griffith Street. The Mooresville man gave the other driver his insurance and contact information, then left the scene. Responding officers tracked down the driver who left and issued him citations for driving with a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident causing over $1,000 in damage. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $4,000.
ARRESTS, CITATIONS, AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, JULY 9-15
- BEATY STREET - 3 citations for speeding, 1 for driving while license revoked, and 1 for hit and run
- BRADFORD PARK ROAD - 1 citation for failing to stop at a stop sign
- CATAWBA AVENUE - 2 citations for expired registration/inspection
- CONCORD ROAD - 2 citations for speeding, 1 for using a fictitious tag, and 1 for following too closely
- DAVIDSON GATEWAY DRIVE - 1 citation for failing to stop at a stop sign
- EAST ROCKY RIVER ROAD - 2 citations for speeding
- GRIFFITH STREET – 10 citations for speeding and 1 for no operator’s license
- JETTON STREET – 1 citation for failing to stop at a stop sign.
- MAIN STREET - 1 citation for speeding and 1 for expired registration/inspection
- NC-73 - 1 citation for failing to reduce speed
- ROBERT WALKER DRIVE – 2 citations for speeding and 2 for no operator’s license
- WINGED OAK WAY - 1 citation for failing to stop at a stop sign
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