Police are investigating a number of thefts this week, including several cases where construction materials were targeted. In one instance, $500 worth of copper wire was stolen from a trailer on Shearer Road. Meanwhile, Davidson seniors reported cases of fraud this week. In one case, an unknown suspect used a victim’s debit card to make a $104 purchase without her permission. In another case, a construction contractor failed to complete agreed-upon work after obtaining a $10,000 advance from a resident. Also, police issued a warning after a series of auto break-ins near downtown Davidson – most involving unlocked cars. Details below on these stories and more (along with a tally of the week’s arrests, citations, and traffic enforcement).
A string of overnight automobile break-ins on Hillside Drive, South Street and the Walnut Street area kept police busy on Monday. Similar break-ins also were reported the week before on Walnut Street, Ridgeway Drive and Greenway Street. (See Sept. 17, 2012, “Rash of auto break-ins reported near downtown.”) Davidson police Detective Steve Ingram had the following message for residents:
“Police are strongly encouraging citizens to lock their vehicle doors, and to use exterior lighting where vehicles are being parked outside of their homes. We ask that people secure or remove any valuables that may be in plain sight in their vehicles. We also welcome any calls from citizens concerning suspicious activity and encourage them to call if they see someone walking the streets during the early hours of the morning. Residents can remain anonymous when calling 911, or they may tell the communications department that they do NOT want to meet with the police concerning their call.”
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 4:54 p.m., 9900 block of Kincey Avenue, Huntersville – Police are investigating a case of theft in which an unknown suspect entered the a house under construction by Ryan Homes and stole $1,200 worth of building materials.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 3:30 p.m., Woodland Street at Spring Street – A Davidson man driving a 2002 Jeep hydroplaned and ran off the road, striking an AT&T power distribution cabinet at approximately 8 mph while attempting to make a right turn onto Spring Street. Police investigated the incident and identified the driver after the driver left the scene at the advice of his father. The driver was cited for hit and run, and total damage to the power cabinet distribution cabinet was estimated at $30,000.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 12:28 p.m., 400 Avinger Lane, The Pines at Davidson – Police are investigating a case of fraud in which an unknown suspect made a $104.49 purchase with the victim’s debit card without her consent.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 4:05 p.m., 1000 block of Central Park Circle – Police are investigating a case of identity theft in which a known suspect fraudulently used the victim’s personal information to open an account with AT&T without his permission, leading to a financial liability of $55.21.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 11:43 a.m., Griffith Street at Harbour Place Drive - An Olin, N.C., woman driving a 2002 Chevrolet collided with the right rear side of a boat trailer being hauled through a traffic circle by a Huntersville man driving a 1990 Chevrolet. Total combined damage too the vehicle and the trailer was estimated at $900. No injuries were reported.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 1:23 p.m., 19600 block of Wooden Tee Drive – Police are investigating a case of fraud in which the suspect obtained $10,000 in monetary advances from the victim, then failed to complete the agreed-upon work.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 3:12 p.m., Lorimer Road at Pine Road – A Davidson woman driving a 2002 Mercedes-Benz struck a deer that ran out into the road way. Total damage to the vehicle was estimated at $900.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 8:09 a.m., 600 block of Walnut Street – Police are investigating a case of breaking and entering in which an unknown suspect broke into the victim’s unsecured vehicle, which was parked in a private residence.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 9:05 a.m., 500 block of Greenway Street – A Davidson resident came by the Davidson Police Department to report that an unknown suspect had stolen $100 in cash from out of her unsecured vehicle.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 9:05 a.m., 500 block of Ridgeway Drive – Police are investigating a case of breaking and entering in which an unknown suspect broke into the victim’s unsecured vehicle and stole an Olympus camera valued at $200.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 5:33 a.m., 600 block of Davidson Gateway Drive – Davidson police officers responded to assist a Mooresville police officer who identified a stolen license plate. The stolen tag had been previously recovered from a suspect during an unrelated traffic stop.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2:20 p.m., 20900 block of Shearer Road – Police are investigating a case of theft in which an unknown suspect stole 300 feet of copper welding wire from a welding trailer sometime between September 5-13.. The trailer was sitting in an open field at the time of the theft, and the value of the wire was estimated at $500.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 3:19 p.m., Griffith Street at Jetton Street – A Davidson man driving a 1985 Honda rear-ended a Charlotte woman’s 2012 Honda as she came to a stop to yield the right of way to vehicles in a traffic circle. Total combined damage to the vehicles was estimated at $800.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2:58 p.m., 124 South Main Street, Fifth Third Bank – Police are investigating a case of fraud in which an unknown suspect passed a counterfeit financial instrument in order to obtain $937.74 in cash.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 200 block of South Street – Police are investigating a case of breaking and entering into a vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a private residence but was unlocked at the time of the incident.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 200 block of South Street – Police are investigating a case of breaking, entering, and larceny in which $300 worth of Bose speakers were stolen from inside of an unlocked vehicle.
ARRESTS, CITATIONS, AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT: SEPT. 10-16
- BEATY STREET – 4 citations for speeding
- DAVIDSON GATEWAY DRIVE - 1 arrest for driving while license revoked, using a fictitious license tag, and 1 for failing to register a vehicle
- GRIFFITH STREET – 6 citations for speeding, 2 for expired registration, 1 for failing to register a vehicle, and 1 for a burnt out tail light
- JETTON STREET - 1 citation for failing to register a vehicle and 1 for not carrying liability insurance
- MAIN STREET - 2 citations for expired registration and 3 for speeding
- NC-115 - 1 citation for speeding
- ROBERT WALKER DRIVE - 1 citation for speeding
- SHEARER STREET- 1 citation for no operator’s license
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