The Crime Scene for November 12

This week’s bulletins from Mountain Island-area police departments

Police: fire at store was arson

Charlotte police believe a fire at a convenience store near Belmeade Drive and Rhyne Road on Tuesday, Nov. 9 was set intentionally.

The Charlotte Fire Department responded to the Snappy’s convenience store at 10100 Moores Chapel Road around 3:50 a.m. in response to smoke coming from the business, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report.

Fire fighters extinguished the blaze before investigators found that someone broke down the back door, broke into the cash register and an ATM. After the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money, they set fire to the business from inside.

The fire caused about $10,000 in damages.

Police, flea market partner for DWI prevention
Gaston County Police and Gaston County Mothers Against Drunk Driving will partner with the Barnyard Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 13, for a driving while intoxicated prevention and education event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the flea market on Dallas High Shoals Highway in Dallas.
Gaston County MADD representatives will provide information about DWI prevention and strengthening laws regarding drinking and driving offenses. With the holiday season approaching, MADD aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate deaths as a result of driving while impaired.
Everyone is invited to stop by the Gaston County Police Department’s Community Service trailer at the Barnyard Flea Market where the event will be displayed.
For more information contact Annette Cloninger, Gaston County MADD, at 704-524-4410 or Officer Jennifer Hamrick at 704-866-3320.

A roundup of incidents in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s North and Freedom divisions:

Burglary/breaking and entering
• 3527 Mallard Way Drive. Window smashed and door frame broken. Nothing stolen. Damage estimated at $300. Nov. 8.
• Carolina Steel & Stone, 5031 W. WT Harris Blvd. 400 feet of copper wire and tubing, worth $2,000, stolen. Nov. 8.
• 2615 Meadow Knoll Drive. Door and door frame smashed. Nothing stolen. Damage estimated at $200. Nov. 8.
• 3405 Braden Drive. Back door broken. Nothing stolen. Nov. 8.
• 5433 Windy Valley Drive. Television, computer, video game system, DVD player, jewelry, shoes and digital camera worth $5,450, stolen. Garage door broken. Damage estimated at $300. Nov. 8.
• 7917 Bushy Creek Drive. Window smashed. Nothing stolen. Damage estimated at $100. Nov. 7.
• 1320 Winding Branch Court. Two bottles of alcohol, worth $25 total, stolen. Front door broken. Damage estimated at $200. Nov. 7.
• 6940 Hidden Creek Drive. Jewelry, worth $150 stolen. Door frame and television broken. Damage estimated at $800. Nov. 9.
• Adam’s Electric Company, 5015 W. WT Harris Blvd. Power drill, worth $450, stolen. Nov. 3.
•106 Margaret Turner Road. Handgun, rifle, shotgun, credit cards, television and video game system, worth $1950 total, stolen. Nov. 9.

Vehicle theft
• 2016 Toddville Road. Ford F-150, worth $14,000 stolen. Nov. 8.
• 5429 Morning Breeze Lane. 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis taxicab, worth $5,000, stolen. Nov. 6.

Theft
• 1915 Valrose Drive. Prescription drugs hydrocodone and xanax stolen. Nov. 8.
• 1033 Capps Hollow Drive. Basketball goal, worth $130, stolen. Nov. 7.

Car-break in
• 7400 Mount Holly Road. Stereo, worth $200, stolen from vehicle belonging to Paw Creek Presbyterian Church. Passenger window smashed. Damage estimated at $200. Nov. 8.
• 8610 Air Park West Drive. iPod and GPS, worth $700 total, stolen. Passenger side window smashed. Damage estimated at $250. Nov. 8.
• 4230 Northpointe Industrial Blvd. DVDs, clothing, DVD player, speakers, mini refrigerator stolen from multiple vehicles.

Financial crimes
• 4130 Rozelles Ferry Road. Woman’s debit card used at Family Dollar store to purchase $351 in goods. Nov. 7.

Shoplifting
• Harris Teeter, 2201 W WT Harris Blvd. Body wash and 10 bottles of shampoo, worth $120, stolen. The suspect was arrested. Nov. 6.
• Belk, 7115 Northlake Mall Drive. Polo baseball cap, t-shirt, blue jeans and sweater, worth $256 total, stolen. The suspect was arrested. Nov. 7.
• Belk, 7115 Northlake Mall Drive. Shirt and blue jeans, worth $68 total, stolen. Nov. 8.
• Advanced Auto Parts, 4309 Sunset Road. Battery, worth $230, stolen. Nov. 8.

Vandalism
• 4608 Tuckaseegee Road. Rear window smashed and front bumper broken on 1990 Mazda Protégé. Damage estimated at $500. Nov. 8.
• 10100 Moores Chapel Road. Two windows on 1997 Honda Civic smashed. Damage estimated at $800. Nov. 7.
• 9323 Feldbank Drive. Passenger side rear window smashed and paint scratched on 1991 Chrysler New Yorker. Nov. 9.

Drugs
• 5500 Brookeshire Blvd. Marijuana pipe seized. Nov. 10.

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