Mint Hill Police: Watch for suspicious vehicle in neighborhoods

Mint Hill Police have been dispatched to a couple of calls involving a man in a suspicious vehicle in neighborhoods who was watching and taking photos of children. The following is the information received from dispatched calls to police:

On November 19, an officer spoke with spoke with someone who said her 6-year-old daughter was getting off the bus and a subject tried to persuade her to walk over to the subject’s truck. The mother witnessed the event and said her daughter ran away in tears. She described the truck as a 1990s model that is faded red in color. She described the subject as an older white man wearing an overall outfit. The incident occurred at the bus stop at the intersection of Minnie Lemmon and RavenTop. The officer was unable to locate vehicle.

On November 22, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call in the Versage neighborhood off Truelight Church Road. The complainant her daughter and two friends were walking on the roadside when a red truck pulled up to them and the driver (older white male with rusty grey hair and clean cut face) attempted to take photos of the young girls. Officers searched the area and were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description given.

Mint Hill Police are urging all residents as a precaution to be on the look out for this vehicle and subject and if located or seen to contact Mint Hill Police immediately.

Please contact police dispatch at 704-889-2231 (non-emergency) and 911 (emergency).

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Independence teacher is awarded grant

Independence High School English teacher, Liz Carriker, was awarded a $2,000 grant from Union Power to improve student writing through a program entitled “Express Yourself.”
Carriker is a graduate of Independence High School having grown up in Mint Hill.  She is in her 11th year teaching at Independence H.S.  She graduated from UNCC and has been working on her National Board Certification.  She and her husband have two children.

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Mint Hill Police checkpoint nets 2 DWIs among other charges

The Mint Hill Police Department hosted a DWI checkpoint in the 11400 block of Albemarle Road on Saturday night between 11 pm and 2:30 am. This was a joint operation involving CMPD, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews PD, Pineville PD, Cornelius PD and Marshville PD.  Two DWI arrests were made. There were multiple other charges including 33 No Operators License, 7 Driving on a Revoked License, two misdemeanor drug charges, two child restraint charges, and 18 other traffic related charges. A total of 25 officers were involved in the event.

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Changes to Library fines, fees and services will go into effect January 1

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library system has had budget woes for the past couple of years, resulting in library closings and reduced hours. It also meant that towns around Mecklenburg County, including Mint Hill, have had to pitch in funds to help keep branches open. Now the library is looking for more revenue by raising everything from overdue fines to the cost of black and white copies.

“Demand for Library services and materials is high, but the Library budget has decreased dramatically,” said Director of Library Experiences David Singleton. “We’re all very aware that the recession has drastically impacted the amount of funding the Library receives from the County. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Historical Society: International hotspot?

Mint Hill Historical Society

From America, with love.

Sue McDonald, administrator of the Mint Hill Historical Society, said they’ve had two visits in recent weeks from international travelers. This week, a baseball team from Limoges, France visited. The team was brought over by long time historical society supporter Jerry Helms.

A couple of weeks ago, they had three guys another European country visit. According to Sue:

A couple of weeks ago, a few young men from Russia were trying to kill time on their way to a wedding. (One of the men in the picture is the groom.) We warned them not to get dirty or the bride was going to be upset.

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