Purse snatcher caught

On December 11, 2008, after a successful investigation Detective Lezette, with Mint Hill Police Department was able to secure charges on Charlotte Lewis (W-F-47) and Kayla Chasteen (W-F-22) for stealing a purse and cashing checks. The incident occurred on November 20, 2008.
Lewis, was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering a forged paper and one count conspiracy to commit a felony. On December 15, 2008, Chasteen, was charged with two counts of forgery, one count conspiracy to commit felony, and one count misdemeanor larceny. Both subjects have since been released from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.


Police request assistance in locating runaway

[singlepic=490,320,240,,right]On 12-21-2008, Mint Hill Police received information that Samantha Michelle Harper (14 years old) had runaway from her residence in Mint Hill. Her parents have received information from classmates of Samantha that she is possibly staying in Monroe, NC with an unknown person. Samantha has stated that she has no intentions of ever returning home.

Police are asking for assistance with locating Samantha. She has asthma and the family has reason to believe that she may be a danger to herself.

Anyone with information about Samantha’s whereabouts is asked to contact Mint Hill Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231.


Armed robbery in Mint Hill last night

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From the Mint Hill police:

On Friday, December 12, 2008 at around 10 pm, Mint Hill Police Officers responded to Tienda El Amigo located at 4709, Suite 112, Margaret Wallace Road in reference to an armed robbery.  Officers spoke with an employee who stated he closed the store.  Upon exiting the store a Hispanic male with a dark hoodie pointed a gun at his head.  The Hispanic male demanded the employee to go back inside the store and give him all the money.  The Hispanic male then told the employee to lay down. The Hispanic male then proceeded to duck tape the employees wrists behind his back and his ankles together.  Approximately five minutes later the employee heard the business door open and another unknown male came into the business and watched the employee while the other Hispanic male looked throughout the store.
If you have any further information, please contact the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085.


Two armed robberies at Lawyers Road shopping center

Mint Hill Police are looking for black male and a Hispanic male

On Thursday December 04 at around 7:30 pm, Mint Hill Police Officers responded to Subway 9044 A Lawyers Road in reference to an Armed Robbery. Officers spoke with employees who stated that they were behind the counter when a slender Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie, khaki pants, and a blue bandanna covering his face below his eyes entered the store. The suspect took out a silver handgun and pointed it at the employees. The employees ran out the back door of the business and stated they heard a gun shot go off. They ran to a neighborhood behind the business and called 911.

At approximately 7:33 pm, same date, Mint Hill Police Officers received another call that there was a robbery in the BI-LO parking lot, 9108 Lawyers Road. Officers spoke with the victim, who stated that he was putting up the grocery cart and as he was getting back to his car a slender black male, short hair in his twenties displayed a silver handgun and said “Hey bro give me your money,” the suspect then told the victim that, “I will shoot you if you don’t give me any money.” The victim did not give him anything and the suspect fled the scene on foot towards Morris Farms Subdivision.

If you have any further information, please contact Detective Moberg with the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085.


Purse snatcher cashes check, but police have a pic

On 11-20-2008 at approximately 11:20 am, Mint Hill Police were dispatched to The Bloom Grocery Store located at 6275 Wilson Grove Road in reference to a larceny of a purse. When officer arrived on[singlepic=386,320,240,,left] scene, he met with the 82-year-old victim (Victim Information is not being released by police for victim protection) who stated that a white female took her purse. The victim described this white female as being in her 40s with dark hair. The victim stated that the suspect began talking to her inside the store while they were walking down an isle together looking for an item. Victim remembers seeing her purse in the cart during this time. Suspect later left the area from the victims location. Five minutes later the victim went to check out and found that her purse was missing from the shopping cart.
While the officer was obtaining further information from the victim, the victim contacted her bank (Bank of America) to put a hold on her account and they advised the victim that a white female had just cashed a $200 check.

Suspect Charlotte Lewis (W-F-47) cashed the check at the bank at approximately 11:42 am the same day. Another $500 check was attempted to be cashed at 12:07 pm by the same suspect at another Bank of America branch, but was denied by staff at this bank.

Surveillance video of the suspect was released on 12-02-2008 and police are asking anyone with information on this suspect to include her whereabouts, contact Mint Hill Police, Detective Lezette, at 704-545-1085.