Breaking and entering in Mint Hill Sunday

From the Mint Hill police:
On Sunday November 23, 2008 at around 7:15 am, Mint Hill Police Officers responded to Citi Financial and Nationwide Insurance at 3601-2 Matthews Mint Hill Road in reference to a Breaking and Entering.  Officers spoke with an employee who stated that when they arrived into work they found some unknown individuals had climbed through the roof into Nationwide Insurance and then cut a hole in the wall leading into Citi Financial.  Investigators are gathering information about any items that were stolen. No suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information please contact the Mint Hill Police Department at (704) 545-1085.

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CMS employee arrested in Mint Hill

Mint Hill police is reporting they arrested today a Crestdale Middle School teacher at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church ballfields on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. The teacher, Kimberly Lynn Hendricks, was arrested with the juvenile in her car. The victim is not a student at Crestdale. Hendricks was a custodian/guardian of the victim, but not a blood relative.  She did not meet the victim while working in the school system.
This follows the arrest today of a West Stanly High School teacher in Locust who was arrested for indencent liberties with a minor.

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Mint Hill Police release victim’s name

Mint Hill Police released the name of the person who was killed on Rivendell Lane last night in Mint Hill. Ronald Douglas Arnette, 54, of Jefferson, S.C. was found dead after police received calls about a shooting. Read more about the story in tomorrow’s Mint Hill Times.

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Area gas stations subpoenaed

mint-hill-quik-chek-locust.jpgAttorney General Roy Cooper sent subpoenas to seven gasoline retailers on Monday, some of whom were reportedly charging as much as $5.49 a gallon for regular gas on Friday. Cooper said retailers will have 10 days to explain why their prices were so high. The Quik Chek stations in Troy, Oakboro and Locust were included in the first round of subpoenas.

Mary Tyler of Midland said her brother called her about the possible gas shortage Friday morning. “He called me at work and said I’d better get some gas in my car. I got to the Hess Station and had to wait 30 minutes for gas.”

This story appeared courtesy of The Weekly Post, a community newspaper based in Locust covering west Stanly County.

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Shots fired at Mint Hill apartments

Mint Hill Police say shots were fired this morning at 12:30 am at the Victoria Park Apartments. The incident began when occupants of an apartment arrived home to find two men had broken in and ransacked the interior. The two men gained entry by breaking a rear window in the back bedroom. The male occupant of the apartment fired several shots before the suspects fled.

According to Mint Hill Police:

No injuries were reported and the suspects were last seen on foot leaving the apartment complex.  The suspects were described as being one white male and one black male, approximately 18-21 years of age.  Both were last seen wearing white tee shirts.

Mint Hill Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, please call Detective Lezette at 704-545-1085.

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