Update on stabbing in Matthews

From Matthews Police:

At approximately 6:45 AM on Thursday April 14, 2011, a person was stabbed in hishome on Campus Ridge Rd. The victim and suspect are friends and had been consuming alcohol priorto the assault. The two got into a verbal argument that escalated to a physical altercation. At some pointduring the fight the victim was stabbed twice. The victim was considered in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries at the scene by responding officers. He was transported by MEDIC to Carolina’sMedical Center in Charlotte. The suspect was still at the home when officers arrived, and was taken intocustody without incident.
The suspect has been identified as Justin Scott Thompson (w/m d.o.b. 2/14/1985). He has beentransported to the Mecklenburg County Jail and charged with: Assault With a Deadly Weapon InflictingSerious Injury with Intent to Kill.
The victim is Dwight Gordon Green (w/m d.o.b. 9/6/1983) of Matthews NC. An update on his conditionwas not available from the police department at the time of this release.


Stabbing in Matthews leaves one person in ‘serious’ condition

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One person was stabbed this morning in Matthews after a fight at a home on Campus Ridge Road near CPCC, police reported. The two people, who police said were partying all night, began arguing this morning when one person was stabbed by the other. The victim was transported to CMC-Main with “serious” injuries. The other person was arrested. These people are in their late 20s and police believe they are not CPCC students.


Police called to Stoney Glen Drive for a third time in a week

Mint Hill Police are reporting that another robbery took place on Stone Glen Drive. This is the third time in a week that Mint Hill Police were called to this street in response to a robbery or assault. On Monday at 2:30 pm, police were called to Stoney Glen Drive, the main road in the apartment complex on Margaret Wallace Road, for a robbery.

From the Mint Hill Police:

Victim stated that while unloading his vehicle, two black males approached him armed with handguns. One suspect patted the victim down, took a cellular telephone and removed his wallet from his back pocket. The other suspect held the victim at gunpoint. The victim was then told to start running away from them, which he did. Both suspects left on foot in an unknown direction.The victim stated the subjects were approximately 185lbs, medium builds, and 5’9” tall. No clothing description was given on either suspect.Officers circulated the area and were unable to locate the suspects. We are asking for assistance from the public to help identify the suspects.


Please contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231 with any information on this incident.


Robbery and fight keep Mint Hill Police busy on Stoney Glen Drive

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Mint Hill Police were dispatched to Stoney Glen Drive on two separate occasions last week. The street is a part of the apartment development at the corner of Margaret Wallace Road and Idlewild Road.

On March 21, a man reported being robbed by five black males, all with handguns. The men ranged from 18-21 years old according to the victim. He told the police the men patted him down, took his wallet, then told him to run the opposite direction. The suspects left on foot in an unknown direction.

The victim described the men as medium build and about 5 foot 9 inches.

Officers circulated the area and were unable to locate the suspects. Please contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889- 2231 with any information on this incident.

In an unrelated incident on March 22, police were dispatched to the same apartment complex for a reported fight between two women.

From the report:

Upon arrival two females were engaged in a physical altercation at the location and police were able to separate the parties.
It was found that both parties received injuries during the altercation and one of the females had been stabbed with a knife at the location. Both females were transported to separate hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and have both been charged with the following crimes:
Daija Shaw (B-F-20) Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury;

Nioka Combs (B-F-30) Assault
Any further questions contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 (office) or 704-889-2231 (dispatch).


Mint Hill Police are updating alarm permits

Mint Hill Police are working on reissuing alarm permits to all residences and businesses in the area due to new software being put to use in July 2011. In order to ensure that all residences and businesses have current permits, Mint Hill Police are asking those with monitored alarm systems to visit their website and submit a permit application. This can be done by going to www.minthill.com/police and clicking the link either on the left menu or the link at the top of the homepage.

Once you access this link, you will click on “alarm permit” and fill in the blanks.

Make sure all the information you provide is current and that the emergency contact names and numbers are accurate.

If you do not have access to a computer, anyone can visit the Mint Hill Police Department Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm and fill out a permit application in person.

Any questions from citizens can be directed to Marsha at 704-545-1085.


Matthews Police update last month’s fatal motorcycle accident

Matthews police have updated the information on the accident between an SUV and a motorcyle in February that killed two people. Craig Anderson (37) of Monroe and passenger Tiffany Johnson (24) of Matthews were pronounced dead shortly after the accident.

Police thought that the person driving the SUV at the time was Gloria Escobar of Charlotte. However, they learned that she was actually the passenger and the driver was 37 year old Alfredo Luna Morales of Charlotte.

See a picture of the SUV after the accident here.

Morales has been charged with resisting a public officer by obstructing or delaying an investigation and driving without an operator’s
license. Warrants were issued for Mr. Morales and he was arrested for those two misdemeanor charges. Morales is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail on an immigration detainer for not being a legal resident of the United States. Continue reading