Subway restaurant robbed

Mint Hill Police reported that the Subway restaurant on Lawyers Road was robbed last Saturday night. Employees said that a black male entered the store wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white shirt or cloth covering his face and demanded the money from the store. He then left the store with an undisclosed amount of money on foot around the rear of the building and into an adjacent neighborhood. No weapon was presented during the incident. Officers circulated the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

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

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Police looking for man who robbed a Mint Hill restaurant at gunpoint

Mint Hill Police are looking for a man who robbed the China Express II in Mint Hill on March 3 at 10 pm. The suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 200 pounds, with black, shoulder length dread locks. He was wearing black pants and black shirt. The suspect  had a handgun and made demands from the staff of the restaurant. He was last seen fleeing the scene on foot towards Idlewild Road.

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Shots fired at gas station on Idlewild Road

Mint Hill Police Officer’s were dispatched to the Sunoco Gas Station located at 9731 Idlewild Road on February 18 at 2:30 am for a report of shots fired. No one was injured, but police are still looking for the suspect.
An employee at the store stated that a black male came to the front door in an attempt to purchase items and the clerk explained to him the store was closed at that time. The black male began to argue with the clerk and the clerk decided to sell him an item through the front window of the store.
The clerk returned to the back area of the store and heard four gunshots and saw the shots come in through the front window of the store in his direction. There were four gunshot holes found in the windows where the incident occurred according to the police.
A witness stated that he heard the shots and witnessed a newer model white SUV and a newer model burgundy Chevrolet single cab pickup truck leaving the store after the shots. No other information is available at this time and no description was given of the black male subject.
Contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231 with any information on this incident.

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Man who suffered heart attack during pit bull attack says tougher laws needed

A harrowing day for one Mint Hill man could have larger repercussions for owners of pit bulls in the community. Bill Williamson, who lives on Dan Hood Road, suffered a heart attack last Friday as he confronted the owner of two pit bulls that were attacking a horse on Williamson’s property.
Williamson, 63, said he was told by Mint Hill Police that his heart had stopped and he had no pulse just before the police applied Automated External Defibrillator pads and resuscitated him.
“Without them, I would be dead,” Williamson said of the police.
Williamson, who had triple-bypass surgery just 10 months ago, said this is the second time the two pit bulls have attacked the horse on his pasture. On January 22, he said he walked out into the pasture and noticed the two dogs were hanging by the horses legs. He called Mint Hill Police and Mecklenburg Animal Control, but by the time they had arrived, the dogs had already returned to their owners property. Because of this, Animal Control said they could not do anything about the dogs or the owner.
“I think there’s something horrendously wrong with our laws,” Williamson said later. “That human beings have to live in fear of someone else’s pets.” Continue reading

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Pit bulls attack a horse in Mint Hill


Yet another pit bull attack has occurred in Mint Hill.  Police reported today that they were dispatched to the 3300 block of Dan Hood Road last Tuesday in reference to two pit bulls attacking a horse that was in a fenced in pasture. This was the second call within the past 10 days involving the same two dogs and horse.

Bill Williamson of Mint Hill reported the attacks. He and his adult sons were outside keeping an eye out for the dogs. When officers arrived they went out to the pasture and discovered that the dogs had attacked the horse again and were now running back across the road.

In the meantime, Williams had collapsed of an apparent heart attack and was being attended to by his sons. They told police Williamson had prior heart problems. Officers started CPR and retrieved an Automated External Defibrillator from the trunk of one of the patrol vehicles. Officers attached the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) pads to Mr. Williamson and delivered a shock.

Williamson started to cough and regained partial consciousness. Upon the arrival of MEDIC, Williamson had regained consciousness and was able to answer questions. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital (Main). Less than 48 hours later he was released and is now back home resting comfortably.

The dogs were later captured by CMPD Animal Control and Care and taken to their facility.

Another pit bull attack in Mint Hill recently injured 6-year-old Jakob Clark. Because of this incident, as well as one in Waxhaw that killed a 6-year-old girl, Mint Hill Board of Commissioners are considering tougher dog laws within the town.

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Mint Hill Police ask for witnesses to fatal accident last night


View Larger MapMint Hill Police need your help as they investigate a fatal accident last night on Matthews-Mint Hill Road in front of the Wendy’s. At 6 pm last night, a motorcycle collided with a car that was attempting to make a left out of Evans Road onto Matthews Mint Hill Road. The motorcyclist was thrown form the bike and into oncoming traffic where he was struck again.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.  Mint Hill Police along with the CMPD H.I.T.S Unit are investigating the crash.  Officers are in the process of notifying the next of kin.

Mint Hill Police believe that there were several vehicles that may have been in the right turn lane on southbound Matthews-Mint Hill Road turning onto Evans Road just prior to the collision.  They would like to speak with anyone that may have witnessed the collision.  If you have any information call the dispatch center at 704-889-2231 and leave your name and phone number and someone will call you back.

The driver of the motorcycle is a 41 year old male from Mint Hill.  The circumstances are still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.  It is not known if alcohol played a part in the crash.

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