Mint Hill crime report: Stolen vehicle and vandalism

A vehicle was reported stolen at Queen’s Grant High School (10323 Idlewild Road) on Saturday. Police recorded the incident at 6:49 am. And there were two incidents of Criminal Damage to Property (vandalism) that were reported yesterday in Brighton Park. The first was reported at 3:11 am in the 6900 block of Evans Road and the other was reported at 10:41 am in the 5800 block of Whitehawk Hill Lane.

To see where these crimes happened on a map, scroll to the right of the page and use the interactive crime report map.


Mint Hill Police release photos of Lowes Foods robber

The Mint Hill TimesThe Mint Hill Times
The Mint Hill TimesMint Hill Police released photos yesterday of the suspect in the armed robbery of Lowes Foods on Wednesday. One employee saw a black male sitting outside on a park bench wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and white and black shoes before the store opened. Upon unlocking the door for the beginning of the day, the male came inside wearing a white mask armed with a black handgun demanding employees turn over the money. The suspect left the store in an unknown direction of travel with an undisclosed amount of money that was taken from the store.

The still-shots are from video footage that was captured of the suspect during the robbery. Contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231 with any information on this incident.


Lowes Foods robbed this morning

Lowes Foods in Brighton Park was robbed this morning as the grocery store opened. Mint Hill Police report that a black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white and black shoes sat on a bench near the store until the doors were opened. The man then came into the store wearing a white mask and carrying a handgun. He demanded that employees turn over the money. The suspect is described as a black male of average height and he is estimated to be in his 20s to 30s. The suspect left the store in an unknown direction of travel with an undisclosed amount of money that was taken from the store.

Police are still processing video footage which will be available at a later time. Please contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-889-2231 with any information on this incident.


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).


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.


Three stabbed in Mint Hill home invasion

Three people were stabbed this morning in a home invasion, Mint Hill Police said today. Police responded to a home at 9503 Stoney Glen Drive at 1:15 am with the suspect still on the scene. No arrests have been made and police have not released any names of any of the victims at this time. One of the victims remains in critical condition while the other two are listed as stable.