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MHPD honors officers, citizen for life-saving efforts

By Leah Schmalz

The Mint Hill Times

Police Chief Tim Ledford recognized several officers and one citizen with awards for life-saving efforts at the town council meeting last Thursday. Ledford said the awards are for those that have “gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

Citizen Erik Bailey received a certification of accommodation. Bailey began chest compressions on a victim before police arrived to help. Corporal Michael Maness was also given an award for helping the victim upon his arrival.

Sergeant Billy Gilman and Officer Jacob Smith received awards for their efforts to extract an individual from a burning build. “It’s likely that the individual would have incurred further injuries or died without action,” Ledford said.  […]

Mint Hill Police to host Coffee with a Cop on October 6

 

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues

On October 6,  officers from Mint Hill Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:00 am, October 6,  at Nova’s Bakery, 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions at 704-545-1085.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mint Hill’s neighborhoods.  […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Government, History|0 Comments

Black Bear Sighting in Mint Hill

The Mint Hill Police Department began receiving reports in the afternoon of June 23 that a black bear was in the area. On June 24th, 2015 at approximately 1100hrs Mint Hill Police were able to confirm that a black bear has been sighted along Bartlett Road.  The responding officer was only able to get within 100 yards of the animal as it started to run in the opposite direction of the officer.  He was not able to ascertain the size or approximate age of the bear.   This area is rural and is partially in the city limits of Mint Hill and partially in the County.  Officers were able to locate the black bear in the 8300 Block of Bartlett Road this morning at approximately 1100hrs.  The bear headed into the woods and appears to be traveling north running parallel to I 485.  The bear has remained within a 2 mile radius of the first reported sighting. […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Featured Posts|3 Comments

Mint Hill man charged in retirement living center assault

After an exhaustive investigation, the Mint Hill Police Department, with assistance from
the State Bureau of Investigation, has made an arrest in the sexual assault of the 86 year old resident at Lawyers Glen Retirement Living Center. Willie George Shaw Jr (43 year old B/M) of Mint Hill has been charged with 1st Degree Sex Offense. […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, History|0 Comments