On July 9 at approximately 4:07 Mint Hill Police were dispatched to an alarm call at the Boost Mobile located at 4709 Margaret Wallace Road. The first officer arrived on scene and discovered that a vehicle had been intentionally driven through the front of the business in order to gain entry. Officers entered the business and conducted a search for any occupants. The search revealed no one was inside the building. Officers searched the vehicle and discovered the ignition column had been damaged, indicating the vehicle was possibly stolen. The registered owner’s listed address was in Charlotte. It was later confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen. CMPD Crime Scene arrived on scene and assisted with processing the crime scene. […]
On June 30 at approximately 4:30 am Mint Hill Police were dispatched to the Versage Neighborhood in reference to two black males walking around and looking into vehicles. The first officer arrived in the area and observed a Nissan Altima turn its lights on and start to drive off. The responding officer noticed the vehicle had no registration […]
By Charles Kelleher Harris
It’s 10 pm on Saturday night, do you know where your kids are? If you don’t there is a good chance that a member of the Mint Hill Police Department’s night shift knows.
On this particular Saturday they are breaking up an underage party for the second night in a row at the same address.
“This girl is home alone all weekend, her parents are away, so she had a party last night,” explains Officer Kelly, “So we get a noise complaint call.”
All four units respond within minutes to the otherwise quiet, neatly hedged neighborhood.
“All the sudden we pull up and the kids scrambled like cockroaches,” Kelly says. “We had some kids jumping out of windows.” […]
By Charles Kelleher Harris
By now most of Mint Hill has heard about the November 1 incident where police officers were dispatched to the home of Commissioner Lloyd D. Austin in response to a noise complaint. However few have heard Austin’s side of the story.
Last Thursday after a Board of Commissioners closed session, Austin made a public apology for the events specified in the police report.
According to the report Officer Jacob T. Smith was dispatched to Austin’s home at 10306 Edward’s Place, after the department received a noise complaint.
When Smith arrived at Austin’s home, just after midnight there was a party going on and Smith heard music from behind the house that was “extremely loud.”
“We were having a celebration of life and a Halloween party combined,” Austin stated in an interview last Friday. Austin explained that he had recently had a scan done that revealed he was still cancer free after a battle with the disease five years ago. […]