The Mint Hill Police Department and community members will come together September 9 in an informal, neutral space to discuss community is-sues, build relationships, and drink coffee.All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 7 am at Nova Bakery and Coffee, 3665 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill.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.
The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situa- tions are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction. Continue reading
Mint Hill Police responded to Pine Lake Country Club on a call of breaking and entering and damage to property the morning of November 6.
Approximately 20 golf carts had been removed from the barn where they are stored and damaged. Apparently, the suspects removed each golf cart, taking them onto the golf course, driving them recklessly, and returning the significantly damaged golf carts back to the barn.
Approximately $10,000 of damage was done to the 20 golf carts, $1,000 of damage to the landscaping of the golf course, and $800 to the cart storage barn. All golf carts are accounted for.
Anyone with information should contact the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085, and ask to speak with Detective Lezette.
For the first time, Mint Hill Police Department was awarded the Top Five Communities award for the 2012 North Carolina Traffic Safety Communities awarded by AAA.
AAA uses crash ratings from data compiled by the University of North Carolina Charlotte on traffic accidents in North Carolina communities, as well as number of law enforcement officers per capita, and presence of a formal traffic safety program to select the winners.
Mint Hill Police Department has just completed the third year of its traffic safety program, which teaches DWI courses to driver’s education students, hosts child safety seat checking stations, and other traffic safety programs.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Program provided a grant to start the traffic safety program, and the Police Department usually participates with other county agencies when hosting seat-checking stations and other traffic safety events.
Officer Scott Blevins represented the Mint Hill Police Department at the North Carolina Traffic Safe Community Awards Luncheon in Durham October 18, to receive the award.
AAA awards the top five communities in three categories, based on population: less than 10,000, 10,000 to 30,000, and more than 30,000.
Six car windows and Jakes Good Eats restaurant window were shot in east Charlotte last Friday, June 8; and last Tuesday, June 5 a bullet entered a home on Cabarrus Road in Mint Hill. Some of the bullets have narrowly missed people, including drivers and a restaurant patron. Shattered glass injured drivers on Albemarle road when their window was shot out. Police are working with undercover detectives and K-9 units, and keeping watch of the homes of potential suspects. CMPD requested the fragment of the round in the Mint Hill home to compare it to the Albemarle Road rounds. Two vehicles were seen on Albemarle Road, a red pickup truck and a grey or silver Chevy Astro Van. Police encourage witnesses to call Crime Stoppers at 704-336-1600.
Mint Hill Police responded to an armed robbery call at Mr. Professional Jewelers at 4709 Margaret Wallace Road June 6 at 8:30 pm. The victim stated that two men entered the store wearing masks. The armed suspect held the victim at gunpoint while the other removed money from the register.
The suspects are described as black males, one wearing a white t-shirt and shorts, and the other wearing a black shirt and dark shorts with a Yankees ball cap. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
Contact Mint Hill Police at 704-545-1085 or Police Dispatch at 704-847-5555 with any information on this incident.