Mint Hill Police awarded Top Five in public safety

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.

Share

String of shootings

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.

Share

Police looking for suspects in armed robbery

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.

Share

MH Police warn residents of “grandparent scam”

The Mint Hill police are warning residents to be aware of a new scam called the “grandparent scam”. The scam involves a scammer calling elderly residents and pretending to be a grandson in another county and asking for a wire transfer of money. Three cases have already happened this year. The police department warns residents to be on the lookout for suspicious calls such as these.

Share