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01-20-2019 | 12:11 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC – On January 20, 2019 at 12:11am Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Departmet, Matthews Fire & EMS, and Mecklenburg EMS received 911 calls for a motor vehicle crash with people trapped. The accident was reported on I-485 Outer at the Weddington Road overpass. Charlotte Fire Department Station 32, Station 9, Battalion 7 and and engine from Matthews Fire & EMS all responded along with an ambulance from Mecklenburg EMS. The 911 call stated a tractor trailer had overturned on I-485 and the driver was trapped in the cab. Firefighters removed the windshield of the truck cab and pulled the driver out. According to paramedics on scene, the driver was sustained potentially life threatening injuries and was taken to the Trauma Center at Carolina Medical Center.  The truck was reportedly hauling loads of tomatoes that spilled onto the highway. The accident backed up traffic for miles on I-485 Inner for about an hour until the fire department was able to leave the scene. A heavy duty wrecker (Tow Truck) arrived around 1:45am to begin the process of up-righting the tractor trailer. It’s unclear if the heavy rain and wet weather were factors in the accident.

01-17-2019 | 1:40 PM | PINEVILLE,NC –  On December 22, 2018 at approximately 11:39 a.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department along with the Charlotte Fire Department responded to Chantilly Corner Studios located at 2644 Shenandoah Avenue in response to a 911 call regarding an arson attempt.    No one was injured and the business received only minor damage from the arson.   The investigation revealed that the incident actually occurred the night before at approximately 3:13a.m.

While various materials were used by the suspect in this arson attempt; no high explosives were used in this incident.  Accelerants were used in the crime and evidence was collected.  We will not be releasing the exact method/materials the arsonist used as that information is a part of the criminal investigation.

During the course of their investigation CMPD Bomb Squad and Arson Detectives developed a suspect in this case and on January 17, 2019 at approximately 1:40 p.m., served a search warrant at 808 Cone Avenue, Pineville, NC.  The suspect was located and arrested by the CMPD SWAT Team without incident.  Evidence was located has been collected.  The suspect’s name will be released once he has been formally charged at the Magistrates’ Office.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.


01-09-2019 | 1:17 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC – On Wednesday Morning January 9, 2019, Pineville Police Officers pursued a vehicle overnight for careless and reckless driving on I-485.  The vehicle refused to stop for blue lights and sirens and the driver continued on South Blvd where he crashed into a telephone pole near Woodlawn Road.  The driver took off running from our officer but was arrested after a short foot chase.

There were only minor injuries from the single vehicle car crash. The driver was transported to a local hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

The driver was in possession of cocaine and marijuana and will be criminally charged for same, in addition to numerous traffic violations

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