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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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