11-07-2019 | 3:51 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— On Thursday November 7, 2019 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police South Division officers responded the Maplecrest Townhomes on Paperbark Circle for a death investigation. The call for service came in at 3:51 p.m at 12151 Paperbark Circle
When officers located an adult male with apparent trauma inside of a residence. He was pronounced at the scene. Police say an altercation between a 45-year old homeowner and an “invited house guest” led to the deadly scene. Officers discovered the victim had multiple injuries related to trauma when the arrived. The victims name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and are currently canvassing the town house complex to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident. One witness was transported to police headquarters for further questioning.
Police have a person of interest identified and say there is no present danger to the community. Crime Scene Search has responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. This marks the 92nd homicide for 2019 for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Dudley is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
07-13-2019 | 5:00 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Saturday July 13, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m.m strong storms moved through the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina. The storms dumped several inches of rain in a short period of time. The large amounts of rain caused flash flooding through the area. Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 responded to a car stuck in floodwaters with people trapped around 5:30 p.m, A BMW SUV became disabled after driving through a flooded roadway at the intersection of Marvin Road & Johnston Road. Firefighters from Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 rescued occupants who were stranded in the vehicle. The water was so powerful it was creating powerful runoff off the sidewalk. A neighborhood on Donnington Drive off Marvin Road was also underwater. Meteorologists say about 3 inches of rain fell in this area of a period of 45 minutes.
04-12-2019 | 11:15 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — At 11:15pm Friday night Charlotte Fire Department was alerted to a reported house fire at 10642 Bryony Ct. Multiple 911 calls said a house was on fire and flames were coming from the roof of the 1 story home. Three friends driving home from dinner noticed the flames and heavy smoke and dialed 911 while following the smoke. The three friends arrived and saw the entire right side of the house on fire. As one friend banged on the door to alert anyone inside of the fire, a second friend entered the rear of the home through an open door with heavy flames and smoke. He yelled to anyone who still may have been inside the home. The three friends than helped the man safely out of the burning home as Charlotte Fire Department arrived on scene. Firefighters worked vigorously to control the fire which had already consumed a good portion of the home. The homeowner’s son said his father was asleep at the time of the fire with clothing running in the dryer. The son said he father normally falls asleep in a chair in the rear of home. 23 Firefighters controlled the fire within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. The The Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire.