There are a few items CMPD has asked that I bring to your attention.
First, I want to make certain you have the updated cell phone number for Office Kevin Krauz. It is 704.763.7158. He patrols through South End, mostly via bike. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to give him a call. Always remember to call 911 in an emergency though.
Second, CMPD has asked I share the following:
Michael Lewis Williams is scheduled to be released from D.O.C. on 6/8/2013. He is a prolific thief. He has a history of breaking & entering and also larceny. He likes to go into open and closed businesses and remove computers or other items. Please call 911 if you see him in your business. Please share this info with neighboring businesses and residents.
Finally, many of you may have heard of the recent assault in Freedom Park. The following information was shared via the Dilworth Express newsletter and wanted to pass along to you as well.
Freedom Park – Detectives Request Assistance in Identifying Suspect
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at approximately 9:05 a.m., Providence Division patrol officers were dispatched to an assault call for service at the 1600 block of Sterling Road. The 52 year old victim stated that she was walking in Freedom Park when the unknown suspect approached her from behind and assaulted her. The victim was able to call 911 once the assault had stopped and provided responding officers with a description of the suspect. CMPD’s Helicopter was requested to assist in searching the area. Medic transported the victim to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30-40 years old, 6’0″ tall, muscular build and medium skin tone. The suspect was last seen wearing gold tank top, dark shorts and sneakers.
Providence Division has increased patrols in the area and encourage the public if they see something to say something.
Anyone with information concerning this case and or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
Officer J.R. Gilliland, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Providence Division, (704) 336-2878
$500 Reward to Stop Graffiti in South End
CMPD, Crime Stoppers and South End have teamed up to help address the graffiti problems in South End. Effective immediately, we are offering a reward that will pay up to $500 for information that leads to the arrest of any person or persons responsible for graffiti in South End. This reward is unique to South End and we are purposefully taking a more grass roots and word of mouth approach rather than broadcast from a media platform.
Offering a reward is not the only solution for addressing graffiti. It is crucial that once a building has been tagged, that the owner remove the graffiti as quickly as possible. Graffiti artists live to see and for others to see their “handiwork” so its important to have it removed as quickly as possible. Your efforts, combined with a reward structure to arrest these folks is key to addressing this problem.
Below is the flier from Crime Stoppers which provides a number of ways for you to report the crime. Additionally, the pdf for this flier is attached Crime Stoppers Flyer so you can down load and make copies to pass out or put in your place of business. If you have any questions please let me know and please spread the word!
Here are some examples of the type graffiti we want to see ended.