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News for the Month of February 2011
  February 28, 2011:

CMPD Citizens Academy and Community Education Workshops

CMPD’s Citizens Academy is now accepting applications for spring 2011 workshops which begin on March 15, 2011. 
Workshops are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings either at CMPD Headquarters 601 East Trade Street or the Training Academy located at 1770 Shopton Road, from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.
Last year the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Training Academy redesigned our Citizens Academy Program to include Community Education Workshops.
Community Education Workshops
We are offering many of the Citizens Academy classes as Community Education Workshops which are open to Mecklenburg County Residents 18 years or older upon registration.
During the Community Education Workshops you will learn about the police department’s history, our mission, recruitment process, training of recruits and officers, crime prevention techniques you can use, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, gangs, volunteer opportunities and our community policing philosophy.  You will participate in open discussions designed to foster an understanding of how the CMPD works with the community and for the community.
You do not have to complete an application however registration for each workshop is required.
Citizens Academy Program
All residents of Mecklenburg County 18 years and older are encouraged to apply for the Citizens Academy Program. Efforts are made to include members of the business and religious community, as well as, local community leaders, elected officials and media representatives.
Each applicant is subject to a general background check. After approval of your application to the Citizens Academy Program, you will then be able to register for and attend Citizens Academy Only Workshops, which include practical exercises and demonstrations that will enhance your understanding of police operations.  You will have the opportunity to ride in a police car, go to the firearms range, learn about defensive tactics and participate in tours of our crime lab, command center and 911 Communications room.
Maximum enrollment is 40 per workshop/class. 
For more information about application to the Citizens Academy and registration for the Community Education Workshops please complete the online forms at Look for Citizens Academy under quick links) or call 704-432-1655.  RF

February 25, 2011:

DWI Checking Station Information
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, along with the Pineville PD, Mint Hill PD, NC State Highway Patrol, Matthews PD and Mecklenburg County Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a DWI checking station in the Eastway Division, from 11 p.m., on Thursday until 3 a.m. on Friday morning.  The checking station was conducted in the 1700 Block of The Plaza Road.  
Here are results from checking station: 
DWI Charges: 12 
No Operator's License: 11 
Open Container: 3
Possession of alcohol under age: 2 
Drug Charges: 1 
Other Citations: (tags, insurance, etc..) 17 
Seat Belt: 1
Warrant: 1  (larceny charge) 
Total Charges- 51


February 23, 2011:

Missing woman's body recovered from the Catawba River
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit and Missing Persons Unit are conducting a death investigation off Amos Smith Road in the Freedom Division.  A check the welfare call was placed to 911 at 9:00 a.m., on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.  The deceased has been identified as Janet Elizabeth Simpson, who was reported missing on December 6, 2010. 
Freedom Division officers responded to a report that a body was floating in the Catawba River behind a home off Amos Smith Road, whose property line backs up to the river.  When officers arrived on scene, they located a body floating in the water; the body was pronounced deceased on scene.  Detectives with the Homicide Unit and Missing Persons Unit responded to the scene to begin their investigation and canvass the surrounding area.  With the assistance of the Charlotte Fire Department and West Meck Volunteer Fire Department, the body was recovered and transported to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office which will determine the cause of death.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available. 
Crime Scene Search responded to collect physical evidence and photograph the scene. 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Burkard is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  RF

  February 18, 2011:
16th Annual Burnette-Nobles Golf Tournament Signup

Registration for the 16th Annual Burnette-Nobles Golf Tournament is now open. For those that would like to apply, please print and fill it out the registration form and submit it along with your payment before the stated deadline of April 1, 2011. There are also sponsorship opportunities, as well as donations to the Burnette-Nobles Fund and the CMPD Hope Foundation, that can be made on you or your company's behalf. 
This year’s tournament is being held at the Highland Creek Golf Club on Monday, April 11, 2011.  There will be awards for both morning and afternoon shotgun starts, opportunities for various prizes and a wonderful Barbecue luncheon with all the trimmings.
Get your team together and submit your registration form and fees. Thank you for your support and we will see you at the tournament!
  February 11, 2011:

Military recruiter charged with sexual battery

           Charlie Ingram 
  On February 10, 2011, detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Sexual Assault Unit served Charlie Landrum Ingram, DOB: 02/08/1966, a Recruiting Sergeant with the US Army, with multiple warrants related to an assault which occurred at the US Army recruiting office located at 440 McCullough Drive.  The assault took place on February 3, 2011.  The warrants were obtained for two counts of Sexual Battery, one count of False Imprisonment, and one count of Assault on Female.
On February 3, 2011, the victim, a 20 year old female, was at the US Army recruiting office participating in the Future Soldiers Program.  While she was waiting, Sgt. Ingram made inappropriate sexual comments directed towards the victim and escorted her to a supply room where he sexually assaulted her.  The victim attempted to leave the room, but Sgt. Ingram pushed her into the corner of the room and continued to fondle her.  The victim was finally able to escape the assault when someone come into the building startling the suspect.  
Sgt. Ingram was arrested and served with the warrants when he surrendered to CMPD detectives on February 10, 2011.  He was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and given a bail amount of $5,000, for the four misdemeanor charges.   
For additional information reference CMPD Complaint Number 2011-0203-222401.  Anyone with information regarding this case or any other incidents involving US Army Sgt. Ingram is asked to contact Detective Banner with the Sexual Assault Unit, at or 704-336-8279.  RF

ADW suspects arrested following shooting


          Demanuelle Wilson                             Jamario Young

ADW Unit officers responded to a Mint and W. Park reference one shot. They located one gunshot victim on wickford suffering from shotgun wound to his buttocks and another gunshot victim was located with gunshot wound to his back from the same incident several minutes later on southwood.

The victim advised officers of a potential suspect location which led to a knock and talk at 423 W. Kingston Ave. The suspects were identified as Jamario Young BM 6-20-90 and Demanuelle Wilson BM 11-20-91 and were charged with 2 counts of ADW inflicting serious injury and 2 counts of acting in concert. CSS processed shooting scene, suspect address and victims at hospital. RF

February 1, 2011:
South Division officers arrests B&E suspects

                  Sherrod Pauley                               Derrick Brooks

South Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Derrick Brooks, DOB: 08/20/1990, and Sherrod Pauley, DOB 03/03/1988. On January 31, 2011, at approximately 11:00 p.m. officers were dispatched to a call of a home break that occurred at an apartment in the 6800 block of Poppy Hills Lane.  The victim stated he was in his apartment when the suspect broke into the residence.  The victim stated he got out of bed and retrieved his gun as he met the suspect in the entrance to the victims bedroom.   The victim stated the suspect began to advance towards him.  The victim fired one shot that missed as the suspect ran out of the apartment and got into a waiting Ford Explorer before fleeing the scene in the vehicle.
A short time later officers observed an Explorer matching the description of the vehicle the suspect fled in.  Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested both suspects without incident.
Derrick Brooks and  Sherrod Pauley have both been charged with First Degree Burglary.  The is Sherrod Pauley’s 13th arrest in Mecklenburg County since 2008.  If you have any additional information on this case or any other cases please call our Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600 or RT

CMPD Civilian Employee of the Month

Latricia Good Civilian Employee of the Month February 2011

Latricia Good has been part of the CMPD for nearly two years.  A lot of us wonder how we survived without her.  Latricia is assigned to the Public Affairs Office and is charged with coordinating all department events.  She's also responsible for the internal communication for the CMPD. 

A self starting multi-tasker,  Latricia's can do attitude is contagious.   CMPD is a better place because of Latricia's professionalism. RT

CMPD Officer of the Month

                                   Officer Brandon Kimble

Officer Brandon Kimble has been employed by CMPD since September, 2007.  As a result of his consistent high-quality work in the Hickory Grove Division he was selected for the Response Area Two Focused Mission Team early in 2010. 

He immediately became a fitting and productive member of the group, working extremely well with his co-workers and supervisor.  Along with his regular duties, Officer Kimble recently took on the task of handling all the Larceny from Auto follow-ups for the response area.

Officer Kimbell is truly one of the CMPD's finest.  RT