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Archived News and Media Releases for August 2010
August 27, 2010:

Trail of History: CPCC's efforts to chronicle the history of the CPMD 
The latest episode of CPCC’s Trail of History program features the history of policing in Charlotte. The interviews were shot inside the Beneath the Badge exhibit, which is open now at the Charlotte Museum of History. Click this link You are leaving the site. to watch the 25-minute program.

August 26, 2010: 

Arrest made in Greentree Drive robbery
On August 13, 2010, at about 10:30 p.m., the victim, an elderly male, was robbed at gunpoint by a white male who knocked on the victim’s door stating that he needed help with his overheating vehicle.  While the victim assisted the suspect with his car, the suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s money.  When the victim removed his wallet to look for cash, the suspect grabbed it out of the victim’s hand and fled the scene in his vehicle.  Although the 84 year old victim did not suffer any injuries during the robbery, he did fall to the ground when the suspect grabbed his wallet.

 Andrey Gurlov

  The victim was able to provide a description of a white male, about 5’7” tall, around 25 years of age with dark hair and a medium build.  Patrol Officers with the Providence Division responded to scene along with Robbery Unit Detectives to begin the initial investigation.  A Providence Division Officer was given information by the victim that his credit card was used at a Wal-Mart, which further investigation turned out to be the Wal-Mart in Indian Trail, NC.  Robbery Unit Detectives obtained the video and still shots and with this and additional information, signed a warrant charging Andrey Gurlov, DOB: 06/30/1982, with Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon. 
The CMPD Violent Criminal Apprehension Team began working the case on August 24, 2010, in an effort to locate Mr. Gurlov.  On August 25, 2010, they deployed to multiple addresses in Matthews, Indian Trail and Charlotte in an effort to locate Mr. Gurlov and take him into custody.  VCAT quickly developed intelligence that Mr. Gurlov had fled the Charlotte area for Kansas City, Kansas.  VCAT coordinated with the FBI Safe Street Task Force and the suspect was apprehended on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 5:30 p.m.

Two Detectives with the Robbery Unit flew to Kansas City and interviewed Mr. Gurlov in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 26, 2010.  While we are not at liberty to discuss how, Robbery Unit Detectives were able to use evidence from another recent robbery in the Providence Division which assisted them with identifying Mr. Gurlov as the suspect in this case.  Robbery Unit Detectives are currently investigating recent robberies to determine if Mr. Gurlov may be a suspect in any of them.  Once the determination has been made, additional charges may be filed against Mr. Gurlov, who has been arrested four times previously in Mecklenburg County.
August 25, 2010:

School Zone Traffic Enforcement in the Providence Division
Providence Division officers began their targeted enforcement of speed zone regulations on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, the first day of school.  Enforcement covered both the morning and afternoon hours. The public should note that officers are increasing patrols and targeting aggressive drivers in school zones at Runnymede Lane from Colony Road to Selwyn Ave, Oakhurst at Monroe Rd, and Fairview Road at Carmel Road.  A total off 44 citations were written today.  

    Morning enforcement efforts: 

  • 28 speeding in school zone citations issued from 6:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.  
  • 4 Providence Division officers assigned 3 separate school zones
Afternoon enforcement efforts:
  • 16 speeding in school zone citations issued from 2:15 p.m. until 4 p.m.  
  • 3 Providence division officers assigned 3 separate school zones 

August 24, 2010:

Thereasea Clark-Elder Park Back to School Fair
On August 21, 2010, from 12-3 p.m., Clair Lane, with “Our Foundation for Children” hosted a Back to School Back Pack School Supply and Health Fair at the Thereasea Clark-Elder Park.  
August 19, 2010:

Arrest made in B&E at Chapel of Christ the King
Emmanuel Charles 
  At 8 p.m., on August 16, 2010, two witnesses stated that they observed a suspect inside the kitchen area of their church.  As one witness dialed 911 to report the incident, the suspect escaped by crawling out of a window and pushing his way past the second witness.  Eastway Division Officers responded to the scene and circulated the area; however, they were unable to locate the suspect in the area.   An Eastway Division Burglary Detective was able to solve this case and sign warrants on Emmanuel Eugene Charles, on August 18, 2010.  Mr. Charles was already in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office for a larceny offense which he committed on August 17, 2010, at the Food Lion located at 3207 Eastway Drive.  He is under a $5,000 bond for this B&E. 
August 6, 2010:

Towing Ordinance
The City of Charlotte is seeking input from members of the towing industry, private parking lot owners/operators and other members of the public concerning a proposed ordinance that will regulate non-consensual tows from private parking lots. More about the Proposed Towing Ordinance changes...