Hiding From The Police Behind a Couch Does Not Work

Authorities with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have taken a man into custody they say was involved in a home invasion.

According to a report, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Skyland Avenue a little before 1 a.m. Thursday.  A man had called 911 and stated he witnessed a man removing a window screen on a neighbor’s home.  When police arrived at the scene, the found a window shattered with a cinderblock next to the broken glass in the yard.  Officers at the front door then observed someone walking inside the home.

Officers outside then called the homeowner of the residence who stated he was not at home at that time.  The homeowner came home a short time after, but not before the officers found a man hiding behind his couch.  The man was taken into custody and is being charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

Any burglary or drug charge can bring many difficulties in an individual’s life.  Contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to consult with one of our criminal attorneys.  Our criminal attorneys handle many types of criminal cases in North and South Carolina, including criminal drug and burglary cases.  Our criminal attorneys also understand the hardships facing criminal defendants that come with any criminal charges.  We are licensed in both North and South Carolina, where you can contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

 

 

South Charlotte Crash Involves CMPD Cruiser

An accident involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer caused delays on a busy south Charlotte road Friday morning.

The crash happened on Providence Road at Pineville-Matthews road.  A CMPD cruiser was involved in the messy crash.

Crews worked to clear the scene of the accident while traffic backed up along the nearby roadways.

Details are still forthcoming on the seriousness of the injuries caused by crash.

Studies conducted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reveal that approximately 162 police officers die each year in the line of duty.  Our police officers have a dangerous job.  Unfortunately, even police officers can be injured or killed in traffic accidents while on the job.  If you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident with an emergency vehicle, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Fatal Single Car Crash Kills Two in Charlotte

Two people are dead after a car veered off the road and crashed on Bellhaven Boulevard early Monday morning.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. when a man driving a green BMW veered off the road, caught fire, and collided into some trees.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were the first to arrive on the scene of the fiery crash.  Two officers attempted to free the driver from the car just as Fire Department officials arrived.

Both a 29-year-old man and a 36 year-old man were killed in the crash.  A passenger was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Although nighttime traffic volume is approximately half that of daytime, about 62% of all traffic fatalities nationwide occur at night.  If you or someone you know has been injured in a serious accident, day or night, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Six Car Crash Snarls Charlotte Traffic

A six-car crash caused major traffic delays for evening commuters on N.C. 16 Northbound near Mount Holly Huntersville Road and Interstate 485 Wednesday night.

The accident occurred just after 6 p.m. and sent two people to an area hospital with injuries, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.

Wreckers arrived on the scene around 7 p.m. and cleared the wreckage.

The peak hour motor vehicle crashes occur in Charlotte is between 4 and 5 p.m.  Rush hour is the peak hour of the day during which traffic congestion is at its highest.  If you or a loved one has been involved in a rush hour collision or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

 

Charlotte Driver Killed After Losing Control

A Charlotte driver died in an early morning crash after his car veered off the roadway and hit some woods Monday.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were the first to arrive on the scene at the 7800 block of Belhaven Boulevard around 3:30 a.m.

A 29-year-old driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

The man, driving a BMW passenger vehicle veered off the road into a wooded area, coming to a halt on a hill at a 45-degree angle.  The car then caught fire.

The two police officers on the scene attempted to free the man from the fiery vehicle as firefighters began to show up.

The passenger was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still working to find the cause of the fatal accident.

In years 2008 & 2009, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death.  Whether it’s day or night, safe driving techniques can make the difference of life or death for you and your loved ones.  If you find yourself in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.