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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Guevara to the Crime Stoppers Board. Mr. Guevara is the director of Global Security for Chiquita Brands International and as such, has responsibility for the safety and welfare for 21,000 employees and assets worth billions of dollars around the globe.
Ed is retired from the FBI after serving 25 years in a variety of positions and posts culminating his law enforcement career as a member the Senior Executive Service.
Crime Stoppers is also pleased to announce that Chiquita has honored Mr. Guevara's appointment by donating $5,000.00 to the general rewards fund of Charlotte Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers is an independent non-profit organization which was formed in 1994. It protects the identity of concerned citizens and rewards them for reporting information regarding a crime that leads to an arrest. Ed joins an independent board of directors formed to oversee management, program development and fundraising.
Independence Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Devashay Walker, DOB: 05/19/1994, for his involvement in a residential breaking and entering case.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a patrol officer was flagged down by the victim, who stated she returned home and observed the suspect in her residence, which is located in the 800 block of Ashmore Dr.
The suspect spotted the victim and ran out of the rear door of the home and into the backyard. The officer broadcast the description of the suspect to officers in the field and requested additional officers to assist.
Officers with the assistance of a department K-9 were able to locate an individual matching the description of the suspect on Glendora Dr. The victim was transported to Glendora Dr. and positively identified the individual who was later identified as Devashay Walker, as the man she observed in her home. Additionally, officers recovered property that was removed from the victim’s home in the area where Walker was apprehended.
Excellent communication and solid field work by patrol officers played a critical role in enabling them to arrest this suspect immediately.
Eastway Division officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested, Rico Billings, DOB: 11/26/1993, and Tyler Billings, DOB12/26/1996, for their involvement in an armed robbery.
On Friday, March 15, 2013, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a robbery call for service in the 2400 block of Dunlavin Way. The victim stated he was approached by the suspects at gunpoint before the suspects demanded his money and cell phone. The victim dropped to the ground and the suspects began to kick him and removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket before the suspects left the area on foot.
A detailed description of the suspects was broadcast to officers in the field. A short time later, officers located two individuals matching the description of the suspects in the 1600 block of Eastway Drive. Evidence and information gathered during the investigation identified Rico Billings and Tyler Billings as the suspects involved in the armed robbery. It was also determined that the suspects are brothers. Both suspects have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Excellent communication and a thorough field investigation by patrol officers enabled them to arrest the suspects within a short period of time of the robbery.
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North Tryon Division officers have arrested Jamel Christopher Hage, DOB: 01/17/1988, Isaiah Stallworth, DOB 05/10/1992, and Jelani Burwell, DOB: 09/10/1981, for their involvement in an armed robbery case. (20130206113100)
On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at approximately 11:30 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to an armed robbery call for service at the Cricket Mobile Store located at 5025 N. Tryon Street. Two store employees (victims) stated that masked suspects entered the store and ordered them to open the safe at gunpoint. The victims were unable to open the safe and the suspects removed money from the store’s cash registers. The suspects ran out of the store and got into a car, before speeding off. A witness gave a description of the vehicle to responding officers and the description was broadcast via the radio to other officers in the field.
A short time later, an officer circulating the area in an unmarked car, observed the suspected vehicle in the 1300 block of Hunter Oaks Lane and conducted a traffic stop. Information and evidence gathered during the investigation identified the three men who occupied the vehicle as the suspects involved in the armed robbery. All three suspects have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Excellent communication between officers, a thorough field investigation and a cooperative witness enabled officers to apprehend the three suspects quickly. Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or these suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn how to subscribe to the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com
HAGE STALLWORTH BURWELL
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have charged Mark O’Brian Ellis, DOB:12/22/1995, Jacinto Elroy Henderson, DOB: 04/24/1996 and Daterrious Daquan Johnson, DOB: 01/23/1995, with robbery with a dangerous weapon for their involvement in a carjacking case.
On Monday, January 21, 2013, patrol officers were dispatched to a robbery from person call for service that occurred in the 9900 block of John Redford Rd. The victim stated he was visiting a friend and upon leaving, he entered his vehicle before he was approached by a suspect armed with a gun. The suspect ordered the victim to exit the vehicle and to get on the ground. The victim complied and at that time was approached by a second suspect who removed his cell phone and wallet before the suspects took off in the victim’s car with a third suspect.
Information and evidence gathered during the investigation identified Ellis, Henderson and Johnson as the individuals involved in the carjacking. All three suspects have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or these suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.7600. To learn more about subscribing to the new Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/
ELLIS HENDERSON JOHNSON
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers program in developing the latest tool in crime prevention. This innovative technology will allow our community the ability to assist the CMPD in reducing crime by using the Crime Stoppers mobile app.
Citizens now have the ability to submit crime tips anonymously through telephone, email, video, or photo. The technology also features some of the CMPD’s most wanted and can guide citizens to the nearest law enforcement office, should they need assistance. The smart device application has one touch dialing to call Crime Stoppers or the nearest law enforcement office. Charlotte-Mecklenburg is the first Crime Stoppers organization in the southeast to employ this innovative technology.
Members of the Crime Stoppers board will be available to demonstrate the new app and answer any questions the media may have concerning the technology at 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at CMPD headquarters.
For more information or to become a subscriber, please go to iTunes, Google Play or the Blackberry Platform and download the app for free.