The Crime Scene for October 8th
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – A man accused of robbing the Fast Track gas station with a survey stake was arrested in Iredell County on Monday, Oct. 4, after allegedly breaking into an Iredell County home, police said.
Michael Allen Yates, 38, is accused of entering the 502 Gilead Road store around 12:40 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, and demanding cash, police said. He brandished a large surveying stake, a wooden spike used in construction projects to mark areas of land.
The cashier gave the man money from the register before he ran away. No injuries were reported.
On Monday Iredell County officers arrested Yates after they said he broke into a home. Information about the break-in was not immediately available.
He is charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, police said. Yates is being held in the Iredell County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
Yates will face charges of armed robbery in Mecklenburg County, police said. It is unclear when he will be extradited back to the area.
Teen beaten by group of students for iPhones
HUNTERSVILLE – A 16-year-old Hopewell High School student was beaten up Monday, Oct. 4, by a group of students and robbed of three Apple iPhones.
The student said he was walking behind the gym to class when someone pushed him to the ground, police said. Then a group of students joined in and began punching and kicking him before stealing three iPhones and running away, police said. Two of the phones, valued at $800, were his and the other belonged to his brother.
The student couldn’t identify his attackers and a surveillance video was unable to generate any leads because of the angle and distance from the attack.
The student declined medical attention.
Three daytime robberies put Davidson on alert
DAVIDSON – Police are asking residents to be vigilant after responding to three daytime robberies in the same day where someone kicked in the doors of homes and stole electronic equipment.
Davidson police responded to the 400, 600 and 900 block of Hudson Place on Monday, Oct. 4, where burglars forced their way inside and stole televisions, computers and other electronic devices.
Police are asking residents to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.
Anyone with information in the burglaries should contact Detective Steve Ingram at 704-892-5131.
Cop, civilian awarded for saving man after heart attack
CORNELIUS – Earlier this year, Allison White was concerned when she saw Terry Boyles collapse at Shops on the Green, so she flagged down police Sgt. George Brinzey.
A massive heart attack had nearly killed the FedEx delivery driver. When Brinzey reached him, he was unconscious, unresponsive and turning blue.
Brinzey called for an ambulance and performed CPR for the five minutes before paramedics could arrive.
By the time Boyles was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, he was alert and talking. Brinzey saved his life.
On Sept. 30, Cornelius police honored Brinzey with the life saving commendation and White with a civilian commendation for their help during the May 28 ordeal.
“We are always proud to have employees involved in such positive events, but it is especially rewarding that we can celebrate with Allison and Terry at the same time,” Chief Bence Hoyle said during the ceremony.
HUNTERSVILLE – Excluding routine citations, the Huntersville Police Department reported the following charges, including the places and dates of arrests, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4:
• Chaun Charles Mikuleza, 40, assault on a female, at 211 Hillcrest Drive. Sept. 29.
• Dana Michelle Barton, 19, theft, at Kohl’s Department Store, 9743 Sam Furr Road. Sept. 29.
• Kasandra Lashea Whiteside, 21, theft, at Kohl’s Department Store, 9743 Sam Furr Road. Sept. 29.
• Corey Jayson Bragg, 19, carrying a concealed weapon, at 514 N. Old Statesville Road. Sept. 30.
• Eric Steven Schweitz, 21, possession of marijuana, at 16299 N.C. 73. Oct 1.
MUG • Cameron James Harris, 26, felony breaking and entering, at 9701 Sam Furr Road. Oct. 1.
• Jeffrey Scott Martin, 40, DWI, at 19101 Peninsula Point Drive. Oct. 1.
CORNELIUS – Excluding routine citations, the Cornelius Police Department reported the following charges, including the places and dates of arrests, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4:
• Jeremy John Mojica, 25, assault on a female, at 19616 School St.. Sept. 28.
• Joseph Edward Kane, 21, assault, at 20920 Torrence Chapel Road. Sept. 29.
• Caitlin Marie William, 22, DWI, at 17111 Statesville Road. Sept. 28.
• Jonathan Lee Allison, 20, obtaining alcoholic beverages underage, at 9611 Westmoreland Road. Sept. 30.
• Manuel Jose Rodriguez, 30, DWI, at Interstate 77. Oct. 1.
• Kevin Charles Baird, 36, DWI, at 10029 Washam-Potts Road. Oct. 1.
• Brandon Michael James House, 20, DWI, at 20130 West Catawba Ave. Oct. 1.
• Brian Michael Boyer, 39, DWI, at 20326 Northport Drive. Oct. 2.
• Johnny Fred Helms, 39, assault and battery, at 19408 Carrington Club Drive. Oct. 3.
• James Dustin Grubb, 25, felony theft, at 21126 Catawba Ave. Oct. 4.
DAVIDSON – Excluding routine citations, the Davidson Police Department reported the following charges, including the places and dates of arrests, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2:
• Timothy James Cowie, 45, assault on a female, at 100 Lynbrook St. Oct. 2.
HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville Police Department reported the following incidents from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4:
• Fast Track, 502 Gilead Road. Oct. 2.
• 15800 block of N. Old Statesville Road. Sept. 29.
• 100 block of Fourth St. Oct. 1.
• 15200 block of Timberview Lane. Oct. 1.
• 11700 block of Verheoff Drive. Sept. 29.
• 500 block of N. Old Statesville Road. Sept. 29.
• 13200 block of Willow Breeze Lane. Oct. 1.
• 13400 block of Willow Breeze Lane. Oct. 1.
• 15200 block of Crossing Gate Drive. Oct. 3.
• 12200 block of Journey’s End Trail. Oct. 1.
• 9700 block of Harkers Court. Sept. 28.
• Kohl’s Department Store, 9743 Sam Furr Road. Sept. 29.
• Mayday Services, 12920 S. Church St. Sept. 29.
• Time Warner Cable, 3600 Halcyon Drive. Oct. 2.
• 140 block of S. Church St. Oct. 2.
• 16300 block of Greenfarm Road. Oct. 2.
• Shannon Edwards Group, 13800 Winmau Lane, Oct. 4.
• 16600 block of Redcliff Drive. Oct. 4.
• 100 block of S. Church St. Oct. 4.
• 8500 block of Lindholm Drive. Oct. 2.
• 200 block of Nealy Drive. Oct. 2.
CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Police Department reported the following incidents from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4:
• YMCA, at 21300 Davidson St. Sept. 28
• 19500 block of Smith Circle. Sept. 28.
• 16500 block of Amberside Road. Sept 29.
• 18600 block of Coachman’s Trace. Sept. 30.
• 18700 block of Nautical Drive. Sept. 30.
• 19500 block of Liverpool Pkwy. Oct. 2.
• 21600 block of Colina Drive. Oct. 2.
• 20300 block of N. Main St. Oct. 1.
• 19300 block of Meridian St. Oct. 2.