Police: Man arrested for car break-in, could be tied to many others
by Staff Writer
Christopher Steven Collins was arrested Dec. 5 around 3 a.m. and charged with breaking and entering a vehicle, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. A cop spotted him breaking into a car along Marion Lavern Road, police said.
Five other cars had been reported being broken into in that neighborhood and police are investigating if Collins could be connected to them.
Collins is being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail on a $7,500 bond, the jail log said.
Along with the Cashion Woods break-ins, police are investigating 26 other car break-ins in the Stephens Grove subdivision where sunglasses, money, CDs, DVDs, laptops and a gun were reported stolen.
Almost all of these break-ins were the result of unlocked car doors. Police ask everyone to remove valuables from their cars, lock their doors and call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious.
Anyone with information about these break-ins should call Huntersville Police Deputy Chief Michael Kee at 704-464-5400.