Editor’s note: This is a record of arrests and significant crimes for the period between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4. For this period, there were no significant criminal events in the towns of Lake Park, Marvin, Mineral Springs, Unionville or Weddington. All investigations are ongoing unless otherwise stated.
Elderly woman targeted in theft
A 67 year old Fairview resident returned home to find she had fallen victim to thieves Tuesday, Nov. 2. The incident happened at a home on the 1300 block of W. Lawyers Road. The owner arrived home around 4 p.m to find the front door had been forced in and over $2,000 in merchandise had been taken. A Sony television was stolen, along with $25 in costume jewelry.
Local resident falls victim to dognapping
A 48-year-old Hemby Bridge man came home Monday, Nov. 1 to find thieves had paid a visit. Nothing was damaged at the property, located on the 6200 block of Indian Trail/Fairview Road. Two dogs, a chihuahua and a schnauzer, were both taken in the theft.
Unlocked door leads to debit card theft
An Indian Trail resident lost his wallet, social security card, debit card and driver’s license, all due to one unlocked door. The incident happened at the man’s home, on the 2100 block of Landen Chase Drive, where he had left the car door unlocked and gone inside. Thieves opened the door and grabbed the wallet, along with the other items.
Car stolen from Clover Bend
Deputies are investigating after thieves broke into a car and drove off. The theft occurred on the 2300 block of Clover Bend Lane, where a silver 1998 Honda Civic was taken, just before 1 a.m on Monday, Nov. 1. There was no sign of damage left behind or any clue how the thieves broke in.
Pawn shop suffers break-in
An alarm brought sheriff’s deputies to JC’s Gun and Pawn in the late hours of Tuesday, Nov. 2. Thieves had pried open the front door at the business, located at the 7400 block of E. Marshville Blvd. Taken in the theft was a cell phone battery, a shopping bag, bolt cutters and a CD. Nothing else was taken or damaged in the incident.
Driver killed after single car accident
Monroe officers responded to a call just after 1 a.m Nov. 1, after a single car accident off Sunset Drive. Officers report that after the car had been idling for a while, heat from the engine ignited a brush fire. The car then filled with smoke and caught on fire as the driver was inside. The driver, 69-year-old Monroe resident Robert Warren Lotz, was pronounced dead at the scene. Monroe police are still investigating what led to the incident.
Just stopped by to borrow some tools
Deputies were called out to the 5500 block of Berrywood Lane Monday, Nov. 1, after the owner returned home to find his front door busted open. Thieves pried open the door, then started carrying out supplies. Taken in the theft were three chainsaws, two laptops, a guitar and a drill. Nothing else was damaged at the property.
Search continues for missing Indian Trail man
Sheriff’s deputies are asking the public’s help in piecing together what happened to an Indian Trail man who vanished a month ago. On Oct. 8, 57-year-old Arthur Freeman Page packed everything he owned into his blue Chevy Trailblazer and announced he was leaving his home on Faith Church Road to move to Georgia. Nearly one month later, family members and friends haven’t been able to get in contact with Page, bringing his sister to file a missing person’s report Nov. 3.
Deputies learned that Page was towing his red and white Bass Tracker boat behind the Trailblazer, as he had announced to friends a plan to go fishing at several lakes in between North Carolina and Georgia.
Friends describe Page as a white male, approximately 6’4 with brown hair and hazel eyes. The Trailblazer he was driving had the registration ZPX5335.
Deputies ask anyone with information to call 704-283-3789.