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Old 01-25-2007, 06:49 AM
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they caught them... Detective said that one perp told him they got $250 for the things of mine they took!! wtf?? I would have given him $300 just to stay out...

3 arrested in burglaries, break-ins
Police link suspects to 11 incidents since mid-December

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested three men Friday and charged them in connection with a string of recent burglaries and home break-ins in the Dilworth, Myers Park and Elizabeth neighborhoods in central Charlotte.

Rodney Dewayne Love, 23; Demareo Whitley, 18; and Donte Bernard Austin, 31, were charged with assorted counts of first-degree burglary and breaking and entering, said police Capt. Mike Campagna. Officers were booking them into the Mecklenburg County jail late Friday, he said.

Investigators have tied the three men to six burglaries and five break-ins since Dec. 12, Campagna said. In the burglaries, one or more of the men broke into homes while they were occupied, he said.

Investigators also recovered some of the items stolen from homes, such as laptop computers and large-screen televisions, Campagna said, although he declined to give more details until the investigation is complete. Police may charge one or more of the three in other thefts, he said.

Police said they hoped the arrests will help quell a rise in Charlotte property crimes. The number of residential burglaries rose by 11 percent in 2006 over 2005, including a 51 percent increase in the North Division, which covers northern Charlotte and much of northern Mecklenburg County. Myers Park, Elizabeth and Dilworth have been in the Providence and Central divisions.

Police said they're working with neighborhoods and businesses on security measures, such as closing curtains or blinds in windows to conceal valuables. They also recommend trimming landscaping and adding outdoor lights to give potential thieves fewer places to hide.

Because of the sharp increase in the North Division, officers planned to go door-to-door in the McIntyre neighborhood off Reames Road today to talk to residents about security measures.
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