In a few short days with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, N.C. there is so much to report as always because the officers there are part of the community. The WBL just wanted to say #weseeyou & you are #bustedinblue !
On February 5, 2016 :
Independence Division Officers Chomicki and Browder recently noticed a disabled vehicle in the parking lot of that Sam’s Mart on Albemarle Rd. Ms. Lord told officers that a hook punctured her tire.
The officers and community members worked together to assist Mrs. Lord and get her back on the road in no time at all.
Also on February 5, 2016:
N. Tryon Division Reading Buddies celebrated their 4 month partnership with Highland Renaissance Academy. They acknowledged 12 top students from four of their 3rd grade classes, rewarding the students for their good behavior and willingness to learn in their classroom.
To make this all possible, KFC and TACO BELL sponsored Reading Buddy Program by providing 12 lunch boxes and drinks for each student. They also committed their continued support of the program by providing lunches for students each month.
Special thanks to Officers Ann Sessoms, Chelsea Kidder, Nakeya Owens aka: “Officer KIKI”, Christopher Tolley, and Detective John Kubinsky for taking time out of their day to support the kids.
Also special thanks to KFC and TACO BELL Cooperation for making it all possible.
February 8, 2016:
Independence Division Officer Chomicki recently responded to a call from Mrs. Barringer. She called 911 about someone breaking into her storage shed and taking her late husband’s tools.
The suspect broke out a window. Mrs. Barringer was concerned because she was unable to fix the windows and she was afraid someone else would break in and take even more of her personal items.
Officer Chomicki took it upon himself to find some plywood, nails and a hammer and boarded the storage shed up by himself, in the cold and in the dark….yes, the temperature was in the low 20’s.
Mrs. Barringer held the flashlight for Officer Chomicki and the dynamic duo were able to secure the building. Later that evening, Mrs. Barringer took it upon herself to hand write a note to the police department expressing her sincere appreciation for the above and beyond customer service that Officer Chomicki showed.
Again on February 8, 2016:
North Division Officers Roberts and Travis helped children with their homework recently at The Hamptons apartments. The initiative is an expansion of the tutoring program that started at Woodstone Apartments.
Officers Travis and Roberts met with management last month and discussed having a tutoring and homework sessions with the children in the neighborhood. The apartment complex management were looking for ways to reach out to the children and they were completely on board with the idea. They even set aside a “quiet room” behind the fitness area for us to use.
This was the first day of the program and 8 elementary aged children attended
We helped with math homework, spelling homework and an art project. The children really enjoyed it and asked if we would be back next week. We wouldn’t miss it for the world!!!
The WBL has Covered portions of this story before in our Post “Charlotte, N.C . Officers replace drugs with Green Eggs and Ham!” We are very glad to see their efforts continue to flourish.
February 12, 2016:
Independence Division Officer Armlin recently responded to a call at the Wal-Mart on Independence Boulevard.
A 70 year old woman was walking with her groceries to her car when someone approached her and took all of her groceries.
Unfortunately, the woman had spent her last $40 and she had no groceries to show for it.
The 13 year veteran officer felt compelled to help. He went to the bank and withdrew $40 of his own money to give to the woman so she could go re-purchase the groceries that had just been taken by the cowardly crook.
Again on February 12, 2016:
A community member recently took a couple of minutes to send in some kind words after South Division Officer Corrado responded to a call of indecent exposure. Here’s what she had to say:
“Officer Corrado responded to my call regarding indecent exposure. He was sensitive to my experience and allowed me to tell my story without pressuring me for details or rushing.
I greatly appreciate his patience and professionalism. Extremely grateful to him and the rest of the CMPD.”
February 5, 2016 Award:
With such a compliment of Officers it must be very difficult to pick just one to be named Officer of the Month but they have. Please take a moment and learn a bit about Officer Chris Lyon.
All Photos Credit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Facebook page
The WBL salutes the men and women of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department