Beltone fits man’s hearing aid
MATTHEWS – Mounting medical bills made it difficult for Nick Swertfager to take on the extra expense of buying new hearing aids, so he decided to visit the Beltone Hearing Center to see if they could help him.
Robert Smyth, a hearing instrument specialist, told Swertfager about the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation, mentioning he’d apply on Swertfager’s behalf. The foundation donates hearing aids to those who are in need and are unable to access them.
Swertfager was approved for new hearing aids and was fitted with them March 25.
“We are happy to have played an important role in changing his life for the better,” said Michael Andreozzi, CEO of Beltone Carolina/Virginia.
Police investigate carjacking
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is investigating a carjacking that occurred at 1:15 a.m. April 12 in the 2000 block of Sam Newell Road.
The victim told police he was giving two acquaintances a ride. As they were traveling on Sam Newell Road, the male occupant pulled out a handgun and ordered the victim to give him his wallet and to get out of the car, police said.
The two suspects drove away in the victim’s car, a maroon/burgundy 2005 Cadillac SRX with chrome Cadillac wheels. It has a N.C. registration plate number of FKP-3558.
The suspects are described as a black male who possibly goes by the name “J.D. or “J.T.” and a black female with short braided hair and possibly goes by the name “Gabby” or “Gabrielle.”
Contact Det. Lori Valdes at lvaldes@mat thewsnc.gov or 704-847-5555 with any information about the case.
Salon Plaza opens in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE – Salon Plaza has opened a collection of 25 private suites for health and beauty professionals at 1810 Galleria Blvd.
Gale and Steve Schwartz are opening the location and will manage daily operations.
They are recruiting and leasing suites to a variety of established beauty and health professionals. Members are provided support with marketing, business operations, maintenance and business development, among other services.
Salon Plaza offers suites featuring a style station and styling chair, shampoo sink and chair, color station with separate sink for dispensing and storage.
“There is a demand for high-end salon suites that offer privacy, style and talented estheticians, nail technicians, hair stylists and other beauty professionals,” Steve said.
Learn more about leasing space by visiting www.salonplaza.com or calling 980-552-0058.
Woman accused of breaking into lockers
MATTHEWS – Detectives with the Matthews Police Department have arrested a woman accused of breaking into members’ lockers at Lifetime Fitness and making fraudulent purchases with the victims’ credit card information.
Latrica Kiara Medley, 24, of Charlotte, was arrested on charges of credit/debit card theft, financial fraud, misdemeanor larceny and safe-cracking.
Lancaster men wanted for shoplifting
MATTHEWS – Two Lancaster men are wanted in connection to a shoplifting crime that occurred Feb 18 at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Matthews Township Parkway.
Warrants have been issued for McKenzie John Re, 22, and Jody DeWayne Horton, 30. They are also wanted in other jurisdictions for similar crimes, police said.
Call 911 if you know their whereabouts.