Habitat dedicates 108th home
MATTHEWS – Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 108th home built in the Greater Matthews area June 1 on Dion Drive.
The home was built in memory of Matthews resident Sandy Marano, who lost her battle with breast cancer in October 2016. Marano served as the charity’s family services coordinator for many years.
New homeowners, Gabriel and Pauline, have given more than 400 hours of “sweat equity” in exchange for a $0 down, interest-free mortgage.
Since 1989, Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity has provided decent homes with an affordable mortgage to help lower-income families obtain self-sufficiency. Families help build their home alongside volunteers and make mortgage payments.
Visit www.greatermatthewshabitat.org for details.
Police have found property
MINT HILL – Mint Hill Police is sending a notice out of found property in its possession
The following items are in the department’s possession: iPads/tablets, cellphones, debit/credit cards, firearms, backpacks, wallets, identifying documents, landscaping equipment, sunglasses/glasses, vehicle keys and utility bag.
Anyone who believes the property is theirs must have proof by providing serial number verification and a photo ID.
All inquiries are by appointment only. Call the police at 704-545-1085 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Point 265 Total Fitness celebrates new location
MATTHEWS – Point 265 Total Fitness, a faith-based wellness center focused on bringing the mind, body and spirit together and encourage a healthier lifestyle, held a grand opening event June 1 at its new location, 7800 Steven Mills Road, suite G.
Founded in 2013, Point 265 Total Fitness was created to empower members to become fit – mind, body and spirit. Its team of expert coaches and trainers believe that anything – including weight loss with long-term maintenance – is possible when you have ongoing motivation, support, and accountability.
Visit https://265point.com/, email in firstname.lastname@example.org or call 980-368-4265 for details.
Break-in suspects run from police
MATTHEWS – Officers with the Matthews Police Department responded to a vehicle break-in in progress at 1:35 a.m. June 7 at the 9800 block of Treeside Lane, prompting three suspects to flee the scene on foot.
The first suspect was apprehended near Margaret Wallace and Idlewild roads, while the other two were caught in the 4400 block of Lindsay Lane. Police discovered three vehicles had been burglarized.
Cameron Nijar Neal and Michael Perlera Perez, both 17 and from Charlotte, were arrested on charges of breaking or entering a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods and resisting a public officer.
The third suspect will have charges processed through the Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court system.
The Mint Hill Police Department assisted in the arrest.
Police arrest shoplifting suspects
MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department arrested four women accused of leaving Dick’s Sporting Goods with over $2,200 worth of unpaid merchandise.
Officers responded to the shoplifting in progress at 3:36 p.m. June 7.
Shreene Julissa Beasley, 26, and Jasmine Sharde Thomas, 27, were arrested on charges of Conspire to Commit Felony Larceny, as well as Aid and Abet Felony Larceny.
Kendra Nicole Blake, 16, and Heaven Emya Lemon, 18, were arrested on charges of Conspire to Commit Felony Larceny, as well as Felony Larceny.