Police identify suspect in stolen wallets case
MATTHEWS – Matthews officers and detectives have been investigating several cases of theft and financial card fraud involving a male suspect stealing wallets from women’s purses inside of the Matthews Costco.
Police identified the suspect as Daniel Gene Pelland, 35, of Charlotte.
The Mecklenburg County Magistrate’s Office issued arrest warrants for Pelland on the following charges: three counts of larceny, three counts of financial card theft and five counts of financial card fraud.
Mint Hill Police have found property in possession
MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Police Department has put out notice of found property in its possession
Items include backpacks, cellphones, credit/debit cards, currency, firearms, identifying documents, iPads/tablets, landscaping equipment, sunglasses/glasses, utility bag, vehicle keys and wallets.
Anyone who believes these items belong to them must provide serial number verification and a photo ID. All inquiries are by appointment only.
Call the department at 704-545-1085 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No walk-ins will be handled without an appointment.
Genghis Grill offers bonus gift cards to guests
CHARLOTTE – Genghis Grill is offering guests $5 bonus gift cards for every $25 gift card purchased in person through Dec. 31.
Bonus cards are valid from Jan. 1 through March 31 and must be used in the restaurant.
The nearest restaurants are located in Ballantyne (11324 N. Community House Road) and Matthews (9727 E. Independence Blvd.).
Business park getting three new tenants soon
MINT HILL – Clear Creek Business Park, a 177-acre master planned development, will see three new tenants soon, according to MPV Properties.
DesignBuild Mechanical, a firm specializing in the design and installation of commercial HVAC systems, has signed to take 12,000 square feet with plans to move before year-end.
CRS Building Automation Systems, a building safety, monitoring and security company, is taking 4,810 square feet with plans to move in early 2020.
GoPuff, a snack delivery company, is taking 7,160 square feet and also moving in early 2020.
The developer has designed an identical 24,000-square-foot building adjacent to the first building. Construction is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2020.
Bailey Patrick Jr. and Billy Thomas, of MPV, represented the landlord in these transactions.
Apply to end homelessness, expand affordable housing
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care governing board is looking for members to help coordinate and lead the county’s effort to end homelessness and expand affordable housing.
Since August, Mecklenburg County Community Support Services has engaged the community to develop a vision to guide the board’s efforts.
The work is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending and preventing homelessness as well as providing funding, oversight, planning and evaluation of housing-related services.
Organizations and individuals who work with the homeless and those needing affordable housing can apply.
Visit http://bit.ly/CharMeckCoC for details about how to apply for the open seats. Dec. 4 is the deadline for submitting applications.
County to take applications for heating assistance
CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will take applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, which provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.
Priority eligibility will be given to people with disabilities who receive services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services or households in which a member of the household is age 60 or older. Applications for those households will be taken Dec. 2 through March 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.
Applications for all other households will be taken from Jan. 2 through March 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted.
A household that applies must have at least one U.S. citizen or qualified alien, have income below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level, have reserves at or below $2,250, be responsible for its heating bills and provide proof of child support payments or daycare payments made to receive deductions for those expenses.
In addition to the application, an interview will be required.
Applications can be made from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Valerie C. Woodard Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, suite 1800. Bring valid identification, proof of income, a current utility bill (if not in applicant’s name, proof of responsibility for payment must be verified) and valid Social Security Number.