Matthews Police Department

  • Agency: Matthews Police Department
  • Address: 1201 Crews Rd, Matthews, 28105 NC
  • Chief: Rob Hunter (Chief of Police)
Phone: 704-847-5555
Fax: 704-845-5824

Matthews Police Department is located at 1201 Crews Rd, Matthews, 28105 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Rob Hunter. The Matthews Police Department phone number is 704-847-5555.

Matthews Police Department News

Officer Chris Duryee enjoyed speaking to a group of students from The Fletcher School while they were on a tour today learning about local government at Town of Matthews, NC town hall.

**MEDIA RELEASE** On Wednesday April 18, 2018 at approximately 1:35 a.m., Officers responded to the 3000 block of Rainbow Ridge Drive in reference to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered an unoccupied vehicle that had multiple gun shots. There were no injuries reported from this incident and a suspect has not yet been identified. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call Detective Lori Valdes at: 704.847.5555.

Do you know the signs that a child is being abused? Click here to learn about the warning signs, and help us make Mecklenburg County a safe place for kids! #CAPMonth #PassThePinwheel #Meck4Kids #GreatChildhoods https://www.mecknc.gov/dss/children/Pages/ MecklenburgCountyChildAbuseAwarenessCoalition.aspx

**MEDIA RELEASE** Monday April 16, 2018 On Tuesday April 10, 2018 at approximately 9:10 p.m., after receiving an anonymous tip regarding the strong odor of Marijuana, some members of the Vice / Narcotics Unit made contact with a resident of the Paces Pointe Apartments located off of Matthews Township Pkwy. After further investigation, a search warrant was applied for and received from the Mecklenburg County Magistrates Office in reference to this same residence. During the search of the residence, several different types and amounts of narcotics were found and seized. After the search was conducted, Mrs. Christy Pendry (DOB 07/02/1977) was arrested and charged with the following: PWISD - Marijuana Possession of Cocaine Maintain Dwelling for Drugs Possession of Tramadol & Xanax Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) Possession of Stolen Goods This is one of the many reminders of how vital our relationship is with the community in partnering against crime. Please call us anytime you see, hear, or even smell anything out of the ordinary. You can remain anonymous, call us directly at: 704.847.5555.

Thank You to Cub Scout Pack #140 for coming by to learn about the police department and how we serve the community.

Traffic Update - Hwy. 74 at the Union County line is now back open in both directions. Please plan on continued delays in this area until traffic gets back to its normal flow.

Traffic Alert - Please be aware that Hwy. 74 is shut down in both directions at the Union County line due to a traffic crash.

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK April 8-14 Thank You to all that do this very important job that doesn't always get as much credit and recognition as it deserves. https://www.npstw.org/

**FOUND SAFE**

**MEDIA RELEASE** On Thursday 02/15/2018 at 12:27 a.m., the suspect in the attached photos broke into the Pisco y Canela restaurant located at 11329 E. Independence Blvd in Matthews. The suspect made entry to the building by prying open the back door to the restaurant, and stole food and alcohol. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5’10” tall, weighing 170 lbs. with a medium build and brown hair. If anyone has any information regarding this case, or knows the identity of this suspect, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at: 704.847.5555.

We would like to thank David W. Butler High School for inviting us to take part in their alcohol awareness program today sponsored by the Butler Dream Team. We enjoyed meeting the students and explaining to them the impact that alcohol could have on their life, especially with prom season fast approaching. Several students took part in our demonstration of attempting to shoot Nerf basketball while wearing the Fatal Vision goggles. The goggles demonstrate how poor your vision and depth perception may be at different levels of impairment.

​**MEDIA RELEASE**​ ​March 22, 2018 On Thursday March 22, 2018 at approximately 12:00 p.m., our Communications Center received a call regarding an Armed Robbery at the Bank of America ATM located at 10060 E. Independence Blvd. Upon Officer’s arrival, a Loomis Fargo employee reported that he had been robbed at gun point by two males as he was servicing the ATM. The suspects are described as black males possibly in their 20’s, 5’11” tall, wearing black hoodies and blue jeans, with one having dreadlocks. The suspects were last seen leaving on foot into the nearby woods. Our Officers attempted to track the suspects along with the much appreciated assistance from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's helicopter unit and a K-9, as well as a Union County Sheriff's Office, Monroe, NC K-9, but they were unable to locate them. No injuries were reported from this incident. If anyone has any information regarding this case, or knows the identity of these suspects, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at: 704.847.5555.

**Phone System Update** Our phone system has been repaired and is now back in operation. As always, please call 911 or our Communications center directly for any police related services at: 704.847.5555.

**Please Read This Important Message** Our phone system is currently down and repairs are being made. Please dial 911 directly for any emergencies as our direct number of 704.847.5555 is currently unavailable. You should not experience any delays or interruptions in our emergency response if you are in need.

**MEDIA RELEASE** In the early morning hours of Wednesday March 21, 2018, the pictured suspect entered multiple vehicles in the Greylock Ridge neighborhood located off E. John St. in Matthews. Electronics and other items were taken from these vehicles. If anyone has any information regarding this case, or knows the identity of this suspect, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at: 704.847.5555. ###

Congratulations to the 2018 Citizen Police Academy class attendees for successfully completing the program. We are very appreciative of their commitment to learning about our agency and the services that we provide the community. If you are interested in attending this program, please click on the attached link for more information. https://matthews.municipalcms.com/pview.aspx?id=20908&catID=0 Town of Matthews, NC

Officer Tim Rogers has these ladies working hard during their three night Self Defense & Awareness for Females course at Matthews United Methodist Church.

Det. Dustin Ay and Sgt. David Ruby were at the Crown Plaza law enforcement recruiting fair today spreading the word about our agency and opportunities that we offer. Follow the attached link and join our team as a police officer or telecommunicator. Police Officer - https://matthews.municipalcms.com/pview.aspx?id=20896&catid=567 Telecommunicator - https://matthews.municipalcms.com/pview.aspx?id=20901&catid=567

We would like to thank Robyn Kline from Barks, Bones, & Biscuits Bakery for all of her generosity she has shown our K-9 Unit as well as the Mint Hill Police Dept's. Her company hosted the K-9 Carnival in October of 2017 with proceeds going to each of the two police department K-9 Units, along with trauma kits in case they are injured in the line of duty. Officer Kevin Osuch, Officer Jeff Corbett, Willow, Tico, Bo & Castor, all want to thank you for helping them to do their jobs better and safer.