Monday, September 3, 2012

Pair of Charlotte Teens Arrested for Local Crime Spree

CMPD officers arrested 18 year-old Nicholas James Rosthal and 17 year-old Matthew Forrest Davis, 17 on Saturday. They two are being charged with a host of larceny-related crimes after authorities determined that the pair are responsible for an area crime wave spanning two days.

The pair were arrested after stealing a controller for a video came system and a biscuit from the Target store located in the Blakeney shopping center. Rosthal and Davis were walking away from the shopping center when police officers responding to the report found them.

Upon investigating, authorities were able to determine that the pair were involved in a string of local crimes including thefts and break-ins. Police say those crimes took place in neighborhoods on Ardrey Kell Road, including Landing Green and Hunters Gate.

In total, the two teens face 18 charges, ranging from multiple larceny charges and breaking and entering vehicles to resisting arrest. Rosthal and Davis will face further charges, which are pending, for four other cases involving breaking into cars in that region.

Matthew Forrest Davis
Nicholas James Rosenthal

Hunters Gate and the Landing Green neighborhoods off Ardrey Kell Road.

Two Charlotte teens are facing several larceny and break-in charges after investigators connected them to a two-day crime spree.

On Saturday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to a reported disturbance at the Blakeney shopping center, near the intersection of Rea and Ardrey Kell roads in southern Mecklenburg County.

Officers said they detained two people leaving the area on foot and discovered that the pair, identified as Nicholas James Rosthal, 18, and Matthew Forrest Davis, 17, had just committed a larceny at the Target store in the shopping center.

According to a police report, a breakfast biscuit and a video game system controller were reported stolen from the store.

Police soon connected Rosthal and Davis to other larcenies that happened during a two-day span in the Hunters Gate and the Landing Green neighborhoods off Ardrey Kell Road. Police said those crimes included home break-ins and larcenies from vehicles.