Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Solicitors and theives on the prowl in Davidson? Not tonight!

Every so often crews of solitors conveniently "forget" to get the required permits before vroaming the streets of Davidson where going door to door is prohibited without a permit.  Well, that appears to be what happened in recent days in the River Run.

A bit more alarming, there was also a car break-in early this morning.  Thanks to the heads up action of a resident and the quick response of the Davidson Police this did not turn into one of those sprees that hit many cars.  Instead, the theives were taken into custody.

Read details below from Police Chief Jeanne Miller.

Sent to Rover Run residents from the neighborhood POA management company:

Good Afternoon River Run Residents,
Yesterday, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 we received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 17600 block of River Ford Drive at 7:00p.m.  A black male door-to-door magazine salesman described as wearing a blue shirt, tie, khaki pants and dress shoes, carrying a briefcase, became belligerent with the resident when he made inquiries of the individual.  The resident felt his very big dog, barking loudly at his side, deterred the situation from escalating.  Our officers were able to locate the subject and identify him.  He claimed to be selling magazines for a company out of Texas called “Discover Unlimited Possibilities.”  He could not provide an address or phone number for the company.  The subject did provide a name and telephone number for the supervisor. 
We will make contact with the supervisor and send a letter to the company advising of our door-to-door retail sales prohibition.  We will also send out a town wide telephone message and post on our Facebook and twitter about this. 
At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning we received a 911 call from a resident in the 19600 block of Wooden Tee.  She was awakened by her dog and looked out to see white male trying to break into the driver’s side of her vehicle.  Officers responded immediately and found the suspicious person in a vehicle a block away from Wooden Tee.  The truck pulled off and when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign, the officer initiated a traffic stop.  The driver, and a passenger were detained.  The ensuing investigation discover stolen items belonging to our resident in their vehicle.  Both subjects were arrested last night.
In both instances residents relied on their dogs, listened to their instinct in terms of the situation and called 9-1-1 immediately.  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call.
Jeanne A. Miller
Chief of Police
Davidson Police Department

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