Arrests Made in Operation Targeting “Street Takeover” Groups

Today, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is announcing the results of an operation targeting groups of individuals holding “street takeovers,” where suspects take part in racing and other reckless driving acts.
CMPD Public Affairs

On November 18, & 19, officers from the CMPD's Transportation Division and several other divisions conducted stops at numerous locations in the Charlotte area.


The total operation resulted in the following:


  • 27 stops
  • 32 violations cited
  • 3 arrests
  • 8 criminal charges
  • 3 firearms seized
  • 2 vehicles seized
  • $579 seized
  • 517.5 grams of marijuana seized


Two suspects were charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession with Intent to Distribute and Felony Fleeing to Elude.


One suspect is charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Fleeing to Elude.


The CMPD does not take this issue lightly and discourages any kind of aggressive or reckless driving. The CMPD is also requesting the public's help in reporting public safety issues. If citizens see these groups driving recklessly and behaving erratically, they're asked not to engage but call 911. Tips can also be reported anonymously to Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.




​A photo of one of the suspect vehicles seized in the operation.