Juvenile Suspects Arrested in Stolen Vehicle & Kidnapping Investigation

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Eastway Division are conducting a stolen vehicle and kidnapping investigation near the 3100 block of Central Avenue in the Eastway Division.
CMPD Public Affairs

On Monday, January 16, 2023, at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers in the Eastway Division responded to a stranger kidnapping call for service. A caller advised officers that her vehicle was stolen with her 4-year-old child inside. Officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle. The driver refused to stop, initiating a pursuit.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the stolen vehicle crashed at North Graham Street and Rumple Road. Both suspects, ages 14 and 15, were arrested and taken into custody. The 4-year-old victim was located in the vehicle unharmed.

Eastway detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Officers from multiple patrol divisions assisted with the search and apprehension efforts. Representatives from CMPD's Operations Command, the Aviation Unit, and the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) also assisted.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230116-1815-01.