Suspects Targeting Vehicles at Charlotte Fire Department Stations

Charlotte, NC
Wallin, Jessica A.


Tuesday, February 25, 2016

Contact: Keith Trietley​​, CMPD Public Affairs


arrest photo of Johnny BingDetectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Targeted Response & Apprehension Unit, along with the assistance of Crime Analysis Unit have charged Johnny Bing, DOB: 10/03/1989, for his involvement in these cases. 
During these investigations, the Crime Analysis Unit gathered information that identified a possible suspect vehicle in these cases and shared that information with the Targeted Response & Apprehension Unit.  On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, detectives with the Targeted Response & Apprehension Unit located that vehicle in the parking lot of Northlake Mall. Detectives identified the driver as Johnny Bing, and the passenger as Ernestine Lockwood, DOB: 06/27/1993.  While searching the vehicle, detectives located a firearm that was stolen during a larceny from vehicle that occurred in Greensboro, NC on February 23, 2016 and additional stolen property.  Bing and Lockwood were arrested and transported to police headquarters where they were interviewed by detectives.

As a result of information and evidence gathered during the investigations and interviews, Bing was charged with two counts of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, two counts of Possession of Stolen Property, Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana.  Lockwood was charged with two counts of Possession of Stolen Property and served outstanding warrants that were unrelated to these cases.  Both suspects were then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.  

The investigations are still ongoing and additional charges are pending, but at this time detectives believe that Bing was alone during these cases. 

Thanks to the collaborative efforts between Crime Analysis, the Targeted Response & Apprehension Unit, several CMPD Divisions and the York County Sheriff’s Office, Bing was arrested and detectives were able to recover some of the stolen property. 

Anyone with information concerning this case or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit​.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspects that are responsible for breaking into vehicles parked at local Charlotte Fire Department Stations.

On February 13, 2016, at approximately 7:24 a.m., Metro Division Officers responded to CFD Station 5, located at 225 Wesley Heights Way, in reference to two vehicles that had been broken into overnight (see CMPD report number 20160213072501). No items were taken from the vehicles at this location.

That same morning, Metro Division Officers also responded to CFD Station 18, located at 2337 Webber Avenue, in reference to two additional vehicles that had been broken into overnight and various items taken from inside of the vehicles (see report number 20160213072403).

On Monday, February 15, 2016, Freedom Division Officers responded to CFD Station 13, located at 4337 Glenwood Drive, in reference to vehicle break-ins. Three vehicles were broken into at this location and property was taken from inside of each vehicle (see report numbers 20160215055501 and 20160215-0639-00).

On Friday, February 19, 2016, two additional CFD Stations had vehicles targeted for break-ins. Station 26, located at 9231 S. Tryon Street in the Steele Creek Division, had five vehicles broken into and items taken from inside of the vehicles (see report 20160219065704). CFD Station 21, located at 1021 Little Rock Road in the Freedom Division, was also targeted and three vehicles were broken into overnight (see report number 20160219050302).

These are ongoing, active investigations. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.
CMPD Detectives and the CFD are asking anyone with information concerning these cases or the suspects to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit