CMPD is cracking down on street takeover groups


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is cracking down on street takeover groups.

In previous incidents, these groups have shut down various intersections, taking part in racing & other reckless driving acts, police say.

According to a statement by CMPD, on Nov. 18 and 19, officers 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

Police say two suspects were charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession with intent to distribute and felony fleeing to elude.

Ongoing issue

Early this month, the department released a statement that it had received 911 calls about the street takeovers.

On Oct. 29, at 12:24 a.m., officers responded to a call about street takeovers at Tyvola and Park Road. When they arrived on scene, they saw a group of cars that had blocked the intersection drive away. 


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