Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Serial Numbers Lead To Arrest Of Residential B&E Suspect

Metro Division Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department have arrested Shadarius Thompson, DOB: 09/08/1990. On May
23, 2011, at approximately 6:15 p.m. officers responded to a
residential breaking and entering call at a home in the 900 block of
State Street.

The victim advised officers that he returned home to find his front
door kicked in and several items stolen from his home which included
electronic equipment and jewelry. The victim was also able to provide
officers the serial numbers of the items taken during the crime.
Officers entered the serial numbers of the property into the system
and received notification through Pawn Tracker that the suspect had
sold the items including; a flat screen television and jewelry to a
local pawn shop the week of the reported breaking and entering incident.

Officers immediately put a hold on the property which prohibited
the pawn shop from selling the items. The victim traveled to the pawn
shop and positively identified the items as those belonging to him. A
warrant was issued for the arrest of Shadarius Thompson. He was
apprehended on June 28, 2011, without incident and has been charged
with Breaking and Entering with Force and Felony larceny.

The serial numbers that the victim recorded and saved proved to be a
critical element in him recovering his property. It also allowed
officers the ability to apprehend this thief before he victimized any
additional members of our community. The CMPD continues to strongly
urge citizens to record and save all serial and model numbers from
electronic equipment and other expensive items. This information is
invaluable in tracking the property in the event it's ever stolen.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case may forward
anonymous tips to the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600 or