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Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

Sunday evening former starting quarterback, Kevin Olsen, was arrested with multiple charges including three counts of second degree forcible rape, sexual assault, communicating threats and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The alleged incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning between Olsen and his girlfriend in his apartment. According to medical reports, the 23-year-old victim had […]

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Drunk driver takes life of freshman

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Drunk driver takes life of freshman

UNC Charlotte is suffering the loss of a freshman student, Dana Wilson, who died Feb. 6 in a wrong-way car accident driving back to Charlotte from her hometown of Wilmington. Wilson and her boyfriend Ryan Michael Menke were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was suspected to have been under […]

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Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Demonstrators took to the streets of Uptown Charlotte once again Wednesday night after the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Officer Brentley Vinson would not be charged for the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed Sept. 20. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott […]

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Unidentified body found near entrance of campus

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Unidentified body found near entrance of campus

An unidentified body was found by police near the front of campus near the entrance, across from Robinson Hall in the pump house. Details are slim and the Niner Times will update the story as it develops. Students were issued a statement by the University via email about the incident, reading: “The University was notified […]

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Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

Update 6:06 p.m.: Businesses in Uptown, Charlotte are being encouraged to close early and residents are being advised to lock their doors, city officials warn. Protests are rumored to start in Uptown tonight. Update 3:45 p.m.: Scott was an alumni of North Carolina A&T State University. Protests erupt around campus as the aftermath of fatal shooting […]

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Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 28- July 2. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 28 Burson Building, driver of vehicle one struck a metal stanchion while […]

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Crime Blotter: June 15-18

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: June 15-18

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 15-18. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 15 PVA Receiving and Storage, victim reported that on June 10, they discovered damage […]

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Crime Blotter, May 24-28

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter, May 24-28

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from May 24-28. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident May 24 Lot 5, officer took a report of a hit and run. Assault May […]

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Man shot during armed robbery at University Walk Apartments

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Man shot during armed robbery at University Walk Apartments

A man was shot early  morning Dec. 9 at an off-campus apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.  This marks the third shooting at an off-campus apartment complex in the past two weeks. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officers responded to the University Walk Apartments around 1 a.m. Wednesday after a man was shot during an armed robbery. Police […]

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Road rage evoked shooting at apartment complex near UNC Charlotte

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Road rage evoked shooting at apartment complex near UNC Charlotte

On Nov. 30, police were notified that there had been a shooting at 901 Place, an off-campus apartment complex located close to UNC Charlotte. They were informed that it was sparked by a highway altercation at about 4:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Pavillion Boulevard. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they were unable to locate the victim […]

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Shooting at University House apartments

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shooting at University House apartments

One person was shot on the night of Nov. 28 at University House apartments, according the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police say the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. after two people were involved in an altercation. The victim was transported to Carolina’s Medical Center, where police say they are alert and talking. University House released a statement Nov. […]

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Title IX and Center for Wellness Promotion staff discuss sexual assault on campus

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Title IX and Center for Wellness Promotion staff discuss sexual assault on campus

The Annual Security Report recently released by the UNC Charlotte Police Department, showed 32 reported instances of rape and 7 reported instances of fondling on campus in 2014, a significant increase from the previous year’s combined total of 3 reported forcible sex offenses. According to Title IX Coordinator Dawn Floyd and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist […]

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SGA update: Sept. 17

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: Sept. 17

UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly meeting Sept. 17. Messages from the senate Vice President Jared Dobbertin opened up this week’s senate meeting by talking about the Alumni Speaking Series that will be taking place on campus in the coming weeks. The series aims to focus on preparing upperclassmen for life after […]

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Officer recovers after receiving serious injury from on-foot chase

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Officer recovers after receiving serious injury from on-foot chase

A UNC Charlotte police officer is out of the hospital after being seriously injured while chasing a robber on campus last week. Officer Kasey Lowe was pursuing Tabari Grant, 19, who Chief of Police Jeffrey Baker says was a common thief on campus. “There had been a particular subject that we had been wanting to […]

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