Fingerprints led police to men charged in uptown car break-ins - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Fingerprints led police to men charged in uptown car break-ins

Posted: Updated:
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Two men are behind bars, charged with breaking into nearly two dozen cars according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.

Dominique Deshun Mickerson, 20, and Xayver Warner, 19, were arrested and charged on Thursday, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

On Wednesday, at approximately 3:26 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a larceny from motor vehicle call for service at the parking deck on S. McDowell Street.
 
Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. 

While the parking deck did have surveillance video Capt. Mike Campagna with CMPD's Central Division says that's not what led them to the crooks.

"In many cases, it does," he said. "In this case, no the case was made by the fingerprints. Our crime lab broke the case."

Capt. Campagna also said they aggressively investigate car break-ins even though they're down about 30 percent this year.

"Car getting broke into can big a big issue for us," he revealed. "We have to deal with them just like we would a serious assault. Because they're so, they're prevalent."

Susan Bear parks uptown regularly, and was glad to hear about the arrests.

"Excellent news," she replied. "It really is. I park my car uptown a lot."

On Thursday, officers located the suspects and took them into custody without incident. 

Mickerson was charged with 19 counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, four counts of misdemeanor larceny, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm and felony conspiracy, according to the release.

Warner has been charged with 19 counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, four counts of misdemeanor larceny, larceny of a firearm and felony conspiracy. 
 
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow