Matthews Police Imposter Still at Large

On Saturday, January 17 at 7:45 p.m. an individual impersonating a Matthews police officer stopped a driver near the CPCC Levine Campus (on CPCC Lane near Campus Ridge Road).

The suspect was driving a white Crown Victoria, with a blue light attached to the bumper. According to the victim, the suspect signaled for them to stop and got out of the car, wearing a uniform with an unknown patch and badge. After approaching the car, the suspect, who reportedly was not armed, robbed the victim.

The victim, who was not harmed, described the suspect to police as a white male, approximately 6’ 1”, 190 pounds with black hair and a mustache.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Matthews Police Department at 704.847.5555.

CPCC Security would like to remind campus community members that if you find yourself in a similar situation, to turn on your car flashers, call 911 and pull into a well-lit parking lot where there may be others around.

Police cars are generally well marked and are equipped with emergency blue lights, as well as a siren. Often impersonators have a blue light, but not a siren.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact CPCC Security at 704.330.6632.

Attention CPCC Levine Students

Beginning Nov. 12 through Nov. 15, the CPCC Levine Campus and surrounding area will host a K-9 training event. The Matthews Police Department, along with out of state police agencies, will be conducting a week-long K-9 training event on the Levine exterior campus grounds, as well as in the interior of the campus buildings. The K-9s they will be using will be non-aggressive, non-attack bloodhounds. These bloodhounds are being trained to find lost persons as well as track down suspects. The Police Department will be conducting the trainings in the afternoon hours from noon to late afternoon / early evening. Please note, when you see the officers and K-9s on campus, it is only a training exercise and not a real emergency. Please also remember that because it is a training exercise, the K-9s are not pets, and should not be approached for petting.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Agati, Levine Campus Security, at ext. 4291 or Joseph.Agati@cpcc.edu.