Here's one extreme way to avoid towing fees. Someone cut the ties that held a fence to its posts at an Uptown tow yard then lifted the fence and drove off in a vehicle that had been towed earlier that day.
More central city crime:
An Olympus digital camera, mounted DVD player, power tool set, PlayStation III (complete with controllers and games) and an iPod Touch were stolen from a GMC Denali at Park Avenue Condos on Aug. 22.
An employee of the Uptown Harris Teeter was charged Aug. 23 with embezzling $200 from the store while working as a cashier.
A man was arrested on Aug. 20 on suspicion of tampering with motor vehicles on Graham Street. He was suspected of pulling on car door handles in an attempt to enter unlocked cars.
A suspect was charged with breaking and entering and damaging personal property in connection with three car break-ins on Settlers Lane in Fourth Ward on Aug. 24.
A pair of boy's pants and a bag of socks were stolen from a car parked near the Courtyard Marriot in Uptown.
Someone broke into 1300 Southend Tavern on South Boulevard and stole $50 cash and damaged a computer gaming system Aug. 24.
A woman's purse was stolen from the trunk of her locked car while it was parked at The Charlotte Observer building on South Tryon Street on Aug. 23.
Someone broke into a Park Road apartment and stole the resident's credit cards, passport, Social Security card, birth certificate and a small lockbox sometime between Aug. 21 and 24.