Crime report: Larceny from auto, other kinds of larceny and residential burglary accounted for 70 percent of crimes reported in April in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s University City Division, according to the department’s monthly newsletter for Response Area 1. There were 21 instances of larceny from auto, 21 of larceny-other and 11 of residential burglary. Others were armed robbery, 5; commercial burglary, 4; rape, 4; aggravated assault (gun), 2; auto theft, 2; larceny from building, 2; strong-arm robbery, 2; and one each of aggravated assault (knife) and residential burglary (storage building).
School supply drive: Our Foundation for Children has begun accepting donations for its annual school supplies drive. The goal is to fill 1,500 school-ready backpacks to hand out to local at-risk or needy children. Items needed include backpacks; boxes of pencils, pens, crayons, markers and highlighters; two-pack folders; spiral notebooks; safety scissors; glue sticks; and filler paper. Drop off items at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police University City Division, 8401 Executive Park Drive; at Vance High School’s Leadership Club, Classroom F-109, 7600 IBM Drive; or at 2026 Chipstone Road in Fountaingrove. Send monetary donations to www.OurFoundationForChildren.org.
Meet your council member: Greg Phipps, Charlotte City Council member for District 4, will be available at a “Toast & Talk” 8-11 a.m. May 15 to meet with constituents in the district. He will be at Nona’s Sweets Bakery and Café, in The Shoppes at Worthington, 1520 Overland Park Lane.