Crime & Courts

Tip leads to Charlotte burglary suspect arrest

A tip from the public helped lead police to a man suspected in a number of residential break-ins, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Travion Montuious Chisholm, 19, was arrested earlier this week and charged in connection with a breaking-and-entering case in the University City area. Police said they then linked Chisholm to other cases.

The tip came about 2 p.m. last Friday, when police were called to an apartment in the 8900 block of Avebury Drive, near Harris Boulevard and Old Concord Road. The caller reported seeing someone pushing open an apartment window before attempting to break in.

Police said information from the scene led them top Chisholm, and he was arrested without incident Monday. Detectives said they later connected Chisholm to similar cases on March 10, 13 and 14.

Chisholm has been charged with three counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny, and two counts of possessing stolen property. Police said they are working to determine if the suspect can be connected to other break-ins.

“This arrest illustrates just how critical it is for the community to call 911 when they see something suspicious,” said Rob Tufano, a CMPD spokesman.

Police ask that anyone with additional information about the suspect or the break-in cases contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600 or