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Police take individual with 24 warrants into custody

Aug. 7. The Cornelius Police Dept. Crime Reduction Unit, with an assist from the Davidson Police, has arrested an individual with 24 arrest warrants. Rafael Mickle, 52, with addresses in Huntersville and Charlotte, was arrested in Davidson on July 28 by Cornelius Police and immediately turned over to the Mecklenburg Sheriff.

Cornelius Police Chief David Baucom said that Mickle was a suspect in several car break-ins in Cornelius and surrounding jurisdictions.

Rafael Mickle

“When these types of incidents occur, we usually assign them to our Crime Reduction Unit which is made up of detectives and a sergeant who focus on what I refer to as ‘the crime of the day.’ Those detectives were already working a case involving him and learned that he was frequenting the area of Griffith Street in Davidson. The detectives had a Davidson Police officer assisting them when they located the vehicle the suspect was known to drive,” the police chief said.

Mickle was arrested on the outstanding warrants which included identity theft, larceny and credit card theft. Additional items that police believed may have been stolen were located in his vehicle, and recovered stolen property from several other cases was also found in the car.

“I am very proud of the work these officers do. Hopefully this will be one less person who comes to our town and commits crimes.” Baucom concluded.