Statesville Police Department Successfully Resolves Larceny Case at Courtyard Marriott

Last Updated 1/25/2024In Police News, Latest City News

Statesville, NC – On January 22, 2024, at approximately 9:04 am, the Statesville Police Department responded to a call for assistance at the Courtyard Marriott, located at 1530 Cinema Drive, regarding a larceny incident.

Upon arrival at the scene, investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division met with members of a production crew who were preparing to depart from the hotel.  The production crew reported that their equipment and luggage had been left unattended in the hotel's parking lot for a brief period.  Upon their return to the vehicle, the production crew discovered that their equipment and personal belongings had been stolen.

In a collaborative effort with nearby businesses, investigators effectively located and identified the suspect vehicle—a green 2001 Nissan Altima. Through the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as James Clifford Collins, Jr., a 45-year-old resident residing at 415 Branchwood Road, Statesville. Furthermore, investigators successfully recovered all property belonging to the production crew.

Collins has been charged with Felony Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property and has been issued a $5,000 secured bond.

The Statesville Police Department extends its appreciation to our partners at N.C. Probation and Parole and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance throughout the investigative process.

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