High Point PD: Arrest Made In Organized Retail Theft Bust

Fencing Operation Could Cost Consumers

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Three months of investigative work by the High Point Police Department's Property Crimes Unit and other Triad agencies lead to the arrest of a man for running a fencing operation. 

Officers arrested Charles Robert Hazelwood, 38, for receiving stolen property, obtaining property by false pretense, and organized retail theft.

Hazelwood is accused of knowingly buying stolen items from at least four people in the Triad. 

A search warrant executed at Hazelwood's address resulted in $60,000 of recovered stolen property, according to police. They say the property was stolen from numerous businesses in the area.

Business owners were able to pick up their merchandise on Wednesday.

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High Point Police say this investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected. 

Hazelwood is being held in the Guilford County Jail on a $100,000 bond. 

 

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