Sisters charged with driving stolen minivan

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2011

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says it recovered a stolen minivan Friday after a Salisbury man took away the keys of the two sisters charged with possessing it.
Chelsie Luann Shuping, 23, and her sister Chloe Danielle Shuping, 21, both of 2386 Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury, were arrested Monday.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were called Friday to the home of Robert Smith on Blue Heron Road at High Rock Lake.
Smith reported that Chelsie Shuping had come into his house without permission. He had spoken to Chelsie earlier that day, the report said, but Smith was surprised to see her in the house when he had not let her in. He told her he was going to call 911.
According to the report, Smith then saw Chelsie’s sister Chloe sitting in the front passenger’s seat of a green minivan in the driveway.
Smith reported that the sisters tried to drive away, but he took the keys out of the vehicle, so they left on foot.
When deputies arrived, they ran the tag of the 1997 Plymouth Voyager and found that it had been reported stolen to the Salisbury Police Department. The minivan was valued at about $1,500 and is registered to Reynaldo Ramirez, a China Grove resident.
The Shuping sisters both were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and taken to the Rowan County Detention Center. Chloe was given a $1,500 bond.
Smith chose not to press charges against Chelsie for unlawful entry. She had been previously charged with failure to appear and was given a $3,500 bond.