Police Called To South Charlotte Church Dozens Of Times For Noise Complaints

CHARLOTTE, NC. — Blaring music, rattling windows and shaking homes late at night. Police have been called to Charlotte church dozens of times this year for noise complaints.

The pastor at Charlotte Presbyterian Church tells WCCB the issues are from people who rent the church gym for parties. Church leaders say they’re not going to rent the space anymore, but neighbors are skeptical.

Adam Whitlow says loud music coming from the church was vibrating his windows early Sunday morning.

“I could hear it over surround sound with a subwoofer. So when a subwoofer a block away is drowning out mine there’s obviously an issue,” says Whitlow.

This isn’t the first time. Residents told WCCB Charlotte’s Alexandra Elich back in October they were dealing with the same problems, and some say it’s gotten worse.

CMPD says officers have been called to the church on Scaleybark Road 26 times since September because of the noise.

Kelly Galatis says she’s been dealing with the problem since she moved to the neighborhood in 2015, “I’m frustrated, angry. I just want a resolution, really though.”

Senior Pastor Sung Kyun Na says the church will no longer rent its gym for parties.

The city’s noise ordinance regulates decibel levels for sound equipment. You can’t go over 50 after 11 p.m. on the weekends, or after 8 p.m. during the week.