The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled | by Jordan Green, Tori Pittman and Robert W. Pacheco
THE OLD CELL PHONE BAIT AND SWITCH
Kenneth Hopkins, 19, was in a breezeway at Sebastian Village Apartments at about 8:40 p.m. on Jan. 14 when he was approached by a person who asked to use his cell phone. When Hopkins handed over his phone, the man drew a handgun and demanded his personal property. Then the man fled on foot. The suspect is described as a black man, about 5-feet-11, weighing 180 pounds who is about 25 years old. He was reportedly wearing a blue knit cap, a blue sweatshirt, blue jean and red and black shoes. Anyone with any additional information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000. The fashion police are also looking at him.
COMPOUNDING HIS PROBLEMS
When police pulled over Tyrone Kirby during the course of a routine traffic stop on Patterson Avenue near Germanton Road in Winston- Salem at about 1:18 p.m. on Jan. 15, they discovered illegal drugs. Kirby allegedly resisted arrest with the officers, made it back to his 2006 Dodge while striking the officers fleeing the scene. Police said the vehicle headed north on Patterson, and Kirby collided with a 1994 Oldsmobile and a 2007 Toyota at the intersection of University Parkway. Kirby was arrested.
Further search of the vehicle turned up cash in addition to the drugs. Kirby is charged with numerous violations, including assault with a firearm on a government official, trafficking cocaine and operating a motor vehicle while fleeing from law enforcement. Kirby was treated for minor injuries at Forsyth Medical Center.
KNOCK, KNOCK, ROBBERS HERE
Luisa Sosa, 43, and several family members were inside a residence on Maybrook Drive in Greensboro at about 9:11 p.m. on Jan. 18, when there was a knock at the door. Sosa opened the door and was met by three black men, who barged in. Two of the men were armed with handguns and demanded money and property. The suspects were said to be wearing blue jeans, black coats with hoods, and black bandanas that covered their faces. Anyone with any additional information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.
SHOTS FIRED INTO GLENWOOD HOUSE
Rounds were fired into a house on West Florida Street in the Greensboro neighborhood of Glenwood sometime after midnight on Monday, striking someone inside. The victim, whose name was not released by police, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Anyone with any additional information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000. !