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[BUSTED] 01-29-2014

by Tori Pittman

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

THE COWARDLY ROBBER

A store clerk at the University General Store on South Mendenhall Street in Greensboro saw a person coming in at 11 p.m. on Jan. 22. The person pulled out a knife and demanded money. When the clerk refused, the man then left the store. The would-be robber is described as a white man, about 6 feet tall, 30 to 35 years old, with a slender built and dark hair. He was also seen wearing a large dark jacket and a ski mask.

DONATION GONE WRONG

Management at a Goodwill store on Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem discovered a hand grenade at 9:11 a.m. on Jan. 23. The police arrived at the scene when management stated the item was found in one of its collection boxes. The donation had been made a week prior, but the store personnel couldn’t say where it came from. The police brought in their hazardous device unit. They took the grenade from the store. It was then detonated in a safe location. The Winston-Salem police would also like to give a friendly reminder that if anyone sees an object that looks dangerous they should not to take matters into their own hands, but instead notify the police immediately.

STANDOFF RESOLVED PEACEFULLY

Greensboro police received a 911 call about a domestic disturbance on at 4:13 p.m. Jan. 23 on Cardella Street. When police arrived at the house, Carroll Miller, 44, didn’t want to come the door. Miller said she had weapons in the home and that she would harm herself and the police. The police brought in the special response tam and the hostage negotiation team. Miller’s boyfriend, Jonathan Holden, came out the house unharmed. Miller eventually came out on her own and is now in police custody. There were no injuries in this incident.

HOMICIDE ON FARMINGTON

Greensboro police arrived at Stonesthrow Apartments at 8:42 a.m. on Jan. 23 after a call was made about a resident found unresponsive. At the scene the man, who was later identified as 34-year-old Arnold Arthur Clarke Jr., was pronounced dead by EMS. The police have now gathered evidence to call this death a homicide. Police are not disclosing the cause of death at this time. !

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