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[BUSTED] 02-19-2014

by Robert W. Pacheco

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

THEY CAN TAKE OUR GUNS, BUT NOT OUR CLUBS

Greensboro police arrived at University Mart Convenient Store at 722 Warren Street on Feb. 16 at approximately 1:56 am in response to a robbery. Officers were informed that the suspect had entered the store, produced a wooden club, and demanded money from the clerk.

The suspect was described as a white male, in his mid-twenties, approximately 5’5 tall, with a skinny build. The suspect was last seen wearing dark pants and shoes, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a light colored bandana over his face.

TEACHER PLACED ON LEAVE AFTER CHILD-ABUSE ALLEGATION

Greensboro police arrested a teacher of ESOL (English speakers of other languages) at Lindley Elementary School on Feb. 14, for an alleged sexual assault of a student. Detectives described the incident as “inappropriate touching”.

According to warrants, the teacher is accused of making sexual contact against the will of a student. The teacher is also purported to have restrained and confined the student who was under the age of 13. The teacher faces charges of Taking indecent liberties with a student, second-degree sex offense, first-degree sex offense against a child, second-degree kidnapping, and taking indecent liberties with a child.

It is not clear from reports whether the incident occurred on school property. The incident is still under investigation.

YOU CALL THAT A GUN?

Police responded to a Northwoods Circle home in Winston-Salem on Friday Feb. 14 at approximately 9:10 pm. When officers arrived, they found a 41-year-old female outside the residence with obvious bruises.

While talking with the female, the suspect walked out of the home carrying a weapon. Police, believing the suspect was holding a rifle, told the suspect to put down the weapon. The suspect pointed the weapon towards the officers.

An officer fired a shot at the suspect, missing him. The suspect then ran into the house and used the female’s 3-year-old child as a human shield inside the residence. Eventually the suspect released the child and later left the residence where he was arrested.

Although Winston-Salem police officers later identified the weapon as a pellet rifle, they also found several other high-caliber firearms in the residence. !

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