by YES! Staff

Man charged with solicitation of a child

Greensboro police arrested Christian Salvacion Almonte on Feb. 24 as part of an ongoing undercover investigation being conducted by the Juvenile Services Squad, and charged him with solicitation of a child by a computer to commit an unlawful sexual act. According to police reports, Almonte traveled from Fayetteville and was arrested in Greensboro. Upon his arrest, Almonte was transported to the Guilford County Jail and placed under $100,000 bond. The investigation of this case is ongoing, and the Greensboro police ask that anyone with information contact CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Sheetz gas station robbed

Winston-Salem police responded to an armed robbery call at the Sheetz gas station located at 2505 Somerset Center Drive on Feb. 22. Witnesses told police a male suspect entered the business, went into the restroom and then brought a note to the clerk claiming he had a weapon and demanded money. Police reports also indicate a female suspect entered the store just after the male suspect, entered the restroom as well, but then left the store just prior to the robbery. The male suspect — described as 25 to 30 years old, 5-6 to 5-9 in height with a medium build — fled the store after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money. The female suspect is described as 18 to 20 years old, 5-4 to 5-6 in height with shoulder length brown hair and medium build. Witnesses described the suspects’ getaway car as a late model gold Toyota Camry. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem police or Crime Stoppers at 336.727.2800.

Winston-Salem records third homicide of 2009

The Winston-Salem police responded to a fight in progress call in the 300 block of Forrest Hill Avenue on Feb. 29. Officers arrived on the scene to find that Tyrell Lowery, 28, was injured as a result of an altercation. Witnesses told police a family member attempted to transport Lowery to a hospital, but he died as a result of his injuries. Officers arrested Dewon Leshune Lowery, 17, in connection with the crime and charged him with first-degree murder. Winston-Salem police detectives responded to the scene and assumed the on-scene follow-up investigation. Their investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800 or call the police department at 336.773.7700. This marks the city’s third homicide of 2009.

Armed robbery witness arrested

A team effort by the Winston Salem Police Department’s gang unit, special enforcement team, and the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force led to the Feb. 25 arrest of Shon Hoyle in connection with a Jan. 19 armed robbery incident. Hoyle was arrested near the 5000 block of Ambercrest Drive, charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and two probation violations. He was taken to the Forsyth County Jail and placed under $151,000 secured bond. Ashley Nichole Pierce, 23, told police she was robbed at gunpoint while walking her dog in the 1400 block of Brookwood Avenue. Pierce said the suspects pulled alongside her, displayed a handgun, ordered her into the back seat of the car and robbed her. Police arrested Elhadji Malik Dieye, 18, at the time of the incident and charged him with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. Johnathan Nathanial Dutye, 19, was also arrested and charged with armed robbery, conspiracy and intimidating a witness. The police then charged the victim, Pierce, with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Three arrested for robbing 95-year-old woman

Winston-Salem police arrested Tywon Orlando Walker, Tyrie Kenard Baldwin and Delmario Lamontae Blockson on Feb. 25 and charged all three with armed robbery in connection with an incident involving a 95-year-old woman. Police reports indicate the three suspects knocked on the front door of a residence in the 2400 block of Lyndhurst Avenue. The victim opened the door and the three suspects forced their way inside, pushing her down. One of the suspects held the victim at gunpoint while the two other suspects robbed the home. The suspects left the residence on foot and were located, detained, positively identified, and arrested at Lyndhurst Avenue and Bethesda Road. No injuries were reported. Bond and possible additional charges are pending.