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by Jordan Green

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Jordan Green

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF HICKORY WOMAN

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office announced on May 31 that deputies arrested 32-year-old Miguel Nolasco- Melo of Greensboro in the homicidal death of Glenda Carolina Magana- Jiron, a 25-year-old resident of Hickory. Magana-Jiron’s body was discovered a week earlier in a vehicle at the intersection of Camp Burton Road and Huffine Mill Road in McLeansville. Police said Magana-Jiron died because of a laceration to the neck and a stab wound in her upper chest area. A press release states that the sheriff’s office received significant assistance from the Hickory Police Department and Immigration Customs and Enforcement, along with the Latino community. Nolasco-Melo is charged with first-degree murder. His court date is scheduled for July 12.

WOMAN’S PURSE SNATCHED

Monica Jean Graves, a 51-year-old resident of Lewisville, was walking to her parked car at the Reynolds American parking lot on North Church Street in Winston-Salem at about 7 p.m. on May 31 when 19-year-old John Emery Washington of Raleigh approached her and reportedly snatched her purse. Washington fled just as officers with the Winston- Salem Police Department’s downtown bicycle patrol arrived on the scene. Through coordinated efforts the police located Washington nearby and arrested him for common-law robbery, trespass on railroad property and resist/delay/obstruct a government official.

MAN ROBBED ON FRAZIER ROAD

Paulino Morales, 42, said he was walking down Frazier Road near Glen Hollow Road in Greensboro at about 6 p.m. on Sunday when he was approached by two black men in a silver, four-door sedan. Morales told police that one of the men got out of the car and fired a gun into the ground before taking Morales’ property. The man got back into the car, which sped away towards South Holden Road. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

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