The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled | by Karen Phillips
An observer reported seeing a suspicious white male driving a blue Ford truck with an out-of-state license plate “attempting to accost children” in the Pleasant Garden area on July 25. Police conducted a thorough investigation and didn’t find anything suspicious or threatening about the subject in question.
FATAL INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT
Michael Stimpson, 43, was pinned between a commercial carrier cab and a trailer in an accident at Evonik Stockhausen on July 26. Greensboro police, fire department, and EMS all went to investigate. When they arrived, they declared Stimpson, an employee of Stockhausen, dead at the scene. Stimpson had reportedly walked in the way of the backing vehicle as the driver, Donald Gayles, was trying to connect the trailer. No one else was injured in this accident.
A SUSPICIOUS SHALLOW GRAVE
Winston-Salem police responded to a call on July 27 that someone had found a “shallow grave” on Old Salisbury Court. The area was along a path through the woods and had “several discarded articles of clothing” in the same vicinity as the area in question. Police brought a cadaver dog to the scene and the dog “indicated the possibility of remains being present.” Detective of the Criminal Investigation Unit and Forensic Services conducted a thorough search of the area and said no remains were present.
DEADLY ACCIDENT ON I-85
Chad Miller, 30, was walking across Interstate 85 on July 29, at 4:15 a.m. when he was hit by a 2012 Dodge Avenger driven by Jeffrey Robinson, 41. Miller was transported to Moses Cone Hospital, and later passed away due to the injuries he sustained in the crash. The Greensboro Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting the investigation of the incident.