The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiledby Karen Phillips
MISSING PERSON WITH DEMENTIA
Guilford County is currently investigating a missing person. On Aug. 24, Elizabeth Searls was reported missing when she left Glendevon Court in Whitsett, driving a grey 2007 Acura with NC registration, license plate WPP-9926. Elizabeth suffers from dementia. A silver alert has been issued for Guilford County.
POSSIBLE HOMICIDE ON GREGORY STREET
Shots were fired on Gregory Street in Greensboro at nearly 3 a.m. on Aug. 25. When police arrived at the scene, Century Dee McNeil was transported to the hospital to treat injuries. Century was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital, and no other people were injured during this incident. Police are investigating this as a homicide case.
BE WARY OF COLLECTIONS AGENCIES
The Greensboro Police Department has been receiving complaints that people are getting calls from collections agencies telling them they owe money and must make a payment immediately to avoid court procedures, warrants or other legal actions. The callers are threatening people with scare tactics until victims send them money. Callers are posing as representatives from the Financial Bureau of Investigation, various law firms and other legitimatesounding agencies collecting money for payday loan businesses.
GREENSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT GOES DIGITAL
In a quad-folded effort to improve efficiency, the Greensboro Police Department has decided to convert the last 12 years of its criminal records into a digital document management system, which will convert an estimated 1.3 million papers into a searchable electronic database. According to Lee Hunt, Manager of Information Services, this project will help save and regain space, avoid expenses and upfront costs, save manpower and save the department’s longterm efficiency. All 12 years of documents should be scanned and uploaded by the end of November and, once complete, the GDP will be the largest law enforcement agency in NC to use a digital document management system. Hunt hopes this can help inform and benefit other agencies across the state.