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by Karen Phillips

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Karen Phillips

UPDATE: ARSONS IN DOWNTOWN WINSTON

Andrew Keith Horton has been charged with ten different felonies for the recent chain of arsons in downtown Winston-Salem. His bond is $500,000 and his court date has been set for Sept. 21.

ARMED ROBBERY AT HESS GAS STATION

An armed man wearing a white hooded jacket and dark pants robbed the Hess gas station on West Wendover Avenue in Greensboro on Sept. 5. He demanded money and then fled on foot. No one was injured during this robbery. After thorough investigation, police arrested Michael Griffin Jr. for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

SHOOTING INTO AN OCCUPIED DWELLING

Residents of a home on Forestbrook Drive in Greensboro awoke to the sound of several gunshots on Sept. 7. They located a bullet hole, and called police to come investigate. Officers searched the area to find any suspects, but none were located. No one was injured during this incident.

A SERIES OF ROBBERIES IN GREENSBORO

Beginning at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 8, a series of armed robberies were reported in the UNCG area. Ian McDowell, a YES! Weekly contributing writer, was robbed on South Mendenhall Street near West McGee Street, Michael Matas was robbed on Spring Garden near South Elam Avenue and Deon’te Goodman and Mackenzie Ellis were robbed in the 1700 block of Walker Street. All the victims say they were robbed by two black males, and they all describe one of the two suspects similarly: armed and wearing a black shirt and grey sweatpants, in his early to late twenties. The second suspect’s description varies for each case.

Later in the evening, close to 1 a.m., another robbery was reported near NC A&T University. Dayton Capers and Henry Funny Jr. were robbed on Sullivan Street near Circle Drive. This time, four suspects were at the scene, including the main suspect indicated in the first three robberies. No injuries were reported during any of the robberies.

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