by Karen Phillips

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


Mohamed Albureshaid, 16, hit pedestrian Darrell Triplin, 54, while driving westbound on East Wendover Avenue at Elwell Avenue in a 2000 Volkswagen Passat at about 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 25. Albureshaid left the scene and drove home. His father called the Greensboro police about an hour later. Triplin was pronounced dead at the scene by Guilford County EMS as a result of injuries from the crash. Albureshaid has been charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle. He has been released in the custody of his father. Albureshaid was the only person in the car at the time of the incident. He holds a valid driver’s license, and no alcohol or drugs appear to be involved in the crash. The speed of the vehicle has not yet been determined.


The body of Johnnie Reed was found on the property of Norfolk Southern Railroad at the base of a utility pole on Sept. 25 by a worker who was checking the tracks. While the actual cause of death is still under investigation, it appears Reed was electrocuted while attempting to remove copper wiring from the utility pole. He had wire cutters and other tools in his possession that support this theory. Reed’s family has been notified of his death.


Antonio Morehead II, 19, and Jose Montoya, 17, are both accused of slashing the tires of 17 vehicles on and around Kirkwood Drive sometime between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sept. 22. A joint investigation between the Greensboro Police Department and the UNCG Police Department connected them to four more similar acts on the university campus.

Each is charged with 21 counts of injury to personal property and 21 counts of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor. Morehead was also charged with one count of tampering with vehicle parts.

Montoya was arrested on Sept. 27 and Morehead was arrested on Sept. 25. Both have more than 80 charges related to the vandalism and have been placed on a $20,000 secured bond.