The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled
MAN CRASHES CAR INTO HIGH POINT REGIONAL EMERGENCY ROOM
A High Point police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on Lynn Christopher Baskins, 27, shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday. When approached, Baskins sped away and, following a short pursuit, crashed his car into the Emergency Room entrance at High Point Regional Hospital. No one, Baskins and his passenger included, suffered injuries in the crash. Although the hospital building was evaluated and deemed structurally sound, the crash caused an estimated $75,000 in damages to the hospital. Baskins was arrested on a felony charge of speeding to elude an arrest, as well as misdemeanor charges including aggressive driving and driving with a revoked license.
CAR WINDOWS DESTROYED THROUGHOUT WINSTON-SALEM
Winston-Salem police responded to reports of car windows being shot out between 4 p.m. on Sunday and 5:30 a.m. of the following morning. Suspects are believed to have used either a BB gun or a pellet gun to shoot out windows of 19 different vehicles on Hoyt Street, Glen Eagles Drive and other streets. Two of the vehicles were occupied at the time, although no injuries were sustained. Police say suspects fled in an older model, dark colored, American-made sedan. On Feb. 8. there were reports of similar damage done to nine vehicles parked in the Hanes Mall parking lot.
HOME ROBBERY ON DURHAM STREET
Greensboro police responded to a reported home robbery at a Durham Street apartment shortly before 8:30 pm on Feb. 8. Michael Perry, 22, said he was alone in his apartment when three black men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun, entered. The men struck Perry in the face, and stole jewelry, clothing, and a purse before fleeing in a white 1990s Cadillac. While Perry was unable to provide a description of two of the suspects, he described the other as an acquaintance. As of press time, the victim had made no distinction between “purse” and “European carryall.”