The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled
POLICE AND MOTORCYCLISTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, a group of African-American cavalrymen, Greensboro Police rode with area motorcyclists on Saturday. The Greensboro chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club and the Eastern Patrol Division went door to door talking to residents about the soldiers and taking simple steps to reduce the chances of robbery or break-ins. Combining African-American history with robbery prevention may sound risky, but anytime we can live out a “Sons of Anarchy” fantasy, we simply have to take that chance.
V-DAY ROBBERY IN WINSTON SALEM
The Winston Salem EZ-Quick Mart on Indiana Avenue was robbed on Valentine’s night by a group of African-American males in black hoodies and black pants. The clerk was beaten and a gun was visible during the robbery. An undetermined amount of cash was stolen along with the clerk’s wallet. The clerk is fine, though he was hospitalized after the incident. Robbed at gunpoint on Valentine’s Day? I guess love doesn’t live here anymore. If anyone has information, contact Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.
MORE WINDOWS, MORE PROBLEMS IN WINSTON SALEM
Following the report last week of unidentified assailants shooting out car windows, the police have reported several more locations this week. Buena Vista, Summit/West End, Hinshaw Ave, Glade Ave/First St, Marguerite Drive, York Rd, Kirklees Rd, Parkway Village, Northwest Blvd, Kester Mill Rd and the McGregor Rd/ Jonestown area all reported incidents of windows being shout out in the past two weeks. Thus far no one has been charged, though two cars have been identified as possible transportation for the assailants: a silver/ gray KIA Sorenta and a dark-colored, American-made sedan.