by Alex Ashe

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Greensboro police responded to gunshots fired at a BP gas station on Randleman Road shortly after 3 a.m. on March 7. When they arrived on the scene, they observed two men in a Honda sedan shooting at the victim’s Lincoln. Although no one was injured, bullets struck the victim’s car and the BP station. Police pursued the Honda and made a traffic stop on I-40 westbound at Freeman Mill Road. Kalub Shipman Jr., 25, and Tiquawn Hickman, 18, were arrested and each charged with two counts of shooting into occupied property, one count of discharging a firearm in city limits, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Initial police investigations indicated the incident was drug-related. The shooting is not believed to be a reaction to Gulf Coast cleanup efforts.


At about 9:30 a.m. on March 7, police were sent to a Spencer Street home in Greensboro in response to reports of an assault. They arrived to find Frank Daye, 52, suffering from a stab wound to the neck. He stated that he was stabbed by his 18-year-old son, Santana, following a verbal dispute. Frank Daye, whose injuries were not life threatening, was then transported to a local hospital. Santana Daye had left the house before authorities arrived, but police soon located him and took him into custody.


An empty vehicle crashed into a Winston-Salem house on Bruce Street on the evening of March 8. Police concluded that this was caused by a 6-year-old boy playing inside of his family’s 1983 Toyota Camry parked in a nearby lot. The car had a defective gear shift and the child was able to shift the vehicle into neutral while it was turned off. When the car began rolling forward, the boy exited the vehicle unharmed. The runaway car then began rolling down a grassy hill, picking up speed before crashing into an uninhabited house on Bruce Street, where it eventually came to a stop. The collision caused an estimated $12,000 in damages to the home. Following the incident, filmmaker Michael Bay reportedly requested the boy’s headshot and clip reel.