by Jeff Laughlin

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Larry Clifton Burnett Jr., 22, has been charged with felony hit and run for his alleged involvement in a collision between a white Volvo and a 500cc motor scooter that occurred near 800 W. Market St. on Tuesday in Greensboro on April 9. Eric Obrien Smith, 56, of 1607 Twain Road, was transported to Cone hospital with non-life threatening injuries at about 3:30 p.m. after being struck by the Volvo as it exited a parking lot.


Someone on the 3700 block of Dawson Avenue in Greensboro called the police after a massive, hairy pig got loose in their neighborhood on April 12. Animal control responded quickly. The pig was confined to a grassy area before a truck large enough to contain the animal arrived and carried the pig away. No one in the area knew where the pig came from. No word on what happened to the pig after animal control took over, only that it was friends with a talented spider who had recently passed away.


Police arrested Randall Gray Webb and Dalia Marquez Bernal on April 7 in relation to the robbery of J and J Food Mart at 2022 Broad St. in Winston-Salem. The couple also allegedly robbed several other Winston-Salem businesses, including Tienda Cuerrero, a pair of Jay’s One Stops, Tierra Caliente and others. The criminal investigations division has not charged Webb and Bernal with all the robberies in question, but believe the couple robbed nine different businesses over the span of four months. Police charged Webb with possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense, and charged both with robbery of Tienda Mexicana Las Vigas restaurant on March 28. Whether or not the couple will also be charged with residual payments to the memory of Bonnie and Clyde has not been determined.


Police responded to an armed robbery at 14 th Street Discount, located at 1901 E. 14 th St. in Winston-Salem, on April 13. Store personnel said the suspects entered the business armed with guns and demanded money. The suspects obtained an undetermined amount of money and left headed east on foot. Two black male suspects are still at large. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.