by Alex Ashe

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Greensboro police responded to two different robberies suspected to have been committed by the same individual on May 29. The robberies occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on North Church Street and about 4:30 a.m. on Woodside Drive. In both instances, a male wielding a silver handgun exited a dark, older-model Lexus sedan and confronted female victims entering residences before robbing them and fleeing the scene. The victims similarly described the suspect as a thin black male with a light skin tone, around 6 feet tall and wearing a hat with the letter “A” on it. As an Appalachian State grad, I can only hope he was an Atlanta Braves fan.


Local police have received numerous reports of bear sightings over the past week. At 6:16 a.m. on May 29, Winston-Salem police responded to the 4200 block of Old Greensboro Road, where they found a dead bear on the side of the road. The bear, about 100 pounds in weight, had apparently been struck by a moving vehicle. Later in the morning, at around 9:30 a.m., Greensboro police responded to Sullivan Street on the N.C. A&T campus to find a baby bear located in a tree. The bear climbed down the tree in the afternoon and was last seen along US Highway 29.


Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on June 1, Winston-Salem police reported to the BP gas station on North Point Boulevard in response to an armed robbery. The suspect, a mustachioed black male assumed to be in his late twenties, entered the gas station with a black, semi-automatic handgun, hopped over the counter and made the clerk hand him money from the cash register. The man then disconnected the store’s phone line and upon exiting, stole two packs of Newport cigarettes and a six-pack of beer. He was last seen traveling west on North Point toward Bethabara Road.