by Alex Ashe

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Greensboro police were dispatched to an Atwater Drive house at about 5:50 p.m. on August 2 in reference to a breaking and entering. The resident, who was home at the time, witnessed four or five black males trying to enter the house, including one who tried kicking in the front door and removing a window air conditioning unit. The suspects fled as police arrived, but officers immediately arrested one near the house, and after establishing a perimeter, they located and arrested the others. Two 18-yearolds, Jaquan Nevius and Drew Johnson, along with 17-year-olds Trahon Nevius and Anthony Rogers were charged with felony conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, as was Stephon Johnson, 17, who also received larceny and felony breaking and entering charges.


Winston-Salem police are searching for a white male involved in a car breakin and subsequent debit card fraud. The victim, Tony Thompson, had left his car on West 9 th Street overnight on July 27. When he returned, he discovered that his window had been broken out, and his wife’s purse had been taken. He later learned that the suspect used his wife’s debit card at a nearby ATM. Police released three surveillance photos showing a white male with close cut hair wearing a blue polo shirt and BluBlocker-type sunglasses. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is advised to call Winston-Salem Crime Stoppers at 336.727.2800.


Greensboro and Winston-Salem police have arrested and charged the suspect of two sprees of car break-ins that occurred in the early hours of July 21 in the parking lots of Greensboro strip-clubs. Roland Patrick Cobbins, 53, of Winston- Salem, was arrested in his North Peace Haven Road apartment on July 23, and is accused of breaking into four cars at Christy’s Cabaret on West Wendover Avenue, as well as seven cars at Mirage Exotic Club on Burnt Poplar Road. Cobbins faces one charge of possession of stolen goods and multiple charges of larceny and breaking and entering into a vehicle. He’s suspected of stealing handbags, sunglasses and electronic devices from a total of 15 victims, all of whom were expecting to merely have their innocence stolen that night.