by Alex Ashe

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Greensboro Police Department issued a press release on Aug. 28 regarding “robberies by appointment” — incidents in which a person agrees to meet someone in person to buy or sell an item advertised online, only to be robbed in the process. On July 26, a 21-year-old man met two women in an empty high school parking lot to sell a car stereo he had advertised on Craigslist. During the transaction, one of the women sprayed the man with mace, took his keys and fled. Police arrested Alika Harris, 19, and Amberlyn Boyland, 21, with common law robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. In another case, on Aug. 3, a 28-year-old man arranged to meet someone to purchase a computer advertised for sale online. Upon arrival, he and the buyer began arguing. The “seller” then shot the man and robbed him of his money. The victim survived, and the suspect remains at large. The most recent incident involved a 23-year-old man who placed his iPhone for sale on Craigslist. On Aug. 24, the man and a friend agreed to meet a potential buyer at a street intersection at 2:30 p.m. The “buyer” fled the transaction with the phone, and threatened the men with a knife after they pursued him. The men retreated, unharmed, and the subject remains at large.


A shooting occurred at Carver High School in Winston-Salem shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 30. School Resource Officer TR Wilson heard gunshots and observed student Christopher Lamont Richardson discharging a firearm. The officer drew his service weapon and was then able to take him into custody. A 15-year-old student is listed in stable condition after suffering non-life threatening injuries in the shooting and receiving treatment at Wake Forest Baptist. A preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between the two parties. Richardson, 18, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm on school property, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm within city limits. His bond was set at $50,000.