by Jordan Green

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Winston-Salem police have arrested two men in connection with a string of breaking and enterings in the Ardmore neighborhood. Jamar Trymain Peguese, 35, was arrested on Sept. 19 and charged with house breaking and larceny. Police said the charges resulted from investigating an incident in which an unknown person forced open a rear door of a house on West Academy Street and took jewelry and electronics from the residence. Police also arrested Romelle Raekwon Watkins, 17, on Sept. 19 in connection with five separate breakings in the Ardmore area. Watkins faces numerous charges, including attempted felony breaking and entering.


Detectives with the Winston- Salem Police Department’s criminal investigations division have charged Michael Damon Hines Jr., 21, of Kernersville, with accessory after the fact to a felony (2 nd -degree murder). The incident in question took place on Sept. 12, when police responded to a shooting at the LaDeara Crest Estates housing community. Officers found Dontae Renard Ross, 21, lying in the grass behind one of the apartment buildings with an apparent gunshot wound to his buttocks. Witnesses at the scene told police that several shots had been fired from a dark-colored sedan that was seen driving away on 25 th Street. Ross was taken to Baptist Hospital and immediately admitted to the ICU. He died of his injuries the following morning.


Greensboro police responded to a shooting at Hairston apartments at about 10:40 p.m. on Monday. Police ascertained that Nicholas Stimpson, 22, had been in a dispute with Chantel Kirkpatrick, 19. Police said Stimpson displayed a handgun and fired it inside of a residence, and then fled the scene. Police apprehended him a short time later, and a K9 unit located the firearm. Stimpson is charged with possessing a firearm by a felon, shooting into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm inside of the city limits.