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by Charles Womack

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

ROBBER CLEANS OUT CAR WASH

The Greensboro Police Department reporting that a black male, 25 to 35 years old and standing about six feet tall, pulled a knife and demanded money from an employee at the Streetcars Car Wash on Stanley Road. Officers were dispatched to the car wash on Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. and were told that the suspect was wearing blue jeans, a gray baseball hat and a hooded sweatshirt. Officers were told he took money and fled the scene on foot.

CONFRONTATION LEADS TO SHOOTING DEATH

Winston-Salem Police Officers responded to a shooting at a residence on Ziglar Road on Dec. 18. When they arrived, they found Zachary Mahone Fett, 26, lying unresponsive inside his vehicle. Moments later, EMS pronounced Fett deceased. After a preliminary investigation, officers revealed that Fett had been involved in a confrontation with Matthew Jay Bliven, 27, and Fett suffered a gunshot wound. Police are characterizing the shooting as a homicide, but as of Sunday no criminal charges had been filed. This is the 13 th homicide for 2013 as compared to eight at the same time in 2012.

FOUR ARMED MEN STORM HOUSE WITH WEAPONS

Winston-Salem Police Officers responded to a report of shootings at residences on Rosie and Fir streets. Upon arrival officers located a person at each of these addresses (Thomas Terry and Maurice Evans respectively) suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers reported that four armed men stormed into a residence on Rosie Street, robbed the occupants and held them against their will. The subjects, described as black males between the ages of 24 and 26, fled the scene in a white two-door passenger car with Virginia plates. Officers had responded shortly after midnight on Monday to the reported shootings. When they arrived they found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds: Thomas Terry, 36, and Maurice Evans, 30. Terry and Evans were transported to Baptist Hospital where they were treated for their injuries. Both were expected to recover. !

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