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WOMAN ARRESTED IN FATAL HIT AND RUN

Police in Winston-Salem charged a 24-year-old woman with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle following the death of a pedestrian on April 9.

Police charged Viola Demitria Spencey on Tuesday after her 1997 Nissan Pathfinder was located. The accident happened in the 2500 block of N. Cleveland Ave. Police said the victim was walking near the intersection of E. 25th Street when he was struck.

The suspect vehicle stopped briefly, police said, before continuing north on Cleveland Avenue with the victim, 54-year-old John Otis Hill, trapped underneath. Hill was located in the roadway at Kapp Street and Industrial drive and transported to NC Baptist Hospital where he died of his injuries.

POLICE CONCLUDE BATTLEGROUND ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

Greensboro police reported a 17 percent jump in seatbelt usage following a 10-week campaign to crack down on unsafe driving along Battleground Avenue.

More than a dozen officers focused on a stretch of road between West Cornwallis Drive and Horse Pen Creek Road in the campaign, which concluded March 21.

Police issued 1,009 traffic tickets during that time, arrested six wanted persons and filed 20 criminal charges.

There were 38 crashes reported during the campaign, but police believe that they succeeded in reducing the number of overall crashes and reducing the amount of property damage done by 16 percent, or $27,000.

GUNFIRE EXCHANGED, NO INJURIES REPORTED

Police in Greensboro went to 3314 Spring Street after shots were fired into a residence. Michael Anthony Taylor, the 41-year old victim, told officers that he was inside when a newer model black vehicle pulled up in front of the residence and a suspect fired a shotgun — hitting the front of the house.

An unknown person standing outside the house at the same time fired a handgun back toward the suspect vehicle. The vehicle and the unknown person outside the residence left prior to police arrival.

No injuries were reported. !

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