The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Police in Winston-Salem announced the arrest of a former high school track coach on charges that he sent explicit messages to a 15-year-old student Police charged Thomas McEachin Jr. with solicitation of a child by computer after the girl reported receiving electronic messages from him. The initial complaint was filed in January. Investigators determined that there were no other victims in the case. School authorities said McEachin is no longer a coach at the school in question, RJ Reynolds High.


Greensboro police responded to a local school over the weekend after a stabbing was reported.

Police arrived at Caldwell Academy on Horse Pen Creek Road just after 10 pm on April 26 to find a person with a stab wound. Police said that during the school’s play, one of the students had been stabbed by another cast member. The victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries that did not require surgery. A police spokesperson later clarified that the stabbing was an accident and not an act of school violence. The students were in a production of “The Three Musketeers” when one actor unintentionally stabbed another actor in the stomach with a stage prop.


West Friendly Avenue was closed for several hours on Tuesday after a city-owned truck crashed into a day care center.

Police said that the sanitation truck was going south on Hillcrest Road when it struck a Honda Civic traveling on Friendly Avenue. The truck was forced off the road and continued through a parking lot before crashing into the side of Child Care Network. The force of the impact caused the truck to penetrate an exterior brick wall.

None of the 145 children inside the building were injured, police said. No charges had been filed as of press time. !