The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Police in Winston-Salem charged a 41-year-old woman with arson this week following an apartment fire that sent two people to the hospital.

The fire occurred about 11:15 pm at Plaza Apartments at 926 Thurmond Street.

Police and firefighters arrived to find visible flames and set about evacuating the building. A total of six apartments were damaged in the fire, with several families being displaced from their homes. Three people were injured, with two being taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Patrol officers on scene developed information that led to the arrest of Teresa E. Lineberger. She was charged with First Degree Arson and Malicious Use of Explosives.


Armed men have targeted three Winston-Salem hotels in the last week. Each of the incidents took place at a Quality Inn.

Police said that the string of robberies began on July 23, when two men held up the Quality Inn at 5719 University Parkway. The next night, two men wearing bandanas over their faces attempted to enter the Quality Inn at 531 Akron Drive but were unsuccessful because of locked doors.

The robbers struck the Quality Inn at 2008 S. Hawthorne Rd. the next night.

Police released photographs showing unique clothing the robbers wore in hopes of developing leads in the case.


Greensboro authorities responded to Summit Avenue on Sunday after a man said he was robbed by “New York”.

The 55-year old victim said he was in the area of Subway when he was approached by three males, one of which he knew by the nickname “New York”. The men asked for some money and when the victim advised he was unable to assist, he was struck in the head with a beer bottle. The victim said “New York” took some of his belongings and loose change.

“New York” is described as a black male in his mid-30s, about 6’6” tall with a slender build. Of course, he wears a New York ball cap. !