by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


No students were injured when a Forsyth County school bus collided with a Volvo last week in Winston-Salem.

Police said the incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 on Dellabrook Road off New Walkertown Road. The bus driver, Larry Wright of Germanton Road, had missed his scheduled stop on Dellabrook Road and began to back the bus up.

While backing up, the 2013 Thomas Built bus, carrying 18 students from Ashley Elementary School, collided with a 2001 Volvo S60 being driven by Jeremy Acker. The collision took place near Emerald Street.

Police charged Wright with improper backing. Unfortunately for Mr. Acker, he was driving while license revoked, had a borrowed registration plate and no vehicle inspection.


One man was shot and a homeowner arrested for growing a pot plant after Winston-Salem police responded to a call about cars blocking a roadway.

It all happened just after 11 p.m. on Saturday in the 5300 block of Pine View Drive off Old Rural Hall Road. Police responded to a call of cars blocking the road only to find about 300 people gathered at a party. As officers approached, several shots were fired and the crowd scattered.

When officers made their way to the home at 1146 Cook St. they found evidence of drug use, including a marijuana plant.

A few minutes later, a man arrived at a local hospital claiming to have been shot at the party by an unknown suspect.

Police charged the home occupant with several felony drug related offenses.


An experienced bicyclist was killed in Greensboro this past week when he was struck by a car during the early morning hours.

Police said that 51-year-old Christopher Fulp was riding his bike east on Country Club Drive about 6:15 a.m. A man driving a Lexus west on Country Club Drive attempted to turn left toward Carlisle Road. Thomas Tilley, 67, was driving the Lexus that struck Fulp, causing him critical injuries. Fulp was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Tilley was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to see before turning. !