by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


The bizarre case of two bodies being found in the back of a Clemmons home continued last week, as authorities identified the two men found in Pazuzu Algarad’s back yard. Forsyth County investigators identified the men as Joshua Fredrick Wetzler and Tommy Dean Welch, both reported missing since 2009. Algarad, 35, formerly known as John Lawson, was arrested Oct. 5 when authorities descended on his home at 2749 Knob Hill Drive armed with search warrants. Algarad and Amber Nicole Burch, 24, were both charged with murder. Search warrants detailed the killings, which took place in 2009. Authorities believe that Algarad killed Wetlzer in July 2009 and that Burch killed Welch later that year in October. Algarad was previously convicted of accessory after the fact in the shooting death of a man in Yadkin County.


Greensboro police are looking for four men who robbed a pawn shop at 3803 High Point Road last week. An employee of the Super Buy and Sell Pawn Shop called Guilford Metro 911 at 9:11 a.m. on Oct. 9 when four men wearing masks, sunglasses and hoodies entered the store armed with hand guns. Witnesses stated that several of the men jumped over the counter and threatened the store employees while other suspects smashed the display cases. After taking jewelry and other items from the store, the four fled area. No vehicle description is available at this time. No one was injured in the incident and detectives are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz. All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous, and may result in a reward up to $2,000.


Greensboro police responded to a shooting call that left one man dead over the weekend. Police were called to Magic Gentleman’s Club, located at 2216 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, about 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Kenon Alrease Wall. Little information had been released about the shooting as of press time. Police said the homicide took place after a dispute.