by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


The Winston-Salem Police Department responded Thursday to a report of a police officer being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Coliseum Drive and Reynolda Road. Officer J. M. Heyer was working in an off-duty capacity directing traffic at the intersection for Brooks Berry Haynie, an electrical contractor, while traffic lights were being repaired. A vehicle driven by Elizabeth Fare Lewis made a left turn from Coliseum Drive onto Reynolda Road and collided with Officer Heyer. Officer Heyer was transported to Forsyth Hospital for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Officer Heyer has been employed with the police department since 06/10/2013.


Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded Thursday to a report of an “Armed Robbery” at the Advance Auto Parts store, located at 6225 University Parkway. It was determined that the masked suspect entered the business, carrying a handgun, and demanded money from the employees of the business. The suspect then fled from the business with an undisclosed amount of money and has not yet been located. The employees were not injured.


On December 7, 2014 at approximately 5:45 pm, Officers responded to 3909 Hahns Lane in reference to a disorder call. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the victim who stated that approximately 3 hours prior to contacting Police, he was walking in the area of Tillery Drive and Textile Drive when he was approached by a group of teenage subjects. The suspects assaulted the victim and removed his personal property. The suspects then fled the area. The victim was treated on scene for his non life threatening injuries. The suspects were described as black males in their late teens. One suspect was described as having a skinny build with short dreadlocks. Another suspect was described as having a large earring in his ear. The investigation is ongoing. The name and address of the victim is being withheld temporarily. !