The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Greensboro police have arrested two local men in connection with the robbery of Wells Fargo Bank, 600 Four Seasons Town Center on Tuesday morning. Marcus Leamon Dawkins, 50, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon, and Derrick Lavoi Dawkins, 57, is charged with conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both reside at 706 W. Vandalia Dr. Witnesses to the robbery say a man entered the building and demanded money after displaying a handgun. After receiving cash, the robber left, got into a vehicle and fled the parking lot. No one was hurt in the incident.


On Monday at approximately 1:22 am, Greensboro police responded to Econo Lodge located at 120 East Seneca Road in reference to a robbery call. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the clerk who stated that the suspect entered the business, brandished a gun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the business on foot heading towards East Seneca Road. There were no injuries in this incident. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’10” tall, wearing a denim top, denim pants, a blue hat, and was armed with a gun.


Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the 4100 block of Carver School Road. A 2010 Mercedes SW was traveling south on Carver School Road. The driver observed a 1999 Volvo traveling north in the southbound lane of Carver School Road. The driver attempted to take an evasive maneuver by steering to the left but was unable to avoid the head on collision with vehicle the Volvo. All occupants of the Mercedes were transported to NC Baptist Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Volvo, Joseph Lamonth Abbitt, 55, died at the scene due to his injuries from the crash. It is unknown if speed and/or alcohol are factors in the preliminary stage of this investigation.

This is the 5th Traffic Fatality for 2015 as compared to 5 at this same time in 2014. !