by Amy Kingsley

Taking what you get

The perpetrators of a mugging outside Rush Fitness on Randleman Road in Greensboro made off with a cell phone and gym clothes in lieu of cash. The victims – a 42-year-old and a juvenile – were leaving the gym on Sept. 3 when two black teens armed with a gun approached them and demanded their money. The victims didn’t have any, so they gave the assailants their belongings. The suspects were last seen walking toward the gym.

Smallest victims

On Sept. 3, Winston-Salem police officers arrested Jose Morin Saucedo, 30, the father of a child who had been admitted to Baptist Hospital less than a week ear lier with a fractured skull. He was charged with felony child abuse committed against the 10-month-old, who was having difficulty breathing when emergency workers were summoned on Aug. 28. Magistrates set Saucedo’s bond at $50,000, according to a police press release.

A deadly toll

Four passengers in a 1992 Chevy Lumina died on Sept. 2 after the vehicle spun out of control on Yadkinville Highway and crashed into a concrete wall.

A fifth passenger sustained serious injuries and was admitted to surgery at Baptist Hospital. Witnesses said the driver exited the vehicle after the crash and fled on foot toward Reynolda Road. Winston-Salem accident investigators said in a press released that alcohol and excessive speed may have contributed to the crash.

Gassed at Grimsley

Greensboro police officers dispatched to a Sept. 4 melee at a Grimsley High School football game dispersed about 150 brawlers with a healthy dose of pepper spray. They arrested at least two teens involved in the scuffle and reported no injuries in a press release.

A bad night

A single car crash on US Highway 29 in Greensboro turned out to be much more on Sept. 3 when police officers on the scene discovered that the driver, Timothy Nash, 61, was suffering from several stab wounds that ultimately proved fatal. An investigation revealed that Nash had been involved in a domestic dispute earlier that evening and then got involved in a physical con frontation with another man. Nash crashed moments after he started to drive away. He was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m. at Moses Cone Hospital.