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by Keith Barber

Weapons at Grimsley

Greensboro police responded to a report of an armed person near Grimsley High School on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. Officers arrived on the scene to find the person had left in a vehicle prior to their arrival. Area schools were notified of the person’s proximity through their individual school resource officers. Officers patrolled the Westover Terrace area and stopped a vehicle entering the high school parking lot. Police subsequently discovered air-powered pistols, six knives and a sword inside the vehicle and arrested Shan Wayne Rogers II, 21, and charged him with possession of weapons on school property. Two female Grimsley students were passengers in the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

Papa John’s driver held up

The Winston-Salem police responded to a report of an armed robbery of a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver on Oct. 24 at 11:30 pm. on Woods Road. The driver advised officers that he had been confronted by two black males, described as 16-20 years old, who demanded money and the food in his possession. One of the suspects, described as 5-8 to 6 feet tall and 130-135 pounds, wielded a handgun. The other suspect was armed with a knife, according to police reports. The driver told police he handed over his cash and pizza and the suspects fled on foot. The driver was not injured in the incident. The Winston-Salem police request that anyone with information regarding this crime contact Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.

‘Shoot him now’

Greensboro police responded to a report of an armed robbery during the early morning hours of Oct. 25 on Glenwood Avenue. Jeronimo Valdez told police three black males approached him while he was retrieving a jacket from his vehicle. One of the suspects advised the two other armed suspects to “shoot him now.” Valdez describes one of the subjects as 6-2, 200 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and a black stocking cap. The second subject is described as 5-10, 200 pounds, muscular build and wearing all black. The third subject is described as younger the other two. The three suspects robbed Valdez of his wallet and cash, and fled on foot. Two men matching the descriptions of the suspects were observed fleeing the area, but were not apprehended, according to police reports. Valdez was not injured in the incident. The Greensboro police request that anyone with information about this crime call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Bad night at C&C

Greensboro police responded to an armed robbery call at the C&C Market on Lawndale Drive on Oct. 23. Police arrived at the scene and spoke to the victim, Stacey Barrett, 64, who informed officers that two black males entered the business at approximately 10 p.m. armed with handguns and demanding money. The suspects forced Barrett to hand over $200 from one register, and then demanded the contents of the second register. A second C&C employee had difficulty opening the cash drawer and was struck by one of the suspects. A customer then walked in while the robbery was in progress and was robbed of their cash and debit cards. The suspects, described as 5-10 to 6-0 tall and 25-28 years of age, were last seen running northbound on Lawndale Drive. One suspect is described as wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and armed with a small chrome handgun. The second suspect is described as wearing a faded hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black tennis shoes, a black-and-white bandana and armed with a small, semi-automatic handgun. The Greensboro police request that anyone with information about this crime call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Arrest in vehicle break-ins

Winston-Salem police officer A. Jessup observed Johnathan Noyola, 19, damaging and entering a vehicle at Oakwood Court in the early morning hours of Oct. 22. Additional officers were dispatched to the scene, where Noyola was apprehended and arrested at the intersection of Miller and Gaston streets. Police investigation revealed Noyola had damaged and entered three vehicles in the area of Oakwood Court. Noyola was charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, and two counts of malicious injury to property. He was then transported to the Forsyth County jail and placed under $5,000 secured bond.       

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