by Jordan Green



The best and worst of Triad area blotters, as compiled by Jordan Green

Invasion repelled

Tiffany Michelle Hunt, 19, was in the back bedroom her residence on Harvard Street in Greensboro on Nov. 19, according to police reports, when she heard a noise coming from the front. She went to see what was going on and discovered a man, described as an African American wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans and some kind of face covering, was in her home. Hunt told police that the man forced her to the floor and tried to remove her pants, but according to the report she escaped, and ran into the kitchen before brandishing a knife at the man, who fled out the back door. Hunt reportedly received minor scratches, but did not need medical treatment. Despite the efforts of the of K9 unit, the suspect was not located. Anyone who wishes to provide information about this crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Angry words were spoken

Two men, a woman, a dispute and a firearm made for a combination that resulted in a trip to the hospital on Sunday evening in Greensboro. Jerome Faison, 39, reportedly visited 33-year-old Lorinda Thorton at a house on Oak Street, police said. An argument ensued and Thorton reportedly pushed Faison out of the house, after which Hezekiah Best, 37, followed Faison outside and shot him in the leg. Best, who is described as black, reportedly fled on foot, and Faison was taken to Moses Cone hospital for surgery. Anyone who wishes to provide information about this crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

The classic combo: pizza and cash

Pizza Hut driver Robert McRea, 46, was delivering a pizza on Charles Street in Winston-Salem when police said he was flagged down by two black men at a nearby address. The men produced a gun and reportedly robbed McRea of his pizza and cash. Anyone with information about the suspects, who are described as 5 foot 11 and 6 foot 1 in height, is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.

Nameless death in trailer park

An unidentified Hispanic found lying outside of a trailer at North Forsyth Mobile Home Park on Nov. 21 accounted for Winston-Salem’s 18th homicide. At that time last year, 21 homicides had occurred. Police determined that the man had been killed by gunshot. Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call Crimestoppers at 336.773.7700 or Spanish Crimestoppers at 336.728.3904.

Breaking in and cashing in

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office has decided to turn to the public for help solving a Nov. 7 residential burglar. Sheriff BJ Barnes said cash, checks and jewelry were stolen from the Gibsonville residence. Later that day, a black woman wearing glasses with shoulder length hair attempted to pass a stolen check obtained from the burglarized residence at a bank on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro.