Busted: Best of the blotters

by Amy Kingsley

Falling into a rut

Almost exactly 24 hours after officers responded to a break-in at Aaron’s Rental on West Market Street in Greensboro, police patrolling an Aaron’s on Yanceyville spotted a suspicious vehicle matching the description of a car seen near the burgled store. After a brief vehicle pursuit, the driver fled into the woods on foot. The Aaron’s on Market Street lost two computer monitors, a Hewlett-Packard and a Dell, and its front door glass during the robbery. The suspect is described as a thin, white male, about six feet tall, driving a gold Pontiac Bonneville.

Making do

A man walking to his apartment on Maplewood Lane in Greensboro early on the morning of April 30 was approached by an unknown male wielding a beer bottle who forced him to the ground, taking his cash and cell phone. The victim didn’t get a good look at his attacker and could only identify the color – white – of the getaway car. So there’s no telling what brand of beer the man used in his early morning stick-up. The victim was not injured.

Leap of faith

Early on the morning of May 1, Winston-Salem police arrested Jermaine Oglesby and charged him with kidnapping, assault on a female, communicating threats and driving while license revoked. Hours before the arrest, Oglesby’s girlfriend, Shenae Wolfe, leapt from a moving car to escape her boyfriend, who had kidnapped and assaulted her earlier that day. Wolfe, who was injured, was transported to Forsyth Medical Center for treatment. Oglesby is being held in the Forsyth County Jail pending a bond hearing.

Nic fit

A black male in his forties, described as having a slim, muscular build, stole 10 cartons of cigarettes along with several loose packs on April 29 from a CVS on Randleman Road in Greensboro. The man pretended he was buying the cartons, and then snatched the bag and the packs and ran out the door. The clerk pursued the thief, who punched him and escaped in a burgundy Caprice. The bandit wore a tan cap, blue shirt, khaki pants and a mustache, according to the police report.

Come on in!

A 27-year-old woman living on English Street in Greensboro was robbed early on May 2 when two men – one of whom wore a blue bandana over part of his face – knocked on her door and asked for her boyfriend. The woman, who lives with her two children, invited the men in and offered to call her boyfriend for them. One of the men flashed a handgun and began taking the woman’s possessions. Both men fled in a car operated by a third subject.