by YES! Staff

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

Goateed invaders

Suspects with goatees have been bold in Greensboro. Khali Bailey, 29, and Alana Watson, 27, told police they were waiting for an acquaintance to come over to their apartment on West Market Street and watch the game at 11:30 a.m. on Memorial Day when they answered the door and instead found a light-complexioned black man with a goatee, wearing a black skull cap, black shirt and black pants, armed with a handgun. The suspect reportedly forced his way in and ordered the two to lie on the floor and then left with cash. Another home invasion involved suspects described as a dark-complexioned black man with a goatee wearing a gray hoodie and black jeans, a black man wearing a black shower cap, a multicolored hoodie and dark pants and a third suspect simply described as a black man — all armed with handguns. Rodney Pope Jr., 24, said one of the men knocked on door of his apartment on Lakefield Drive at 11:10 a.m. on May 30 and asked about copying some video games. The two reportedly went inside and talked awhile and then went back outside, where the other two forced Pope back inside. One of the intruder tried to tie Pope up while the other two began to gather property to steal. Pope eventually retrieved his handgun and chased the suspects out of the house. Anyone with information is requested to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Winston-Salem homicide

Winston-Salem officers responding to a stabbing call found an unresponsive Al Raheen Blyther, 30, of 655 Junia Ave. at the 2000 block of Bloomfield Drive at 11:47 p.m. on May 26. Blyther was taken to Baptist Hospital, where he was released. Police describe the investigation as in the early stages. Anyone with information is requested to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.

B&E suspect caught in roadblock

A Greensboro police officer on patrol reportedly saw suspect Michael Anthony Maberson kicking in thefront door of the Family Dollar store on East Cone Boulevard at 1:55a.m. on May 28. Maberson reportedly got into his vehicle and drove awayafter the officer tried to initiate a stop. Officers gave chase, andtried and failed to attempt a mobile roadblock, when Mabersonreportedly struck a police car and eluded arrest. Maberson continued toLowdermilk Street, where a mobile roadblock was finally successful.Maberson jumped out of his car and ran, and was captured after a briefchase on foot. Maberson was charged with felony break and enter, threecounts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer and felony speedto elude.

Flight to Club Rain

LeoAndrews, 21, told police he was sitting with two female friends at theShell station on South Eugene Street in Greensboro at 3 a.m. on May 30when two black men approached, one of them brandishing a handgun anddemanding money. A struggle ensued, and Andrews was struck about thehead. Andrews and his two friends then fled towards Club Rain. Andrews’injuries were reportedly minor, and he declined assistance from EMS.Anyone with information is requested to call CrimeStoppers at336.373.1000.

SquatteR Rudely awakened

LarryWayne said he was asleep in an abandoned room in the alleyway behind306 S. Elm St. at 7:39 p.m. on May 30 when he was rudely awakened bythree black men in their early forties, one of whom was armed with aknife. Wayne reported that he was struck about the face and cut on hiswrist. The three assailants fled on foot with money and Wayne was takento Moses Cone hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.