by YES! Staff

Bilingual trailer park home invasion

Maria Rodriguez, a 37-yearold resident of Village Park Mobile Home Park, told Greensboro police that she was in her kitchen at 1:26 p.m. on the afternoon of Dec. 29 when two black males entered through a door that was propped open. The first man reportedly brandished a knife and demanded money, and the second man reportedly repeated the demand in Spanish. Rodriguez said she told the men she had no money, but one of them searched her home. The two men reportedly found a diaper bag and Rodgriguez’s purse with cash in it, and left in her Chevy Tahoe with the items. Police ask that anyone with information on this crime call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Restaurant robbery

Salvador Perez, manager of La Mexicana restaurant on South Holden Road in Greensboro, told police that three men armed with handguns and a shotgun entered the business, where they forced employees to the floor and demanded money. Two of the men are described as Hispanics, while one of them is of an unknown race, and all three are said to have worn black rags across their faces. Police ask that anyone with information on this crime call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Masked invaders

A man complained to police that unknown masked persons entered his home at 509 Mystic Drive in Greensboro by force and threatened to hurt him on Jan. 2. The man said he was handcuffed and duct tape was placed over his mouth. The suspects, whom the victim could not describe, reportedly took computer equipment, a flat-screen television and a black 2004 Chevy Navigator with 2-inch chrome rims and a “custom grille.” Police ask that anyone with information on this crime call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Drunken driver hits pedestrian

Greensboro police found 23-year-old Albert Salazar lying in the roadway at the intersection of North Church Street and Pisgah Church Road in Greensboro at 6:30 pm. on Jan. 2 while responding to a reported motor vehicle-pedestrian collision. Salazar was taken to Moses Cone hospital with life-threatening injuries, and the driver had fled the scene. Police soon located 32-yearold Angela Marie Hill at nearby 1373 Lees Chapel Road after she disabled her vehicle in another collision. Hill was arrested and charged with driving while impaired and felony hit and run. Police ask that anyone with information on this crime call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Dead giveaway

Yousif Elnour Elimam, a 25-year-old driver for Fox Pizza, was delivering a pizza to an apartment at the Claremont Court public housing project at 1:15 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 3 when two suspects armed with guns and a third with a stick allegedly robbed him. Greensboro police officers drove to another address in the housing project whose address the suspects initially gave when calling in the order. There they found 19-year-old Stephon Raheem Matthews, 18-year-old Shequana Tiera Shaw and a juvenile, along with the stolen property and the handguns used in the robbery. All three were charged.

Convenience store robbery

Ablack male around the age of 16 entered Idol’s Food Mart onClemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem at 2:42 p.m. on Jan. 3, pointed asilver handgun at owner Christopher Carper, and demanded money, policesaid. Police continue to investigate the case, in which theunidentified suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash. Police askthat anyone with information on this crime call CrimeStoppers at336.373.1000.

Accosted on South Elm

ZacharyKorn, 19, was reportedly walking along the 200 block of South ElmStreet at about 6 p.m. on Jan. 3 when he was stopped by two persons,who grabbed him violently by the shoulders, pulled him close anddemanded his money, police said. Greensboro police used a K-9 unit tolocate both suspects several blocks north on Elm Street with their dog,but only one was charged. Bobby Lee Pinkleston was transported tomagistrate’s office and charged with common law robbery. Whilethere, he reportedly spat at the magistrate, which brought theadditional charges of malicious conduct by prisoner and contempt ofcourt. The magistrate has reportedly incarcerated Pinkleston for 29days in the Guilford County Jail.

Gas-station shooting

KalubShipman, 21, was getting ready to gas up his vehicle at the Shell GasStation on Summit Avenue at 9:26 on Jan. 3 when an Asian malereportedly walked up to him, pulled out a gun and shot him as heattempted to run. Greensboro police said that Shipman was shot in theupper thigh area and transported to the hospital. Police ask that anyone with information on this crime call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Tienda robbery

Three men entered Rio Grande Tienda onAkron Drive in Winston-Salem and pointed handguns at clerk BertahFuentes and patrons Leonardo Hernandez and Noel Morales, police said.The three suspects, who are described as Hispanic men in theirtwenties, reportedly took money from the store, forced victims to giveup their wallets and jewelry, and left in a silver Honda Civic drivenby a fourth suspect. Police ask that anyone with information on thiscrime call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Western Guilford teacher charged with indecent liberties

Greensboropolice announced that Karl Wells, an assistant teacher and assistantwomen’s basketball coach at Western Guilford High School, has beencharged with indecent liberties with a student. Wells reportedlyturned himself in and was released on a written promise to appear. Thealleged incident that gave rise to the charge is said to have takenplace on Oct. 30. Police ask that anyone with information on this crimecall CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Bad business practice

Greensboropolice have arrested Justin Ryan Massey, 26, and Frank Jamall Rush, 23,in connection with a reported shooting in the parking lot of La Bambarestaurant on High Point Road in Greensboro. Jamar Lamont Stimpson, 20,died there on Sept. 16. Police investigators concluded that Stimpsonand Rush arrived together in the parking lot to meet with Massey toconduct a drug deal. The two allegedly conspired to rob Massey with ahandgun once they got into his vehicle. Evidently unhappy with theplan, Massey reportedly shot Stimpson during the commission of therobbery, after which Rush fled on foot, and Massey drove away afterdumping Stimpson’s body in the parking lot. Massey was charged withpossession of a firearm by felon and Rush was charged with felonyconspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both suspectswere reportedly out on bond. The District Attorney’s office has decidedagainst pressing murder charges against Massey.