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by Lindsay Craven

The best and worst of Triad area police blotters, as compiled by Lindsay Craven

And your little bike too

Truman Boone, 46, was walking down Phillips Avenue at Ball Street in Greensboro on July 30 when three black males approached him. They ordered him to “give it up” at gunpoint and fled the scene on Boone’s green and brown bicycle. The suspects are said to be about 17 years old. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Elderly woman robbed and assaulted

An 82-year-old woman living on West 25 th Street in Winston- Salem was woken by an intruder in her home on Aug. 1. The suspect demanded money from the woman and then sexually assaulted her. He fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Later in the day police detectives were able to obtain a warrant charging Sylvester Saunders Jr. with firstdegree burglary, second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and common law robbery. On Sunday officers located Saunders and took him into custody. Saunders bond was set at $1 million on Monday and he is being held at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center until his Aug. 21 court date.

Words lead to blows

Christopher Lott, 36, and Carl Edward Lunsford, 42, were engaged in a verbal argument on North English Street in Greensboro on Aug. 1, inside of Lott’s home. The argument became physical and the two moved to the front lawn where Lunsford stabbed Lott. Lott was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and Lunsford was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weaponinflicting serious injury. Anyone with information about this crime isasked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Home invasion

Anunidentified man says that he was asleep on the couch in his home onWillow Road in Greensboro on sunday when he awoke to an armed manstanding beside him. The suspect pistolwhipped the victim and demandedmoney. The victim showed the suspect that he had no money in his walletand the suspect took money lying on desk and ordered the victim intobathroom while fleeing the scene. The suspect is described as a blackmale in his forties, about 5’9” with a slim build and short hair andwearing blue jeans and a black shirt. Anyone with information aboutthis crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

Elderly firebug?

Greensboropolice and fire department responded to the Carillon Apartment Complexon lawndale Drive in Greensboro on sunday at about 10:15 p.m. Thecomplex residents are primarily senior citizens. smoke set off the firealarms and all occupants were safely evacuated and eventually allowedto go back to their rooms. The fire department arson investigatordiscovered the cause of the fire to be a newspaper that had been set onfire in the laundry room. This is the fourth arson to occur at thislocation in six weeks. Anyone with information about this crime isasked to call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.

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