by David McGee

The best and worst of Triad area police blotters, as compiled by David McGee

Murder suicide

Winston-Salem police responded to Ardmore Village on Dec. 4 after receiving a reported stabbing. Upon arrival officers found Allison Gaither, 30, lying in a neighbor’s backyard. EMS attempted to render aid to Gaither, but she was dead. After police investigated they decided that Cory Gaither, 32, was the prime suspect and had an All Points Bulletin put out on his vehicle. Authorities discovered the vehicle in northern Davidson County with a dead man later identified as Corey Gaither nearby. Police are investigating Corey Gaither’s death as a suicide. Allison Gaither’s is the 15 th homicide in Winston-Salem for 2009.

Peeping Tom

Greensboro police have arrested Reginald B. Douglas, 41, on charges of secret peeping, first-degree burglary, five counts of assault on a government official and resisting, delaying and obstructing justice. Police caught Douglas while he was attempting to break into a home occupied by two girls and a toddler at 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 29. This is Douglas’s second time being arrested for a similar offense; he was arrested and charged in 2002 for secret peeping on a residence occupied by two women. He is being held on a $250,000 bond in Guilford County Jail.

Hit and run

Winston-Salem police responded to a reported traffic accident on Dec. 5 at 4243 Indiana Ave. where they found that Ayan Upadhyay, 20, had been walking behind a late 1990s model Nissan or Infiniti SUV when the vehicle backed over him. Upadhyay is a student at Wake Forest University and is listed in serious condition.

Armed robbery

Winston-Salem policeresponded to the MicroTel Inn at 100 Capitol Lodging Court on Dec. 2after receiving a report of armed robbery. The suspect was described asa black man wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans who displayed ahandgun and demanded an undisclosed amount of money. After the man tookthe money and stole items from a MicroTel employee he fled onfoot. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information isasked to contact Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.

Armed robbery

Winston-Salempolice responded on Dec. 2 to the Emmanuel La Tienda Del Pueblo at 3122Indiana Ave. where it was found that two Hispanic men had entered thestore carrying a handgun and stolen money from the cash register andjewelry from an employee. The two men fled on foot and were last seenrunning toward 32nd Street. The investigation is ongoing, and anyonewith information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 336.773.7700.