The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Jordan Green
HE DIDN’T GET FAR
The Winston-Salem Police Department received a report of a Chevrolet Tahoe that was stolen from the Tickled Pink Convenience Store on Kernersville Road at about 9 p.m. on Jan. 23. They soon found the vehicle overturned about three blocks away.
Police investigators determined that the Tahoe left the roadway to the right and overturned, throwing driver Benny Mark Harvey, 48, from the vehicle. Harvey was determined to be dead when police and emergency personnel arrived on the scene.
SUSPICIOUS FIRE AT GREENSBORO CHURCH
Members of the Greensboro police and fire departments responded to a suspicious fire at Lindley Baptist Church in Greensboro at 8:57 a.m. on Tuesday. The church reportedly sustained $15,000 in damages, but no one was injured. An investigation is underway. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.
GREENSBORO COUPLE ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL DETENTION OFFICER
Just before the end of the year, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Thomasville Police Department that one of their confidential informants had been asked to hurt or kill a Guilford County detention officer, according to a recent news release from the sheriff’s office. During the investigation, which included the State Bureau of Investigation, detectives reportedly determined that the confidential informant, a former inmate at the Guilford County Detention Center, had carried on a relationship with 38-year-old Lovie Annette Dodson Abdelaal, a nurse at the facility. Police said that 34-year-old Mohamed Hassanien Abdelaal, Lovie’s husband, met with the confidential informant and solicited his services to hurt or kill the detention officer. State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested the couple on Jan. 20, charged them with conspiracy to commit a felony, and placed them in the Davidson County Detention Center. They were held under a $10,000 bond. Sheriff’s deputies executed a warrant at the couple’s Greensboro home on the same day to collect additional evidence.