The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy
THE IMPERFECT CRIME
A man held up a Circle K on West Market Street in Greensboro on May 23 and was later apprehended at his residence. The man, 26 year-old Harry Naico, entered the store at about 3:30 a.m. and asked to buy cigarettes. He then pulled his T-shirt over his face, implied he had a gun and demanded cash. Naico fled the scene going north on Dolley Madison in a red vehicle bearing the license plate NC ZSJ-7536. Officers located Naico, the vehicle’s registered owner, at his home. Naico confessed to the robbery and the money and cigarettes were recovered.
JUST GET IT CLOSE
A hand grenade was found at a Goodwill store on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston- Salem on May 19 at about 10:19 a.m. when a customer attempted to purchase the grenade. The customer found the grenade on the shelf and tried to buy it, but the clerk thought the object looked suspicious and contacted police. Winston-Salem police evacuated the area and the bomb squad responded and obtained the grenade. The Winston-Salem Fire Department also was present at the scene. It is unclear whether the grenade was donated or left in the building intentionally. The bomb squad will determine in the near future if the grenade contains explosives or not. The Greensboro police department recently recovered what was found to be a training grenade at store in Rockingham County. Authorities say military ordnance of any kind shouldn’t be donated to charity stores. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.
ELDERLY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX CRIME AGAINST GIRL
Stephen Flynn Johnson, a 70 year-old Trinity resident, was arrested May 21 by Greensboro police detectives for the sexual assault of a 13 year-old, girl. Johnson faces two counts of 2nd degree sexual offense and one count of crime against nature. He is currently in Guilford county jail under $30,000 bond. The incident occurred on April 15 on West Friendly Avenue in Greensboro.