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by Joe Murphy

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy

A GUY WHO SUDDENLY HAS A LOT OF PROBLEMS

Garnet Alison Hodge was arrested by Winston-Salem police for an array of charges July 1. After crashing a car at the intersection of Northwest Avenue and Patterson Boulevard Hodge was charged with 1 st degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, possession of a firearm, communicating threats, assault on a female, driving with a revoked license, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, carrying a concealed weapon and drug paraphernalia. Hodge was placed in Forsyth County jail under a $105,000 secured bond. Preliminary hearings for Hodge will begin July 22 and 23.

ATTEMPTED ATM ROBBERY

Greensboro police responded to an attempted robbery at the Cash Points ATM on High Point Road at about 12:30 a.m. on June 30. While at the machine, the victim was approached from behind by a man with a knife. After a struggle the man fled on foot headed north on Merritt Drive without any stolen property. The suspect is described as a black man who at the time of the incident wore a black and white shirt, white pants, a white cloth over his face and plastic bags on his hands. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

ROBBERY ON WEST MARKET STREET

Greensboro police to responded a robbery at the Tienda Mexicana store on West Market Street at about 10:40 p.m. on June 29. Maria Ruiz, a store employee, and her 9-year-old sister were in the store when two suspects entered. The first suspect pointed a gun at the store employee while the second suspect jumped over the counter and forced the employee to give him cash from the register. The suspects fled in a black four-door vehicle in an unknown direction. There were no injuries. The first suspect is described as 5’5”, 160-pound black man in his late teens or early twenties. The second suspect is described as a 5’9”, 165-pound black man in his late teens or early twenties. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Wikipedia: “Busted” (Harlan Howard song), a 1962 Harlan Howard song made famous by Johnny Cash and by Ray Charles

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