The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy
HOMICIDE ARREST IN GUILFORD COUNTY
Jacinto Moreno Chontal, 31, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of Randy Colindres, 23, by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 24. Colindres’ body was found Aug. 23 near Hines Chapel Road in McLeansville with apparent gunshot wounds. According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses heard gunshots coming from Chontal’s residence on Jackson School Road on Aug. 23. Deputies responded to Chontal’s residence and found probable cause for his arrest. Chontal is being held in the Guilford County jail with no bond. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.2000.
VEHICULAR BREAKING AND ENTERING ARREST IN WINSTON-SALEM
Bintakeeba Denise Banner, 33, was arrested on two felony warrants for auto-breaking and larceny near her Ogburn Street residence on Aug. 26 by Winston-Salem police. The warrants were for a July 7 incident in whcih a Jeep Cherokee at Bolton Park was broken into and a drum set valued at more than $1,000 was stolen. Banner now faces charges for 34 vehicular breaking and entering arrests between June 2009 and July 2010. Banner is being held on $60,000 bond and her trial date is Sept. 19.
SHOOTING AND ROBBERY IN GREENSBORO
A unidentified man told Greensboro police he was shot in the right thigh and robbed of money and his cell phone while walking to a playground in Claremont Homes, when they interviewed him at Moses Cone hospital’s emergency room at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 28. The man’s girlfriend drove him to Moses Cone where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The shooter is described as a black man with cornrows, last seen wearing blue basketball shorts and a white T-shirt. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.
ARMED ROBBERY ARREST IN WINSTON-SALEM
A man walked in the BP on University Parkway at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, brandished a box-cutter to the clerk and demanded money. After receiving the cash, the man fled south from the station on foot. Winston-Salem police located and arrested Vernon Pete Gray III, 39, without incident, in the parking lot of College Plaza shopping center, a few blocks away from the BP station on University Parkway. Gray’s preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 17.
ARMED ROBBERY IN GREENSBORO
A black man walked into the Wilco station on West Market Street, pulled out a handgun and demanded money at about 10 p.m. on Sunday. After receiving money, he fled in an older model, four-door Buick. The man is described as wearing a tan long-sleeved shirt, black sweat pants, a black baseball hat and black shoes with white soles at the time of the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.