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by Eric Ginsburg

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

HELP FROM THE ROGUE MOVING COMPANY

Someone moving into an apartment on West Market Street received a little unsolicited assistance. On Jan. 25, the victim left their vehicle unattended and upon return noticed that some items were missing. Police apprehended 20-year old Keiston Foskey, who they said is currently on probation for a similar crime.

HOW TO GET BUSTED 101

Not long after midnight on Jan. 28, Greensboro police observed a vehicle driving the wrong way on Greene Street. Police pursued the vehicle to Ray Warren Homes where two suspects unsuccessfully attempted escape on foot. Victims of a kidnapping and armed robbery were found inside the vehicle. Ray Stimpson Jr. and a minor were charged.

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED AND CHARGED

Thirty-six-year old Maurice Echols has been charged with first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in a homicide at Landmark Inn two days before Thanksgiving in 2009. Brian Terrell Oliver was also charged last week in the same incident. Police are still looking for more information on a light-colored Ford SUV that was seen leaving the hotel.

DRUG BUST AT INN RESULTS IN VARIED BONDS

Greensboro police carried out three search warrants on Jan. 26 at the Greensboro Inn on people accused of selling narcotics out of their rooms. As a result, four people were charged with a slew of drug-related crimes. Johney Matthews was released on a written promise to appear, but Javon Shields wasn’t so lucky. He was placed on a $500,000 bond and his charges include manufacturing cocaine and trafficking opiates. Tony Barfield and Lance Whidbee both have bonds of $50,000. Officers seized 28 grams of opiates, 13 grams crack cocaine, five grams of marijuana and over a thousand dollars in cash.

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