by Eric Ginsburg

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg

IED FOUND AT RANDLEMAN RESERVOIR Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority officials were patrolling at the Randleman regional reservoir when they found an improvised explosive device at 3 p.m. on March 17. The device was “secured” with a bomb robot and was “rendered safe” by 6 p.m. The FBI and a number of other response teams were at the scene, and evidence is undergoing ”forensic processing” by the Greensboro Crime Scene Investigators.

MAN ARRESTED IN STABBING INCIDENT Thomas William Mitchell was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection to an earlier stabbing on March 19. He is 29-years old and is being held on a $25,0000 secured bond.

MAN SHOT ON MAPLEWOOD LANE Officers responded to a discharge of firearms call on Maplewood Lane on March 18 at 11:15 p.m. They later identified a shooting victim at Moses Cone Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The victim said he did not know the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

THREE WOMEN CHARGED IN FIGHT AT SMITH HOMES Gardenia Neal and Malika Ward were charged with affray while Allison McAllum was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after police were called to a fight in Smith Homes public housing community on West Florida Street on March 17 just before 10:30 p.m. Ward suffered a laceration on her neck and was treated at Moses Cone Hospital.