by Eric Ginsburg

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

Man purposely leaves suitcase in parking lot, police respond

Winston-Salem police responded to a suspicious package reported on North Cherry Street just after 6 a.m. on April 22. The caller reported seeing a man get out of a vehicle, put down a briefcase in the parking lot, and drive away. After investigating, police say there isn’t any evidence of criminal intent related to the mysterious package drop.

Twenty-year old dies of gunshot wounds

Greensboro police found 20-year old Trevor Todd suffering from a gunshot wound on April 23 at approximately 3 a.m. Todd died at Moses Cone hospital from his wounds. Police are looking for a older model white Crown Victoria with dark tinted windows and rims as well as very bright or bluetinted headlights. The shooting happened near Pear and Moody streets.

Winston-Salem bank robbed, suspect arrested in Durham

Suntrust Bank was allegedly robbed by Paul Chapman of Winston-Salem at 11:30 a.m. on April 18. After presenting a note demanding money, the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. After the police identified Chapman as their suspect, US Marshals arrested him in Durham on April 19 without incident, and he was brought to Winston-Salem and placed under a $260,000 bond.

Purse-snatcher foiled by witness pursuit

A 76-year old woman was robbed in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Winston-Salem as she walked to her car around 6:30 p.m. on April 22. The suspect ran up to her shopping cart, grabbed her purse, and then left in a waiting vehicle. After a witness followed the car, police arrested Charles Richard of Thomasville and charged him with larceny, and the victim’s belongs were returned.