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by Christian Bryant

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Christian Bryant

GREENSBORO MAN SHOOTS, INJURES TWO

Greensboro police arrested a man responsible for shooting and injuring two people on June 8. The first shooting occurred at Gulf Court on May 25. The victim, Lionel Exesse Rogers, was shot while in his car and sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The second shooting occurred at the Waffle House at Randleman Road on June 7. The victim suffered several gunshot wounds. An investigation revealed that both offenses were committed by Robert Lamont Hargrove, 23, of Greensboro. The investigation is ongoing.

MAN SUSPECTED OF MULTIPLE BANK ROBBERIES APPREHENDED

A man believed to have robbed several banks was taken into custody by Greensboro police on June 10. Alexander Adam Funicello was arrested following a robbery at the BB&T bank on West Market Street. Police believe that Funicello was also involved in the robbery of a First Citizens Bank on June 9 and a Bank of America on June 7. The investigation is continuing.

CHILD PORNAGRAPHER ARRESTED

A Greensboro man was arrested for possessing child pornography on May 24. Arlen Dale Okenka’s residence was searched and four of Okenka’s computers contained children engaged in sexual acts with adults and other children. Police say that Okenka was not in any of the videos nor is there any evidence that he produced the videos. He is currently being held in the Guilford County Jail under a $200,000 bond.

METAL THEFT ON THE RISE

Greensboro police are urging citizens to take preventative measures to keep their metals from being stolen by crafty thieves. According to police, copper, aluminum, stainless steel and scrap iron have been the more desirable metals and thieves will go to great lengths to steal these metals and trade them in for cash at metal recycling companies. The US Department of Energy noted that losses from copper theft alone cost the US $1 billion a year. For more information, visit www.greensboro-nc.org or call 336.373.2489.

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