The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg
Pizza delivery drivers robbed Two pizza delivery drivers, from Dominos and Papa Johns, were robbed within 15 minutes of each other on Feb. 21 at about 10:30 p.m. in a similar geographic area. Both suspect descriptions overlap, except that one suspect was described as a couple of inches taller. Police did not say if they believed the incidents to be related. Both drivers were returning to their cars after making deliveries to Merritt Drive and Isler Street respectively, an estimated four-minute drive apart.
Shooting results in gunshot wound, death Greensboro police responded to the 5000 block of Cobbler Ridge Court where they found Theodore Larkin Jr., age 102, dead from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot” and his wife Gloria Larkin, age 84, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound on Feb. 22 around 7 a.m. She was transported to Cone hospital. Police said nobody else was involved and that the motive is unknown.
Man punched in face during attempted robbery Police said Donald Hernandez was punched in the face while walking on the 200 block of West Vandalia Road in Greensboro on Feb. 21 shortly after 10 p.m. The blow knocked him to the ground, and two suspects checked his pockets before fleeing on foot. The report did not say if any items were taken, and Hernandez suffered a minor forehead injury.
Police arrest alleged metal thief Greensboro police arrested alleged metal thief Dwayne Ellis, age 26, on Feb. 23 for a copper theft that happened earlier at Duke Energy. Police said they found burglary tools, and an interview with the suspect gave them probable cause for a similar theft at the same location, the total value of both reaching $10,500. Ellis is being held on a $50,000 secured bond.