by Eric Ginsburg

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

GREENSBORO POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH Police are looking into the death of Edward Ballard, 60, who police found in his home on April 21 around 3 p.m. The cause of death is unknown pending autopsy results, but police were called to the scene by a “check welfare call,” though the press release did not contain more information about why the call was placed. The investigation is ongoing, and police did not say if they suspect foul play.

85-YEAR OLD MAN WITH GROCERIES ROBBED Louis Shores, 85, was robbed when someone pinned him against the trunk of his car and stole his wallet from his pocket while he was unloading groceries from the vehicle in the 2600 block of Cottage Place in Greensboro around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. The suspect fled in a vehicle, and police did not find any suspects after canvassing the area. There were no injuries.

ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO KILL Shortly before midnight on April 19, Greensboro police responded to the 600 block of West Lee Street about an assault and found the victim suffering from a “non-life threatening wound from an unknown sharp instrument,” though the press release did not say where. The victim was injured in a “physical altercation” nearby on Union Street, and police arrested the suspect, charging him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. The victim was taken to the hospital.

DRIVE-BY ROBBERY A victim on the 300 block of Montrose Drive in Greensboro told police he was standing outside when a green SUV pulled up in front of him around 11:30 p.m. on April 19. He said the SUV’s two occupants engaged him in conversation before the passenger pulled out a gun and “demanded property.” After receiving it, the two male suspects drove away, and the victim was unharmed.