The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg
Surprise: Wiz Khalifa allegedly smokes weed
Winston-Salem police cited rapper Wiz Khalifa — Cameron Jibril Thomas — and “other members of the band and his staff” with simple possession of marijuana before his May 1 concert in Winston-Salem, though the police report is dated roughly an hour after the concert ended. Police were providing security at the event and conducted the investigation related to marijuana use on the tour buses. Khalifa, who is 25 and lives in Hollywood, is known for singing about marijuana use. His court date is set for July 27.
Three shot at Club Rio
Greensboro police responded to a shooting at Club Rio on the 4900 block of West Market Street on May 5 around 2:40 a.m. Three victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were treated at area hospitals. The investigation is ongoing and the police have not released a description of any suspects or a suspected motive. It is unclear in the press release where on the property the shooting occurred.
‘Unknown type weapon’ fired at residence
Greensboro police responded to a possible shots fired call around 6 p.m. on May 4 at the Sebastian Village Apartments. Police determined the front window on the 1200 block of East Washington Street had been shot into “by an unknown type weapon during the incident.” Nobody was injured. Police didn’t say what type of weapon they suspect, leaving the door wide open for speculation. A pellet gun? Slingshot? Paintball gun?
Jeans stolen by three men
Last week Greensboro police released fuzzy surveillance photo images of three men, presumably working together, who allegedly stole several pairs of jeans from “a local retailer” around 6 p.m. on April 22. The release is part of the Crimestoppers program, which offers a cash reward for help identifying suspects. No description was provided of the suspects or the items — including the number stolen — except that jeans were taken.