The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Jordan Green
police officer charged with assault on a female
Maria Fedelina Aguilar showed up at the Winston-Salem Public Safety Center at about 5 p.m. on May 8 and told authorities that her boyfriend and the father of her three children, 33-year-old Rudolfo Zermeno, had slapped her in the face and hit her on the right elbow with a television remote control. The suspect was well known at the public safety center being that Zermeno is a sworn officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department. Based on Aguilar’s information a warrant was sworn out against Zermeno for assault on a female, and a judge ordered him to have no contact with his common-law partner. To add an additional layer of irony, just as Aguilar was reporting her alleged batterer, North Carolinians were voting to add a clause to the state constitution stating that marriage is the only domestic legal union that shall be recognized under law, potentially invalidating her domestic violence protection order. Zermeno, who has served with the police department for three years, has been placed on administrative leave.
police employee charged with child sex crime An investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Bureau of Investigation into the distribution of child pornography in March led to an address on Independence Road in Winston-Salem. After a search of the premises, 34-year-old Raymond Edward Kish was arrested and charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor on May 9. Kish is employed as a com- munications operator with the Winston-Salem Police Department, but has been placed on administrative leave. Young man shot to death out- side Greensboro carnival Police officers heard shots fired and saw “a large scale disturbance” in the southwest portion of the parking lot at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex during the Greensboro
Youth Council Carnival at 10:44 p.m. on May 12. They found 18-year-old Michael Felka suffering from a gunshot wound. Felka later died of his injuries. Police encourage anyone with informa- tion about this crime to contact CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.