by Eric Ginsburg

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

Rolling on stolen rims

Greensboro police reported a spat of rim and tire thefts from six different area locations. In the most recent incident, the suspects cut a hole in the perimeter fence of the property and stole $16,000 worth of goods. The thefts date back several months including one from Transcourse for 48 wheels and tires in late March. Police believe the events are related.

Murder victim found by church

An unidentified woman’s body was found near God’s House of Deliverance Church on Randolph Avenue in Greensboro on the morning of May 25. Police ruled the case to be a homicide and described the woman as a white female, 6 feet tall and 174 pounds with medium length sandy-blonde hair ranging anywhere from early twenties to mid-thirties. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for the public’s help.

Driver charged in fatal crash

Twenty-year old Edwin Michel Alarcon was charged with five criminal offenses after he lost control of a stolen vehicle, Greensboro police said May 25. Passenger Arturo Sanchez Alcantara, 21, died in the crash. Police said Alarcon was driving without a license and impaired, and mistakenly wrote he was charged with “carless and reckless driving.”

Man robbed at bus stop

A man was waiting for the bus on the 3800 block of North Church Street shortly before 10 p.m. on May 23 when three males, whom he described as being in their late teens, robbed him at gunpoint. According to the Greensboro police press release, “officers canvassed the area and detained a juvenile who is assisting police with their enquiries.” There were no injuries and the investigation is ongoing.