THE BEST AND WORST OF TRIAD AREA BLOTTERS
Jacked at the Relax Inn
With the help of a female accomplice, two male suspects described as 5-8, 160 to 180 pounds, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans and driving a red Mitsubishi Mirage allegedly robbed two victims at the Relax Inn in the 1700 block of McKnight Mill Road around 1 p.m. on May 23, according to Greensboro police records. Two victims informed police officers that a female suspect knocked on their door and claimed she was from housekeeping. When one of the victims opened the door, two male suspects entered the room, forced the victims to disrobe and robbed them of shoes, credit cards and cash. No injuries were reported. The Greensboro police encourage anyone with information about this crime to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.
Child injured in hit-and-run
Winston-Salem police are still searching for the driver of a dark blue or black Dodge Intrepid that allegedly struck an 11-year-old male child in the 1600 block of Argonne Boulevard just after 5 p.m. on May 23. Police determined that after the car hit the child, it continued traveling north on Argonne. Witnesses told police the driver was male. The child was transported to Baptist Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Winston-Salem Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding this crime contact CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.
Greensboro police arrested Quintina Dingle, 36, and Tamika Alston, 30, and charged them with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, aiding and abetting on May 22. Police responded to a report of an altercation involving five females at the corner of Peach Orchard and Orchard Ridge Lane around 2:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers were told that several victims had gone to the Lake Jeanette Urgent Care for treatment of cuts and the suspects had fled the scene. Officers later arrested Dingle and Alston and transported them to Guilford County Jail where they were placed under $50,000 bond. None of the injuries resulting from the fight proved to be life threatening.
Arrest in homicide case
A three-month investigation by the Winston-Salem Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has led to the arrest of Katherine Michael Hoffman related to the Feb. 1 murder of Sharon Annette Snow. On May 21, Winston-Salem police detectives arrested Hoffman at a Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center office in Clemmons and transported her to the Forsyth County Jail, where she is being held with no bond. On Feb. 1, officers responded to a shooting call at Snow’s home in the 600 block of Linville Road. Police arrived to find the victim deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Hoffman’s trial date is set for June 12. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Winston-Salem police at 336.773.7700.
Vehicle chase ends in collision
Greensboro police officers gave chase after Gregory Lamont Edwards, 20, and Rayshawn Rochell Hairston, 19, allegedly stole an elderly man’s gold Chevy Malibu after assaulting him in the 3000 block of O’Henry Boulevard on May 19. Witnesses informed police that Edwards and Hairston fled the scene driving the Malibu, heading south on NC 29. An officer located the near16th Street, and attempted to make a traffic stop. The suspects fled and the pursuit continued through several neighborhoods, finally winding up at Gillespie Street where the suspects struck a police vehicle headon, and then continued on a short way, striking a second police car. No one was seriously injured. Damage to the victim’s car was estimated to be $8,000. Damage to the police cars was estimated to be $5,000 and $1,000 respectively.