THE BESTAND WORST OF TRIAD POLICE BLOTTERS, AS COMPILED
Winston-Salem police arrested a former Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools employee and two-time NC House candidate on two counts of communicating a threat on March 22. Christina Vazquez, 54, allegedly threatened to shoot school system administrative personnel during a phone call with the administrative office. The office building, located on Corporate Square Drive, was placed on a lockdown as a precaution while awaiting police arrival. In both 2010 and 2012, Vazquez unsuccessfully ran for NC House on the Democratic ticket.
DURHAM MAN MURDERED ON WIND ROAD
Greensboro police responded to an anonymous 911 call reporting shots fired on Wind Road in the early morning of March 22. Upon arriving at the Autumn Ridge Apartments, they found 26-year-old Chretien Matthew Price suffering from a gunshot wound in a breezeway of the complex. Guilford County EMS transported Price to Moses Cone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police identified Price, a Durham resident, using fingerprint technology. They have ruled the incident a homicide, but have no suspects or possible motives. Homicide detectives continue to investigate the shooting.
GREENSBORO IS NOT FOR LOVERS
Two separate, unrelated incidents of aggravated assault between couples occurred in Greensboro over the weekend, both resulting in serious but nonlife threatening injuries for the victims and felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill for their respective romantic counterparts.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on March 23, police found Laverne Minor, 27, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach outside of her house on Ardmore Drive. Police determined that Minor’s boyfriend, James Brandon Brown, shot her following an argument. In addition to the felony assault charge, the 27-yearold Brown, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Almost exactly 24 hours later, police responded to a reported assault on Spring Garden Street to find Richard Jordan, 55, suffering from multiple stab wounds. They concluded that Jordan’s 51-year-old girlfriend, Janie Artison had stabbed him. Police located and arrested Artison near the scene.