The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Jordan Green
Greensboro police arrested 22-year-old Dwan Ahkeem Thompson in March after a foot chase following a crime alert by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office about a residential burglary earlier in the day. On April 10, Greensboro police announced the conclusion of a two-year investigation resulting in 96 felony charges and 52 misdemeanors related to 39 thefts of copper. Thompson is accused of stealing and reselling copper from external air conditioning units from 11 churches, medical facilities, other businesses and a residence. Thompson was held in the Guilford County Jail on a $150,000 bond with an order for electronic monitoring as a provision for pre-trial release.
Patrons arrested for underage drinking at Ziggy’s
Winston-Salem police officers assisted state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents with a compliance check at Ziggy’s nightclub in Winston-Salem during the “Barstool Blackout” event on April 11, netting 14 charges related to underage consumption of alcohol by the ALE. Police reported that 700 people attended the event. Winston-Salem police made four arrests: 22-year-old Kevin Francis Walsh of Winston- Salem for trespass; 18-year-old Kyle Dalton Horvath for underage consumption, trespass and resist/delay/obstruct; 20-year-old Scott John Martinsen of Chatham, NJ for trespass; and 21-year-old Andrew James George of High Point for urinating in public. (Disclosure: Ziggy’s is owned in part by YES! Weekly publisher Charles Womack, and news editor Jordan Green works out of the building.)
Man with gun seen wandering Baptist Hospital
A Baptist Hospital employee told Winston- Salem police that a man was seen wandering the hospital with a gun on April 12. Police officers and medical center security circulated throughout the building, but did not locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a stocky, muscular Hispanic man in his late thirties or early forties wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.