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Six Suspects Receive 144 Counts in Breaking and Entering Bust

A string of breaking and enterings in Davidson County over the last month came to a conclusion this week after detectives charged six individual subjects from Winston-Salem, resulting in 144 felony and misdemeanor counts of various charges. 

Detectives and the Breaking and Entering Task Force identified and charged multiple subjects for the crime spree, which occurred approximately between August 16 and September 7. 

The investigation resulted in 37 counts of Breaking & Entering, 39 counts of Breaking & Entering & Larceny, 20 charges of Breaking & Entering to a Motor Vehicle, 13 counts of Felony Larceny, 4 counts of Breaking & Entering to Trailer, 2 counts of Larceny after Breaking & Entering, 1 count of Possession of Firearm by a Felon, 23 counts of Injury to Real Property, and 5 charges of First Degree Trespassing. 

Body of Infant Discovered Outside Planned Parenthood

Winston-Salem Police discovered a dead, newborn baby girl inside of a blue storage bin at approximately 7:03 a.m. today after responding to a call from Planned Parenthood.   

According to Planned Parenthood staff, they immediately called police after the noticing a strange bin outside of the health center. 

An investigation conducted at the site, located at 3000 Maplewood Ave., was unable to determine the exact cause of death, however police did confirm that the baby was caucasian.  

An autopsy will be performed at Baptist Medical Center at Wake Forest University. 

Police are also concerned with the well-being of the child's mother, whose identity is currently unknown. 

Pedestrian Collides with Police Officer in Traffic Accident

On Monday, July 26, Officer L. W. Huskey was responding to a reported Fight in Progress.  He was traveling east on Bethabara Park Blvd. with his blue lights and siren activated. 

As Officer Huskey approached the intersection of Bethabara Park Blvd. and University Parkway he stopped before attempting to cross a red traffic light. 

As soon as it appeared that traffic had stopped, Officer Huskey attempted to cross the intersection. 

Alvin Reece Fulk Jr., who was traveling north on University Pkwy, moved over to the far right lane and then forward, colliding with Officer Huskey. 

Mr. Fulk was transported to North Carolina Baptist Hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries, while Officer Huskey was transported to Forsyth Medical Center and treated for a broken leg.

Winston-Salem Police Focus Crime Reduction Efforts in Troubled Areas

Police Chief Scott Cunningham has formed a Crime Reduction Task Force to fight crime in specific neighborhoods.

The task force is currently focusing on two areas:  North Liberty Street area bounded by 14th Street, New Hope Lane, Liberty Street, and Cleveland Avenue; and the area around Waughtown and Sprague streets at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Thomasville Road.

Police have been working in these areas since July 9; where in the first eleven days have made 120 arrests resulting in 304 charges.   

Their work has led to the seizure of $9,391 worth of illegal items -- including three firearms, cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia. 

The task force will continue to work in these areas until there is a significant reduction in criminal activity.