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Greensboro man dies after being found injured

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police said a man found with a laceration wound Tuesday night in Greensboro died after being taken to the hospital.

Marvin Alexander Hart, 43, of McConnell Road, was found wounded in the 1500 block of McConnell Road around 9:50 p.m. after police said they responded to an injury call.

Police said Hart was taken to Moses Cone Hospital and pronounced dead. No other details about the investigation were released.

Anyone with any information can call the Greensboro Police Department at (336) 373-2287 or Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.

Greensboro PD: Homicides up 47 percent

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Homicides in Greensboro increased 47 percent in 2011 compared to the city’s three-year average of 2008-2010, according to police.

Police said there were 25 homicides reported last year, an increase from 16 in 2010, 15 in 2009 and 20 in 2008.

Police sent a press release earlier this month saying homicides had only increased by 32 percent. They have since admitted they made a mistake and apologized for the error.

Rapes and aggravated assaults also increased, while robberies, burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts have all seen a decline, according to police.

Police Chief Ken Miller said he wants to see the violent crime numbers to come down. He said one way to do this is preventive efforts including putting better technology in police cars.

Below is an updated version of the Greensboro crime statistics:

Police Searching for Greensboro Robbery Suspects

Police Searching for Greensboro Robbery Suspects

Police are looking for two suspects wanted for robbing a man in the parking lot of Stoneybrook Apartments in Greensboro Wednesday.

The victim was allegedly in the parking lot when the two men approached him, police said. One reportedly had a handgun.

The suspects allegedly removed a cell phone and car keys from the suspect's pockets and fled the scene in a dark 1980s model vehicle, police said.

The first suspect is described as a young black male, short hair, slim build, dark skin, wearing dark clothing.

The second a young black male, short hair, heavy build, dark skin, wearing dark clothing.  His face was partially covered and he was armed with a hand gun.

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Burglaries up, police install free locks

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - Inadequate locks may have contributed to the spike in home burglaries in the city.  Greensboro police Captain Hinson reviewed burglaries in the district and found that in many of the homes inadequate locks may have allowed easier access to the homes. Hinson contacted Lowes Home Improvement who, with the assistance of the Kwik Lock company agreed to donate locks to residents in eastern division who had been burglarized or were elderly.

On Saturday, May 14, officers from Eastern Division and representatives from Lowes and Kwik Lock will assemble at the Maple Street substation before installing locks.

GPD launches Residential Burglary Awareness Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - The spike in home burglaries has Greensboro Police planning a Residential Burglary Awareness Week.

The idea is to educate residents, who live in the Eastern Division, about various methods to improve the safety of their home as it relates to residential burglaries. The educational week will begin May 9 and end May 14.

The list of activities includes:

  • May 9 – Home survey in conjunction with an overall preview of the purpose of this awareness week. Survey will be conducted at 10:00 a.m.
  • May 10 – Being proactive in three areas in Eastern Division that have experienced residential burglaries. Those areas will not be announced due to the special assignment operation. Times for the operation are 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • May 11 – Partnering with Lowes to further educate the residents on various cost effective ways to improve the safety of your home.

Up to $2,000 Offered for Information on Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Up to $2,000 Offered for Information on Credit Card Fraud Suspect

A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect accused of credit card fraud.

Greensboro and Guilford Crime Stoppers are offering the reward.

Police are looking for any information they can on the possible identity of the suspect.

Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers at 373-1000.

A caller's identity does not have to be revealed to earn the reward and calls will not be taped or traced, according to Crime Stoppers.

The suspect is pictured above.

No further details were provided.

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Greensboro Police Release Speed Enforcement Operation Results

Greensboro Police Release Speed Enforcement Operation Results

The Greensboro Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit conducted a speed enforcement operation on sections of Wendover Avenue from March 14 to March 25 between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Three wanted people were arrested and 489 citations and warnings were issued, according to police.

The following is a list of all charges:

Speeding- 229

Safety belt violations- 57

Child safety passenger violations- 1

Driving while license revoked- 19

No operators license- 25

Registration violations- 50

Equipment violations/tint/insp- 44

Uninsured motorists- 4

Warnings verbal/written- 4

Wanted persons apprehended- 3

Other- 2