News Release: Greensboro Police Response to Stay at Home Order Arrests

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CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Ronald Glenn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-574-4002

Greensboro Police Response to Stay at Home Order Arrests

Chief Brian James Video: www.dropbox.com/s/gf7dbm0j0fogge2/GPD%20Covid-19%20Message.mp4?dl=0

GREENSBORO, NC (March 30, 2020) – On March 28 at approximately 11:50 am Greensboro Police responded to 2425 Randleman Road in reference to a violation of the Stay at Home Order issued by Guilford County on Friday March, 27. Upon arrival Police encountered five individuals, four of whom refused to leave the location voluntarily. Pursuant to the terms of the County’s Order the four individuals were charged by citation for Traveling for a Non Essential Function G.S. 14-288.20A.

The four individuals charged were Jason Oesterreich W/M, 42 of Locust, NC; Justin Reeder W/M, 34 of Huntersville, NC; Carl Ubinas W/M, 52 of Mooresville, NC; and Isaiah Burner W/M, 23 of Statesville, NC. Once the citations were issued Mr. Oesterreich, Mr. Reeder and Mr. Ubinas continued to refuse to leave and were arrested and charged with one count each of Resist, Delay and Obstruct Public Officer.

The individuals arrested are part of a group that was contacted by police prior to their arrival on Saturday. Police were in contact with the group’s leaders earlier in the week and informed the group that their presence at A Women’s Choice of Greensboro on Saturday would be considered non-essential activity under the County’s Stay at Home Order and they would be subject to citation or arrest.

Several individuals including three involved in the incident on Saturday went to the location on Randleman Road on Monday March, 30. Greensboro Police Officers made every attempt to gain voluntary compliance before charging seven individuals with violation of the Guilford County Stay at Home Order and Resist Delay and Obstruct a Public Officer.
Jason Oesterreich, Justin Reeder and Isaiah Burner were charged for a second time. Andre Gonzalez, 42, of Mooresville, Richard Whittier, 46, of Mint Hill, Leroy Stokes Jr., 58, of Greensboro, and John Mcatee, 56, of Mint Hill were charged as well.

The intent of the Stay at Home Order is to curb the public health crisis in our community. While violators of the Order can be charged with a class 2 misdemeanor, it is the mission of the Greensboro Police Department to gain voluntary compliance from all residents and businesses in our jurisdiction. Residents in need of emergency service should continue to call 911 and 336-373-2222 in non-emergency situations.

We encourage any resident with questions about the order to visit Guilford County Frequently Asked Questions<www.guilfordcountync.gov/our-county/administration/covid-19-stay-at-home-order-declaration/stay-at-home-order-faqs> or contact the Guilford County hotline at 336-641-7527. Questions can also be emailed to: stayhome@guilfordcountync.gov<mailto:stayhome@guilfordcountync.gov>

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Ronald Glenn
Public Information Officer
Greensboro Police Department
100 Police Plaza
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
www.gsopd.org<www.gsopd.org/>
(w) 336.574.4002
(m) 336.451.5715
Ronald.Glenn@greensboro-nc.gov

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