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THE WRONG MAN

Greensboro police arrested, and then released, a man suspected in a string of commercial robberies following a brief standoff.

Officers attempted to interview Thomas Lee, 51, of Lindell Road about 10 a.m. Monday at his home. But Lee refused to come out and speak with officers. GPD deployed its special response team and Lee eventually came out of his own accord after a 90-minute standoff.

Police charged him with six counts of felony breaking and entering, in addition to larceny.

About three hours later police announced that Lee had been released after investigation revealed he was not involved in the crimes. A spokesperson for the GPD said it was unclear why Lee did not cooperate with officers when first approached.

OFFICER FIRED

Police in Greensboro announced that an officer had been terminated after being accused of larceny from another employer.

GPD announced that rookie officer Cameron Bradford, 22, was linked by police in Denton to the theft of several business checks.

Police there charged Bradford with larceny by employee, forgery and uttering and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Bradford had graduated from the 97th Police Introductory Course in May and was receiving supervised patrol officer training at the time of his termination. His termination cannot be appealed.

IT HAPPENED ON MULBERRY STREET

Police in Winston-Salem are looking for the man who stole a Yorkie pup. And it happened on Mulberry Street.

That’s where police say a man wearing a black baseball hat, black t-shirt and blue jean shorts made off with a 7-month old Yorkshire Terrier puppy. The dog was said to have a brown coat, but a black back. His light colored hair makes him appear to have a Mohawk, according to police.

The man and dog were last seen about 3 p.m. walking in the West Salem community, just southwest of downtown. !

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