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LOCK YOUR CAR

Greensboro police say the city has recently seen an increase in larcenies from motor vehicles, especially in the city parks. Most involve purses or wallets that are left in visible sight in vehicles. Please remember to secure your belongings and not leave valuables in vehicles. Also, if you are going to the park, consider taking just a small wallet or wristlet with very few items. Some cars have had purses stolen from trunks.

BAD NIKITA

Officers responded to the area of Homeland and Dewy on March 18, in reference to a robbery from an individual. The victim was approached by a subject, who pointed a gun at him and demanded the keys to his vehicle. The suspect fled the area in the victim’s car. Shortly thereafter, Guilford County Sheriff’s department attempted to stop the stolen car and a brief vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect jumped and ran from the car. Guilford County Deputies and Greensboro Police Officers were able to apprehend the suspect in the 900 block of Benjamin Benson Street.

The suspect was identified as Nikita Milton, 24. He was charged with Robbery with a dangerous weapon by the Greensboro Police Department and Felony Speed to Elude by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department. No one was injured during this incident.

YOU CAN’T DRIVE

Officer R. M. Rendleman, with the Winston-Salem Police Department, was traveling southbound in the 2300 block of Reynolda Road responding to assist other officers overnight Tuesday. Officer Rendleman lost control of the vehicle, where it left the roadway and struck Pane E. Vino Restaurant at 122 Reynolda Village.

Officer Rendleman suffered minor injuries and was transported to N. C. Baptist Hospital for treatment.

Pane E. Vino Restaurant sustained structural damage to the restaurant. City of Winston- Salem Fire Department personnel and Building Inspectors responded to the scene to assess the damage.

Officer R. M. Rendleman is a 15-month veteran of the Winston- Salem Police Department. !

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