by Amy Kingsley

Doing it the hard way

Winston-Salem police Cpl. JA Henry was working off duty in the downtown district at 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 29 when he loud banging noises. The sound was the result of 46-year-old Derrick Dejuan Broadway’s efforts to break in to a city parking meter, according to a police press release. The officer arrested Broadway and charged him with damaging a coin operated machine. The suspect was taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center and held on a $5,000 bond.

Next time try the register

A person walking past a Petro station at 2500 New Walkertown Road in Winston- Salem on Aug. 31 noticed that the front window was broken and reported it to police. The thief responsible for the damage made off with 1,550 scratch off lottery tickets. The investigation is ongoing and will likely involve the forensic analysis of waxy shavings.

Got ’em

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers apprehended Scotty Brice, 18, last week after warrants were issued in connection to the murder of Elio Charcon Anderson on Aug. 21. Brice stabbed Charcon in a driveway on Acorn Road, killing him almost instantly. Greensboro police are still taking information from anyone with knowledge of the crime and can be reached at 336.373.2255.

Rough ride

A would-be mugging victim turned the tables on his attackers on Aug. 28 in Winston-Salem by turning his car into an attention-getting bludgeon. Two suspects, after asking for a ride in the Salem Gardens Apartments, climbed into his car and pointed a gun at his head, demanding his money. The suspect spotted a police car and deliberately ran a stop sign to cause a collision and get the officer’s attention. The suspects fled the scene while the victim exited the car. The car came to rest 150 feet from the intersection after it ran into a residence. No one was hurt in the incident.

Sugar and spite

Ricardo Nivens was leaving Sugar Bares, a Winston-Salem strip club, on Aug. 28 when he was engaged in conversation by a male acquaintance. All of a sudden, the suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots at Nivens, striking him three times in the legs. He was transported to Baptist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Another murder

Winston-Salem police, along with detectives from the Stokes County Sherriff’s Office, arrested Richard Glenn Burris for murder hours after they found the body of an unidentified black male in Germanton on Aug. 28. The body was transported to Baptist Hospital for identification and autopsy and Burris was taken to Forsyth County detention, where he is being held with no bond.