by Jordan Green

Man defends home against teens

Delmar Brevard Polite, 47, was upstairs at his home on Thornaby Drive in Winston- Salem at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 12 when teenage intruders forced open his front door. Polite fired a .357 handgun at them as they began climbing the steps, and the teenagers fled. The next day police reported that 16-year-old Brittany Elizabeth Link was charted with first-degree burglary and held in the Forsyth County Jail under a $10,000 bond. Police also obtained juvenile petitions charging a 15-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in the crime.

Copper thieves apprehended

A Shoreline Drive resident in Summerfield told Guilford County Sheriff’s Office deputies that they saw a white truck backed into the garage at the house across the street on Sept. 13. When deputies arrived on the scene, the garage door suddenly opened and a white, newer model, full-sized Ford truck sped away. When the deputies caught up with the truck as it turned into Lake Higgins Marina, they took two men into custody. The deputies found copper pipe in the bed in the back of the truck. Kyle Earl Parker, 25, and Bradley Scott Coltrane, 23, both of High Point, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a residence, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.

DVD sale gone bad

Alexander Nicholson told Greensboro police that he had bought a bootleg DVD from Jeffrey Rivers on a Greensboro Transit Authority bus on at Summit Avenue and Sullivan Street at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 17. An argument about change Rivers gave Nicholson for a $20 bill reportedly resulted in Rivers pulling a knife on Nicholson. Police found Rivers at the Greensboro Depot in possession of a knife and dozens of DVDs. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Man kidnaps mother and child

Bradley Charles Key, 31, and Jennifer Andrews, 27, had been separated for some time, according to a Guilford County Sheriff’s Office report, and a domestic violence protective order was in place. Key is the father of Andrews’ 2 ‘½-year-old daughter. On Sunday at about 7 a.m., Key drove to a house lot on US 29 North, and reportedly kidnapped Andrews and the child. At about 1 p.m., the mother and child were released near Brown Summit and turned out to be safe. Key, who was last known to be living in Siler City, disappeared. He is report edly driving a 1988 Ford Bronco. The sheriff’s office has issued warrants against Key for two counts of second-degree kidnapping. Authorities advise that anyone who comes into contact should not approach him, and request that instead they contact Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.