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Community meeting held in Winston-Salem after string of burglaries

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Recent break-ins in the Buena Vista, Gordon Manor and Sherwood Forest neighborhoods, including one that turned violent, resulted in residents meeting with police Wednesday night.

"You've got to be informed," said Beth Frazier, just one of many who packed the community meeting at Whitaker Elementary School. "I just wanted to find out how to better protect myself and family."

Despite the recent cases, police told the crowd crime was not up in the communities and arrests have been made, including the case where a homeowner was shot at when she came home to crooks in her house.

"Fortunately, that case has been solved," said Doug Nance with the Winston-Salem Police Department. "Two arrests have been made and it's not something the city or residents should fear will occur again."

Nance told residents the case was solved thanks to a neighbor who spotted a suspicious car in the driveway and took a photograph. "A neighbor who took an interest in a car that didn't belong helped solve that case."