Published in News on March 7, 2005 1:48 PM
Goldsboro firefighters on the C-shift had a busy weekend that was capped Sunday by a kitchen fire.
Unattended cooking was blamed Sunday for a fire that damaged a house at 1003 N. James St., according to fire officials. Thirteen firefighters answered the 1:17 p.m. alarm.
Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the wood-frame house that was owned by Mae McKinney of Goldsboro and occupied by Michael Johnson. The home was valued at $35,000.
Two fires Friday night were referred to Goldsboro police for a further investigation.
A fire at 901 N. Center St. "was fully involved when we rode up," Assistant Fire Chief Ray Boyette said. The home, valued at $35,000, was destroyed. The owner has not been identified. Firefighters needed almost three hours to put out the fire, investigate the cause and finish salvage work.
A fire at 1101 N. George St. started in an upstairs room where a couch, the floor and a wall were burned. Boyette said the fire was contained in the room. Damage was set at about $3,000.
The home, valued at $45,000, is owned by Derrick Sauls of Raleigh.
Five people were injured and damages were estimated at $27,300 in five recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported.
*Three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision at 12:45 a.m. Sunday at North Berkeley Boulevard and the entrance to the Lowe's Home Improvement store, Goldsboro police said. One driver, Patrick Kelly Thurman, 47, of East James Street, LaGrange, and the other driver, Kenneth Edward Long, 38, of Kinston and his passenger, Vince Julian Watson, 31, of Piney Grove Church Road, LaGrange, were treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital. Police said Thurman's northbound car collided with the westbound pickup truck that Long was driving. Thurman was charged with a stoplight violation. Damages were set at $4,000.
*A passenger was injured in a two-car crash at 7:50 p.m. Sunday at South George and West Elm streets, police said. Mario Roblero Perez, 26, left the hospital against medical advice, a spokesman said. His driver, Marco Antonio Roblero, 22, of Pacific Drive, Dudley, was charged with driving while impaired, driving left of center and not having an operator's license. The other motorist, Nakita Tiyarn Hargrove, 30, of Billy Francis Drive, was charged with driving while her license was revoked. Damages were put at $3,000.
*Damages were estimated at $6,500 in a two-car wreck at 9:29 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot in the 1800 block of North William Street, police said. One driver, Teresa D. Smith, 43, of North Virginia Street, was charged with a safe-movement violation. The other driver was identified as Lashonda Denise Whitfield, 23, of Pearl Street, Dudley.
*A driver said her power steering had failed after her car had collided with two parked vehicles at 7:18 a.m. Saturday on East Holly Street near North Pineview Avenue, police said. Brittany Morgan Ashley Buell, 19, of North Jackson Street was charged with failure to reduce speed. Damages were set at $10,000. The parked vehicles were registered to Christ Centered Church of Florida Street and Taron Naisha Claude of East Holly Street.
*A driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 1:35 p.m. Thursday at U.S. 117 South and the entrance to Five Points Shopping Center, the Highway Patrol said. Jerry Douglas Walston, 40, of Sheridan Forest Road was released after emergency-room treatment. Clifton Jenks Batson, 80, of Washington, was charged with a stoplight violation. Damages were estimated at $3,800.
Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports:
*About $650 and 145 cartons of cigarettes were stolen between Thursday and Friday from Stoney Creek Grocery at 2043 N.C. 111 North, deputies said. The thief had smashed a window to get inside and also had damaged a poker machine and stole $650 from it. The cigarettes were valued at $1,000. Damages were set at $350.
*A combination radio and compact disc player, a citizens band radio, a rod and reel and a collectible knife were stolen between Saturday and Sunday from a disabled pickup truck on Kelly Springs Road, deputies said. Four windows had been smashed and a door dented. The owner, Grayling Conway Murphy of Albertson, estimated the value of the stolen property at $750 and damage at $1,100.
*Two windows in an office and another in a classroom building were broken Saturday at Brogden Middle School at 3761 U.S. 117 Alternate, deputies said. Damages were put at $800.
Goldsboro police are investigating these reports:
*About $100 was stolen between Saturday night and Sunday after someone had thrown a brick through a window at Aggie's Subs at 212 W. Ash St., police said. The damage amount was not listed.
*Two saws and an electric drill were stolen between Saturday and Sunday after a window was damaged at a home in the 1100 block of Evergreen Avenue, police said. The resident, Carroll Overton, estimated the stolen property's value at $375 and damage at $25.
*A washer and a dryer were stolen Saturday after a door was damaged at an apartment in the 100 block of North Pineview Avenue, police said. The resident, James Ray Moses Jr., put a $750 value on the appliances and set damage at $275.
A 15-year-old Goldsboro boy was reported missing Sunday by relatives to Goldsboro police. Bruce Coleman of 3201 Central Heights Road was described as black, 5-feet-3 and 110 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. When he was seen last at 7:15 a.m. Friday, he was wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt. Anyone with information on his location was asked to call police at 705-6572.
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