Published in News on March 30, 2005 1:46 PM
Thieves entered a gun shop before dawn today and stole two handguns and a holster, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The property was recovered later.
Sheriff's deputies were notified at 3:55 a.m. about a burglar alarm at Wild Indian Gun Co. at 2305 U.S. 13 North. When they arrived, the report said, they found a ladder leading to the roof and a hole in the roof.
The owner, Todd Gurganus of Smithfield, said he did not know if anything else had been taken. The handguns and the holster, valued at a combined $893, were found elsewhere.
The latest attempted break-in was the fifth this year at the shop, sheriff's detectives said. Thieves also damaged the store's roof and got inside early March 16, but nothing was reported stolen.
MOUNT OLIVE -- A small, wood-frame house was destroyed Tuesday in fire of an undetermined cause, fire officials said. No one was injured in the predawn blaze at 311 Nelson St.
The 800-square-foot home, owned by Jimmy Kornegay of Mount Olive, was valued at $20,000. Contents, valued at $3,500, also were destroyed. The occupant's name was not immediately known.
Eleven Mount Olive firefighters answered the 3:39 a.m. alarm with three trucks and needed about an hour and a half to put out the fire, investigate the cause and finish salvage work. Calypso volunteers assisted.
A Goldsboro teen-ager was shot in the leg Tuesday night in the 200 block of Whitley Drive as he was walking home, according to a Goldsboro police report.
Aaron L. Jones, 16, of Whitley Drive was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he treated and released, a spokeswoman said. Jones said the gunshot came from a vehicle, but he could not describe the assailant.
A driver was injured and damages were estimated at $5,000 in a two-car collision at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Wayne Community College parking lot, Goldsboro police said. Donna Shereta Rogers, 21, of Columbus, Ga., was released after emergency-room treatment, a Wayne Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said.
Ms. Rogers was charged with an improper left turn. The other driver was identified as Ginger Lynn Stidham, 31, of U.S. 70 East.
Goldsboro police are investigating these reports:
*A 21-speed bicycle, a lawn mower, a weed trimmer, a leaf blower and a gas tank were stolen between March 1 and Tuesday from a storage building in the 300 block of North Audubon Avenue, police said. The resident, C.T. McMullen, put a $805 value on the stolen property. The thief had damaged a window to get inside.
*Computer software and two digital cameras were stolen between Monday and Tuesday from Staples at 1101 N. Berkeley Blvd., police said. The property was worth $3,800.
*A Naval Academy class ring, a cell phone and a wallet with personal papers and cash were stolen between Monday and Tuesday from an unlocked locker at the Family YMCA at 1105 Parkway Drive, police said. The victim, Stephen Dewayne Johnston of Goldsboro, said the ring and phone were worth $2,245.
*A cell phone and personal papers were stolen Tuesday after a truck window was smashed in a shopping center parking lot in the 200 block of N.C. 111 South, police said. The driver, Avon Little of Dudley, put a $200 value on the phone. Damage was set at $350 to his father's truck. A window on a second vehicle also was broken, but the owner, B.R. Walker of LaGrange, said nothing was stolen. Damage also was put at $350.
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