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Published in News on March 29, 2006 1:45 PM

Kitchen blazes

damage 2 houses

Two kitchen fires resulted in Goldsboro have resulted in an estimated $65,000 in damages, Fire Department reports said.

Unattended cooking was blamed Friday for a kitchen fire that caused about $50,000 in damages to a house at 1015 Slaughter St.

"The resident had placed a pot of grease on the stove in preparation to cook," Assistant Fire Chief Eric Lancaster said today. "The resident went to the next room, and the next thing that he noticed was fire coming from the kitchen."

The owner, Tammy Sanders, and other occupants escaped the home unharmed.

The first engine company to arrive saw heavy fire coming from the home. Lancaster said the fire was knocked down quickly, preventing damage from an adjacent home.

Vehicles owned by Ms. Sanders and Fire Lt. Harold Isler Jr. of South Franklin Street were damaged.

Seventeen firefighters answered the 4:31 p.m. call with six units.

Damage was estimated at $35,000 to the one-floor home that was valued at $50,000 and $15,000 to the contents that were valued at $20,000.

Ms. Sanders' car, valued at $3,000, sustained about $1,500 in damages. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to Isler's car that was valued at $14,000.

An electrical malfunction in a stove or microwave oven was blamed Monday for a fire that caused about $15,000 in damages to a home at 605 Corney St.

Fire Lt. Frank Sasser said the resident, Vernon Harvey, was at a doctor's office when a neighbor called him about the fire. Someone put out much of the fire with an extinguisher before 14 firefighters arrived four minutes after receiving the 5:22 p.m. call.

Harvey "was waiting for us when we got there," said Sasser, who did not know who had called 911.

Damage was estimated at $12,000 to the home that was valued at $60,000 and $3,000 to the contents that were valued at $30,000.

The kitchen cabinets and a wall behind the stove were burned, and Sasser said the fire had reached the attic. Firefighters needed about an hour to put out the fire, ventilate the home, investigate the cause and finish salvage work.

Firearms stolen

Six firearms, a pair of binoculars and video-game equipment were stolen Tuesday from a home in the 600 block of Piney Grove Church Road, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report.

The resident, Vince J. Watson, reported the theft of a two handguns, two rifles, a shotgun and a carbine that were valued at $5,000. The other property was worth $1,350. The thief had pried open a door to get inside and then ransacked the home.

Deputies also are investigating these reports:

*Two rifles were stolen Tuesday after a door lock was damaged at a home in the 400 block of Twin Creeks Drive, deputies said. The resident, Jamaal Wilbert Bass, estimated the rifle's value at $700 and damage at $200.

*Six bonds and $10 were stolen Tuesday after a door, a window and a wall were damaged in a home in the 300 block of Garris Chapel Road, deputies said. The bonds were worth $50 each, the report said. The resident, John Edward Gross Jr., estimated damages at $1,000.


Goldsboro police are investigating these reports:

*Thieves threw a brick through a window at the Rex TV and Appliance store at 1200 N. Berkeley Blvd. and stole three digital cameras, three DVD players, a video cassette recorder and a compact disc player, police said. The stolen property was valued at $1,660. No damage estimate was listed.

*A ton of copper wire, valued at $2,500, was stolen and three transformers were damaged between Monday and Tuesday from a Progress Energy distribution substation in the 100 block of Cola Drive, police said. The thief had cut a lock and a chain to get inside. Damages were set at $7,500.

*A white, four-door 1994 Chevy Corsica was stolen before dawn today from the 1900 block of North William Street, police said. The owner, Tyshema Jenkins of Goldsboro, said she had stopped to use a pay phone and a woman threw rocks at her, jumped in her car and drove it off. The car was valued at $1,000.

Theft cleared

Goldsboro police on Tuesday cleared a larceny case that occurred recently at the Family YMCA with the arrest of a 46-year-old Goldsboro man.

Charles Samuel Mason of Beal Street was charged with felony possession of stolen goods and felony obtaining property by false pretense. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 secured bond.

Mason was accused of pawing the stolen property at Goldsboro shop, Investigator Dale Foster said. Housing Authority Officer C.E. Irby arrested Moore on Beal Street.

Drug charge

A 20-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Tuesday by Goldsboro police at East Elm and South Leslie streets and charged with a felony drug offense.

Latique Lamont Vick of Deborah Lane was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and resisting arrest. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 secured bond.

Deputy in wreck

A Wayne county sheriff's detective was involved in a wreck with a car Friday at U.S. 117 and South George Street, the Highway Patrol said.

Detective Sgt. Mike Kabler, 34, had stopped for a traffic light and then started with the green light to cross the intersection at 1:10 p.m. when a northbound car collided with his patrol car, the report said. Kabler said he could not see the car because a van had stopped alongside him.

The driver of the other car, Magdalene S. Surovich, 81, of Harrells Hill Road, Mount Olive, was charged with a yield violation.

Damages were estimated at $5,000 to Kabler's car and $7,000 to Ms. Surovich's auto.