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'Streets' sting brings arrests of eight men

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on July 2, 2006 2:12 AM

In four hours Friday, Goldsboro police officers arrested eight men during the third phase of "Operation Clean Streets," a news release from the department said.

Members of the Goldsboro Police Department's Operations Division concentrated their efforts on complaints of prostitution in several areas within the city. The third phase of the operation focused on the "Johns," or males picking up the prostitutes, officials said.

The eight men who were arrested allegedly solicited an undercover police officer for prostitution, the news release said. From the scene of their arrests, the men were transported to the Wayne County magistrate's office, where they were formally charged and placed in Wayne County Jail under secured bonds of $500 each.

Officials said these arrests are not the final ones to be made in the department's efforts to clean up the streets of Goldsboro and rid them of prostitution. Further arrests are expected, the news release said.

The men arrested during Friday's sting include:

*David Clayton Waltz, 33, Cashwell Drive.

*Clarence Davidson, 51, George Street.

*Michael Anthony Kinsey, 49, of LaGrange.

*Ronald Lee Canady, 40, of Dudley.

*Robert E. Whitfield Jr., 33, of Virginia.

*Noe Chigoil, 22, Old Hinton Road.

*Futt Wong, 50, Meadowcrest Drive.

*Joseph Johnson, 66, Comet Drive.

Last month, more than 20 women were arrested during the early phases of "Operation Clean Streets."

Officers from Capt. Al King's C shift concentrated on several areas, including A, Leslie, Kornegay, John and Carolina streets, after receiving citizen complaints.

Last month, Maj. M.D. Hopper, who supervises the patrol division, said the department has been working with the District Attorney's Office to get those who were arrested jail time.

"We're trying to get them jail time, especially those who have been charged in the past, so that they can get cleaned up," he said.

King said the department will continue to investigate prostitution complaints and "continue to clean out streets of criminal activity."

"We encourage the citizens to keep calling in," Hopper said last month. "We need willing witnesses to charge them. We'll keep at it."