By From staff reports
Published in News on May 9, 2012 1:46 PM
PD investigates armed robberies
*Patricia Shelby, 18, told Goldsboro police officers she had an arranged meeting with an 18-year-old man, and during the meeting he robbed her at knife point of $200 and a $25 Guess wallet. The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at 613 N. Berkeley Blvd.
*Shabazz Woods reported that he was robbed of $500 about 4:30 p.m. Monday while in the yard of a home at 915 S. Slocumb St. by a small group of people. He said one of the suspects struck him in the face several times with a handgun. Woods suffered lacerations to his face and a broken nose during the incident, according to police report.
Teen biker collides with vehicle
A 16-year-old bicyclist was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for minor injuries after being struck head on by a vehicle on 11th Street Monday night.
Hortense Adjaffonn, who lives on 11th Street near where the collision occurred, was released from the hospital later that night.
She was hit about 8:45 p.m. by a 2006 Hyundai passenger car driven by Jeffrey Dekeyser, of Wilmington Avenue.
The accident occurred just outside of the city limits, near a bend of the street, which connects Wayne Memorial Drive and North William Street.
The speed limit in that zone of the roadway is 45 mph.
State Highway Patrol Trooper B.K. Leonard said Dekeyser was traveling 35 mph at point of impact.
Adjaffonn was wearing a black tee and dark jeans when the night-time collision took place, Leonard said.
He said there were no contributing factors to the accident, but cited the teen's lack of reflective clothing and her riding against the flow as traffic as poor decisions.
Leonard added that Adjaffonn was not wearing a helmet.
No one was charged in the incident.
B&Es and larcenies
*Rohrs Tires employee Jerome Brooks reported the theft of $20,000 of building material that was taken from a flatbed truck in the business' open parking lot.
*Dorothy Heath reported an air conditioner at New Greenleaf Church of Christ at 301 W. Hooks River Road of Christ was damaged during the theft of its copper components that occurred Monday or Tuesday. The damaged to the unit was reported at $300 and value of the stolen copper tubing was listed at $30.
*Latoya Ashford reported a break-in at her home in the 100 block of Brenn Loop that occurred Monday. During the incident, a $1,000 55-inch TV, a $300 PlayStation 3 and games, valued at $150 were stolen. Entry was made by kicking in the front door.