By From staff reports
Published in News on August 20, 2012 1:46 PM
Booze It and Lose It
Law enforcement from Goldsboro, Fremont and Pikeville police departments, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, and the N.C. Department of Probation and Parole conducted joint Booze It and Lose It checking stations at the intersection of Oak Forest Road and U.S. 70 and at the 3900 block of East Ash Street.
There were 84 violations cited as a result of the stations.
Two individuals were charged with driving while impaired, 13 were charged with driving while license revoked, 17 for no operator's license, six for seat belt violations and one each of drug, speeding and reckless driving violations.
There were an additional 43 other motor vehicle and criminal violations cited as well.
One vehicle was seized due to its driver being charged with a DUI while their license was suspended due to a prior DUI.
One individual failed to stop at the Ash Street checkpoint and was stopped on U.S. 70 East. The driver provided the officer with identification and then fled the scene at high speed. Warrants are currently on file for the subject for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to burn headlights, failure to stop for a steady red light, unsafe lane change, reckless driving, driving the wrong way on a dual lane highway, speeding and leaving the scene of an accident.
Breaking and entering
A litany of victims reported to Goldsboro police on Friday that their homes had been broken into, although the incidents were not thought to be connected and had happened over the course of the past month in some cases.
Eight victims reported unauthorized entry into their homes, with Daniel Hill, 66, of Richard Street telling police someone entered his house through an unsecured rear window but did not take any items.
William Cecil Hardee, 36, of East Walnut Street was not as lucky, however, as he reported someone entered his house by removing a window air conditioning unit and took his laptop, gaming console, coin collection and jewelry. The estimated total value of the stolen goods was $2,305
According to police reports, someone entered 21-year-old Anica Marquita's home on South William Street, damaging two doors and a 52-inch television before making off with several items, while Robert Jeffers, 64, told police a window air conditioning unit was removed from his East Mulberry Street home.
Someone caused more than $300 in damage to American Property Management on North Madison Avenue to steal a $20 copper pipe, according to reports, and it was reported that a suspect damaged piping, an exterior window and a ceiling fan at a residence on East Dewey Street.
Percy Horne, 32, of Faith Place said he returned home Friday afternoon to find his refrigerator door wide open, a broken dining room window and two rooms that had been ransacked for electronics. Several items were found in the backyard, along with tire tracks, but three gaming consoles and a laptop were stolen. More than $100 in damage was also done to the window and entertainment center.
Shot in the back
At 5:15 p.m. Saturday two or three individuals approached the passenger side vehicle in the 500 block of Kornegay Street and opened fire. One man, Travis Earl Atkinson, 23, 907 Madison Avenue, was struck by a bulletin the upper right back. Atkinson was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment but declined investigation by police.
A 17-year-old woman was nearly assaulted Sunday when a man broke into her home at about 3:30 a.m. Janae Latrice Burgess, of Goldsboro, told GPD she was asleep on her couch when she was awakened by a tall black man. According to the report Burgess filed with police, he entered her home, pulled the covers off of her causing her to scream. Then he turned and casually walked out of the home. Due to the darkness she was unable to give a description of the man. Police are investigating the incident as a burglary.
Dentist office copper theft
What began with homes and abandoned buildings moved first to churches and now to dental offices. Elbert L. Johnson's Family Care Dentistry, 804 E. Ash St., has become the latest practice to lose its air conditioning unit and copper tubing. The theft was reported Friday but Johnson wasn't certain when the actual removal could have taken place as it had been a while since, according to the report, the unit had been turned on. The stolen unit and resulting damage was valued at more than $2,650.