01/13/13 — Children arrested for thefts

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Children arrested for thefts

By John Joyce
Published in News on January 13, 2013 1:50 AM

The Goldsboro Police Department announced felony charges Friday against four juveniles in connection with a December break-in.

A 9-year-old, a 10-year-old and two 12-year-olds now face trial dates in Juvenile Court.

Police first arrested Dominique Rivers, 18, 142 Adler Lane, on Sunday and charged him with possession of stolen goods. Rivers had in his possession an Apple iPad reported stolen after a Dec. 28 break-in at the home of Donna Miller, address unreported.

He was placed in Wayne County Jail under a $500 secured bond and has been scheduled for a first appearance in Wayne County Court on Feb. 19.

Following Rivers' arrest, police said more arrests were expected. Those arrests came just four days later.

On Thursday, the four children, all males, were officially charged. The 10- and 12-year-olds were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. The larceny charges are of felony status.

The 9-year-old arrested Thursday has been charged with a single count of each crime, including the felony larceny.

According to a press release issued by police on Friday, the juveniles twice broke into Ms. Miller's home and stole more than $5,000 worth of property. So far police have recovered more than $668 in stolen goods and have returned the items to Ms. Miller.