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15-year-old faces 30 charges in Goldsboro break-ins, robberies

Posted July 28, 2010

— Goldsboro police have arrested a 15-year-old and charged him with 30 offenses in connection with multiple break-ins and robberies in Lincoln Homes and surrounding areas.

The 15-year-old, whose name was not released, was taken to Pitt Detention Center in Greenville.

His charges include: five motor vehicle break-ins, five felony home break-ins, five felony larcenies, five felony possessions of stolen goods, four misdemeanor larcenies, four misdemeanor possessions of stolen goods and two armed robberies.

More charges and arrests are pending investigation of these and other cases, police said.

The robberies and break-ins were reported on Audubon Avenue, Carver Drive, Franklin Street, Oleander Avenue, Norman Street, Newsome Street, Hugh Street, Poplar Street and Peachtree Street.


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  • Retired07 Jul 28, 2010

    "40% of the prison population is black. As far as why that number is so high, read up on the disproportionate number of blacks that are sentenced to prison terms or longer prison terms than whites with the same criminal history and similar charges against them"

    So now it is the judge and juries fault? Anyone intelligent can look at any media headline and see who is committing the crimes. Rev Barbar should sue the "Cops" show on TV for not paying royalty to the NAACP for depicting mostly blacks in their TRUE stories and he would have plenty of snack money.

  • MillerB Jul 28, 2010

    "In other words, most violent criminals are poor, uneducated people who live in substandard conditions."
    Actually, if you really pay attention, a good number of these useless, pathetic, disrespectful teenagers that commit these crimes are from mid to upper level income families.
    Economic status has absolutely squat to do with anything. The problem is that we're raising a generation of complete and total pansies. The government sticks it's nose in people's affairs and tells us how we can and can't raise our children.
    Parents are scared to spank their children because some no-life having loser will report them to the police.
    Get your hand out of other peoples lives, let parents raise there kids on there own, the way it's meant to be.

  • Ambygirl Jul 28, 2010

    Rargos, I agree with you about the poor comment. My father had an eighth grade education and worked on a farm all his life. They had nothing, could barely feed themselves and there were 7 kids, 2 parents and 2 grandparents all in one small house. he turned out to be one of the finest human beings on this earth. It's all in what you are taught and how you are brought up. He was taught to respect everyone regardless of color or background. A large portion of today's youth have not been taught those values and believe that the world "owes" them something. They don't know what it's like to have to work hard for the things they get because it's just given to them. That's what is wrong with this 15 year old. He needs to be taken to the woodshed as Andy Griffith would say. If it had been done a long time ago, he might not be in the news today.

  • Mugu Jul 28, 2010

    Indians, Oriental and Arab kids in the US don't do these things because their culture believes in two parent households and discipline. We have lost those values forever!

  • rargos Jul 28, 2010

    "I was asking if the fact that you don't see many asian, middle-easterners or american indians (along with some other races)committing crimes such as this, and violent crimes, related to their cultural beliefs."

    Absolutely. If you come from a culture that glorifies violence and looks down on hard work and education, you get people who kill and rob more often than others.

    But you can't criticize someone's "culture" without being call the R-word, so let's find some other excuse, shall we?

  • rargos Jul 28, 2010

    "In other words, most violent criminals are poor, uneducated people who live in substandard conditions."

    As someone who grew up poor, I resent your statement : most poor people who don't turn into criminals. Violent criminals aren't stealing, killing, etc. to put food on the table. Show me ONE example of a bank robber or mugger who spent the money on food or medicine. Just one.

    Don't talk about things you know nothing about.

  • opinion2010 Jul 28, 2010

    Who cares if he is white, black, asian, mexican or spotted... the fact is that he is 15 years old and already a pretty significant criminal. I'm sure he did have a bad life and was around bad people, but at 15 he knows what's right and wrong regardless of the environment he is around. If a 4 year old steals a piece of candy.. they may not know that it's stealing... but a 15 year .. armed robbery.. he knows. Stop placing the resonsibility of the crime completely on a failed society. No it doesn't help... but there is individual blame as well.

  • rargos Jul 28, 2010

    "rargos, this is simple math. If 32.8% of murders are committed by whites and 36.5% of murders are committed by blacks then 8 out of the next 10 are not going to be committed by blacks. 3.6 of the next 10 will be committed by blacks"

    You're missing the point : let's say that (for example) whites commit 50% of the murders and blacks commit 50% of the murders.

    If there are 1,000,000 white people and 1,000,000 black people, this seems like a pretty balanced situation. But if there are 4,000,000 white people and only 1,000,000 black people and blacks are still committing 50% of the murders, this raises questions (they should only be committing 20%, not 50%).

    The question is why do blacks make up only 17% of the population but commit (your numbers) 36% of the murders? The numbers are even more skewed (according to the FBI) for other violent crimes.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 28, 2010

    The #1 thing to know about statistics:

    Correlation does not necessarily imply causation.

    I would love to see socio-economic & education stats on the people in prison for violent crime...because from what I understand, THAT is the main indicator for the prepensity to commit crime, not skin color.

    In other words, most violent criminals are poor, uneducated people who live in substandard conditions. It just so happens, that most of these people are AA (for reason not entirely under their control)...and skin color is the first (and something the only) thing that people see.

  • untiltheyallhaveahome Jul 28, 2010

    where was this kid's parents! Why was a 15 yr old allowed to run the gammut in Goldsboro!