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Four boys arrested in Goldsboro break-in

Posted January 11, 2013

Four boys are accused of breaking into a Goldsboro home twice last month and stealing $5,200 worth of property, police said Friday.

Goldsboro police arrested the juveniles - ages 9, 10, 12 and 12 – on Thursday. The 9-year-old was charged with one count each of breaking and entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods. The other boys were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Officers responded to a call on Dec. 28 from a 27-year-old resident who reported her home had been broken into and items were stolen, including an iPad.

Dominique Rivers was arrested Dec. 6 in connection with the crime. Police said Rivers, 18, of the 100 block of Alder Lane in Dudley, was found with the iPad and was charged with possession of stolen goods. He was held in the Wayne County jail under a $500 secured bond. Rivers has a Feb. 19 court appearance.

Police said further investigation led to the arrest of the boys, who will be scheduled to appear in juvenile court.

Police said they have recovered about $670 in property, which has been returned to the victim.
 

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  • lopo Jan 11, 2013

    ... 9, 10 and 12.... where is there parents??? eistyredhead2001

    The key word here is parents (plural).

  • feistyredhead2001 Jan 11, 2013

    oh... by the way ... I AGREE 100 % WITH KINGFISH !

  • feistyredhead2001 Jan 11, 2013

    ... 9, 10 and 12.... where is there parents??? At 9,10 and 12 my son was in school then home doing his home work and kept under eye of where he was. Those are just babies.... I am at a loss for words.

  • kellypsnll Jan 11, 2013

    If the parents of these kids were a bigger part of their lives, this would never have happened.

  • Kingfish Jan 11, 2013

    If these "boys" are grown enough to rob and steal from others, they are grown enough to pay the price in "big boy" jail. We should also know the names of these criminals so we can avoid them in the future...when they are back in public robbing and stealing.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Jan 11, 2013

    Say what? Children? what iis this world coming to?

  • firstperson76 Jan 11, 2013

    Where are the parents of these kids and how were they brought up.

    The more than likely learned it from the parents. I am quite sure that at least one parent is in jail for drugs or robbery. My parents worked everyday and did not steal things so I in turn do the same thing as my parents. Nothing supprises me anymore.

  • Terkel Jan 11, 2013

    I am soooo old. At 9 yo I took a piece of candy from a bowl by the cash register of the grocery store as I ran an errand for my mother. I believed it was there for the taking. My parents BOTH grilled me, horrified at the notion I might steal a half-penny worth of sugar.

    My point is, in some cultures, stealing and crime are still simply wrong. In others, those activities have never been considered wrong. In still others, it's clever and smart to steal as much as you can because the fat angry rich man told you you're a victim. But "diversity"! All cultures are equal, and all must be CELEBRATED....you racist!

  • nitabitasmith Jan 11, 2013

    Wow. 9? Criminals are getting younger and younger. Smh ...

  • Phyxius1 Jan 11, 2013

    Where are the parents of these kids and how were they brought up. My kids at 9 through 12 would never have thought about breaking into a home or stealing. Punish them hard now and maybe try and curb a life of bigger crimes.