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Goldsboro homeowner helps police nab break-in suspect

Posted June 22, 2010
Updated June 23, 2010

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— Goldsboro police arrested a man on breaking and entering charges Monday morning after a homeowner was able to identify the suspect and his vehicle.

The homeowner told Officer Richard Nash that he interrupted the break-in at 1705 E. Pine St. and startled the alleged thief.

Officers later stopped a vehicle that matched a description the victim gave police, and the homeowner identified the driver as the person he saw.

Christmas Whitfield, 20, of 506 C3 E. New Hope Road, faces a charge of attempted breaking and entering. His bond was set at $5,000.


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  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jun 24, 2010

    I am glad we got one less thief on the street just for a few days, that is the bad thing. I am really glad that person helped. They do have a lot more bad guys to go. Goldsboro, Dudley, Mt. Olive, is getting bad with stealing, drugs, & stuff like that.

  • mochabrown Jun 23, 2010

    I guess Christmas was trying to live up to his name and have Christmas come early. Looks like he'll get his present; JAIL.

    Goldsboro is becoming a crime/drug infested city. They need to start looking at these folk who do not work, but yet can drive 2 and three cars, and buy all sorts of items, cable, computers, televisions, etc. Something is definitely wrong with that picture and living in these run down homes/trailers, etc.

  • nancimae2 Jun 22, 2010

    I will certainly be glad when they catch the scroundrels breaking into houses in our neighborhood here in Goldsboro. They are making it their occupation, it seems to steal from others.
    Our front doorbell rang at 10:00 a.m., and before my husband could get to the door, the bedroom window was being destroyed for entrance. Luckily, they got spooked and ran.
    We have had a secure feeling neighborhood for the 28 years we have lived here until recent years. Now, we have had multiple break-ins.
    They will slip up eventually and get caught, hopefully, just hope no homeowner gets hurt in the meantime.

  • oleguy Jun 22, 2010

    Had I been home at my house and a thief entered, The description would have been easy, laying on the floor bleeding from multipul gun shot wounds,

    Great job police, Dont let a judge turn him loose

  • Eastern N.C. Native Jun 22, 2010

    Good to go Goldsboro P.D! One of many off the streets.