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Goldsboro police: Man stole $80,000 in equipment from cellphone tower

Posted August 22, 2014

Joseph Conrad Cerny

— A 37-year-old Wayne County man has been charged with stealing more than $80,000 of equipment from a cellphone tower in Goldsboro. 

Joseph Conrad Cerny, of 684 Perkins Mill Road, Pikeville, is charged with felony possession of stolen goods. 

According to investigators, Cerny broke into a cellphone tower on South Slocum Street Tuesday and took $81,595 of testing equipment. 

The equipment was recovered Thursday when an undercover Goldsboro police officer purchased the stolen goods from Cerny. 

He was arrested without incident and taken to the Wayne County jail, where he was placed under a $3,000 secured bond. 

His first court appearance was scheduled for Friday afternoon, and Goldsboro police said more charges are expected in the case.


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  • jvjernig2 Aug 22, 2014

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    Why did you think there were no comments T-ONE?

  • farm Aug 22, 2014

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    There are comments. This fellow did not murder anybody. Quit stirring.

  • farm Aug 22, 2014

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    says the 10th poster

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 22, 2014

    Doesn't look like he's in his happy place but he'd better get used to it.

  • Grand Union Aug 22, 2014

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  • lec02572 Aug 22, 2014

    Agree the bond sure was low for such a large value of the theft. Needed to be 10x that amount at least. Maybe, he needs some time to think about his career choices when he gets to court.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Aug 22, 2014

    All of that cell phone equipment stolen and he will only get one phone call from jail. Bummer.

  • common tater Aug 22, 2014

    Michael comment is right on. Did he think he could steal it from Sprint and sell it to tmobile?

  • hi61600 Aug 22, 2014

    $3000 secured bond? wow. not much for this kind crime.

  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 22, 2014
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    Entitlement rules!