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Thieves Steal Tools from Goldsboro City Lot

Posted July 18, 2007
Updated July 19, 2007

— Goldsboro police are investigating the theft of city tools worth thousands of dollars.

Police said the thieves cut through a chain-link fence at the Goldsboro City Maintenance Complex on Clingman Street sometime between 11:35 p.m. Thursday, June 12, and 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, and broke into several vehicles and trailers.

The estimated value of the stolen tools is $15,000, police said. Investigators said the thieves stole chainsaws, pipe saws, copper tubing and other tools.

If you have any information about the case, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000.


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  • Juliett Jul 18, 2007

    lilwil, did you have to bring up the commissioners going to Hawaii at tax payer expense? I was having a good day. Just kidding with you but still not happy about the Hawaii trip.

    So heartbreaking for the little boy and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • gratefultoGOD Jul 18, 2007

    Boy, 8, dies in accident with gun at his home
    An 8-year-old boy was fatally injured Tuesday at his home on Robson Circle when a gun he was playing with accidentally went off.

    Andre Wilder of 310 Robson Circle reportedly found the gun and started to play with it when his brother, 12-year-old Kris Wilder, tried to intervene, his mother, 33-year-old Shenita Wilder-Dancy said.

    As the pre-teen struggled to take the gun from the 8-year-old, the gun went off, fatally injuring him.

    A neighbor and her boyfriend saw the 8-year-old boy's body stretched out in his front yard, lying near the curb. The neighbor's boyfriend rushed over and tried to revive him, but to no avail.

    Goldsboro police and Wayne County EMS responded to the home at about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday and found Andre Wilder unresponsive, Goldsboro police Sgt. Chad Calloway said.

    Andre Wilder was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he later died, said Amy Cain, a hospital spokeswoman.

    His body was taken to the State Medical

  • wolfmandan Jul 18, 2007

    Thanks lilwil..went to web site..very sad indeed...thoughts and prayers to the family...

  • wolfmandan Jul 18, 2007

    So very true,,STS..

  • SailbadTheSinner Jul 18, 2007

    I’ll wager that not a single shovel or pick was stolen.

    You actually have to WORK to use those things ....


  • lilwil Jul 18, 2007

    I know the family very well and I can assure you they are very distraught. Go to www.newsargus.com to read the entire story.

  • lornadoone Jul 18, 2007

    What is going on in Goldsboro? The story about an 8-year-old being killed by gunfire isn't allowing comments. Such a tragedy.

  • lilwil Jul 18, 2007

    Surely, I thought they had an alarm system. Instead of the Commissioners spending 10,000 a piece to go to Hawaii for a retreat, that money could have been used to put an alarm system atthe Goldsboro City Maintenance.

    Makes you wonder if it was an inside job.