By Tom Joyce
November 6, 2013
• A vehicular break-in at Northern Hospital of Surry County during the weekend resulted in a combined loss of more than $1,000 in damage and stolen property, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The crime occurred Saturday, involving a 2005 Chevrolet pickup owned by hospital employee Gregory William Bullins of Danbury, which someone entered after breaking a door window of its extended cab. Oakley sunglasses and a Garmin GPS unit, with a total value of $725, were taken, with the damage put at $300.
• Kurt Landon Watts, 39, of Lenoir, was jailed Monday after police responded to a suspicious-person call at 1316 N. Andy Griffith Parkway. An outstanding order for arrest was discovered, due to Watts failing to appear in court in Burke County during the summer, and he also was charged with possession of an altered driver’s license — found in his wallet subsequent to the arrest. Watts was jailed in Dobson under a $1,000 secured bond, with a Nov. 11 Surry District Court date set.
• A break-in was discovered Monday at a storage building on Forrest Drive owned by Harrell Oil Co. Padlocks were broken off the building using an unknown device, but nothing was listed as missing.
• Phillip F. Mitchell, 27, of 536 Linville Road, was cited for second-degree trespassing Sunday after being seen on a city greenway, in violation of a ban imposed in September 2012. Mitchell is scheduled to appear in District Court on Jan. 22.
• Jerry Gray Slate, 64, of 256 Beasley St., was arrested Saturday on an outstanding warrant, issued Friday, for allegedly allowing a vicious or dangerous animal to run at large in violation of a city ordinance. Slate was held in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and is to be in District Court on Dec. 17.
• Doil David Hubbard, 21, of 135 Cross Park Lane, was arrested for driving while impaired Friday after officers responded to a report of a drunk driver and accident on Merita Street near Fowler Road. Hubbard was unable to stand due to his allegedly impairment, according to police records, and admitted to smoking incense. He was taken to Northern Hospital for a blood draw and later confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond. Hubbard is scheduled for a Dec. 2 court appearance.
• Police learned of a vehicular break-in Thursday, which had occurred at the Andy Griffith Playhouse to a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Pamela Fields West of Greensboro. After the vehicle was entered by unknown means, property including two wallets; Shell, Lowe’s hardware and Sam’s Club credit cards; a debit card; a Wells Fargo checkbook and register; a small sum of cash; and insurance and discount cards were taken.
• Treva Louise Williams Taylor, 60, of Roaring Gap, is facing a driving while impaired violation filed Thursday after a collision near the intersection of East Lebanon and East Poplar streets involving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu operated by Taylor. She is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Dec. 19.
• Bobby Lee Slate, 66, of 834 Willow St., is facing a second-degree trespassing violation that was filed Thursday at a location on Taylor Street, with Slate having been banned previously by property owner Steve Golding in September. Slate’s District Court date is Nov. 20.
• Jessica Rachel Hylton, 25, of 327 Cherry St., No. 14, was served with outstanding criminal summonses last Wednesday on charges of injury to personal property (two counts) and simple assault, which had been issued on Sept. 1 with Wendy George Odum of Cherry Street as the complainant. Hylton is to be in court on Nov. 22.