DOBSON — Charlene Denise Richards, 39, of Sherry Drive, Mount Airy, was arrested Feb. 18 on warrants issued by the Mount Airy Police Department and charged with two counts each of maintaining a drug vehicle, sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set for Richards at $10,000 secured with a Feb. 24 court date.
• Matthew Mark Stringer, 21, of Denny’s Map Road, was charged on Feb. 17 with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny, all felonies, on warrants from the Pilot Mountain Police Department. Stringer is due in court on March 21 under a $250,000 secured bond.
• George Douglas Wright, 39, of North Main Street, Dobson, was arrested on Feb. 27 and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He was confined in the Surry County Detention Center under a $5,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.
• A vacant residence on Mount Herman Church Road in Mount Airy was broken into, according to a Feb. 27 report made by Gwenevelyn Diane Privette, of Hooker Road, Mount Airy. The house was listed for sale with a real estate agency and owned by Citibank. Though nothing was found missing from the home, the incident resulted in $150 of damage to the door frame.
• An outbuilding behind Friendship Baptist Church on Friendship Church Road was broken into on or near Feb. 28. The report listed pry marks on the outbuilding door caused $250 worth of damage.
• A break-in and assault are under investigation following a Feb. 28 report that listed Jackie Annette Miller, of South Main Street, Mount Airy as the victim. The report stated that a blunt object was the weapon used in the incident, which occurred around 12:45 p.m. Jack Cecil Miller, Jr., of the same address, was listed as a witness.
• Donna Lynn Shelton, 40, of Kensington Drive, Mount Airy, reported property damage to her truck on Feb. 28. Damage to two automobile tires was listed at $480.
• Carolyn Gammons, 42, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Airy, reported on Feb. 28 that someone damaged his pool liner with a value of $300.
• Sanford Ray Creed, Jr., 36, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Airy, reported on Feb. 27 his cable wire providing television, phone and internet for his residence was cut.
• Rodney Haynes Sr., 45, of Snowman Lane, Mount Airy, reported on Feb. 27 that his debit card number was used to pay a $30.67 bill from Papa John’s Pizza in Leland County. Local detectives are working with authorities in that county to investigate the incident. The report did not indicate if the suspect left a tip for the driver.
• On Feb. 27, Pauline Elizabeth Ransdell, 75, of Lakeview Drive, Mount Airy, reported her purse stolen from her home. The purse contained various keys, credit and identification cards, checkbook, her wallet and cash, with a total value of $120.
• Amanda Haley Hooker, 28, of Pine Ridge Road, Mount Airy, reported a suspect entered her home and stole two Amazon Kindle tablets, valued at $100 each.
• Judy Starline Burton, 60, of Snow Hill Church Circle, Dobson, reported on Feb. 27 a suspect forcibly entered the neighboring home of Dustin Gray Burton without permission, leaving pry marks on the door frame. The damage to the door was valued at $100.
• Versie Wagoner Mendenhall, 82, of South Carolina Avenue, Boonville, reported a breaking and entering of two mobile homes on West Mount Herman Church Road, Dobson. Damage to the glass windows was valued at $250.
• Michael James Hicks, 33, of Old Cadle Farm Road, reported on Feb. 26 that his dirt bike and ATV, valued at $2,000 total, were stolen from an open outbuilding. A friend at a local repair shop notified authorities when a customer came in requesting parts for those specific vehicles, which led to the recovery of the stolen property. Hicks, satisfied with the return of his property, didn’t want to pursue charges against the suspect and no arrests were made.
• Misty Jean Bautista, 36, of Raven Ridge Trail, Dobson, reported her German Shepherd dog missing on Feb. 20. Investigation revealed that a neighbor had tied the dog to a tree and called animal control, alleging that the loose animal had attacked his own dog. Officers found no evidence of an attack and freed the animal, which returned home.
Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.