DOBSON — Perpetrators of an IRS phone scam victimized a Siloam woman recently, according to Surry County Sheriff’s Office reports.
On Jan. 13 Patricia Slate, of Ironside Lane, told authorities a suspect or suspects claiming to be from the IRS phoned her and told her she owed more than $1,200 in taxes.
Slate was advised to obtain $400 in iTunes gift cards from a grocery store and mail them in as payment, which she did before family members alerted her to the fraudulent nature of scam.
The case is open and investigation.
In other reports from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office:
• Mikayla Nicole Combs, 19, of Oak Ridge Road, was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with a single count of obtaining property by false pretense. She was booked under a $1,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on March 8.
• Ricky Allen Cook, 31, of Rocky Lane, Dobson, was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Cook’s bond was set at $25,000 secured with a court date set for March 8.
• Kenneth Cave, of Chesterfield Lane, Mount Airy reported an incident involving a suspect pulling into his driveway and hitting his vehicle. Damage to his Jeep Cherokee was valued at $200.
• A revolver was reported stolen from a vehicle belonging to Jeremiah Spurlin, of Sherwood Drive, Mount Airy. According to the Jan. 17 report, the vehicle was parked at home when the theft occurred. The firearm was described as a six-shot .44-caliber Magnum revolver valued at $350.
• On Jan. 16, Trent Simons, of Twin Oaks Road, Elkin, reported the breaking and entering of his vehicle that resulted in the theft of several items as well as $500 of damage to the car’s driver and passenger side windows. A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, $200, and assorted compact discs, $100, were reported stolen.
• A break-in was reported on Southridge Place in Mount Airy on Jan. 16. Sabrina Charles-Summers, reported several items stolen from her residence including a saw, two flat-screen TVs, a window air conditioning unit, a gaming system and flooring materials. The total value of the stolen items was listed as $2,250.
• Christopher Lloyd Cox, 32, of Broad Street, Mount Airy, served with warrants Jan. 11 charging him with larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $40,500 with a court date of Feb. 9.
• Buddy Allen Hawks, 44, of Moonstruck Lane, Mount Airy, was arrested Jan. 14 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and driving while license revoked not for impaired driving. He was booked under a $5,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 7.
• On Jan. 15, Walter Jessup reported a break-in of his Marshall Johnson Road residence in Pilot Mountain. According to the report, several power tools were stolen including two planers, a generator, a welder, a router table and three nail guns. The value of the items totaled $2,100.
• Cecil Campbell, of Cook School Road, Pilot Mountain, reported an incident of vandalism involving a suspect “spinning up” his lawn with a vehicle. The Jan. 15 report states the damage to the lawn valued $600.
• Martha Perez-Gonzalez, of Daphnes Way, Mount Airy, reported a wooden board was thrown through the window of her mobile home on Jan. 14, resulting in $100 of damage.