DOBSON — Ellen Umsted Hodges, 50, Landfill Road, Mount Airy, was a victim of a fraud perpetrated on Facebook. According to the Feb. 13 report, Hodges had sent about $1,100 to a suspect or suspects claiming to need help paying for college. When the requests for money continued, she became suspicious of a scam and reported it to the authorities on Feb. 13.
• Kevin Matthew Adams, Jr., 20, of Jones Avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania, was arrested Feb. 17 and charged with felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Adams was stopped on West Pine Street in Mount Airy for allegedly driving erratically. His vehicle was searched after an officer smelled marijuana and saw digital scales in the front seat, which revealed about 1.5 ounces of marijuana in a luggage bag. Adams is due in Surry County Court on March 18 under a $500 secured bond.
• A reported forgery is under investigation after Russel Slate, of Westfield, informed officers on Feb. 15 that two counterfeit checks with his account number had been cashed.
• Kasey Nicole Puckett, an employee of Dollar General on West Pine Street, reported that her wallet was stolen from the store on Feb. 15.
• On Feb. 15, Paul Alexander Park, of Rockford Road, Dobson, reported a burglary at his home. The stolen items included a Husqavarna saw valued at $400 and a $100 12-gauge shotgun. Damage to the door amounted to $300.
• Jason Paul Lawson, 35, of Annie Kate Lane, Ararat, reported an identity theft on Feb. 13 after hearing from Direct TV that an account had been opened in his name in Greensboro in 2007.
• On Feb. 12, Thomas William Koenemann, 52, of Nike Lane, Mount Airy, reported a breaking and entering at his home that resulted in the theft of cash, miscellaneous household goods and a bottle of Xanax.
• A breaking and entering was reported at the home of Steven Jay Marsh, 54, on Precinct Road in Pilot Mountain. According to the Feb. 12 report, the break-in resulted in about $300 of damage to the windows. While a suspect may have entered the residence, no items were listed as stolen.