DOBSON — A female suspect was allegedly caught in the act after breaking into two residences July 2, according to Surry County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Karen Hart, 31, whose address was not available, was arrested by the Mount Airy Police Department while leaving the scene of a break-in reported to the sheriff’s office.
Willa May, Pam Daren and Marqis Anthony Whitlock, of Lewis Drive, Mount Airy, were listed as one set of victims of the alleged crime.
Hart was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen goods and possession of burglary tools.
According to the incident report, seized items included mail, a white cell phone charger, valued at $10, and three baseball caps worth $20 total.
A sheriff’s office spokesperson indicated that the residence was not believed to be occupied when the break-in was said to have occurred.
Hart is held in the Surry County Detention Center under a $72,000 secured bond with a court appearance scheduled for August 31.
No additional details were immediately available.
• David Jesse Sparks, Mount Airy, made a report on July 1 that someone had damaged a double pain window and vinyl siding at his McBride Road residence. The damage was valued at $1,000.
• An unknown suspect is believed to have driven through a fence and damaged a gravel driveway at the River Siloam Road residence of Chad Odum, according to a July 1 report. The total value of the damage was listed as $1,050.
• According to a July 1 report, Karen Holbrook, of Blue Ridge Road, State Road, went outside in the morning to find the back window shot out of her 2001 GMC Sierra, causing $800 of damage to the vehicle. The investigation is still open with no suspects.
• A break-in of a New Street, Mount Airy residence was reported on July 1. Using a pry tool, a suspect(s) forced their way in to the home of Melvin Sales and April Clark and stole their television. The total value of the damage and theft was listed as $350.
• On July 6, Michael Dean Walker, 29, of Church Street, Elkin, was arrested on felony warrants from Yadkin County. He was charged with forgery of endorsement, uttering forged instruments and larceny of chose in action. He was booked into the county jail under a $10,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on July 19.