• A facility on Riverside Drive which is being renovated for a city schools administration building was the scene of a break-in discovered Monday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. It was entered through an unlocked window, leading to the theft of equipment valued at $400, including a DeWalt 14-inch chop saw, a DeWalt 20-volt chop saw battery and LED stand lights.
In addition to the Surry County government, which owns the building, Simcon Co. of Mount Airy and HP Interior Concepts, Winston-Salem, are listed as victims of the crime.
• Keala Epps Kapuni, 49, of 1263 N. South St., identified as the owner of the Pie Factory restaurant at that address, was arrested on July 19 on outstanding warrants for eight counts of failing to file/pay sales taxes, which had been filed on July 11 through the N.C. Department of Revenue. Kapuni was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court next Monday.
• Three people are facing larceny charges after a July 19 incident at Walmart in which items valued at $264 were stolen, including eggs, candy and other food products. James Jay Evans, 45, and Daphne Ann Hargrave, 49, both of 529 Rockford St., and April Denise Clark, 47, of 108 Scales Lane, are scheduled to appear in District Court on Sept. 5.
• Christopher Alexander Dilla Brown, 22, of 120 W. Pine St., was charged with resisting a public officer and damage to property on July 18. Brown was arrested on Willow Street near Franklin Street after he was investigated for alleged disorderly conduct. No other details were listed regarding the case in which Brown was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond and slated for a Sept. 2 District Court appearance.
• A Jonesville teen was arrested on July 13 on a series of charges issued in Yadkin County on May 10, after officers encountered her during a suspicious-vehicle call at McDonald’s on Rockford Street. Kaili Marie Phillips, 17, is accused of injury to personal property, simple assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Phillips was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court in Yadkin County on Tuesday.
• Drug and other charges were filed against three people on July 10 after an encounter in the Granite Town Centre (Food Lion) parking lot on U.S. 52-South. Crystal Ann Gough, 33, of Kernersville, is accused of a felony, conspiring to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, along with simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor larceny. An order for arrest for failing to appear in court also had been issued on May 27 in Wilkes County against Gough, who was jailed under a $7,500 secured bond.
Charles William Mabe, 65, of 174 Rosewood Drive, Mount Airy, was charged with three felonies, selling and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a drug vehicle and conspiring to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance. Mabe was held in the Surry County Jail under a $2,000 secured bond.
Shannon Dawn Dollyhite, 39, of 317 Hodges Road, Lowgap, accused of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and larceny, was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. All three individuals are facing late-August court dates.