Police briefs


First Posted: 5/19/2009

– A traffic stop for an alleged seat-belt violation led to a trip to the Surry County Jail for a man wanted for an alleged probation violation by state correctional officials. Charles Daniel Smith, 32, of 246 Eagles Nest Trail in Lowgap, was pulled over on Old Highway 601 Monday afternoon and after a short investigation was found to be wanted on the probation matter. Smith also was charged with driving with license revoked and jailed under a $25,000 secured bond pending a court appearance on Tuesday.
– Jimmy Cole Pike, 20, of 112 Westwood Trail, was charged Monday with felony larceny and possession of stolen property, warrants for which had been issued Friday. After being located on Maple Drive, Pike was held in the Surry County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be in District Court on May 28.
– Isaac Curtis Leake of Lovill Street reported Monday that his vehicle had been broken into and egged during the night before, but did not know if both incidents occurred at the same time. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at present.
– Property with a total value of $265 was discovered missing Sunday from Mondays Auto Sales on West Street after a suspect borrowed keys the day before and gained access to the business. Included were an air compressor and a portable air tank, battery charger, portable coffee maker and pot, small stereo and North Carolina dealers tag. The possible suspect was identified as a 52-year-old white male. Police were still investigating at last report.
– Anthony Eric Hill, 25, of 1319 Hauser Road, Pilot Mountain, was arrested on a second-degree trespassing violation early Sunday at Willow Hill Circle Apartments, from which he earlier had been banned, police say. Hill also is accused of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer for allegedly providing a false name to police. He is free on a $1,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 28.
– Money, tools and other valuables were discovered missing Saturday from the Fender Mender Frame Shop on East Bluemont Road. In addition to $1,870 in cash, the loss involved property valued at about $545, including a DeWalt drill, assorted Craftsman wrenches and ratchets, cans of black paint and a case of detail cleaner. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
– Kenny Gray McCreary, 28, and Tonya Kaye Edwards, 27, both of 564 Tom Cook Road, were cited for larceny Saturday at Wal-Mart. Edwards allegedly concealed clothing, medical supplies and jewelry valued altogether at about $71 before leaving the store, while McCreary is accused of taking a clock and wallet with a total value of around $20. The items allegedly taken by Edwards were recovered and those by McCreary were not available for resale, based on arrest records. Both people were banned from the store and are to appear in Surry District Court on July 15.
– Amanda Gail Twaddle, 30, of South Webster, Ohio, was picked up at New River Valley Regional Jail in Virginia Friday after waiving extradition to North Carolina on charges relating to break-ins at Northern Hospital of Surry County on March 27. Numerous items were taken from vehicles owned by hospital employees after windows were broken to gain entry. Twaddle, who is charged with two counts each of felonious breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny, was confined in the county jail under secured bonds totaling $5,000. She is scheduled to be in District Court on June 16.
– Brittany Denice Hill, 19, of 118 Korner St., was arrested Friday in the Westwood Shopping Center parking lot on warrants for charges of felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and unauthorized use of a conveyance, which had been issued on May 9 and April 13, respectively. During a vehicle inventory, drug paraphernalia also was located, police said, leading to a charge of possessing it against Hill. She was jailed under a $2,500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on June 17 and June 29.
– Tony Lee Snow, 37, of 210 Brushy Fork Lane, was cited Friday for concealment of merchandise at Lowes Foods involving Gillette razors valued at $17. Snows court date is June 29.
– Jennifer Sue Beckelheimer, 45, of 120 Oak Circle, was cited Thursday for concealment of merchandise at Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway after allegedly being seen placing steaks valued at $40 in her purse. Beckelheimer is scheduled to be in District Court on June 30.
– Jeanette Lynn Odum, a Granite Road resident, told police Thursday that medication had been stolen from a purse at her home. A white female about 45 years old, driving a Ford Ranger, is listed as a possible suspect. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Tony Lee Mathies, 34, of 249 Rockford St., was arrested late Thursday on a charge of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer after he was advised to provide identification while being cited for allegedly violating the citys loud-noise ordinance. Mathies allegedly walked away and refused to comply with police. He was jailed under a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 8.
– Yvette Overby of Austin Drive reported Thursday that an Xbox game was stolen during a break-in at her home. The case remains open for further investigation.
– It was reported on May 12 that a known suspect recently had removed a $51 check made out to Janie Pack from Haymore Memorial Baptist Church on Rockford Street without permission. The suspect was identified as a 49-year-old white female. The larceny was still under investigation at last report.
– Edna L. Thompson, a Riverside Drive resident, reported damage to her mailbox and its post on May 12. The damage was estimated at $40, but the case is listed as inactive with no leads to pursue at this time.

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