Police briefs


First Posted: 5/13/2009

– A local man has been arrested on a felony conspiracy charge by the Mount Airy Police Department. Jimmy Cole Pike, 20, of 112 Westwood Drive, who was taken into custody Monday afternoon at his home, allegedly ran from officers when they arrived to serve a warrant on him and was located underneath the residence. Pike later was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $5,000 bond. Detective T.E. Hodges, the arresting officer, could not be reached Tuesday for additional details regarding the conspiracy offense, for which Pike is to appear in Surry District Court on May 28.
– A littering violation was filed Monday night against David Justin Riggs, 19, of 281 E. Ridge Circle, Pilot Mountain, after he allegedly threw a large amount of paper in the parking lot at Staples on Rockford Street. Riggs is free on a $200 unsecured bond and is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on June 2.
– Blaine Patrick Klein-White, 18, of 706 N. Main St., was cited for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon early Monday after police investigated an assault call on Allred Mill Road. Klein-White, who was known to be armed with some type of weapon, was found in possession of a spring-loaded knife during a pat-down, according to arrest records. He was scheduled to appear in District Court Monday.
– A Germanton woman was arrested early Sunday stemming from alleged driving violations and the possession of several controlled substances. Cynthia Watson Winters, 47, of 1315 Leak Memorial Church Road, was stopped for suspicion of driving while impaired on South Main Street. Winters subsequently was charged with seven offenses, including DWI, driving left of center, driving after consuming alcohol, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to marijuana, alprazolam, clonazepam and hydrocodone were seized as part of the arrest, police say. Winters was jailed in Dobson under a $2,500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on June 3.
– A breaking and entering of a motor vehicle was reported Saturday by Brittany Nichole Gordon of Silver Hill Lane, who said her purse was stolen from a 1997 GMC Jimmy while it was parked on Lovill Street. The loss involved $150 in cash, a Sony digital camera valued at $100, a passport, a Social Security card, a drivers license and the vehicles registration. The case remains open for further investigation.
– A Mickey Mouse wristwatch, pearls and other jewelry items valued altogether at $240 were reported stolen Saturday from a Rockford Street residence by Ruby Hawks of Cana, Va., but the theft is believed to have occurred in March. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
– Damage estimated at $800 occurred Thursday to a charter bus from Tennessee while it was on Main Street. Police were told that someone scratched the painted rear bumper of the bus, owned by LCL Inc. of Nashville, with a key. A suspect later was arrested in the case, Juan Tinoco Loza, 38, but further details were unavailable.
– Holly Dyann Mendenhall, 28, of 1708 Overby Road in Walnut Cove, was cited on charges of misdemeanor hit and run and no insurance Thursday in connection with an accident the day before. Mendenhall is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 8.
– A local woman was charged Thursday with drug violations after someone discovered her wallet in the parking area of Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway and it allegedly was found to contain marijuana. After the wallet was recovered Wednesday, a small plastic bag with marijuana and rolling papers were located inside, police said, and charges of possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were issued against owner Dorothy Lynn Gunter, 35, of 188 W. Cleve St. Gunter is scheduled to appear in District Court on June 29.
– Devin Ryan Moncus, 25, of 1240 Newsome St., was charged with larceny last Wednesday after allegedly attempting to avoid a $95 cab fare generated by a trip from Winston-Salem. Moncus was detained by the taxi driver after running from him, according to arrest records. He was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on June 18.
– Franklin Woodrow Wooten of Pinnacle told police on May 4 that someone used a sharp object to scratch the drivers-side door of his 2007 Toyota Highlander that day while it was parked at Wal-Mart. The damage was estimated at about $300 and the case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.

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