By Tom Joyce

June 17, 2014

• Information was released Monday about a series of crimes reported earlier this spring in which checks of Sherry Ann Lowe, a North Wilkesboro resident, were forged and cashed at Mount Airy businesses in order to receive merchandise, according to city police department reports.

This included a $185 check drawn on the account of Roosevelt Lowe which was passed at Food Lion on West Pine Street; two Wachovia checks, for $224 and $148, which were cashed at Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway; and a $463 check drawn on the account of Roosevelt Lowe which was passed at the Lowe’s hardware store. The stores are listed as victims in addition to Sherry Ann Lowe, with the crimes — discovered in May — still under investigation.

• A theft of items from a motor vehicle was reported Monday, involving an unsecured 2005 Toyota that was entered at the residence of Ian Nathaniel Hawks on Hunter Drive. Among the property missing was a computer flash drive, an adapter and a Rapid Lube bookbag owned by Hawks, valued at $42 altogether.

• Jackie Gray Atkins, 66, of 1429 Fancy Gap Road, No. 5, was cited for second-degree trespassing Monday after a suspicious-person call in connection with his alleged presence on the Emily B. Taylor Greenway, from which Atkins had been banned. He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Sept. 23.

• Dylan James Goughary, 26, of 199 Chatham Road, was arrested on June 5 on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of stolen property, both felonies, along with misdemeanor violations of inhaling toxic vapors and possession of marijuana. Goughary was taken into custody on Fancy Gap Road near Olive Street for allegedly driving left of center and for a break-in investigation, and held under a $25,000 secured bond. His District Court date is July 9.

• A search of a home on Merritt Street, stemming from a domestic disturbance, led to felony violations against two people on June 4. Richard Trevor Dobson, 31, of 201 Greentown Road, was charged with maintaining a drug vehicle; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; manufacturing a Schedule II controlled substance; simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Myraih Denice Dobson, 30, of 542 Merritt St., where the search occurred, is accused of maintaining a drug dwelling, felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The substances were identified as cocaine and hydrocodone. In connection with the same case, April Lynn Jarvis, 48, of 542 Merritt St., Dobson’s mother, is facing an offense of possession of drug paraphernalia that was filed at the police station. She was found to be wanted when accompanying her son and daughter there. Jarvis is free on a written promise to be in Surry District Court on July 23, when Richard Trevor Dobson, who was jailed under a $7,500 secured bond, and Myraih Denice Dobson, a $5,000 secured bond, also are scheduled to appear.

• Andrew Blake Ayers, 24, of 226 E. Lebanon St., was cited for larceny on June 1 after allegedly taking $55 worth of merchandise at Walmart. Ayers is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 9 and has been banned from the store.

• Walter Ray Trent, 39, of Patrick Springs, Va., was arrested as a fugitive from justice on May 31 after a suspicious-person investigation at a room in Quality Inn on U.S. 601. Police discovered that Trent was wanted on an unspecified matter in Virginia and he was jailed in Dobson under a $15,000 secured bond. His court date is June 26.

• Police were told on May 31 that the wallet of Charles Joseph Masula of Wilmington had been stolen from his 2002 GMC Sierra pickup while parked at Walmart. The loss included Wells Fargo debit and credit cards, a driver’s license, vehicle registration and an insurance card.

• A cell phone owned by Ana Gabriela Ibarra of Olivia Avenue, identified as an iPhone valued at $200, was stolen on May 31 at Bonnie Lou’s Flea Market on Carter Street.

• Also on May 31, the license plate, number CCY9518, was stolen from a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Santana Georgette Leigh Lawson, a Brooklyn Avenue resident, while the car was in a driveway on West Lebanon Street near Willow Street.