• Her alleged theft of a Nike sports bra led to charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods being filed against a Pilot Mountain woman Wednesday night, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Kristie Mechelle Krantz, 40, of 211 N. Academy St., was encountered by police on a walking trail behind Veterans Memorial Park during the larceny investigation and taken into custody on the charges. Police records do not list when or where the sports bra, valued at $30, was taken. Krantz was released on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on July 28.
• Phillip Dale Midkiff, 57, of 848 Longhill Road, Pilot Mountain, was cited Tuesday for larceny and possession of stolen goods after an investigation at Walmart, with other details not listed. Midkiff is to be in District Court on July 20.
• Crystal Marie Mehaffey, 30, of Canton, a town in Haywood County, was arrested last Friday after police encountered her at Northern Hospital of Surry County and discovered outstanding warrants for her on charges including five counts each of identity theft and financial card fraud which were filed in Swain County on May 9; and two counts of forgery of an endorsement issued on May 5 in Macon County. Mehaffey also is charged in Mount Airy with possession of stolen property, with no details listed. She was jailed in Dobson under a $15,000 secured bond and slated for a June 2 appearance in Surry District Court.
• Heather Noel Badders, 23, of Morganton, was arrested on charges of false pretense and larceny on May 12 after an investigation at Walmart, for which other details were not given. Badders was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,000 bond and set for a June 28 court appearance.
• Two Westfield residents who allegedly engaged in a theft spree on May 11 at several downtown Mount Airy businesses collectively involving nearly $300 worth of property are each facing multiple counts of larceny and possession of stolen property. Allora-Dennin Black, 16, of 1448 Keaton Road, is accused of five counts of each offense and Travis Wayne Plemmons, 17, of the same address, three counts of each. The two were stopped by police on North Main Street near Franklin Street on the afternoon of May 11.
Among the businesses hit were Bear Creek Gifts and Fudge Factory, where Plemmons allegedly took lighters, jewelry, a money clip and other miscellaneous items valued at $111 and Black jewelry valued at $51; Ayers Trading Post, where Plemmons allegedly stole six decorative dragons and Black four decorative eggs, valued altogether at $15; Mayberry Antique Mall, where Plemmons is said to have stolen jewelry, knives, shot glasses and other items with a total value of $68; Fashion and Fun, where Black allegedly took sunglasses worth $8; and Something Different, where she is accused of taking cans of air freshener valued at $38.
All the property was returned to the owners and Black and Plemmons are scheduled to be in Surry District Court on July 5.