• Two people listed as residents of a local hotel have been charged with maintaining a drug dwelling, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. In addition to that felony violation, Amanda Gail Church, 29, and Brendan Laroy Lyman, 25, both of 1320 EMS Drive — the address of Holiday Inn Express — are each charged with misdemeanor offenses of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possessing a Schedule VI controlled substance. Lyman is further accused of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The arrest of Church and Lyman resulted from a search warrant being executed Tuesday at their room on the fourth floor of the hotel, police records show. They were held in the Surry County Jail, Lyman in lieu of a $2,000 secured bond, but bond information for Church unclear. Both are scheduled to appear in District Court in late August.
• A break-in occurred Wednesday at the residence of Jose Antonio Pinto on Viewland Drive, where property valued at about $700 was taken after a door was kicked in to gain entry. Included were a Sanyo 42-inch flat-screen television set, an Xbox 360 video game console and a Wii video game console.
• Police also learned Wednesday that a break-in had occurred in recent days at an apartment in the 2000 block of North Main Street, with Shalene Ann Willard of Old U.S. 52-South listed as the victim. After the front door of the apartment was kicked open, property including a stereo unit with speakers, a white mini-refrigerator, 30 dolphin ornaments, five small wine glasses and four orange drop cords were taken. No value was listed for the loss.
• A larceny occurred Tuesday at McDonald’s on North Andy Griffith Parkway, where the Samsung Galaxy cell phone of Shannon Catina Smith of Wards Gap Road in Cana, Va., was taken after being left in the restroom. The phone is valued at $250.
• A larceny occurred on May 31 at Circle K on North Main Street, where a Coach wristlet pocketbook owned by Clara Mears Mosley of Fairview Drive was stolen after being left unattended. The loss included various prescription medications, cards such as PayPal and State Employees Credit Union debit cards and an undisclosed sum of cash. Most of the items were listed as recovered, with no explanation noted.