DOBSON — Colin Richard Matthews, 54, of Twin Oaks Drive, Mount Airy, was arrested July 26 and charged with three felony counts of computer trespass. According to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office report, the warrants were issued in Davidson County by the Thomasville Police Department. Matthews was released from the magistrate’s office with a written promise to appear in Davidson County court on August 31.
• An unidentified witness reported a marijuana plant growing at a South Franklin Road residence on July 22. Deputies received consent to search the property and located a single marijuana plant on the property, according to a spokesperson from the sheriff’s office. The case was turned over to narcotics for further investigation.
• Two utility trailers were reported stolen on July 22. Teddy Medely, of Twin Oaks Road, Elkin, reported the larceny of hia Cardinal utility trailer, which was valued at $1,000. Kenneth Peele, of Anderson Road, Siloam, reported an $800 trailer stolen from his property. The serial numbers of both trailers were entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
• A suspect cut the lock off a storage building at River of Life Community Church and stole several pieces of yard equipment, according to a July 23 report. The removed items included a riding lawn mower, valued at $1,000, a $200 leaf blower and two weed eaters valued at $200.
• Patricia Kophamer reported $12,000 diamond ring missing from her Forest Lane, State Road, residence. The ring was described as 14-carat gold with 19 diamonds. The victim was not certain how long the ring went missing, and there was no evidence of breaking and entering. The case remains under investigation.
• On July 22, Timothy Stephens reported a heiffer missing from the field behind his residence on Chestnut Ridge Road, Pilot Mountain. The case is still open with no suspects, and it is not known if the cow has been stolen or escaped its fencing.
• Kenneth Marion reported recurring incidents of vandalism at the home on Loblolly Lane, Ararat. According to the July 22 report, the vandalism includes spraying plants with something that kills them, damage to outbuildings and damage to cars. Damage to three automobiles, the home, a storage shed and four trees totaled $2,300.
• Mary Vernon, of Holly Avenue, Mount Airy, contacted the sheriff’s office July 23 after finding an unknown man hiding in her home. Reports indicate the victim returned home around 2 a.m. and noticed her bed appeared to be pulled away from the wall. As she went to investigate, she observed an unknown male crouched behind the bed, who then fled the area on foot. A sheriff’s office spokesperson said no description of the suspect is available and the case is still open.