DOBSON — On Nov. 4, a larceny was reported at The Hitchin Post on U.S. 601 in Dobson, after a suspect allegedly nabbed a $20 bill and a nickel that had been set on the counter by another customer. The suspect, a regular customer of the store, was identified and a warrant was issued. Sarah Jane Simmons, 34, of Reese Road, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.
• Calvin Creeson, of Keiki Lane, Pilot Mountain, reported a suspect or suspects had thrown rocks at his Jeep Comanche and Chevrolet pickup, causing about about $1,275 of damage to the vehicles. The Nov. 4 report states that both windshields as well as the Commanche’s passenger side driver’s door and back glass windows were busted.
• Deputies responding to a suspicious vehicle call on Seth Lane, Lowgap, recovered a four-door sedan that had been previously reported stolen. The Nov. 5 report states the vehicle belonged to Tammy Akers, of Poplar Knob Road, Galax, Virginia.
• A report of elderly abuse and neglect was reported to the sheriff’s office on Nov. 9 concerning the treatment of a 90-year-old Dobson resident who had apparently been left alone and without food for about five days. An employee of the Surry Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Airy made the report, which also states that the elderly woman was also the victim of possible larceny of personal property. Det. David Hamlin, acting as spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said a suspect is under investigation in the incident.
• Kristi Lynn Needham, 35, of Panhandle Lane, Mount Airy, was arrested Nov. 13 and charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretense, uttering a forged instrument and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. The report indicates Needham is accused of forging checks stolen from her father, Douglas Badgett, of Westfield Road, Mount Airy, Hamlin said. A separate report of a larceny of checks was made Nov. 12 by Vivian Badgett, of Westfield Road, stating that 25 Wachovia bank checks were stolen.
• Unidentified property associated with the “1964 St. Louis Cardinals World Series,” valued at $50, was among items stolen from a vehicle belonging to Jimmy Hawks, of Hickory Hill Lane, Highland, Illinois, according to a Nov. 11 report. The vehicle was broken into while parked at a residence on Airview Drive. Other items stolen included a cell phone charger valued at $15 and a wallet with ID cards inside, which was also valued at $15.