Police briefs

Staff Report

The Elkin Police Department reported the following incidents and arrests.

• On July 10, Betty Jean Brooks, 62, of Drywall Road in State Road, was cited for misdemeanor larceny. Officers responded to a call at Walmart from loss prevention stating that Brooks had concealed numerous items into her purse and the front of her pants. Brooks was issued a citation and advised that she would need to appear in court on Aug. 28.

• On July 12, officers received a report from Keyth Stewart Roten that the dog belonging to Donny Allen Mayes bit him while he was walking his dog down Old Virginia Road. Roten stated that the dog bit him on his right leg and then ran off. While speaking with Roten, he showed the officer the bite on his leg. The officer advised that he would fill out a report and contact animal control. The officer then spoke with Mayes who advised that his dog was out of the lot and he had no idea that it had bitten someone. The officer asked Mayes if the dog was up to date on its shots. Mayes stated that he wasn’t certain but that he thinks so. Mayes was advised that animal control would be getting in contact with him in the next few days.

• Officers responded to a call in reference to a larceny on July 2 at Walmart. When the officer arrived he spoke with the loss prevention manager who stated that Ryan Joshua Barone, 18, of Old Barrett Road in Ennice, needed to be charged with shoplifting. Barone allegedly was seen concealing a cable from the electronics department and then exiting the store without purchase. Barone was issued a citation and given a court date of Aug. 3.

• While standing in the private vehicle access of the Elkin Police Department on July 12, the officer heard a vehicle’s engine revving as it approached at a high rate of speed. The officer then turned around and saw a white Ford dually passing on Market Street going towards Church Street at about 50 mph through a flashing red traffic signal. The officer got in his patrol vehicle and traveled up 268 West in an attempt to locate the vehicle as it approached the west end of Elkin. The officer arrived at Elk Spur Street and 268 West and did not see the vehicle. The officer began driving South on Elk Spur Street when dispatch advised of an accident at Elk Spur Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The officer arrived on the scene and observed the same white Ford dually. The truck had struck utility poles and there were power lines down. As the officer exited the vehicle, they heard someone running away from the area of the truck going through the woods, down Greenwood Circle. The officer ran behind and observed two white males lying just inside the wood line. The officer issued Jordan Alan Grimes, 18, of Pardue Farm Road in Ronda, a citation for underage consumption and he was released to his parents. The officer then transported Justin Lee Grimes, 21, of Pardue Farm Road in Ronda, to the Surry County magistrate’s office where probable cause was found. The officer then returned to the accident scene to record property damage and take measurements for the traffic crash report.

• Brittany Noel Petree, 26, of Ebenezer Curch Road in State Road, was charged with driving while impaired on July 12. Officers responded to assist the Surry County Sheriff’s deputies at the Wilco Hess on CC Camp Road. On arrival the officers observed both deputies speaking to Petree. The deputies informed the officers that they had responded to a disturbance call at Petree’s residence. They stated that while they were there they saw that Petree was intoxicated and she became irate with them. Both deputies stated that after clearing the event they were parked at Ebenezer Methodist Church when Petree’s car came by at a high speed for the road conditions. The deputies stated that they immediately pulled out and ran 70 mph but were unable to regain sight of the vehicle until a moment later. Petree was taken into custody of the Elkin Police where she was advised of her DWI rights and given a chemical analysis. Petree was released on a written promise.

• Officers responded to Walmart on July 6 in reference to a trespass that had already occurred. Upon arrival, officers spoke with loss prevention management who advised they had a video of Timothy Joe Holbrook, 37, of Poplar Springs Road in State Road, in the store after previously being banned. Officers will issue a criminal summons for Holbrook for the charge of second degree trespassing.

• Derrick James Evans, 42, of Mountain View Road, was transported to the Surry County Detention Center on July 8 after it was discovered at a traffic stop that he had a failure to appear for driving while license revoked. Evans was placed under a $1,000 secured bond.

Staff Report

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