Larceny of business, possessing a controlled substance On July 6, 2010, the Elkin Police Department responded to Coffee House in reference to a larceny by an employee. According to an EPD investigative report, an unnamed employee alleged took $100 from the cash register and gave it to another person. In a written statement to Coffee House's management, the employee had stated that she took the money and gave it to her boyfriend to buy diapers, wipes and medication for her children. Upon further investigation, the police report states that the employee's boyfriend, James Brandan Vestal of 2936 Blueberry Ridge Road, Jonesville, had used the money to purchase oxycodone and hydrocodone pills. Vestal had stored the pills in a small metal container, which he tossed into a bush next to his car in the parking lot upon the officer's arrival. The container and pills were later recovered. Vestal was charged with two counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Coffee House management declined to press charges on the employee.
Trespassing At approximately 3 a.m., July 7, 2010, an Elkin Police officer conducting a security patrol of Ridgeview Crossing Shopping Center observed a white male loitering near the old Walmart building. According to an EPD investigative report, as the officer approached, the subject attempted to hide behind the dumpsters at the back of the Walmart building. The officer asked the subject to walk to his patrol car and when questioned what he was doing behind the business so late at night, the subject responded he was, just passing through, and that he was walking to Georgia. The suspect told the officer that his name was Ronald Earnest Coleman and that he lived in Savannah, GA. He was carrying no driver's license or any other form of identification. When the officer checked the suspect's name with EPD dispatch, no records were found of a person by the suspect's given name and date of birth. The suspect was arrested for second degree trespassing and transported to the Surry County magistrate. He was held on a $2000 bond with proof of identification before being released into the custody of the Surry County Jail.
Physical Assault On July 10, 2010, the Elkin Police Department responded to a report of physical assault at Murphy Express in Elkin. According to an EPD investigative report, the victim, Danny Ray Stanley of 7458 of NC 268, Dobson, told police his mother-in-law was exiting the store as he entered. As she passed, Stanley's mother-in-law alleged called him an S.O.B. and struck him in the back with her fist. Stanley had undergone back surgery several times, and he claimed that his mother-in-law hit him in the same spot of his surgeries. The EPD officer told Stanley that he would enter a police report of the incident and referred Stanley to the magistrate.
Larceny of business On July 10, 2010, the Elkin Police Department responded to a report of larceny at the Elkin Walmart Supercenter. According to an EPD investigative report, an unnamed suspect was already detained by Walmart personnel when police arrived. Raymond Tarbox, of Walmart Loss Prevention, told officers that the suspect had taken $69.27 worth of cosmetics and toiletries from the store without paying. The items included toothpaste, soap, makeup and nail polish. Due to Walmart corporate policy, the business could not press charges against the suspect due to value of the goods. The suspect was banned from Walmart for five years. The suspect, a 54 year old female, was issued a citation by the EPD and left the premises with her home nurse.
Larceny of money On July 10, 2010, the Elkin Police Department responded to a report of larceny at the residence of Andrea R. Comer of 164 Oak Grove Road, Elkin, According to an EPD investigative report, Comer told the officer that $20 had been taken from her wallet, which she had left in her grandchild's bassinet. Comer stated that one of her three children had taken the money, but she did not know which one had done so. She told police that she believed one of her children had taken the money the previous night before going to the Starlite Skate Center. Comer also stated that the incident marked the third time in three weeks that her money had been taken.
Larceny of medication On July 9, 2010, the Elkin Police Department responded to a report of the larceny of medication belonging to Pamela Jean Shingleton. According to an EPD investigative report, Off-duty Surry County sherrif's deputy Wiles met EPD officers at Shingleton's home and stated that his mother-in-laws medication was stolen. Shingleton told officers that her daughter had taken the medicine and Deputy Wiles said that they had confronted her and she admitted to taking the medication to sell it in order to pay her fees to get off probation in Allehghany County. The original prescription was for a narcotic. Shingleton was missing 76 tablets of the medication. Deputy Wiles stated that the suspect left shortly before the arrival of the EPD officers and was expected to return to her boyfriend's house in Sparta. The case is marked for further investigation.
Larceny of Jeans On July 9, 2010, the Elkin Police Department responded to a call from Tractor Supply in reference to a suspicious person. While the officer was in route, a call was made that the person had left the store with two pairs of jeans. When the officer arrived at the store, he was given a description of the man and the vehicle he left in. The value of the jeans were $32.99 each. The case is still under investigation.
Arrest for larceny of motor fuel On July 8, 2010, the Elkin Police Department arrested Jacob Ryan Poindexter, 22, of 1801 Martin Road, Yadkinville on one misdemeanor count of larceny of motor fue. Poindexter came to the Elkin PD to be served with a warrant for his arrest. Poindexter was placed under a $1,000 unsecured bond.
Counterfeiting On July 8, 2010, the Elkin Police Department was called to the Food Lion, 1526 North Bridge Street in reference to a counterfeit $100 bill being used to purchase items. The officer seized the bill and returned it to the EPD station as no information on who could have passed it was available. The bill was sent to the State Bureau of Investigation. The case is still under investigation.
Larceny On July 7, 2010, the Elkin Police Department took a report from G. Brown when he came into the PD department to report a larceny. Brown told officers that a J. Hutchens had came to visit her sister at Parkwood Nursing home. While she was there, another person came to visit Hutchens sister. Hutchens took her sister to get her hair done, and while they were out of the room, $20 was taken out of a purse belonging to J. Hutchens. The other person admitted to taking the money and she was asked not to return to the facility. Hutchens did not wish to press charges.
Larceny of clothes On July 5, 2010, the Elkin Police Department received a call from Belk in reference to a larceny. When the Elkin officer arrived, he spoke to Belk employee who said that after following a suspect around the store for about an hour and a half, he watched a female suspect put items in a Belk bag that she pulled out of her purse. The Belk employee said the suspect then went to the register to pay for items she had not placed in the bag. When she attempted to leave the store, the Belk employee detained her. The suspect was in poor health, so a citation was issued and she was banned from Belk for five years.