Crime Report: March 20, 2014

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 07:34 AM

911 Calls

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to 164 calls on Thursday; Forest City police had 61 calls; Rutherfordton police was dispatched to 35 calls; Spindale had 28 calls; Lake Lure had 6 calls; Rutherford County EMS responded to 40 calls and Rescue had 13 calls.

Fire Calls

Rutherfordton Fire Rescue was dispatched to a woods fire; Spindale firefighters responded to an illegal burn and a dumpster fire; Union Mills Fire Department was called to a woods fire.

Arrests

Dameion Travis Atkins, 18, Main Street in Henrietta, was charged with two counts felony probation violation and parole violation; $40,000 bond.
James Alan Balta, 45, Buck Branch Road in Mill Spring, was charged with failure to appear on simple worthless check, failure to appear on failure to comply and failure to appear on misdemeanor charges; $1,000 bond.
Rodney Allen Brown, 28, Patches Lane in Bostic, was charged with threatening phone call, three counts uttering a forged instrument, four counts obtaining property by false pretense, felony probation violation, two counts true bill on felony larceny and two counts true bill on possession of stolen goods/property; $60,000 bond.
Leighann M. Craig, 17, Cone Street in Mooresboro, was charged with identity theft and no operator's license; $2,000 bond.
Tracie Lynn Duncan, 38, Hotel Street in Mooresboro, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia; $2,500 bond.
Justin Joseph Guarriello, 30, Pleasant Hill Church Road in Rutherfordton, was charged with failure to appear on speeding; $500 bond.
Andrew Lester Hamilton, 43, Bentwood Drive in Forest City, was charged with indecent exposure; $500 bond.
William Aaron Melton, 19, U.S. Highway 221 North in Rutherfordton, was charged with financial card theft and obtaining property by false pretense; $1,000 bond.
Joshua Ethan Pickleseimer, 16, Melvin Hill Road in Tryon, was charged with misdemeanor larceny; custody release.
Thomas Clinton Smith, 32, Oakland Road in Forest City, was charged with extradition of a fugitive to another state; $15,000 bond.
Timothy Lynn Smith, 58, Lawing Mill Road in Rutherfordton, was charged with assault on a female; 48-hour hold.
Jimmy W. Tesseneer Jr., 32, Double Shoals Road in Shelby, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense and failure to appear on obtaining property by false pretense; $10,000 bond.
Sheralee Adele Upton, 25, U.S. Highway 74 in Bostic, was charged with felony larceny and misdemeanor larceny; $10,000 bond.
Karen Whitaker Vroom, 49, Big Springs Avenue in Forest City, was charged with assault and battery; written promise to appear.
Joey Lynn Wilhelm, 43, Church Street in Spindale, was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and driving while license revoked; $2,185 bond.
Timothy Wilkins, 37, Second Street in Rutherfordton, was charged with failure to appear on non-support of a child; $1,200 bond.

Incidents

Clarissa Hollifield reported an incident of damage to property.
Jo Ann Roberts reported an incident of breaking and entering and larceny.
Lisa Gossett reported an incident of larceny.
Carolyn Morrow reported an incident of indecent exposure.
An employee of Wal-Mart reported an incident of obtaining property by false pretense, shoplifting/concealment and second-degree trespassing.
An employee of Collins Metal reported an incident of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and possession of stolen property.