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The following information is courtesy of the Boone Police Department. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Nov. 8

ARREST: Andrew William Russell, 19, of Summer Street, Mount Pleasant, was arrested and charged with possession of an open container of alcohol in the passenger area, failing to burn headlamps/rear lights, a drug equipment violation, a drug/narcotics violation and a weapons law violation. Russell was issued a Dec. 14 court date and a $2,500 secured bond.

DEATH: A death was reported in the 1000 block of Blowing Rock Road.

COUNTERFEITING: Counterfeiting/forgery was reported in the 1000 block of Blowing Rock Road.

LARCENY: Larceny of various banking cards, a wristlet, a North Carolina driver’s license, an Appalachian State University ID card, a COVID-19 vaccine card, various membership cards, a health insurance card, a bank routing number and $100 was reported in the 200 block of Watauga Village Drive.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Destruction/damage/vandalism of property was reported in the 900 block of Rivers Street.

Nov. 9

ARREST: Julie Rae Donohue, 28, of Norfleet Street, Concord, was arrested on a warrant service for a non-Boone Police warrant. Donohue was issued a Dec. 17 court date and a $2,000 secured bond.

ARREST: James William McInnis, 42, of Shoun Street, Mountain City, Tenn., was arrested on a warrant service for a non-Boone Police warrant. McInnis was issued a Dec. 17 court date and a $1,000 secured bond.

ARREST: Melinda Sue Gilbert, 40, of Howard Campbell Road, Butler, Tenn., was arrested on a warrant service for a non-Boone Police warrant. Gilbert was issued a Jan. 22 court date and was released on a written promise.

ARREST: Joseph Michael Johnson, 33, of Smith Street, Vilas, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, a drug equipment violation and two drug/narcotics violations. Johnson was issued a Dec. 14 court date and a $10,000 secured bond.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Destruction/damage/vandalism of property was reported in the 300 block of Yosef Drive.

ASSAULT: Simple assault was reported in the 100 block of Meadow Dill Drive.

Nov. 10

ARREST: Miguel Angel Sorto Vasquez, 20, of Vilas, was arrested and charged with a liquor law violation. Vasquez was issued a Dec. 14 court date and a $500 secured bond.

FALSE PRETENSES: False pretenses/swindle/confidence game was reported in the 1000 block of Blowing Rock Road.

IDENTITY THEFT: Identity theft was reported in the 100 block of Old Bristol Road.

Nov. 11

MULTIPLE OFFENSES: Destruction/damage/vandalism of property and larceny of a bicycle were reported in the 200 block of Shadowline Drive.

Nov. 12

ARREST: Timothy Scott Brown, 50, of Winter Drive, Boone, was arrested and charged with a drug/narcotics violation. Brown was issued a Dec. 17 court date and a $3,000 secured bond.

SHOPLIFTING: Shoplifting of beer was reported in the 700 block of Blowing Rock Road.

Nov. 13

ARREST: Thomas Hartford Stiltner, 44, of Gary Gwyn Road, Elk Park, was arrested on a warrant service for a non-Boone Police warrant. Stiltner was issued a Dec. 22 court date and a $20,000 secured bond.

ASSAULT: Simple assault was reported in the 900 block of Rivers Street.

Nov. 14

ARREST: John Larry Simpson, 51, of Windham Court, Mobile, Al., was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Simpson was issued a Jan. 27 court date. No bond amount was listed.

ARREST: Marissa Sierra Billings, 25, of West Fourth Street, West Jefferson, was arrested and charged with larceny. Billings was issued a Dec. 14 court date and a $1,000 secured bond.

SHOPLIFTING: Shoplifting of stickers/decals, a necklace and t-shirts was reported in the 1000 block of Blowing Rock Road.

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