Police briefs

First Posted: 12/6/2009

n A Mount Airy man was charged Saturday with a crime involving the countys 911 system, according to city police reports. Jack Burndall Thomas, 69, of 905 Reeves Drive, is accused of misuse of a 911 system and making harassing telephone calls from his home.
Thomas was charged after a civil disturbance investigation. The alleged victim in the case is a female employee of the Surry County emergency communications unit. Thomas was confined in the county jail under a $2,500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Jan. 19.
Two heat pump units valued at $4,000 were reported stolen Friday from a commercial/office building on Galloway Street. The property was last known to be secure the previous Tuesday. The case remains open for further investigation.
Roger Dale Cagle, 41, of 245 Robin Ridge Road, Cana, Va., was charged Friday with felonious possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police encountered Cagle at Neighbors on Rockford Street and searched the man and his vehicle, allegedly finding him in possession of a residual amount of cocaine, arrest records show. Cagle is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 14.
A case of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery was reported Friday by personnel of Gates Pharmacy on North South Street. The incident involves a known individual using a fictitious name from a doctors office in order to secure hydrocodone valued at $50. The case is listed as being cleared by arrest, with complete details on that not provided. The suspect in the incident does match the description of an individual arrested in connection with a similar crime at another business last week, but it could not be confirmed that the same person was involved.
A larceny was reported Friday at Lonestar Steak House & Saloon on Woodland Drive, where the license plate, number XZS5630, was taken from a 2005 Nissan Maxima owned by Alexander Franklin Denny of Pilot Mountain while it was in the parking lot of the business. The case remains open for further investigation.
On Thursday, Marlene Davis Nance, a Lynda Street resident, reported the larceny of a VISA check/debit card and seven different incidents of obtaining property by false pretense in which various purchases were made without the card holders permission by an unknown individual. The card transactions occurred at Wal-Mart, RBC Centura Bank on North Main Street, the Shell station on West Lebanon Street, Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway, Blockbuster Video and Lowes Foods. No suspect was listed for the crimes that were still under investigation at last report.
A similar set of incidents was reported Thursday by Terald Reginald Miller of Franklin Street. Included was a crime in which an unknown party used Millers debit card that was stolen from his home to withdraw $43 on five separate occasions at RBC Centura Bank on North Main Street. A purchase also was made with the card at Lowes Foods. An investigation is continuing in this matter as well.
A larceny was reported Wednesday at the Mount Airy ABC Store, where someone stole a bottle of Cabo Wabo tequila valued at $45. The white male suspect was driving a 1985 GMC Suburban, but no arrest had been made at last report.
A breaking and entering was reported last Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park, where someone broke a metal hasp holding a padlock on a door to gain entry to a building that was last known to be secure on Nov. 29. No property was reported missing, and the case remains open for further investigation.
An intoxicated and disruptive violation was issued Tuesday against Michael Gray Pack, 28, of 174 W. Pine St., after he was involved in a civil disturbance on Franklin Street. Despite being warned multiple times, Pack allegedly continued shouting and cursing in an attempt to provoke a fight, according to arrest records that indicate his blood-alcohol level at the time was more than twice the legal limit. Pack is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 7.

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