Police Briefs


First Posted: 8/25/2009

– Money and property valued at nearly $700 were discovered missing Sunday after a 2004 Ford pickup was entered through an unlocked door in a parking area at Koozies on Franklin Street.
In addition to $300, the items stolen from Cathi Townley Drigger of Locklear Street included credit cards, a pocketbook, a mens coat, various music CDs and the victims Social Security card, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The case remains open for further investigation.
– The Petsense store in the Lowes hardware shopping center was the victim of a recent check forgery and obtaining property by false pretense scam, police were told Monday. An unknown white male about 30 years old forged and uttered a check for $138 in order to obtain property valued at that amount from the business earlier this month, and exchanged an item purchased for $74. Police are continuing to investigate.
– Sherry Norman Wiles, 39, of 255 Oak Ridge Drive, was jailed Saturday on concealment of merchandise and second-degree trespassing charges after an incident at Wal-Mart. Norman is being held under a $50,000 secured bond and faces a Sept. 23 appearance in Surry District Court.
– The larceny of an LG cell phone valued at $300 was reported Saturday by Glenda Bowman Cockerham of Kimberly Drive. Cockerham told police that she had left the phone at an unnamed business at 1910 N. Main St. and returned to find it missing. The case remains open for further investigation.
– A silver 2000 Dodge Intrepid valued at $7,500 was reported stolen Friday from Wade Cornelius Felts of East Elm Street while the vehicle was at a retail location on Pine Street. Assorted tools, a pair of two-ton mechanic jacks and a 15-inch sportsman knife, valued altogether at $280, also were in the vehicle with tag number XNJ7006, which was entered by unknown means. Police are investigating.
– Merchandise valued at about $330 was stolen Friday from JCPenney in Mayberry Mall by a white female who placed the items in an empty bag bearing the store name. Sterling rings, fashion earrings, Nike hoodies, Arizona jeans and other clothing were taken. A white female is the suspect in the case, which is under investigation.
– Police also were told Friday that jewelry valued at $340 had been taken earlier in the month from the Brook Avenue residence of Judy Anne Cliver. Included were two herring bone necklaces, two linked chain necklaces and a rope chain necklace. A housekeeper is suspected of removing the property while cleaning the home, but no arrest had been made at last report.
– John Ernest Black, 40, of 860 Willow St., was charged Friday with larceny and possession of stolen goods. Black allegedly stole a cell phone valued at $325 from Joseph Patrick Tate of Maple Street the day before. Black was held in the county jail under a $1,000 secured bond and is to appear in Surry District Court on Sept. 22.
– James Cecil Gwyn, a Johnson Street resident, reported Friday that medication had been stolen from his home by a known individual. No arrest had occurred at last report.
– Stephanie Dawn Davis, 30, of 104 Sunny Brook Lane, was arrested Friday as a fugitive from justice from Patrick County, Va., where she is wanted on an alleged probation violation issued in April. During the same investigation, Adam Arthur Christian, 29, of 281 Brown Road, was found to be wanted in Carroll County, Va., on an alleged probation violation filed in February. Both Davis and Christian were confined in the Surry County Jail under $5,000 secured bonds.
– A license plate, number RTX5688, was reported stolen Friday from a 2000 Chevrolet pickup owned by James Russell Pirkle of Winston-Salem, while it was in the Mayberry Mall parking lot. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Steven Cornelius Wareing, 32, of 117 Garbrawley Trail in Cana, Va., was jailed Thursday on a charge of failure to pay fines, which had been filed by the Surry County court clerks office in May. Wareing is scheduled to be in court on Sept. 23.
– It was reported last Wednesday that a Guitar Hero video game valued at $74 had been stolen from Wal-Mart. A white male about 30 years old is a suspect in the case that remains open for further investigation.

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