First Posted: 12/30/2009
– The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating an incident this week in which someone attempted to buy merchandise at a local business using a counterfeit $100 bill. It occurred early Monday at Neighbors Fuel Center on Rockford Street. After an unknown individual attempted to pass the bill, store clerk Terry Holder realized that it was fake and declined to complete the transaction. The man involved then left the business before he could be identified.
– Kenneth Anthony Pack, 18, of 111 Badgett Ave., was served Monday with an outstanding warrant on a charge of financial card fraud after being stopped for speeding on Linville Road at Sydnor Street. Pack is accused in connection with an incident that occurred in late September, for which the warrant was issued on Oct. 8. He is free on a $500 unsecured bond, pending his appearance in Surry District Court on Jan. 28.
– Sandra Stuart Draughn, a resident of William Penn Street, told police last Thursday that property valued at around $400 was stolen from her unlocked 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier while it was parked at her home. Included were a ladies handbag and wallet, $180 in cash, a gold wristwatch and a drivers license. The case remains open for further investigation.
– In another recent incident, Mary Ellen Dollyhite, who lives in Catawba, reported a theft of property at Creekside Cinema. Dollyhite said she dropped her credit card holder at the theater, which someone then stole. In addition to a VISA credit card, the loss involved a drivers license, Social Security card and other items. The case remains open for further investigation.