Police Briefs


First Posted: 4/6/2009

– A local woman has been charged with a felony related to a recent case involving an altered prescription, according to the Mount Airy Police Department.
Heather Dawn Douglas, 30, of 2147 Fancy Gap Road, is accused of obtaining a controlled substance by forgery using a prescription that had been written by a doctor at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Douglas, who was charged in the case Saturday, allegedly passed the prescription for an unspecified drug at Wal-Mart on March 26, but its listed quantity had been altered, according to arrest records. She was freed on a $2,000 unsecured bond and is facing an April 27 appearance in Surry District Court.
– Ronnie Ray Hatcher, 43, of 827 W. Pine St., was cited for a larceny charge Sunday after allegedly concealing a bottle of Wild Irish Rose at Bottom Dollar on West Pine Street. Hatcher returned to the store to give the property back, according to police records. He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on May 5.
– Police were told Saturday that various medications had been stolen the day before from the Rockford Street residence of Janet Irene Coe. A known individual, described as a 16-year-old white male, allegedly took the drugs without permission. The case remains open for investigation.
– Velna Rebecca Hernandez of Cana, Va., reported Saturday that her sons cell phone an LG UX260 valued at about $280 was stolen Friday night from his coat pocket at the Video World game room on South Street. The case remains open for investigation.
– A larceny was reported Saturday at Mike Jones Produce on Merita Street, where a white male is said to have left the business without paying for produce items valued at $15. The case remains open for investigation.
– Christopher Neil Slate of Worth Street reported Friday night that someone scratched the left-side quarter-panel of his 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse at Creekside Cinemas on Bluemont Road. The damage was estimated at $500. The case is listed as closed, with all leads exhausted.
– An attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud was reported Friday at Kerr Drug on Independence Boulevard. A store employee reported that a known individual, identified as a 27-year-old white female, allegedly added medication onto a valid prescription and attempted to obtain that drug from the store. An investigation is continuing.
– Susie Ladd Worrell, 52, of 105 Circle Drive, was served Friday with a criminal summons on a charge of injury to real property which had been filed on March 23. The complainant is Mary Lynn Rose of City View Drive. Worrell is scheduled to appear in court on April 24.
– The larceny of a black Hewlett-Packard laptop computer valued at $800 was reported Thursday by Lynn Anita Kelley of Worth Street, who said the item was taken from her home sometime during a three-week span in March. The suspect is believed to be a female, but no other details about the possible offender were listed.
– A felony charge of possession of cocaine was filed Thursday against Hope Hawks Hemric, 33, of 363 Splitrail Road, Cana, Va., after she gave consent to a search at a West Lebanon Street location and crack-cocaine allegedly was located, police said. Hemric also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She is free on a $5,000 unsecured bond and is to be in Surry District Court on April 29.
– An employee of Indicor, a Greensboro company, told police that an 18-volt Dewalt battery valued at $100 was stolen Thursday from an assortment of tools at a work site at Northern Hospital of Surry County. The case remains open for investigation.
– Tabitha Jean Smith, 25, of 126 Doe Run Lane, was charged with misdemeanor larceny Thursday after being detained by personnel at Wal-Mart while allegedly trying to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at $97. Smith is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on April 21.
– Joseph Edward Lampl of Henri Street reported Wednesday that a Remington 60-volt cordless power mower, valued at $500, had been stolen from his carport. The case remains open for investigation.
– Jessica Rose Bolick, 21, of 191 Old Main St., was cited on a charge of second-degree trespassing Wednesday at Wal-Mart. Bolick is scheduled to be in court on May 26.

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