Police Briefs

First Posted: 6/17/2009

– A Mount Airy man has been jailed on felony forgery and uttering charges in connection with an incident at a local bank involving a check for $15,145. Kevin Samuel Busick, 42, of 518 Worth St., is accused of forging the check drafted from the account of Carolina Motors on West Pine Street and attempting to pass it Tuesday afternoon at BB&T on Rockford Street. After an investigation, Busick was arrested on one count each of forgery and uttering and confined in the Surry County Jail under a $25,000 bond. He is facing an Aug. 19 court appearance.
– Also Tuesday, a riding lawn mower and weedeater were reported stolen from the Willow Street residence of Jan Honeycutt Chandler. The property, identified as a green John Deere 42-inch hydrostatic riding mower and a gray Ryobi 32cc weedeater, is valued at $2,150. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
– Beverly Kay Biggs, 45, of 3982 Wayside Road, Stuart, Va., was cited for larceny Tuesday afternoon at Wal-Mart. Biggs allegedly concealed six items of clothing valued at $69 under the clothes she was wearing and left the store without paying, according to arrest records. She is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 6.
– The theft of appliances valued at nearly $1,300 from a local rental home was reported Monday by Ben Gentry Nichols of Cadle Ford Road. Nichols told police that he had been renting a residence he owns at 345 Leonard Road to a black female, 42, who when recently moving out took the items along.
Included were a Frigidaire refrigerator, Tappan electric stove, Roper washing machine and Roper dryer. The theft was discovered Monday, with the property last known to be secure on June 10. An investigation is continuing.
– Police were told Monday that an unknown individual had given false information in order to obtain $300 worth of T-Mobile cellular telephone time illegally. The Neighbors convenience store on West Pine Street is listed as the victim in the false-pretense case, which remains open for further investigation.
– A welder valued at $2,500 was discovered missing Sunday after a breaking and entering of a shop at the home of Ricky Allen Pierce on Allred Mill Road. In addition to the Miller MIG wire welder, a welding mask and bottle of welding gas were taken after someone entered the outbuilding. The case remains open for further investigation.
– City police also are investigating an alleged embezzlement from a Mayberry Mall business. A spokesman for the Hickory Farms store reported that an employee took money from the business and converted it to his or her own use between Nov. 10 of last year and May 11. Police learned of the crime earlier this month, and the case is being handled by Det. T.E. Hodges. No suspect information has been released.

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