Police Briefs

First Posted: 1/7/2009

– Electronic equipment has been reported stolen from vehicles in recent days, according to the Mount Airy Police Department.
One incident occurred Monday in the parking area of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) program on Carter Street. Someone stolen a Pioneer AM/FM/CD player from a 1998 Dodge Stratus owned by Phillip Anthony Ellis of Dudley Avenue, after breaking a window. The missing property was valued at $300, with the damage put at $100. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
Another theft occurred Sunday in the parking area of the Creekside Cinema on Bluemont Road, where a Garmin GPS system valued at $267 was stolen from an unlocked 2005 Ford F-250 pickup owned by William Frank Sydnor of South Franklin Road. Medication and miscellaneous items also were taken from the vehicle. That case is classified as inactive as well.
On Monday, a black Nokia cell phone valued at $99 was reported stolen from the unlocked 2005 Mitsubishi SUV of Ben Patrick Hall of North Franklin Road. That incident, which occurred at a North Main Street residence, remains open for further investigation.
– Joshua Michael Storm, 17, of 158 Tesh St., was cited for concealing merchandise Tuesday after allegedly taking condoms, Zantac and walnuts from Lowes Foods, which were valued altogether at $36. Storm is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 23.
– Walter Clifton Wood, 32, of 1353 E. Pine St., was arrested Saturday on several violations after being pulled over while allegedly driving a vehicle with a stolen registration plate. Wood is charged with possession of stolen property, driving while license revoked, displaying a fictitious registration plate and no insurance. The vehicle was impounded and Wood was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond, with his court date set for Feb. 10.
– Robin Roush Quesinberry, 54, of 1814 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday for allegedly displaying a fictitious registration plate on a 1992 Mercury Marquis. The vehicle was impounded, with Quesinberry free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Feb. 17.

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