Police Briefs


First Posted: 1/12/2009

– A breaking and entering and larceny occurred Sunday at the residence of Rena Irene Grimes on Patton Way. Someone entered the unlocked home and stole $240 from Grimes wallet. An investigation is continuing.
– A vehicle containing tools has been reported stolen from the Mount Airy High School campus. Randy Lee Speas of Cana, Va., a subcontractor, told police that his unsecured 1993 Chevrolet Silverado which had been parked at the school was driven away between 7 and 9:50 p.m. Friday. The two-wheel-drive, long-wheelbase pickup, with a license-tag number of ZAP4833, is valued at $1,000, while the tools it contained are said to be worth $2,000. The vehicle, which is green, also contained a checkbook, payroll check and clothing, with the incident still under investigation at last report.
– Avelino Boconegra Garcia, 28, of 118 E. Wilson St., was arrested on several charges Saturday after officers served a warrant on him for allegedly failing to appear in court, which had been filed on June 10. Police noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside Garcias apartment, leading to violations of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia being issued against him. Garcia also was charged with resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer for allegedly providing the false name of Daniel Garcia to the officers. He was jailed in lieu of a $2,800 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Feb. 9.
– Denny R. Shelton of Fairview Drive told police that a ring valued at $750 was stolen from his home on Jan. 1. A suspect was identified in the case, which was still under investigation at last report.
– In another recent incident, someone used a counterfeit check to obtain money by false pretense from BB&T on North Main Street. After cashing the check and depositing the undisclosed sum into an account, the money was withdrawn the next day, with the bank being victimized as a result. The matter was being investigated at last report.

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