Police briefs

First Posted: 6/1/2009

n The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating a breaking and entering at a local residence and damage to a vehicle there, which were reported Sunday. Someone tried to enter the Newsome Street home of Chriss Dobbins Slate and Matthew Bradley Slate by kicking a door, police records show, and raised all window screens to check if the windows were secured. A 1995 Chevrolet Blazer parked at the residence also was keyed, with the damage put at $1,000.
Another break-in was reported Sunday at the home of Robert Shane Watson on East Elm Street. A 23-year-old white male was listed as a suspect, but no charges had been issued at last report.
Police also are investigating an assault reported Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, where Oscar Ivan Flores-Tolentino of Ennice said that a known individual struck him in the head with his fist and kicked him. Minor injuries resulted, according to police records, which indicated that no arrest had been made.
Kelly Michelle Brewer of West Easter Drive reported Sunday that 750 hydrocodone pills had been stolen from her residence. No value was given for the theft, which remains open for further investigation.
Miranda Lauren Brown, 20, of 3923 E. Pine St., was cited Sunday for allegedly concealment of merchandise at Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway, which allegedly was spotted by a store manager. Brown is to appear in Surry District Court on July 7.
A larceny was reported Saturday at Bottom Dollar Foods on West Pine Street, where two suspects concealed various meat products valued at $120 under their clothes and left without paying. No description was listed for the pair, but the case remains open for further investigation.
A counterfeit $100 bill turned up Saturday at Neighbors on U.S. 601. A woman used the money, which she did not know was counterfeit, in an attempt to buy fuel at the business. The case remains open for further investigation.
Julie Anna Fahy of Dobson told police Friday that the license plate, number XTE6188, had been stolen from her 2006 Scion while it was in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The case remains open for further investigation.
Joseph Martin Smith, 38, of 799 W. Lebanon St., was charged with damage to property and being drunk and disruptive early Friday after an incident on West Crosswinds Court. Smith allegedly broke windows and shouted curse words at others, according to police records, which show that his blood-alcohol content was .25 percent more than three times the legal limit. He was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on June 9.
A forgery and uttering incident was discovered Friday at Southern Community Bank on Independence Boulevard involving a known suspect altering a check that had been stolen from Haymore Memorial Baptist Church and cashing it at La Tapatia on West Pine Street on April 24. The amount of the check was $51. An investigation was continuing at last report.
Anthony Eric Hill, 25, of 1319 Hauser Road in Pinnacle, had a second-degree trespassing violation filed against him last Tuesday after officers allegedly encountered Hill at an address on Willow Hill Circle from which he had been banned. Hill is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Wednesday.
A red Troy-Bilt garden tiller valued at $500 was reported stolen on May 25 from the Greenhill Road residence of Curtis Hylton Wright. Someone took the tiller after using an unknown tool to break a door latch on a storage building. The case remains open for further investigation.
Tamela Sue Cox, a Creed Street resident, reported on May 25 that someone broke the rear window of her 2001 Ford Taurus while it was parked outside her home. The damage was put at $200. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
Kayley Daniel Holyfield of Winston-Salem told police on May 25 that her iPod nano, valued at $150, was stolen that day from her mothers residence on Jeffries Street. The case is closed, due to all leads being exhausted.
Cody James Hodges, 18, of Cleve Street, was charged with misdemeanor hit and run on May 25, along with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession or consumption of alcohol by a provisional licensee. During the investigation, a narcotics dog detected a metal smoking pipe inside the vehicle Hodges was driving, arrest records show. A passenger, Jennifer Elaine Vaughn of White Pines Country Club Road, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alcohol by an underage person. Police said a strong odor of alcohol was detected on the two, who are scheduled to be in Surry District Court on June 18.

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