Police Briefs

First Posted: 11/25/2009

– The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating the theft of a $3,500 utility trailer from a city business. The crime involving the black 6-by-10-foot trailer was reported Monday, but actually occurred last week at Mount Airy Tractor on West Pine Street. The property is owned by Osler Ray Handy Jr., an employee of the business. The case remains open for further investigation.
– City police also are investigating a case of obtaining property by false pretense reported Monday, in which the State Employees Credit Union on South Franklin Road was victimized by the cashing of multiple checks drawn on a closed account in September. No value was listed for the loss. A 39-year-old white male is a suspect in the case involving the account of a female customer, with no arrest made at last report.
– Debra Lynn Mayes of Newsome Street reported Sunday that prescription medication had been stolen from her home. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Jose Luis Rayo, 36, was jailed on multiple violations Sunday after a domestic dispute at his home on Gemstone Lane in which he allegedly assaulted his wife, Shianna Jane Bowling, with a knife. Rayo is charged with assault with a deadly weapon; resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; and two counts of assault on a female, one of which stems from another incident on Oct. 27. No injuries resulted. Rayo was confined in the Surry County Jail, with no bond amount listed, and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Dec. 8.
– Police also are investigating the theft of property valued at $4,015 from the city garage on East Pine Street, which was reported last Thursday but apparently occurred in late September. Stolen were 150 brass check valves, 50 inches of quarter-inch copper tubing, a 10-foot section of 1.5-inch copper pipe and a 12-volt Duralast car battery. A 21-year-old white male has been identified as a suspect in the felonious larceny, but no arrest had been made at last report.
– A breaking and entering was discovered last Thursday at Renfro Corp. on South Main Street. Someone attempted to pry open a wooden door and broke two plate-glass windows before entering the building. No property was immediately discovered missing, but damage totaling $300 resulted. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Joseph Dean Harris, 42, of 914 Willow St., was jailed last Thursday on an outstanding warrant for an alleged domestic-violence protective order violation which had been filed on Oct. 27 with Patricia Sizemore Harris of Dobson as the complainant. The defendant is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Dec. 4.
– Julian Chris Greene, 38, of 153 Glen Trail, was cited for merchandise concealment on Nov. 18 after an incident at Wal-Mart. Greene admitted to concealing DVDs valued at $271 altogether, according to arrest records. The property was recovered, but the packages had been opened and could not be resold. Greene is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Jan. 8.
– William Thomas Clougher, 56, of 2265 Pauls Creek Road in Cana, Va., was cited for shoplifting on Nov. 18 at Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway. Clougher is to appear in District Court on Jan. 20.
– A larceny was reported on Nov. 17 at the home of Myra Denise Tate on Dutch Lane, where a 150-gallon oil barrel valued at $100 was stolen from the outside of the residence. The case remains open for further investigation.

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