Police Briefs


First Posted: 6/18/2009

– A local man was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond this week on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Mount Airy Police Department. Eugene King, 37, of 331 Durham St., was arrested Tuesday after officers found three weapons in his home while executing a search warrant in an unrelated case. Three long guns, including a shotgun and two rifles, were located during the search along with a .357-caliber handgun, police records show. King is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 3.
– Police have cited a Lowgap youth with hit and run and driving while license revoked stemming from a Tuesday collision at the intersection of Rockford and Haymore streets. James Michael McCreary, 18, of 526 Beulah Church Road, allegedly ran through a stop sign and struck a Mazda operated by Christine Shevon Fields of Sunset Drive, which caused minor injuries. McCreary then left the scene, police say, and was cited in the incident later Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 19.
– A larceny was reported Wednesday at the Wilco-Hess convenience store on West Pine Street, where a white male grabbed a 50-count box of White Owl cigars valued at $90 from a display shelf and left without paying. The suspect was driving a blue Chevrolet Lumina, authorities were told, and the case remains open for further investigation.
– A breaking and entering was reported Wednesday by Daniel Roe Dixon, who said someone used an unknown object to open a door to his apartment on Franklin Street. Miscellaneous clothing and a book bag were taken.
– Keisha Ann Strickland told police Wednesday that someone had stolen the registration plate, No. YVY2335, from her 1999 Nissan Maxima while it was parked at her apartment on Newsome Street. The case remains open for further investigation.
– A breaking and entering was discovered Monday at Perry Consulting on Woltz Street. Coins were reported stolen in the incident, which remains open for further investigation.

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