Police briefs

First Posted: 9/8/2009

n A television set valued at $538 has been reported stolen from Wal-Mart. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon, when an unknown party removed the 32-inch Sony Bravia LCD high-definition set from the store without paying. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
An assault was reported Sunday by Virginia Caroline Speight of Wards Gap Road, who told police that an unknown person struck her in the head in the parking lot of Lowes Foods on West Pine Street. The case remains open for further investigation.
A Winston-Salem man was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after a 2005 Dodge Magnum was involved in an accident in Mount Airy over the weekend. Antwan Lamar Hauser, 34, of 513 Weisner St., was arrested Saturday at the intersection of Arlington and Devon streets and charged with the felony offense after a brief investigation determined that the vehicle had been stolen from a woman in Winston-Salem. Information about the theft was entered into a national crime database by police there.
Hauser also is facing violations of driving while impaired and driving with license revoked in connection with the Saturday accident that led to the vehicles recovery. He was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond and is to appear in Surry District Court on Oct. 13.
A car that had been stolen from a Mount Airy man was located Saturday behind a trash dumpster at 1908 Caudle Drive. The owner of the 1990 Ford Mustang was identified as Andy Hawks of Woodland Drive.
Damages of nearly $1,700 were reported Friday to grading equipment at a construction site on Culbert Street. A hammer and fire extinguisher were used to damage a trackhoe window, headlights, grading stakes and other property owned by Jim Shore Grading Co. of State Road. The case remains open for further investigation.
A Rural Hall man has been accused of stealing money being collected for a charitable cause at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Police were told Friday that $28 contained in an envelope on a nurses desk, which was raised by hospital personnel for a gift for a fellow employee, had been taken. Terry Brooks Linville, 28, of 1797 William Fowler Road, subsequently was cited for larceny and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Oct. 19.

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