Police Briefs


First Posted: 11/18/2009

– Various tools and equipment were reported stolen this week from a flea market in Mount Airy, according to city police reports. A Craftsman pneumatic saw, Central Pneumatic air drill, extension cords, an extension cord storage roll and various hand tools were taken Monday before they were to be offered for sale at Bonnie Lous Flea Market on Carter Street.
The items are valued at about $100 altogether, with the pneumatic drill subsequently recovered. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Jose Armando Hernandez of Worth Street reported Tuesday that a Honda dirt bike, white with a gray gas tank, and a blue 10-speed mountain bike had been stolen from his home after someone entered an unsecured door to his basement. The property, believed to have been taken around the first of the month, has a total value of $800. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Ernest Gayle Frye, 66, of 202 Hamburg St., was cited for discharging a firearm in the city limits Tuesday night after a civil disturbance investigation. Frye allegedly fired a 12-gauge shotgun at his home. He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Dec. 28.
– A pressure washer valued at $280 was reported stolen last Friday from an open garage at the home of Ernest Randleman on Fairway Lane, but the exact date of the crime is not known. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Nikelle Marie Kurkowski, 24, of 95 Powell Circle, Stuart, Va., was charged Saturday with carrying a concealed weapon and driving while impaired after a traffic stop on U.S. 52 at Pine Street. Kurkowski was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond, pending a Dec. 22 appearance in Surry District Court.
– A breaking and entering involving a vehicle was discovered last Friday at Independence Amoco, where someone accessed a lot secured by a fence and broke the rear window of a 2005 Jeep Liberty to gain entry. No property was listed as stolen from the vehicle owned by Elizabeth Elaine Dyer of Midlothian, Va., but the damage was estimated at $200. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Police also were told Friday that three black males allegedly punctured two tires on a 1994 Honda Civic owned by Kimberly Star Tate of William Penn Street while it was parked at Creekside Cinema on East Bluemont Road. The suspects used a knife or another sharp object to flatten the tires before leaving the area on foot. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Erica Rebecca Campbell, a Sunset Drive resident, reported Friday that an acquaintance had taken an undetermined sum of money from her account between Aug. 27 and Oct. 16. An investigation was continuing at last report.
– Plywood was reported stolen last Thursday from a porch at the home of Judith Flo Callaway on West Oakdale Street. The case remains open for further investigation.

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