Police Briefs


First Posted: 9/23/2009

– Property valued at more than $2,000 has been reported stolen from a Mount Airy business, according to city police. The theft occurred Tuesday afternoon at California Nails on West Pine Street, where a large nail-drying desk, reclining leather chairs, rolling computer chairs and leather desk chairs were taken from an unsecured area behind the building. There are no suspects, but police are continuing to investigate.
– Kelly Gene Surratt of Ridgeway Drive told police Tuesday that $500 in lawn-care equipment had been stolen from an outbuilding at his home, including a Stihl blower, Stihl weedeater and gas-powered polesaw. The case is listed as inactive, with no leads to pursue at this time.
– Television sets and other electronic equipment valued altogether at $1,400 were reported stolen in another residential break-in discovered Monday at the Mount View Drive home of Tyneshia Lannette Davis. A Sanyo flat-panel TV set, Hitachi TV set, Sony DVD player, compact DVD player, Compaq 19-inch computer monitor and Compaq computer tower were reported missing. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Penny Diane Draughn, 44, of 1332 Carolina Court, was served with a criminal summons Tuesday on a charge of assault and battery which had been issued last Friday. Denise Butcher of Pilot Mountain is the complainant. Draughn is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Oct. 16.
– An attempted break-in last week at Porkeys Real Pit Bar-B-Q on West Lebanon Street resulted in $700 in estimated damages. The crime was discovered on Sept. 14, involving a broken front-door glass and window pane along with damage to a screen door and storage building door. No arrests have been made in the case.
– Teresa Lynn Brown, a Worth Street resident, reported on Sept. 13 that $150 had been stolen from a safe in her home by an unknown person using a key. A suspect vehicle, a burgundy Dodge Durango, was identified in the incident that was still under investigation at last report.
– An attempted breaking and entering was reported on Sept. 13 at the residence of Cathy Leigh Williams on Newsome Street. An unknown object was used to break a window, causing $50 in damage. The case remains open for further investigation.
– James Henry Lineback III, 18, of 871 Bryant Road, was cited for hit and run on Sept. 13 in connection with an accident on Rockford Street near South Street. The incident caused no injuries, but property damage to both vehicles was involved. Lineback is facing an Oct. 19 Surry District Court appearance.
– David Lee Hayden III, 16, of 132 Pathway Lane, was cited for larceny on Sept. 13 after allegedly taking items valued at $18 at Wal-Mart. Hayden was released to his mother and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Oct. 28.

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