Police briefs


First Posted: 12/26/2008

n The Mount Airy Police Department is investigating a case involving larceny and damage to property at a local business. Someone attempted to remove a bush hog from Carter Utility Tree Service Inc. on South Street on Dec. 19, causing $6,000 in damage to the property. The crime remains unsolved, a police spokesperson said Friday.
Angel Guitierrez Gonzalez, 38, of 175 Lestat Lane, was arrested on charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer and no operators license Sunday. Gonzalez allegedly provided a false date of birth, which was exactly one month and one day past his actual date, in addition to having an inactive license. He is free on a $2,000 unsecured bond and is to appear in Surry District Court on Feb. 10.
Ryan Rakeen Belton, 17, of 309 Marshall St., was charged with resisting a public officer and disorderly conduct last Saturday after police investigated an assault call at his residence. Belton was jailed under a $500 secured bond and is facing a Feb. 23 court appearance.
Luke Marcus McMillian, 25, of 158 Toast Road, was cited for larceny, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia last Saturday after allegedly being seen eating pork rinds and cookies at Food Lion on North Andy Griffith Parkway without paying for them. McMillian is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 15.
The theft of miscellaneous food items valued at $16 by an unknown white male was reported last Saturday at Quiznos. The case remains open for further investigation.
An assault and concealment of merchandise were reported at Zip Foods on North Andy Griffith Parkway on Dec. 19. A white male allegedly concealed a magazine with a DVD, valued at $12, and when confronted by the store owner, handed the property to the owner and apologized. When the owner advised that he was going to call the police, the perpetrator shoved him and a female who was there while running out of the business. The man left in a gray 2000 Ford F150 pickup. No arrest had been made at last report.
Police also were told on Dec. 19 by Tracey Moore Humphreys of Sheila Street that someone had entered her vehicle the day before while it was at Prime Sirloin on Rockford Street and stole her purse. It contained credit cards, a checkbook, gift cards, a Social Security card, a drivers license, prescription pills and a small sum of cash. The case remains open for further investigation.
Patricia Hernandez, 30, of 349 Farkner Drive, was cited for larceny on Dec. 18 after allegedly concealing $58 worth of food and cosmetic items at Lowes Foods and leaving without paying for them. Hernandez is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 30.
It also was reported on Dec. 18 that someone had stolen tools valued at $280, owned by Charles Wayne Meadows Sr. of Galax, Va., from an unsecured 2007 Peterbilt truck at H&W Trucking on U.S. 52 North. Included were a ratchet, sockets, wire cutters and crimpers and wrenches. The case remains open for further investigation.
Jeffrey Todd Nixon, 42, of 130 Temple Lane, was charged with larceny and possession of stolen property on Dec. 18 after fleeing from loss-prevention officers at Lowes Foods while carrying a Lowes bag containing allegedly stolen merchandise. Officer A.D. Pardue apprehended Nixon in the nearby Neighbors store. He was held in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 6.
Ralph Emerson Chandler, 54, of Davis Rooms, was cited for misdemeanor larceny and second-degree trespassing on Dec. 18 after allegedly shoplifting miscellaneous food items and beer from Lowes Foods, valued altogether at $21. Chandler is facing a Jan. 30 court appearance.
Two people were cited for larceny on Dec. 18 after allegedly being observed shoplifting at Wal-Mart by a loss-prevention officer. Misty Dawn Davis, 26, of 510 Pipers Gap Road, is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 6 and Sonja Renee Pack, 16, of 268 Maple Hollow Road, on Jan. 29.
Darryl Lynn Kirby, 43, of 120 W. Pine St., was arrested on charges of habitual driving while impaired, a felony; driving while impaired; and driving with license revoked on Dec. 17. After a traffic stop, a check of Kirbys driving history revealed that he had been convicted of three previous DWIs during an eligibility period. Kirby, who allegedly refused a breath test, was jailed in lieu of a $17,500 secured bond and is facing a Jan. 22 court date.
A breaking and entering was reported on Dec. 17 at the Church Street home of Terry Lynn Breeden, which caused $100 in damage to a door. The case remains open for further investigation.

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