Police briefs

By Tom Joyce

September 17, 2013

• A Mount Airy man has been charged with a felony stemming from a prescription-forgery case that surfaced earlier this month, according to city police department reports. Brandon Michael Jones, 25, of 132 Noonkester Drive, is accused of three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by forgery. Jones was served with warrants last week in the case, which originated on Sept. 3 at Kerr Drug on Independence Boulevard. He is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court today.

• Police were told on Sept. 9 that a felony larceny had occurred at the home of Daniel Lee Schwartz on Ridgeway Drive, where cash was taken from an unsecured safe.

• Julian Christian Green, 41, of 153 Glen Trail, was cited for larceny on Sept. 9. Green is accused of taking merchandise valued at more than $300 from Walmart, including a Vizio 29-inch television set, an LG DVD player and a DVD. Green later reported to the police station and turned the items over to a city officer. His court date was set for Oct. 21.

• Ronald Alvin Marsh, 61, of 417 Fulton Ave., was cited for allowing a vicious animal to run at large on Sept. 9 after his dog charged Jenine Clement of Margaret Drive in the roadway on Fulton Avenue. Marsh is scheduled to be in court on Oct. 2.

• A break-in of a storage shed at the residence of Delmer Lee Stewart on Taylor Street, discovered on Sept. 8, netted the theft of equipment valued at almost $1,500, including a Porter nailer valued at $700, a Paslode nailer, a DeWalt palm sander, a miter saw and two tool bags.

• Two women were cited for larceny at Walmart on Sept. 7. Brittany Nicole Boggs, 25, and Jennifer Nicole Ryan, 34, both of 302 Locklear St., allegedly took jewelry and clothing items valued at nearly $100. Ryan additionally was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (17 dosage units of oxycodone hydrochloride) and driving while license revoked, along with being served with an order for arrest for failing to pay fines which had been issued on Aug. 16. She was held in the Surry County Jail under a $1,545 secured bond and is to appear in District Court on Oct. 30, while Boggs’ court date is Oct. 1.