Police reports


• A bizarre property-damage incident occurred in Mount Airy earlier this month, according to city police department reports. It involved the word “OKRA” being painted on three walls of former Spencer’s industrial buildings on Willow Street on Oct. 11. The victim is listed as Gene Rees, who is developing a condominium complex there. The damage was put at $50.

• Kelly Shane Marion, 33, and Crystal Renee Marion, 32, both of 130 W. Lebanon St., No. 3, were arrested on charges of larceny and possession of stolen property on Oct. 12., with no details given regarding the alleged offenses. Kelly Shane Marion was held in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond, with Crystal Renee Marion listed as also jailed, but no bond figure was listed. Her District Court date is Nov. 26 and his, Nov. 16.

• Jacob Paul Church, 34, of 2309 Westfield Road, was charged with concealment of goods/shoplifting on Oct. 12, after he allegedly was identified as a suspect in a larceny from an undisclosed business. Church is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Nov. 10.

• Police were told on Oct. 11 that an unknown suspect had stolen equipment from Lowe’s Home Improvement on Oct. 7 and attempted to take more on Oct. 10. Missing were DeWalt products valued at $1,125 altogether, including a five-tool 20-volt lithium ion combo kit; a 12-volt cordless impact driver; a two-pack 20-volt, four-amp lithium battery; a 20-volt, five-amp lithium battery; and a battery adapter kit. A DeWalt five-tool 20-volt lithium ion combo kit was listed as recovered.

• Jonas Garcia, 20, of 289 Cedar Ridge Road, was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, a felony; driving while license revoked; and possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 10 after a traffic stop on North Main Street at Jones School Road. Garcia was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond and was scheduled to be in District Court on Wednesday.

• Jacob Bradley Hooker, 26, of 269 Crotts Road, was arrested on Oct. 9 on charges of felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after being encountered by police while he was experiencing vehicle trouble in a parking area of Jones Intermediate School on Riverside Drive. Hooker was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond and slated for a Nov. 9 court appearance.

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