Police reports


• A Mount Airy man has been arrested on motor vehicle and assault violations, according to city police department reports. Christopher Lloyd Cox, 32, of 410 Broad St., was taken into custody on Nov. 8 on charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failing to file a report/notice of an unclaimed motor vehicle and assault on a female with Suzanne Erin Cox of Broad Street listed as the victim.

The motor vehicle-related charges were issued on Nov. 8 and the assault offense on Nov. 6, all through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office. Cox was jailed under no bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Dec. 6.

• Police learned of a case of financial transaction card fraud on Nov. 7, which involved someone using the debit card of Robert Walter Smith of Old Highway 601 to withdraw an undisclosed sum of money from his checking account via an automated teller machine on Independence Boulevard. The crime occurred in October.

• Travis Lee Knott, 27, of 548 Lovill St., was charged with disorderly conduct on Nov. 7 after police investigated a fight in that vicinity. Knott was released on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court next Wednesday.

• Christopher Curran Nickle, 30, of Laurel Fork, Virginia, was charged with embezzlement, a felony, on Nov. 3, at the convenience store where he was employed, Speedway on Rockford Street, after allegedly taking an undisclosed sum of money from a cash register. Nickle was released on a written promise to appear in District Court on Jan. 24.

• Police were told on Nov. 3 that a larceny had occurred at the residence of Eliud Bartolo Navarro in the 2000 block of North Main Street, where a piece of metal tubing was thrown through a window to gain access and steal property valued at $365. A DeWalt cordless drywall drill and case and a Seiko wristwatch, silver in color, were stolen.

• A crime involving the obtaining of property by false pretense was reported on Nov. 2, stemming from an unknown suspect using the debit card of Louise Simmons Ricks of Maple Street to make unauthorized purchases and ATM withdrawals from her bank account. No loss figure was listed.

• A Virginia license tag, 49619J, was discovered missing on Oct. 30 from the front of a 2005 Chevrolet Impala owned by Billie Sturgis Willard of Chesapeake, Virginia. The theft occurred while the car was at Quality Inn on Rockford Street.

• Belk in Mayberry Mall was the scene of a theft on Oct. 31, when an unknown suspect took a knit top and Happy perfume, a loss totaling $109.

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