Police reports


• Imitation currency labeled for “motion picture use only” was passed in Mount Airy Monday night to pay for cab fare, according to city police department reports. An unknown suspect presented the fake money as real currency in victimizing both Granite City Cabs on South Main Street and Melvin Lee Sales, an employee of the business. If located, police records indicate that the perpetrator is subject to being charged with obtaining property by false pretense, which is a felony.

• Also Monday, damage estimated at $500 occurred to a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire at the home of owner Sheryl Faye Prontaut on Worth Street. The driver’s-side quarter panel was “keyed,” leaving multiple scratches.

• Travis Ray Meredith, 37, of 354 Floyd Mayes Road, Dobson, was cited for larceny and possession of stolen goods Saturday at Walmart, involving cologne and a flashlight with a total value of $83. The merchandise was recovered, but in an unsaleable condition, with Meredith free on a written promise to appear in District Court on May 10. He also has been banned from Walmart.

• Tiffany Nichole Burkhart, 29, of 539 Lovill St., was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia on Feb. 26 after a probable-cause search of a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville during a suspicious-vehicle investigation in the parking lot of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on North Renfro Street. Burkhart is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on April 6.

• Brian Edward Lee Berry, 27, of 157 Edwards Drive, is facing two counts of second-degree trespassing which were issued on Feb. 26 at Walmart, from which Berry had been banned. Loss-prevention personnel at the store advised that Berry also was on the premises the day before, leading to the two trespassing violations for which he is scheduled to appear in District Court on April 12.

• Police learned on Feb. 23 of two separate thefts that had occurred at Walmart by known suspects. One involved a Umarex XCP pistol kit, Drakkar and Burberry men’s fragrance products and a Passion by Elizabeth Taylor women’s fragrance product, valued altogether at $103. In the other case, a Crosman Phantom CO2 air pistol and a remote-control missile launcher with a total value of $69 were taken. Incident reports filed at the time listed both cases as still under investigation, with no indication of any relationship between the two.

• Christopher James Goughary, 29, of 199 Chatham Road, was served on Feb. 16 with a warrant for a second-degree trespassing violation that had been filed in Surry County on Dec. 27 with Earl Vance Tate of Old Lowgap Road, Mount Airy, as the complainant. Goughary is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on March 10.

• A Springfield Armory 9×19 pistol and a pink pistol bag, valued altogether at $480 and owned by Lisa Gates McMillian Yates of Greystone Lane, were discovered missing on Feb. 13 from a 2016 Jeep Wrangler at Yates’ residence.

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