by By Tom Joyce
• A felonious larceny was discovered Wednesday at Patterson Toyota/Scion on U.S. 52, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. An unknown suspect had used tools to remove catalytic converters valued altogether at $4,296 from three 2013-model vehicles, including a Toyota Tacoma pickup.
• Money was stolen this week from Zip Food Store on North Andy Griffith Parkway. Police were advised Tuesday that an unknown suspect removed an undisclosed sum from the business and left, with no other details listed. The incident was still under investigation at last report.
• Robert Paul Thomas, 27, of 728 Red Brush Road, is facing a violation of second-degree trespassing issued Tuesday. Police encountered Thomas during a call to a city housing authority residence on Austin Drive, where he was located inside. An investigation revealed that Thomas had been banned from the property. He is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Oct. 22.
• An Apple iPad and cover, valued at $545 altogether, were stolen Tuesday from the residence of Debra Lynn Mayes on Newsome Street.
• An MTC cell phone valued at $100 was stolen Monday at Sheetz on U.S. 601. It was taken by an unknown individual after owner Joey Lee Lawson of Pinnacle left it on a table.
• A Rockingham County man was arrested and held under a $5,000 secured bond after a traffic stop Monday on Riverside Drive at Pine Street. When Arnold Houston Brinkley Jr., 46, of Ruffin, was pulled over for speeding, police learned there was an outstanding order for arrest for him in his home county relating to an indictment on an unspecified charge. Brinkley is scheduled to appear in court in Yanceyville on Sept. 23.
• Ronald Lee Carter, 49, of 109 Quaker Road, was arrested Monday as a fugitive from justice during a police welfare check at a residence on Angel Street. It was learned there was an outstanding order for arrest for Carter issued in Patrick County, Va., on an unspecified matter. He was jailed under a $2,500 secured bond and is to appear in Surry District Court on Sept. 30.
• Brandon Michael Jones, 25, of 132 Noonkester Drive, was charged on Aug. 16 with obtaining a controlled substance by forgery, a felony; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. Jones allegedly used a forged prescription that day to obtain hydrocodone and opana pills from Kerr Drug, and subsequently was found in possession of them along with a straw. He is free on a written promise to appear in District Court on Sept. 17.
• Christian Michael Bryant, 17, and Christopher Scott Stuhlberger, 19, both of 113 Gastonia Lane, Pinnacle, were cited for shoplifting on Aug. 16 at Walmart. Stuhlberger allegedly took three items of merchandise valued at $24 while Bryant served as a lookout, according to police records. Both are scheduled to be in District Court on Sept. 17.
• It was reported on Aug. 16 that someone had used a pry tool in an attempt to gain entry to a coin machine in the parking lot of WilcoHess on West Pine Street, causing damage estimated at $8,000.
• A second-degree trespassing violation was filed on Aug. 14 against Jeffrey Todd Nixon, 46, of 130 Temple Lane. It resulted from police encountering Nixon at Northern Hospital of Surry County, where he had been banned by hospital security personnel. Nixon is slated for a Sept. 30 District Court appearance.
• Police were told on Aug. 13 that a known individual had left the Kyoto restaurant on West Independence Boulevard that day without paying for food valued at $15, including a steak, chicken and a drink.
• Jerry Gray Slate, 63, of 256 Beasley St., was cited on Aug. 13 for allegedly allowing a dog to run at large in violation of a city ordinance. Slate’s District Court date is Sept. 17.
• An Xbox 360 video game valued at $128 was stolen on Aug. 12 at Walmart by an unknown party.
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