Police reports


• A Mount Airy woman disclosed Wednesday that she is a victim of identity theft, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The matter involves someone obtaining the Social Security number of Karen Brintle Carter, an Apollo Drive resident, and fraudulently filing for a refund.

• The larceny of a motor vehicle was discovered Monday at the Nelson Hill Road residence of Cherish Joyner, where a 2008 red Kia Optima four-door sedan valued at $3,500 was stolen by a known individual, police records state. Roy Norman of the same address is listed as a victim of the crime along with Joyner.

• A second-degree trespassing offense was issued on April 11 against Christopher Nathaniel Hicks, 24, of 1114 Granite Road, after he was encountered on city housing authority property after having been banned by a city officer. Hicks is free on a $2,500 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court next Tuesday.

• Police were told on April 11 that the license plate, number PBS5972, had been stolen from a vehicle owned by Esther Ayers while it was at her home on Salem Drive.

• Kimberly Shawn Bruner, 38, of 1222 Newsome St., No. 8, turned herself in at the police station on April 10 on an outstanding warrant for a felony embezzlement charge that had been filed the same day. No details were listed regarding the case, for which Bruner is free on a $5,000 secured bond to be in District Court next Tuesday.

• Timothy Scott Brown, 43, of 428 Worth St., was arrested on April 20 on a parole violation and a charge of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer. Police encountered Brown during a warrant service attempt at a West Lebanon Street residence and he allegedly fled on foot, but subsequently was taken into custody on South Street without further incident. He is to appear in court next Tuesday.

• David Lee Slate, 47, of 307 Circle Drive, was arrested on a charge of resisting a public officer on April 10 after a civil disturbance investigation at Riverside Park and Circle Drive, police records state. Slate was held in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond, with June 6 his court date.

• Rebecca R. Muncy, 55, and Ellis Anderson Muncy, 60, both of 5490 Pipers Gap Road, Galax, Virginia, are facing charges stemming from the theft of a $600 cell phone on April 9, when they were arrested at Golden Corral on Rockford Street. Rebecca Muncy allegedly stole the phone from a restroom, leading to charges of larceny and possession of stolen property against her. Ellis Anderson Muncy is accused of aiding and abetting a larceny and possession of stolen property. The phone was returned to the victim, with Mr. Muncy freed on a $5,000 unsecured bond to appear in District Court on May 5, when Rebecca R. Muncy also is slated to be in court.

• Michael Shannon Gravley, 45, of 198 W. Cleve St., was jailed under a $45,000 secured bond on April 8 after police encountered him during a theft investigation at Walmart involving a cell phone screen saver and an iPad case, valued at nearly $50. In addition to having a larceny offense issued for him, Gravley was known to be the subject of an outstanding order for arrest for a probation violation which had been filed in late March. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 11.

• Ricky Dale Sehen, 51, of 109 Haven Lane, Pilot Mountain, was cited for shoplifting on April 8 at Walmart, where he allegedly concealed an Abu Garcia fishing reel valued at $65. The property was recovered undamaged and returned to the store, with Sehen slated to be in District Court on May 11.

• Also on April 8, Derick Tyler Hughes, 24, of 2293 Horseshoe Road, Westfield, turned himself in at the police station on a charge of assault and battery which had been filed on March 22 with Alfredo Daniel Pacheco of Poplar Street as the complainant. Hughes’ court date is April 22.

• Damage to a vehicle was discovered on April 8 at the residence of Patricia Gonzalez Ramirez on Penn Street, where the windshield of her 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup had been damaged with an unknown object to the tune of $200.

• A Droid phone, Remington shotgun shells and hunting gloves — property valued altogether at $615 — was discovered missing on April 7 from a motor vehicle, a 1993 Ford F-150 pickup owned by Stephen Victor Button of Hanover Lane, Lowgap. The crime occurred at Buttonwood Chiropractic on West Lebanon Street, where the truck was entered through an unsecured door.

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