Police reports


First Posted: 4/20/2015

• A Mount Airy woman was jailed under a $6,500 secured bond on multiple offenses Monday after officers answered a trespassing call at Mayberry Mall and found her hiding in Libby Hill Seafood, according to city police reports. Kaylene Elizabeth Jessup, 24, of 1264 E. Pine St., was found to have outstanding charges against her, including a felony offense of obtaining property by false pretense and a misdemeanor probation violation both filed in March, and a case of failure to appear in court from February. Jessup is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on May 4.

• Damage to city property occurred Monday to a bench at 171 N. Main St. It received damage put at $100, but no information was listed as to how that occurred.

• Police learned Sunday of a case involving the obtaining of property by false pretense in which an electric benefits transfer card of Johnny Williams Newman of Winston-Salem was used by an acquaintance to obtain goods at Food Lion on West Lebanon Street and the Super C convenience store on East Pine Street. No loss figures were listed.

• Zumar Aree Taitt, 34, of 538-A Worth St., is scheduled for a May 6 appearance in Surry District Court on a felonious larceny charge. Taitt was arrested on that violation, which had been filed on March 30, after police encountered him as a suspicious person at KFC on Rockford Street on April 4 and learned of the outstanding warrant for larceny. Taitt was held under a $2,000 secured bond.

• Michael David Curtis, 51, of 392 Crooked Creek Road, Galax, Virginia, was arrested on April 7 in connection with a break-in and theft of property valued at $2,420 from The Pie Factory on North South Street on April 2. After a door was kicked in to gain entry, causing $900 in damage, a wide array of items was taken, including an industrial rotary fan; a Black and Decker radial arm saw and jigsaw; stage wedge equipment including speakers and horns; a Kenwood CD player with speakers; Bud Light Carolina Panthers and waterfalls neon lights, a Yuengling neon light and a Budweiser on guitar neon light; and a Carolina Panthers tent and pennant.

Curtis waived extradition from New River Valley Regional Jail in Virginia and was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on May 26.

• Sandra Kay Burns, 45, of 284 Maple Drive, is facing violations of larceny and possession of stolen goods and Matthew Justin Monday, 29, of 158 Toast Road, a larceny offense, which were issued after police investigated an incident at Walmart on April 4 involving the theft of a cell phone, Sony PlayStation 3 game controller, drill set and headset — valued at $420 altogether. The drill set was listed as recovered, with Burns and Monday to appear in District Court on May 19.

• Family Dollar on West Pine Street was the scene of a theft on April 3, when a socket set and other miscellaneous items were taken by an unknown suspect, with no total loss figure listed. The socket set was recovered, but no explanation was given.

• Antonio Manuel Hernandez, 17, of 289 Cedar Ridge Road, was arrested on charges of resisting a public officer; possessing a fictitious or altered title/registration card/tag; no operator’s license; and possession of marijuana paraphernalia on March 29 after a 2000 Honda Civic he was driving was stopped at Mayberry Apartments. Hernandez was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be in District Court on April 29.

• Police were told on March 28 that someone had concealed miscellaneous vitamins and makeup products, valued at $522, in a purse at Walmart and left the store without paying.

• A case involving the obtaining of property by false pretense was reported on March 28, in which Pizza Hut on U.S. 52 and Rage Inc., an entity that franchises Pizza Hut restaurants, are listed as the victims. The case involves the use of a stolen debit card to obtain unspecified property, with no loss figure listed.

• A larceny was discovered on March 27 at Walmart, in which multiple suspects took a mesh rocker chair valued at $50 after paying for other items.

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