By Tom Joyce
September 26, 2013
• Chain saws and other equipment with a total value of $1,350 were discovered missing Monday from an unlocked outbuilding at the home of Terry Nathan Danley on Wards Gap Road, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. In all, four chain saws were taken, all of which are orange, including two Stihl 20-inch models and two Husqvarna chain saws; two Robin weedeaters, red in color; and a Stihl weedeater.
• A portable stainless-steel gas grill valued at $120 was reported stolen Wednesday from the home of Ernest Gayle Frye on Hamburg Street. It was taken from a picnic table beside the residence.
• Potted plants valued at about $575 were discovered missing Sunday from the Lowe’s hardware store. The plants, 56 that were in 2.5-gallon pots and 33 in 2.5-quart pots, were taken after a fence was cut at the business, causing damage put at $1,000.
• Five Capital Bank checks and an undisclosed sum of cash owned by Douglas Van Carlson of Arch Street were discovered missing Sunday from an unsecured 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked at Carlson’s home.
• Susan Emma Pack, 36, of 195 Ike Slate Lane, Ararat, Va., was cited for larceny Sunday at Walmart, where she allegedly took personal hygiene products valued at $35. Pack is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Nov. 5.
• Richard Devon Ewing, 43, of 3520 Hemlock Drive, Winston-Salem, was charged Saturday with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, stemming from an incident in which Ewing allegedly returned stolen items at Walmart in exchange for store credit, then bought other merchandise with the gift card. Bedding supplies, a woven rug, a ball pole curtain rod set and a shower curtain — valued at about $100 — were listed as stolen and recovered. Ewing was held in the Surry County Jail under a $5,300 secured bond and is to appear in District Court on Oct. 22.
Also Saturday, Ewing’s brother, Preston William Ewing, 41, also of 3520 Hemlock Drive, Winston-Salem, was arrested on a larceny charge at Walmart after he allegedly took items valued at about $350 from shelves, bagged them and left the store. Included were multiple quantities each of men’s shoes, Wrangler pants, half-zip jackets, work pants, boxer underwear and crew T-shirts. Ewing was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond and also is slated for an Oct. 22 court appearance.
• A theft occurred Saturday at the Four Brothers convenience store on Holly Springs Road, where four copper wires valued at $100 were cut from air-conditioning units.
• A larceny Saturday at Sage Sport on Rockford Street involved an unknown party taking Nike Elite men’s basketball socks worth $15 without paying.
• A 42-inch LG flat-screen television set valued at $500 was discovered missing last Friday after a break-in at the home of Rhonda Roberts on South South Street, where entry was gained through an unsecured window.
• Tools and equipment owned by Olde Mill Music on North Main Street downtown, with a total value of at least $365, were discovered missing on Sept. 16 from a roadside parking space there after being left unattended. Included were a Hitachi cordless drill, a black and red electric drill, a drill bit set, miscellaneous wire clips and nuts, a black and yellow toolbox, a multimeter, a soldering iron and an unknown quantity of miscellaneous work tickets.