Police briefs

By Tom Joyce

November 22, 2013

• A case involving shoes stolen at Northern Hospital of Surry County led to a Mount Airy woman being charged with larceny Wednesday, according to city police department reports. Frankie Worrell, 49, of 632 Sunset Drive, is accused of taking two pairs of shoes valued at $290 altogether. She is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Jan. 30.

• Police were told Monday that a stolen debit card had been used to make four unlawful transactions at city businesses. Tabatha Sumner Casstevens of Dobson reported the crimes in which the State Employees Credit Union is the victim. They occurred in October and September, and were discovered this week, including the debit card being used to pay a rental fee at Leisure Tyme Rentals on West Pine Street, to buy $86 worth of petroleum at the Sar Express convenience store on South Main Street, for $23 in food at the Wendy’s fast-foot restaurant and another $79 in food from Brenda’s Kountry Kitchen on East Pine Street.

• A larceny occurred Tuesday at JC Penney in Mayberry Mall, where an unknown individual stole two pairs of Levi’s 505 jeans valued at $80.

• Mitchell Dain Reynolds, 58, of 215 Crestview Drive, was cited for larceny and concealing merchandise Tuesday at Walgreens. Property valued at $42 was involved, with Reynolds scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 22.

• Reynolds also has been charged in connection with another theft in October. He and Mitchell Dean Carpenter Jr., 26, of 101 Parrish Lane, were served with outstanding warrants on charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods on Nov. 10. Those offenses stem from an Oct. 31 incident at El Agavero Mexican Restaurant on Independence Boulevard, where two suspects loaded a deep fryer onto a truck and drove away. Reynolds and Carpenter were each freed on a $1,000 unsecured bond and are scheduled to appear in District Court on Jan. 27.

• The purse of Hassie Mayes Jarrell, a Lowgap resident, was stolen Monday from her shopping cart at the Lowe’s hardware store, with the loss including two Wells Fargo/Visa debit cards, a Wells Fargo checkbook and savings account book, an undisclosed sum of cash, keys, a Social Security card, a driver’s license and other property.

• A vehicular break-in Monday on Arlington Street netted the theft of a Garmin GPS unit valued at $150 owned by Ronnie Lee Fulk of Wood Cove Drive, which was taken from an unsecured truck.

• James Henry Lineback III, 22, of 871 Bryant Road, was arrested Monday on five charges stemming from an incident at Walmart, where he was discovered passed out behind the store. Lineback was found to have stolen a product called Dust-Off from the business and was inhaling it before losing consciousness. In addition to larceny and possession of stolen property, he is accused of possession of toxic vapors, inhaling toxic vapors and second-degree trespassing due to having been previously banned from Walmart. Lineback was held in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond, with a Dec. 4 District Court date set.

• A theft was discovered Sunday at the Cumbia Mix nightclub on West Pine Street, where an Apple iPhone valued at $120 and owned by Savannah Brooke Snow was taken. The cell phone had been left unattended.

• License plates were stolen on Nov. 11 from two vehicles at Food Lion on West Pine Street owned by employees of the store, Eric Paul Bunker of South McKinney Road and Jordan Kyle Beasley, a West End Drive resident. The tags, with the numbers ID-097707 and BFB7469, were valued altogether at $182.