By Tom Joyce
May 14, 2014
• Various property with a total value of $1,920 was discovered missing over the weekend from two vehicles that were broken into at NAPA Auto Parts in the Surry Plaza shopping center on West Pine Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Included were a Dell laptop computer, two Pioneer CD player/radio units, eyeglasses, Under Armour bookbags, miscellaneous clothing including jeans and jackets and books.
Mitchell Paul Midkiff of Paisley Drive and Jerry Tran, an East Pine Street resident, are listed as victims of the crime that was reported Saturday, involving a 1995 Toyota Tacoma pickup and a 2004 Honda Civic. Damage totaling $280 occurred to a rear sliding glass and a passenger mirror as a result of the break-ins.
• A counterfeit check was cashed Saturday at Food Lion on West Lebanon Street by an unknown suspect, with the sum not listed.
• A Husqvarna front-tine tiller valued at about $450 was was stolen Saturday at Lowe’s of Mount Airy, where it was removed after a security cable was cut.
• Hyordann Ragoytia Reyes, 19, of 2016 Springs Road, was cited Saturday for failing to stop at the scene of a crash. Reyes is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 4.
• Dakota Thomas Rumsey, 19, of 168 Thomas Lane, was charged early Friday with breaking into a motor vehicle on West Church Street, a 2003 Chevrolet Impala owned by Schreechi Lynnae Bender of Gwyn Avenue which was unlocked at the time. Rumsey is free on a written promise to appear in court on June 5.
• Police learned Friday that an unknown suspect had committed a larceny and an attempted larceny at two Mayberry Mall-area businesses. The larceny attempt occurred at Bark Mobile, then the person stole a black touch-screen cell phone valued at $70 from Kmart.
• Jerry James Sales, 53, of 216 Lynda St., turned himself in Friday on a sewage disposal violation filed on May 5. Sales is scheduled to be in District Court on June. 13. Details of the alleged violation were not given.
• Debra Lynn Mayes, 54, of 432 Teacup Lane, Lowgap, was served Thursday with a warrant on a felony charge of financial card fraud. Mayes is accused in an incident reported last Wednesday in which a card stolen from Max Ray Baker, also of Teacup Lane, had been used to obtain an unspecified sum of money from Baker’s account via an ATM at a WilcoHess station in Mount Airy.Mays is slated for a July 9 court appearance.
• An incident Thursday at Kmart involved an assault with a deadly weapon, larceny and trespassing. A known individual stole a Poulan push mower, valued at $190, then fled in a vehicle that almost struck store employee Charles E. Coalson.
• Ronald Wade Ayers told police Thursday that medication had been stolen two days before from his room at a residential location on East Lebanon Street. The theft occurred while Ayers was hospitalized.
• A larceny of property valued at $800 was discovered last Wednesday from a trailer parked at a construction site at Mount Airy Middle School. It was identified as four 10-foot, Grade 7 chains and 40 ratchet binders for the chains.
• A larceny occurred on May 6 at Bark Mobile on Frederick Street, where a BB&T debit card and $80 in cash were taken from the billfold of Lydia Arely Garcia of Galax, Va., a Bark Mobile employee, along with her purse, which was recovered. The theft occurred while Garcia was assisting a customer.