Police reports


• A Samsung Galaxy cell phone valued at nearly $400 was stolen Wednesday from a local business, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The phone is said to have been taken by a known suspect at Leisure Tyme Rentals on West Pine Street, but no charges have been reported.

• Jeffery Scott Edwards, 34, of 523 Worth St., No. 8, was charged with driving while impaired and having no operator’s license Wednesday night after a traffic crash. A search warrant was executed at Northern Hospital of Surry County to obtain a blood sample from Edwards, who is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 14.

• A new DeWalt power chop saw valued at about $200 and owned by J.K. Faries of Locust Grove Road was stolen Tuesday from the cargo area of his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup while it was parked at Walmart.

• Also Tuesday, an apparently hungry thief with a preference for fine dining struck Walmart, taking ribeye, chuck eye and thin strip steaks with a total value of $32.

• An Insignia television set valued at $200 was discovered missing Sunday after a break-in at the apartment of Robyn Renee Baker on East Haymore Street, which was secured at the time.

• Damage to property occurred Sunday at Fuente De Vida Baptist Church on Durham Street, where a trash can caught fire by unknown means and caused $240 in damage to vinyl siding and the container.

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