• A device that had been installed at a Mount Airy residence to prevent crime was itself stolen earlier this week, according to city police department reports. The Netgear exterior security camera, valued at $200, was taken Tuesday from the Marshall Heights home of Eleuterio Cruz Sanchez.
• Darren Dashawn Shuff, 36, of 1045 Shuff Road, was jailed on an intoxicated and disruptive charge early Wednesday after he allegedly was involved in a disturbance at Cook Out on Rockford Street. Shuff was ordered to stop cursing several times, arrest records show, then allegedly entered the street while intoxicated and continued to curse in the presence of Cook Out employees. He was held in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 24 appearance in District Court.
• An automotive battery valued at $150 was discovered missing Tuesday from a 2002 Isuzu cargo truck owned by Brannock and Hiatt Furniture on North Main Street. The theft occurred at a Galloway Street location.
• Damage put at $10,000 was discovered Monday at a building owned by Dean Bray on Rockford Street which formerly housed Prime Sirloin Family Steakhouse. The crime involved someone cutting copper piping on an air-conditioning system leading to an outside unit, which damaged two other Train air-conditioning units.
• Also Monday, police were told that a TomTom GPS navigation system valued at $200 had been stolen the day before from the 2000 Ford Taurus of Sheila McKay Gwyn. The theft occurred at Gwyn’s home in the 800 block of South Main Street, with entry gained through an unsecured door.
• Felony drug charges were filed against Gerri Rila Hatcher, 27, of 328 Bunker Road, on July 22 after she was encountered by police trying to serve an outstanding order for arrest at Starlite Motel. Several items of contraband, including psilocybin (mushrooms) and oxycodone, allegedly were found during a search of Hatcher’s room, leading to violations of felonious possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and felonious possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance.
Hatcher also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 25.