Police reports


• A Mount Airy man is facing two charges that were filed this week after he allegedly used a baseball bat to cause damage, according to city police department reports. Jason Alexander Austin, 33, of 135 W. Lebanon St., No. 3, was arrested after causing a disturbance at his home and minor damage to the front of the building by hitting it repeatedly with the bat, police records show. Austin was charged with injury to real property and disorderly conduct and confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on Oct. 28.

In reference to the same incident, Danny Wayne Atkins II, of 135 W. Lebanon St., No. 1, was charged with disorderly conduct, for allegedly beating on another person’s door while cursing that individual and trying to provoke a fight. Atkins also was jailed under a $500 secured bond and is to be in court on Oct. 28.

• Tlaquepaque Mexican Grill on Rockford Street was the scene of a larceny Monday night, when two unknown suspects left without paying for miscellaneous food items valued at about $25.

• Police learned on Sept. 16 of a break-in that had occurred at the home of Christie Bruner Todd on Carolina Court, where property valued at more than $600 was taken, including two rings with clear stones, a pocketbook and prescription medication. Entry was gained through an unknown point.

• Michael Chad Shaw, 43, of 309 Hadley St., was charged with felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct on Sept, 16 at that address, where he allegedly cursed residents and responding police officers and made threatening gestures. During a search of Shaw’s person subsequent to his arrest for disorderly conduct, methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located, arrest records show. He was held in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and slated for a Dec. 16 District Court appearance.

• A break-in discovered on Sept. 13 at the residence of Lonnie Dale Burkhart on Jefferies Street netted the theft of a Sony PlayStation 3 gaming system, 20 PlayStation games and four bone-handle knives, valued altogether at $280. Medications also were taken in the break-in, which involved entry being gained through an unsecured window.

• Larue Fields, 54, of King, is facing charges of hit and run, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and having an open container of alcohol, which were filed on Sept. 9 after Fields was stopped on Pittman Street at Surry Avenue for allegedly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a 1991 Cadillac he was driving. Fields, who required medical treatment, is scheduled to be in District Court next Thursday.

• A case of obtaining property by false pretense was reported on Sept. 9, which involved a stolen check registered to Pamela Smith being passed at the D&J Galaxy grocery store on Westfield Road in exchange for $272 worth of merchandise. That and other checks were reported stolen through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.

• Police were told on Sept. 9 that the license plate, number CAS3945, had been stolen that day from a 2013 Kia Rio 4S owned by Stephen Anthony Renaud of Woodbridge Drive while the vehicle was at 221 Snowhill Drive, the address listed for both Fairystone Imports and Wilhite’s Automotive Machine.

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