Police reports


• A Winston-Salem man who was trying to sell vacuum cleaners unlawfully in Mount Airy has been charged with two offenses, according to city police department reports. Darrell Sydney Erby, 37, an employee of Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Inc. in High Point, was encountered Saturday by police on Lee Street near Fancy Gap Road in reference to a suspicious-person call.

Erby, who was observed operating a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, admitted to attempting to sell those appliances in the area and was cited for soliciting in violation of a city ordinance, a misdemeanor, and driving while license revoked. He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 28.

• A second-degree trespassing violation was issued Saturday against Tony Lee Randall Mathis, 41, of 138 Centerwood Drive, after police encountered him at Walmart and found that he was not supposed to be there. Mathis is to be in District Court on Dec. 16.

• Ronald Leslie Raycraft Jr., 39, of 126 Georgia Ave., was arrested on drug and other offenses on Nov. 6 on South Franklin Road during a stolen property investigation. In addition to possession of stolen property, Raycraft is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony; resisting a public officer; simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond and slated for a Dec. 2 court appearance.

• In an update of a previous report concerning Kathy Jeannine McMillian, 36, of 1235 Blue Hollow Road, being charged with obtaining property by false pretense, which is a felony, and larceny on Nov. 6, at Walmart, McMillian is accused of stealing merchandise valued at more than $140 from the store and returning one item for a gift card. Taken were Rocky boots, a sofa chair, a watch, a satchel and a wallet, with all the property recovered. McMillian is free on a written promise to be in court Monday.

• A theft was discovered on Nov. 5 at Magic Hair and Nail on South Main Street, where copper piping valued at $25 was cut and removed.

• Also on Nov. 5, police were told that a 14×24 magnetic sign valued at $25 had been stolen from a parking lot at Northern Hospital of Surry County. The victim of the crime is Joseph Dean Cockerham of Lowgap, who is associated with Joe Cockerham Construction.

• Two people have been linked to larcenies at Granite City Cigar. Joseph Cory Hardy, 35, and Tiffany Gail Jackson, 27, both of 1312 Park Drive, were cited on Nov. 4, with Jackson accused of taking a gas lighter, a can of butane and a carton of cigarettes, valued altogether at $41, and Hardy, a gas lighter. None of the property was recovered and Hardy and Jackson are slated for Dec. 8 court appearances.

• Codie Layne Burchette, 22, of 120 Alliance Lane, was served on Nov. 4 with a warrant for a larceny offense, stemming from the theft the previous day of a Visa debit card issued by First Community Bank to Libby Ann Tilley. The card was taken from Tilley’s purse at her residence on Porter Street. Burchette was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond, with a Dec. 17 court date set in the case.

• A larceny was discovered on Nov. 3 at Sound Connection on West Pine Street, involving a PAC amplifier integration interface valued at $60 being taken by a known suspect.

• Jessica Louise Kirby, 27, of 135 W. Lebanon St., No. 3, was arrested on a disorderly conduct offense on Nov. 3, after police encountered her during a disturbance at that address. Kirby allegedly could be heard shouting obscenities from the parking lot of Homeway Furniture. She was jailed under a $500 secured bond and slated for a Dec. 7 appearance in Surry District Court.

• The theft of merchandise valued at $35 occurred at Walmart on Oct. 30, when a known suspect is said to have concealed items in her purse, including one gallon of Coleman camp fuel, a Clorox bleach pen, a six-pack of Staedtler pens and two collectible Christmas ornaments, and left the business. The property is listed as recovered, but there was no indication on the incident report of the female suspect being charged.

• An Oct. 30 larceny at Kmart involved someone stealing cans of Pepsi from a display stand outside the store.

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