Police reports


• An investigation of a disturbance call led to a man being jailed Sunday on outstanding warrants from another county, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. After encountering Roy Wesley Hodge, 32, at his residence at Starlite Motel on Starlite Road, officers learned of outstanding warrants for Hodge in his native Rockingham County, including one for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle issued on July 2 and two orders for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been filed on Feb. 24. Hodge was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $9,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be in court in Reidsville on Dec. 17.

• Erick Foster Crist, 24, of 30 Fremont Road, Hillsville, Virginia, was cited Saturday for larceny and possession of stolen goods after an incident at Walmart, where he allegedly took a Griffin auxiliary audio cable. No court date was listed for Crist.

• John Conrad Newman, 40, of 208 Carrollwood Road, Cana, Virginia, was cited for larceny on Nov. 20 at Walmart, where he allegedly concealed Herman boots valued at $60. The property was returned to the store, with Newman scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 13.

• Martha Osorio Pedraza, 39, of 2307 Wards Gap Road, was charged with larceny on Nov. 19, stemming from the theft of an Apple 5S iPhone two days earlier from Rite Aid on East Lebanon Street. The owner of the phone valued at $600, April Nicole Wall of Deatherage Road, had left it unattended. Pedraza, who was charged with stealing it after a brief investigation, is to be in District Court today.

• Police were told on Nov. 19 that an Apple 5S iPhone owned by Alesa Cornelius Hawks of Oak Ridge in Guilford County had been stolen the day before at Walmart while the victim was distracted. That loss was put at nearly $300.

• A black Ruger .380 LCP handgun valued at $250 was stolen on Nov. 18 from the Allred Mill Road residence of Robert Clay Nichols.

• Sandra Kay Burns, 46, of 264 Maple Drive, was jailed on a series of charges on Nov. 18 after a theft incident at Walmart, including larceny, possession of stolen goods, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The drugs Burns allegedly possessed were marijuana and clonazepam, but police records do not specify the property stolen. She was held in the Surry County Jail under a $3,000 secured bond and slated for a Dec. 17 court appearance.

During the investigation of the Walmart case, Burns also was found in possession of items she admitted to stealing the day before from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store, worth more than $200 altogether, including Kobalt drywall blades, a Kobalt quick-change folding lock-blade knife, a Kobalt utility knife, a Bernzomatic brass pencil flame torch head, a Bernzomatic trigger-start hand-held torch, Kobalt replacement utility blades, a Kobalt 10-inch concrete nipper, a Kobalt hex torx key set and a Delta 4-inch, five-spray chrome WaterSense shower head. All that property was recovered, with Burns charged with larceny and possession of stolen goods in that case for which a $1,000 secured bond was set along with the same Dec. 17 court date.

• A case of obtaining property by false pretenses occurred on Nov. 18 at Mayberry Time Out on Moore Avenue, where an unknown suspect attempted to use a fraudulent credit card to make a purchase.

• William Chad Meadows, 34, of 1368 Imogene Church Road, was cited for larceny at Walmart on Nov. 11, after he allegedly attempted to take $92 worth of general merchandise before being stopped by store management while walking to his car. Meadows is facing a Jan. 13 appearance in District Court.

• Jessica Leigh Lyon, 25, of 1059 Smith Road, was cited for substitution of price and shoplifting/concealment as the result of a Nov. 10 incident at Walmart, where she allegedly changed price tags on general merchandise items and concealed a pair of jeggings valued at $15. The property was recovered undamaged and Lyon is slated to be in District Court on Dec. 16.

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