• Thousands of dollars’ worth of property was discovered missing Monday as the result of a break-in of an unoccupied, burned home on Galloway Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Brandi Lee Cote of Carroll Street is listed as the victim of the crime that involved the theft of a Trane air-conditioning unit valued at $6,000, along with other appliances with no value listed: a Whirlpool refrigerator, Samsung electric stove/oven and a Black & Decker toaster.
Also taken were a charcoal grill, a leather UNC grill cover, a wooden electric fireplace, a 20-pound air tank, a stereo, two speaker cabinets, a white Mongoose bicycle and three plastic bike helmets.
• Also Monday, police were told that an unknown suspect recently had forged and uttered fraudulent checks on someone’s account. Big Lots on Carter Street was the location of the crime involving the checks described as counterfeit, with that store listed as the victim along with Carter Bank and Trust on Willow Street. The wrongdoing was reported by Gary Samuel Westmoreland, a resident of North South Street.
• The larceny of 12 bales of pine needles valued at $54 was discovered Sunday at the home of Fairie Elizabeth Harrell on Greenhill Road, where the pine straw was removed from a driveway.
• Larry Gay Joyce, 58, of 241 Summit Drive, was cited for attempted larceny on March 27 after a city police officer and Surry County deputy conducted a follow-up investigation at Joyce’s home. Details concerning the alleged crime were not listed, with Joyce scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on April 25.
• An Apple iPad II valued at $850 was stolen from Collins Chevrolet on Rockford Street on March 21 after its owner, Suzie Amburn of Galax, Virginia, an employee of the dealership, had left the property unattended.
• Meekea Maria Hargrave, 26, of 1800 Edgewood Place Lane, No. 301, was served with an outstanding warrant for a charge of assault and battery on March 21, with Katrina Idette Simmons, who resides at another location on Edgewood Place Lane, listed as the complainant. Hargrave is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on April 22.