Police reports


• A larceny investigation at Walmart early Thursday led to a Hillsville, Virginia, man being charged with felony methamphetamine possession, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Jonathan Tyler Dowling, 22, of 1356 Floyd Pike, also is accused of larceny and possession of stolen goods in the incident, with police records not specifying the property involved.

A baggie contained meth was located in one of the pockets of Dowling, who was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 24.

Also in that incident, Emily Nicole Davis, 26, of the same Hillsville address as Dowling, was stopped by loss-prevention personnel at Walmart for a theft she allegedly had committed the night before. Davis was cited for larceny and is to be in court on Jan. 11.

• A suspect drove off Wednesday without paying for services at Shell Rapid Lube on Frederick Street, which included a standard oil change for a blue 1995 Buick at a cost of $33.

• An Ingersoll Rand 80-gallon air compressor valued at $3,000 was discovered missing from 89 Service Center on West Pine Street on Nov. 24, with Norris Jarrell of Bluemont Road listed as the victim.

• Billy Jackson Ledford III, 28, of 306 Hunter Drive, was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond on Nov. 22 on felony charges of breaking and entering, possession of stolen property and larceny, stemming from an incident the day before at a business in the 800 block of North Main Street known as Serious Ventures. Ledford allegedly climbed over a wall there to reach the manager’s office and took $185 from a cash box that was damaged in the process.

He also is charged with three misdemeanors — larceny, possession of stolen goods and injury to personal property — which were filed on Nov. 22, the day he was arrested, but details were not given for those. Ledford’s court date is Jan. 26.

• All four wheels and tires were stolen from a 2006 Cadillac CTS owned by Jose Victor Valadez Guzman on Nov. 21, a loss put at $800. The theft occurred while the vehicle was at an unspecified business location at 1712 S. Main St.

• Police were told on Nov. 22 that a semi-automatic Luger .380 LCP (lightweight compact pistol) valued at $400 and owned by Elizabeth Ann Bostic had been stolen from her home on Granite Road.

• Mayberry Taxi was the victim of a larceny-related incident on Nov. 21, when a known suspect did not pay a $31 fare for his cab service and left with his girlfriend. Surry County Rehab Center is listed as the location of the crime.

• A break-in was discovered on Nov. 21 at a Spencer’s building on Willow Street, with Gene Rees listed as the victim. It involved someone opening two boarded windows to gain entry, causing plywood damage, but nothing was found to be missing.

• Paul David Lambert II, 28, of 815 Davis St., is facing offenses including larceny and two counts of possession of stolen property which were filed on Nov. 11 at Walmart. Lambert allegedly took paint brushes, razors and a drink from the store which were valued at $28. The property was recovered and Lambert is slated for a Dec. 14 District Court appearance and has been banned from Walmart.

• Two insurance agencies that share the same address on West Independence Boulevard were broken into on Nov. 10. Nationwide Insurance was entered through an unsecured window, enabling the theft of money and stamps valued at $28, with the David May Jr. agency also listed as being entered through an unlocked window, with nothing listed as missing.

• A larceny occurred on Nov. 10 at El Agavero Mexican Restaurant on Independence Boulevard, where a known party ate food and left without paying the $23 bill.

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