Police reports


• A church parking lot is not necessarily a safe haven from vehicle theft, which was the case last Thursday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. That’s when a white 2001 Ford Crown Victoria valued at $2,000 was discovered missing from Haymore Memorial Baptist Church on Rockford Street. David Michael Gray Jr. of the 200 block of Rockford Street is the car’s owner.

• An attempt was made to steal another vehicle on Saturday, which involved a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup owned by Northern Hospital of Surry County. While the truck was at a medical office on South South Street which is associated with the hospital, an unknown suspect tampered with the ignition switch, causing total damage of $200 to it and the steering column.

• Donnie Lee Hayden Jr., 23, of 2730 Haystack Road, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant as a fugitive from justice and for trespassing at Riverside Park on Dec. 2. No details were given regarding the fugitive matter, with Hayden held in the Surry County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond and slated for a Jan. 12 District Court appearance.

• Christopher Loyd Cox, 32, of 410 Broad St., was jailed on Dec. 2 on an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been issued on Nov. 15 and violations of possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and concealing merchandise at Tractor Supply on the day of his arrest. Cox was held in the county jail under a $2,500 secured bond and was scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Tuesday.

• Joseph Lee Eugene Duncan Jr., 23, of 106 Arrington Drive, was cited for larceny and possession of stolen goods at Walmart on Dec. 2, when he allegedly took merchandise valued at $67. The property was recovered and Duncan is scheduled to appear in District Court on Jan. 18 and has been banned from Walmart.

• A Cree light bar valued at $50 was stolen on Dec. 2 from a 1995 Jeep Wrangler owned by Brandon Lee Walton of Magical Water Lane. The theft occurred while the vehicle was in a parking area at 2103 Rockford St., the address for Laser Lube & Service Center.

• Items were stolen on Nov. 30 from Family Dollar on West Pine Street by an unknown suspect, but the merchandise taken was not identified.

• The Sheetz store was the scene of a larceny on Dec. 2 involving Keebler cookies, Mountain Dew and Pepsi soft drinks and Reese’s Cups, which were taken by an unknown individual.

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