Police reports


• A car was stolen Tuesday in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports, coming on the heels of several other vehicle thefts locally in recent weeks targeting older models. The latest incident occurred at the home of Angela Snider Wilson at Garden Terrace Apartments, where her 1997 Mazda Millenia, black in color and bearing tag number EDV5519, was taken. It had been left unlocked with the keys inside.

• Also Tuesday, Laura Marie Hawkins, 26, of Walnut Cove, was arrested on outstanding warrants for felony charges of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering after she was encountered as a suspicious person in the Andy Griffith Playhouse parking lot. The warrants had been issued last Thursday in the city, but additional details were not listed. Hawkins, who also stands accused of three counts of second-degree trespassing issued in Mount Airy with no other details available, was held in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in District Court on March 8.

• Police were told last Thursday that $330 worth of merchandise had been stolen from an unlocked display case at Walmart by multiple suspects. Included were 12 knives, identified as five Kershaw and SOG pocketknives, along with other pocket and miscellaneous knives; a camo lighter and another lighter; and a flashlight.

• Jared Brian Moorefield, 22, of King, was jailed under a $30,000 secured bond on Jan. 11, when he allegedly stole a heater from Walmart, resulting in a larceny violation, and also was discovered to be wanted on three outstanding orders for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been issued by authorities in Surry and Stokes counties on Jan. 17 and Oct. 25 of 2016, respectively. Moorefield is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Jan. 25.

• Police were told on Jan. 11 that an unknown suspect had concealed Coors beer at the Best Buy store on West Pine Street in an attempt to steal it, but the merchandise was listed as recovered with no explanation given.

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