• A break-in at a city residence Wednesday netted the theft of $430 worth of gaming equipment and cash, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident occurred at the home of Leva Alexis Harvey on Witt Street, which was entered through a window. An undisclosed sum of money was taken along with a PlayStation 4 game system and two PlayStation 4 game controllers.
• Also Wednesday, Jennifer Carol Bright, 57, of 110 Lonely Heart Trail, was cited for larceny at Walmart after store loss-prevention personnel allegedly saw her conceal cosmetic and toiletry items valued at $80, which were recovered. Bright is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on April 12.
• A VIP scooter valued at $479 was discovered missing Tuesday at the home of its owner, Rubin Joe Wagoner, on West Lebanon Street. The scooter is described as orange in color and missing the front panel.
• Tools and equipment valued at $378 were stolen Tuesday from a pickup parked at the Lowe’s home-improvement store on South Andy Griffith Parkway. Included were a Poulan 42cc chainsaw, a DeWalt reciprocating saw and saw blades. Robert Puckett of Stanley Road is listed as the victim of the crime.
• Property damage was discovered Tuesday at Cut Rate Cabs on Willow Street, where a socket wrench was thrown through a double-pane window. The damage was estimated at $200.
• Willie Oscar Jones Jr., 54, of Winston-Salem, was arrested Tuesday after being pulled over on Riverside Drive near Pine Street for allegedly driving left of center and suspicious activity after leaving Starlite Motel.
An outstanding order for arrest was discovered for Jones for failing to appear in court in Surry County, which had been filed on Jan. 12, and he was charged Tuesday with providing false information to a law enforcement officer and consuming alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle. Jones was confined in the county jail under a $300 bond and slated for a Feb. 15 appearance in Surry District Court.