Police reports


• A Mount Airy man was jailed Monday on charges including counterfeit currency, according to city police department reports. Jonas Garcia, 21, of 118 Banner St., was found by officers inside a closet of his mother’s house on Hunter Drive, police records state, and served with outstanding warrants for charges of injury to personal property and communicating threats which had been filed on April 2 with a woman who lives on East Poplar Street as the complainant.

Two other charges were generated from his encounter with police Monday — possession of counterfeit currency and a protective order violation. Police records indicate that Garcia was held in the Surry County Jail without privilege of bond, and is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 10.

• Walmart was a scene of a felonious larceny that also involved trespassing on Friday, when a known suspect stole five car batteries valued altogether at $1,068. That individual was found to have been previously banned from Walmart, constituting a second-degree trespassing violation. No arrest had been made at last report.

• Two Cub Cadet “Bad Boy” lawn mowers with a total value of $11,000 were discovered missing last Thursday from Tractor Supply Co. on Rockford Street. The mowers, both orange in color, were stolen after a security fence at the business was cut, causing damage put at $150.

• Two teens from Independence, Virginia, are facing larceny-related offenses as the result of an incident at Poppy’s Designer Resale Boutique on Moore Avenue on April 13. Esmeralda Guerrero-Guerrero, 18, was cited for attempted larceny after the business owner allegedly caught her with clothing items valued at $40, including two pairs each of shorts and shirts.

The merchandise was concealed in a purse allegedly provided to Guerrero-Guerrero by Corena Faith Testerman, 17, who was cited for aiding and abetting a larceny. Both teens are scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 17.

• Gerald Randolph Lyons, 51, of 1159 Holly Tree Road, Ararat, Virginia, was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond on April 12 as a fugitive from justice from Carroll County and an order for arrest for failing to appear in court there. Lyons also was charged with resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer at the time of his arrest at a Mountain View Road location, police records show. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on June 7.

• Two brown and white guinea pigs valued at $75 and an Igloo home for the animals, $25, were discovered missing on April 12 from Pet Connection on South Main Street, where they had been taken by an unknown suspect from a small shelter beside the business.

• Christopher Kyle Wilson, 32, of 1632 Siloam Road, was arrested on felony drug and other charges in the early morning hours of April 11 during a suspicious-vehicle investigation at Walmart. Wilson was charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver and another felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, identified as a handgun.

Misdemeanor violations of possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia also were issued against Wilson, who was confined in the Surry County Jail under an $11,500 secured bond and slated for a May 2 appearance in District Court.

• Police were told on April 12 that a forged check had been presented at Carter Bank and Trust on East Independence Boulevard earlier in the month to receive $50. The check was from a Capital Bank account of Lewis Gale Ross of Welch Road, who is listed as the victim of the crime.

• Cory Ralph Arrington, 26, of 1482 Fancy Gap Road, was arrested on a second-degree trespassing offense on April 12 after he was encountered at a Fancy Gap Road location by police who knew he had been banned from those premises. Arrington was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond and is to be in Surry District Court on May 17.

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