Police reports


• More counterfeit money has surfaced in Mount Airy, according to city police department reports. The latest incident was discovered Wednesday at the Speedway convenience store on Rockford Street. It involved an unknown suspect passing a fake $100 bill. Two similar incidents, also involving bogus currency in the same denomination, had occurred last weekend at Papa John’s Pizza and Circle K on North Main Street.

• Damage estimated at $2,000 and the theft of an undisclosed sum of money was discovered Wednesday at two Pepsi machines at 979 W. Pine St., the address for an auto parts business. The devices were pried open to remove the money.

• A larceny occurred at Walgreens on West Independence Boulevard on May 10, when a known party stole items with a total value of $70, including a Phillips Norelco razor and HMDX Craze Sport earphones. No charges were reported at that time.

• Violations of larceny and possession of stolen goods were filed against Meagan Elizabeth Brown, 27, of 123 Greenhouse Trail, Lowgap, on May 9 in the Forrest Oaks Shopping Center parking lot, with no other details listed. Brown is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on June 6.

• Dylan Jeremiah Pozo, 18, of 410 Broad St., was arrested on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle on May 8 after police responded to a suspicious-vehicle call at his home. This led to Pozo being served with an outstanding warrant on the felony auto larceny charge which had been filed on April 6. It stems from a mid-March incident in the city, for which no details were given.

Pozo also was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, identified as a handgun in a pants pocket, and served with an order for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been filed on March 23. He was held in the Surry County Jail under secured bond amounts of $5,000 and $2,500 for the multiple cases and slated for June 7 and July 17 District Court appearances.

• Tammy Renae Brown Easter, 47, of 172 Cedar Ridge Road, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a felony; possession of marijuana; possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia at a Factory Street location on May 6 after police conducted a consent search during a trespassing investigation. Easter was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond and slated for a June 12 appearance in District Court.

• Police were told on May 6 that a dog owned by Ashley Elizabeth Jones — described as a small brown mixed breed — had been stolen from the back yard of her residence in the 2000 block of North Main Street. No value was listed for the animal.

• Timothy David Upchurch, 41, of 108 Blackberry Lane, was arrested as a fugitive from justice on May 5, after he was found to be wanted in Virginia on an unspecified matter during a trespassing investigation at Walmart. Upchurch also was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony, along with possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Surry County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond and is to be in District Court on June 28.

• An Apple iPhone 7 Plus and case, valued altogether at $760 and owned by William Curtis Byrd of Asbury Road, were stolen on May 3 from Taco Bell on Rockford Street.

• Eric Darnell Alexander, 36, of 873 Fowler Road, was arrested on charges of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and being intoxicated and disruptive on May 2 on Merita Street south of Fowler Road. Officers encountered Alexander after responding to a civil disturbance call, with police records indicating that after he was told multiple times to get out of the roadway, an attempt was made to take him into custody.

However, Alexander allegedly fled on foot and was apprehended after a brief chase. He was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on June 7.

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