Police reports


• Property damage was discovered Monday to a city water tank on Orchard Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident involved an unknown party spray-painting the southeastern side of the tank after trespassing on the property.

• Also Monday, Melissa Ann Jones-Simmons, 40, of 900 College Place Apartments, Dobson, was served with warrants on violations of hit and run/leaving the scene and driving while license revoked after turning herself in at the police station. The offenses had been issued in the city Friday, with no other details listed. Jones-Simmons was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on July 13.

• A black Fossil leather purse valued at $220 and owned by Maudie Ramsey of the Whistler’s Cove apartment complex was taken from the top of Ramsey’s vehicle on May 13 while it was at 541 W. Pine St., the address for Mill Creek General Store. The purse also contained a small zip-lock bag with multiple rings valued at $1,500; an undisclosed sum of money; Belk, JCPenney, Lowe’s and Sam’s credit cards; a debit card issued through BB&T; a checkbook; one personal check; a Virginia driver’s license; and a spare key.

• A pit bull valued at $1,000 was stolen on May 12 from the home of Cindy Aileen Anderson in the 2000 block of North Main Street, where the dog was in a crate on a porch. The animal was described as brown with a green collar.

• The Lowe’s hardware store was the scene of a theft on May 12, when two unknown suspects took a tool kit valued at $329, which was described as a Bosch 18-volt, two-tool, heavy-duty combo kit.

• Alfredo Daniel Pacheco, 22, of Garner, was arrested on a charge of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer on May 12 after a traffic stop on North Main Street at Grace Street, during which he allegedly identified himself as Mark Perez and also gave a false date of birth. Pacheco was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond and is to be in Surry District Court on July 24.

• Justin Ronald Joyce, 28, of 111 Gilmer Miller Road, Lowgap, was found to be wanted on outstanding felony charges after being encountered by police at Walmart on May 11. Joyce, a fugitive from justice whose name had been entered in a national crime database, was the subject of a warrant for a charge of larceny after breaking and entering filed in Carroll County, Virginia, on Jan. 12 and a breaking and entering violation issued on the same date. He is free under a $3,500 secured bond to appear in District Court on June 14.

• Quincey Monroe Johnson, 30, of 355 Landfill Road, was arrested on charges of larceny, possession of stolen property and resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer on May 11 after an incident at Walmart, where he allegedly took merchandise valued at $40. Johnson fled on foot during the theft investigation, police records state, and was apprehended near the store. He was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and slated for a June 14 court appearance.

• Paul David Lambert, 53, of 815 Davis St., was served with a warrant on a second-degree trespassing violation on May 11 which had been issued on April 20 with a loss-prevention employee of Walmart listed as the complainant. Such an offense typically relates to returning to a location after being banned. Lambert’s court date is June 22.

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