Police reports


• Two vehicles have been stolen in Mount Airy in recent days, according to city police department reports.

One of the incidents occurred Sunday night, when a white 1995 Ford F-150 pickup, valued at $2,500 and bearing license tag number RNP7595, was stolen from the home of owner Leon Clark Bondurant Sr. in the 300 block of Worth Street, who is associated with Bondurant Electric Co. Also taken was $1,000 worth of electrical tools.

The next day, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office discovered the stolen truck on Neal Road in the Beulah community. No mention was given of any tools.

The other case involved a blue 2003 Toyota Corolla owned by Brittany Amanda Branson of South Franklin Road, which a known individual drove off from McDonald’s on Rockford Street last Friday night. That vehicle, with license plate number PFA3070, is valued at $2,000.

• Police learned Saturday of a case involving both larceny and the obtaining of property by false pretense which had occurred the day before at Belk in Mayberry Mall. A known suspect is said to have stolen merchandise valued at $340 — including a satchel purse of The Sak brand name, pants, shorts and a T-shirt. The person then exchanged those items for a gift card at the department store.

• Two people were served with outstanding criminal summonses after police encountered them during a civil disturbance call on May 21 at a Holly Springs Road location, with Douglas Wayne Honeycutt, 26, of 1264 W. Pine St., found to be the subject of one summons for a larceny violation filed on May 15, for which a loss-prevention employee of Walmart is listed as the complainant.

Kaylene Elizabeth Jessup, 26, of the same address, was linked to two first-degree trespassing offenses issued on May 15 and a second-degree trespassing offense filed on May 8, with the same Walmart employee as a complainant. Honeycutt and Jessup are scheduled to be in Surry District Court on June 28.

• Gary Ray Dowell, 67, of 802 Spring St., was arrested for first-degree trespassing at Northern Hospital of Surry County on May 21, after having been banned from that location by a NHSC security officer in 2008. Dowell was held in the county jail under a $500 secured bond and slated for a July 13 court appearance.

• A heating/air-conditioning unit valued at $1,500 was discovered missing on May 20 at Libby Hill Seafood, where it was taken from the side of the building.

• Candace Leigh Lowe, 30, of 109 Magictown Lane, was arrested on outstanding warrants for a probation violation and a larceny offense, filed on Feb. 15 and May 8, respectively, after she was found in the Walmart parking lot on May 19. Lowe was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond.

• A counterfeit $5 bill was turned in at the police station on May 19 by an Austin Drive resident, with no other details listed.

• Tina Lawless Gammons, 44, of 115 Oak Ave., is facing a larceny offense as a result of a May 18 incident at Burke’s Outlet on Rockford Street, where she allegedly took merchandise valued at $26. Gammons is scheduled for a June 12 appearance in Surry District Court.

• Police were told on May 18 that three commercial trash cans, valued at $195, had been stolen from Tharrington Primary School on Culbert Street, with the city school system listed as the victim.

• A green and yellow John Deere lawn mower with a 48-inch deck was reported stolen on May 17. The mower, owned by Eddie Charles Porder of Cross Creek Drive, was taken from a Creed Street residence after a chain was cut, enabling it to be pushed out of the yard.

• A Taurus 9mm handgun, leather holster and other items, with a total value of nearly $300 and owned by Kenneth Harper Dittrich III, were discovered stolen on May 17 from an unsecured Jeep Liberty at Dittrich’s home on North South Street. A film canister and Ibuprofen were taken in addition to the gun and holster.

• Charles Edward Walker III, 25, of 1308 Grove Lane, was served with a criminal summons for a violation of permitting a vehicle to be operated without insurance on May 17. Walker is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 31.

• A Toshiba flat-screen television set and a silver Toshiba laptop computer, valued altogether at $480, were discovered missing from a break-in at the home of Shayna Marie Dixon and Manuel Ronald Peters on Newsome Street on May 16.

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