Police reports


• A police response to a civil disturbance call in the parking lot of the Sonic fast-food restaurant Friday night led to a Pilot Mountain woman being served with an outstanding criminal summons for failing to return rental property, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports.

That violation had been issued against Renita Lasha Hughes, 29, of 147 VanHoy Lane, on June 26 through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, with Leisure Tyme Rentals on West Pine Street as the complainant. Hughes is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 28.

• A black Mongoose bicycle valued at $130 was discovered missing Thursday from the front yard of owner Mickey Snider on Poplar Street.

• A suspicious-vehicle investigation in the parking lot of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet shopping center led to William Zachary Epperson, 22, of 966 Lena St., being arrested on outstanding warrants for arrest for offenses of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer and second-degree trespassing on July 8. Those violations had been issued in the city on Feb. 22. Epperson was held in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 15 District Court appearance.

• An attempted break-in of both a vehicle and a coin-operating vending machine was discovered on July 7 at Henson’s Auto Parts & Supply on West Pine Street. This resulted in $400 in damage to the Coke machine and $100 in damage to the 2009 Pontiac G3 involved, with the victims of the crimes listed as the business and Coca-Cola Inc.

• Damage put at $1,500 occurred on July 7 to the bill validator of a Pepsi machine located at 457 N. Main St., the address for Robby’s Sales. In addition to the damage, an undisclosed sum of money was stolen from the device.

• A similar incident was discovered on July 7 at 397 Hickory St., the address listed for Machine & Welding Supply Co., where a pry tool was used to open a Coke machine and remove an unspecified sum of money. Damage put at $400 occurred in that case.

• Tina Jennings Ayers, 36, of 3820 Red Brush Road, was arrested on a felony charge of removing, destroying or deactivating a component of an anti-shoplifting or inventory-control device on July 6. Ayers was encountered during a domestic investigation at Wells Fargo Bank on North Main Street and found to be the subject of an outstanding warrant for that offense which had been filed in the city on June 2. Other details regarding the alleged violation were not listed. Ayers was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond and slated for a District Court appearance this Thursday.

• Jordan Nathaniel Collins, 20, of 426 Welcome Baptist Church Road, was charged with assault on a government official, assault on a female and disorderly conduct on July 6 after officers encountered him in the police department parking lot in reference to a domestic disturbance investigation.

Collins allegedly fled on foot, then initiated a physical altercation with the arresting officer. Katelin Danielle Wright, 18, of 121 Gold Hill Trail, was charged in the same incident with resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer and disorderly conduct. Police records indicate that Collins was held in the Surry County Jail without privilege of bond, while Wright was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond. Both are slated to be in District Court on Aug. 7.

• A break-in at the residence of Katherine Harlow Rowe in the 800 block of Willow Street on July 6 resulted in the theft of a pellet gun valued at $90 from a living room coffee table, and $100 in damage to a door glass that was broken to gain entry.

• An incident involving counterfeit currency occurred on July 6 at Bojangles’ on South Andy Griffith Parkway, with police records stating that an attempt was made to pass the bogus money by a known individual. Other details were not listed.

• A second-degree trespassing violation was issued against Michael Allen Griffith, 34, a homeless Mount Airy resident, on July 7 after police encountered him at Robby’s Sales, where Griffith had been banned in July 2014. He is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 9.

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