Police reports


• A 16-speed bicycle valued at $170 was discovered missing from a local residence last Wednesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The blue Schwinn model, along with a Schwinn padded cruiser seat valued at $30, was taken from a porch at the home of owner Jeffery Allen Norman on Culbert Street.

• Also Wednesday, police were told that an undisclosed sum of money had been stolen from the purse of Becky Gail Golding inside her residence on Mountain Place Lane. A known suspect was involved, police records indicate.

• Gary Ray Dowell, 67, of 802 Spring St., was charged with trespassing on two separate occasions last week at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Dowell, who had been banned from that location by hospital security personnel in May 2016, allegedly showed up there again on Oct. 9, resulting in a second-degree trespassing violation after he was encountered at the hospital entrance.

Dowell was there again on Thursday, arrest records state, leading to another trespassing offense and the man being confined in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on both Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

• Diane Leigh Johnson, 31, of 126 Rawley Ave., No. 8, was served with an outstanding warrant for a charge of food stamp fraud on Oct. 4 after she was encountered by police during a suspicious-person investigation at a location in the 600 block of North South Street. The warrant had been issued on Sept. 13. Johnson was released under a $2,000 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on Monday.

• A financial card theft was discovered on Oct. 3. It involved someone stealing the First Community Bank debit card of Geraldine Senter Shinault from her pocketbook at the Shinault residence on North Franklin Road, and then using the card. No loss figure was listed.

• Property owned by an employee of Walmart, Kameron Sage Cooke of Westfield Road, was stolen from the store on Oct. 1, identified as an Apple iPhone SE cell phone, gold in color, and an Otterbox Defender case. The loss totaled $222.

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