Police reports


• A woman found trespassing at Westwood Park after hours Wednesday night was arrested after allegedly lying about her identity, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. When Crystal Jeanie-Marie Sheets, 36, of 128 Windsor Lane, was asked to provide an ID upon being encountered by officers at the park on Galax Trail, sheallegedly produced a citation that had been issued to another woman born in 1989 and claimed to be that person. However, police learned Sheets’ true identity and discovered an outstanding warrant for her for failing to appear in court which had been issued last December. She was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $6,500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 16.

• Police were told Tuesday that a water heater valued at $500 had been stolen earlier this month from a foreclosed residence on Wrenn Avenue, with M&T Bank listed as the victim of the crime.

• A personalized license plate was stolen on June 17 from a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup owned by Randy Carlton Stinson of Burlington. The theft occurred while the vehicle was in the parking lot of Golden Corral on Rockford Street.

• David Bruce Marshall, 36, of 189 Chatham Road, was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and hit and run on June 16 after a brief investigation of an incident in which he allegedly left the scene. Marshall was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond and slated for a July 15 appearance in Surry District Court.

• A Snapper push mower valued at $277 was discovered missing at Walmart on June 16, having been taken by an unknown party.

• Police were told on June 16 that miscellaneous items including a birthday card, valued altogether at less than $20, had been stolen from Walmart.

• A vacant building in the 800 block of North South Street, owned by Bray Properties, was discovered to have been broken into on June 15, with 250 feet of copper pipe valued at $500 taken and $270 in damage caused to plumbing supplies and a glass window of the structure.

• A property-damage incident occurred on June 14 at Burger King, where a known suspect is said to have struck a glass window with his fist and broke it while leaving the restaurant. The damage was put at $150.

• J.C. Luther Ramzy Hatcher, 63, of 1023 Banner St., was charged with hit and run and driving while license revoked on June 13. A 2005 Chrysler operated by Hatcher was pulled over and found to match the description of a vehicle involved in the hit and run incident. He is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on July 14.

• Violations of shoplifting and second-degree trespassing were filed against Bridgette Marie Blankenship, 39, of Princeton, West Virginia, on June 13, after she allegedly concealed women’s clothing valued at $82 at Walmart. Blankenship also had been banned from Walmart Stores Inc., which led to the trespassing offense. She is to appear in District Court on Aug. 19.

• Two teens were charged with multiple violations on June 12 after a peach-flavored malt beverage was stolen at Sheetz on U.S. 601. Steven Ray Bobbitt, 18, of Hillsville, Virginia, is accused of larceny and consumption of alcohol by a person under 19 years old, while Adam Dwain Newman, 18, of 113 Rosebush Trail, is facing violations of aiding and abetting a larceny, disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by a person under 19. They are scheduled to be in District Court on Aug. 5.

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