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• The alleged altering of a prescription has led to a felony charge against a Mount Airy man, according to city police department reports. Jonathan William Barker, 30, of 130-E Sheep Farm Road, 30, was served Tuesday with a warrant for attempting to obtain property by false pretense, in connection with an incident the day before at Wally’s Pharmacy on Rockford Street.


Barker is accused of altering a prescription he had obtained from Blue Ridge Cardiology and trying to use it at the pharmacy to receive an unspecified controlled substance. He is free on a $1,000 unsecured bond and scheduled to be in Surry District Court on May 27.


• An outstanding order for arrest was executed Tuesday on Santana Maria Orozco, 23, of 164 Meadowbrook Road, Cana, Va., for failing to pay court files in Surry County, and she also was served with a criminal summons on an alleged larceny violation. Both had been filed in November against Orozco, who was released after posting bond and is facing a May 27 District Court appearance.


• Food Lion on West Lebanon Street was the scene of a theft Monday in which a known suspect concealed a pack of steaks and left the store without paying. A similar incident occurred there on Tuesday, which involved the theft of Slim Jims that the perpetrator concealed under a coat.


• Police were told Monday that an 18-pack of Natural Light beer, valued at $12, had been stolen at Circle K on North Main Street.


• Tractor Supply on Rockford Street was the scene of a larceny Sunday, when an unknown suspect removed a Huskee front-tine tiller from a foyer, loaded it into the trunk of a car and drove away. The value of the tiller was not listed.


• Beef steaks and ribeye steaks valued at $150 were stolen Sunday at Food Lion on West Lebanon Street by an unidentified suspect who concealed them inside his sweatshirt and left the store.


• Two teens were cited for larceny Sunday at Walmart, Makel Javon Little, 16, of 372 New St., and Javon Willis Veron, 18, of Thomasville. No information was provided as to what the two allegedly took. Veron is to be in Surry District Court on April 24, while Little is facing a June 4 court appearance.


• A charge of assault, inflicting serious injury was filed last Saturday against Logan Ray Sawyers, 18, of 139 Ravenswood Trail, Lowgap, in connection with an incident earlier that day at the Cook-Out fast-food restaurant on Rockford Street. John Daniel Gates, a Galax, Va., teen who is the alleged victim, told police that two individuals forced him into an altercation and during the struggle Gates fell and fractured his ankle. Sawyers is free on a written promise to appear in District Court on April 29.


• A case of financial card fraud was reported on March 21, which involves an unknown suspect using a credit card of Linda Gatchel, a Grace Street resident, to buy miscellaneous items valued at $1,000 at Belk in Mayberry Mall. The crime was discovered on March 10.


• Also on March 21, police were told that an attempt had been made to break into Best Auto Service in the 1700 block of South Main Street, which resulted in damage to a door, apparently from a pry tool. Nothing was listed as missing.


• Shannon Michelle Baxter, 33, of 1301 Spainhour Mill Road, Pinnacle, turned herself in at the police station on a felony embezzlement charge on March 19. Baxter is accused of taking an undisclosed sum of money that was entrusted to her while employed at Big Lots on Carter Street. She is free on a written promise to be in District Court on May 15.


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