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• A break-in of a pickup this week allowed the perpetrator to obtain the ignition key for another vehicle and steal it, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident was discovered Tuesday at the home of Jeffrey Alton Hemric on Banley Street, where a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup was entered, enabling the theft of the key to a black 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, tag number YXZ2016, along with shoes in boxes, a booster seat and a red cast-iron pot. The PT Cruiser, valued at $5,000, was then driven away.

• Police were told Tuesday that a known party had altered a check received for the sale of a bass guitar at The B String on North Trade Street in Winston-Salem, from $100 to $400, and cashed the check at First Citizens Bank on North Main Street in Mount Airy earlier this month. No charges had been filed in the forgery and uttering case at last report.

• Items were stolen Tuesday from an unsecured 2000 Dodge Durango at Riverside Park, with Paula Saavedra and Maria Olvera, both of Lovill Circle, listed as victims. A white purse, an undisclosed sum of cash, a Bank of America debit card and makeup were taken.

• Also Tuesday, Carey Omarr Reid, 34, of Gastonia, was charged with larceny after being found with stolen property at Starlite Motel. The undisclosed merchandise had been taken from Mount Airy Oil Co. store No. 132, allegedly witnessed by the clerk. Reid is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 9.

• Jackie Gray Atkins, 66, of 1421 Fancy Gap Road, was arrested for second-degree trespassing early Tuesday after being found passed out on a sidewalk in front of Food Lion on West Pine Street, from which he had been banned. Atkins was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $300 secured bond and is scheduled to be in District Court on May 29.

• Two vehicles were entered early Tuesday at residences on East Poplar Street, including a 2006 Nissan Altima owned by William James Sneed and the 2005 Nissan Altima of Jason Owen Sechrist, with nothing listed as missing from either.

• Kaley Lynn Childress of Newsome Street reported that her dog, a pit bull/Labrador mix, was stolen Monday.

• Police were told last Friday that a Discover card and two debit cards issued by the State Employees Credit Union and Wells Fargo, owned by Marjorie Ewing Smith of Winston-Salem, had been stolen in early May from her 2005 Toyota Camry while it was parked at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Rockford Street. The debit cards were then used at several locations.

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