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• A Mount Airy woman was arrested on a felony drug charge after a suspicious-person investigation Friday, according to city police department reports. After officers responded to Bear Creek Gifts on North Main Street downtown, Maggie Beth Doss, 31, of 308 Hersey Collins Road, was encountered and allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a consent search. Doss was held at the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and is to be in District Court on June 30.

• Police released information Monday about a series of crimes reported earlier this spring in which checks of Sherry Ann Lowe, a North Wilkesboro resident, were forged and cashed at Mount Airy businesses. This included a $185 check drawn on the account of Roosevelt Lowe which was passed at Food Lion on West Pine Street in order to receive merchandise; two Wachovia checks, for $224 and $148, which were cashed at Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway to obtain merchandise; and a $463 check drawn on the account of Roosevelt Lowe which was passed at the Lowe’s hardware store in order to receive merchandise. The stores are listed as victims in addition to Sherry Ann Lowe, with the crimes — discovered in May — still under investigation.

• Four fishing rods, valued at $150 and owned by John Christopher Sykes, were stolen Saturday from an unsecured 2005 Nissan Frontier pickup at Sykes’ home on Hunter Drive.

• A larceny of motor fuel occurred Saturday at WilcoHess on Rockford Street, with the loss put at $35.

• A break-in was discovered on June 2 at an apartment complex on Carolina Court owned by One Management Inc., where a window was forced open to gain entry to a secured building, causing damage to two window panes.

• Andrew Blake Ayers, 24, of 226 E. Lebanon St., was cited for larceny on June 1 after allegedly taking $55 worth of merchandise at Walmart. Ayers is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 9 and has been banned from the store.

• Walter Ray Trent, 39, of Patrick Springs, Va., was arrested as a fugitive from justice on May 31 after a suspicious-person investigation at a room in Quality Inn on U.S. 601. Police discovered that Trent was wanted on an unspecified matter in Virginia and he was jailed in Dobson under a $15,000 secured bond. His court date is June 26.

• Police were told on May 31 that the wallet of Charles Joseph Masula of Wilmington had been stolen from his 2002 GMC Sierra pickup while parked at Walmart. The loss included Wells Fargo debit and credit cards, a driver’s license, vehicle registration and an insurance card.

• A cell phone owned by Ana Gabriela Ibarra of Olivia Avenue, identified as an iPhone valued at $200, was stolen on May 31 at Bonnie Lou’s Flea Market on Carter Street.

• Also on May 31, the license plate, number CCY9518, was stolen from a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Santana Georgette Leigh Lawson, a Brooklyn Avenue resident. It was taken while the car was in a driveway on West Lebanon Street near Willow Street.

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