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• Counterfeit currency made an appearance Sunday at a local Food Lion store, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. In all, four $100 bills that were found to be bogus were presented by an unknown person or persons to buy items at the Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway in the Lowe’s hardware shopping center. The case was still under investigation at last report.


• Timothy Wade Bowman Jr., 42, of 2045 Doe Run Road, Ararat, Va., was arrested late Sunday night on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, a felony. Bowman, encountered by police during a suspicious-person investigation, was taken into custody on Greenhill Road near Plantation Place. Police also learned there was outstanding warrant for his arrest on an unspecified matter and Bowman additionally was accused Sunday of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Surry County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be in District Court on Aug. 25.


When Bowman was arrested, a woman with him, Elizabeth Nicole Leech, 24, also of 2045 Doe Run Road, Ararat, Va., was taken into custody on an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court which was issued on March 27. Leech was jailed under a $320 secured bond pending a court appearance the next day.


• A traffic stop early Saturday on N.C. 89 led to felony drug charges after the driver was found to be impaired. Dixie Dawn Edwards, 39, of 325 Andrews St., was charged with trafficking by possession, trafficking by transportation, maintaining a drug vehicle and possession with intent to sell or deliver, all felonies. More than 100 dosage units of Schedule II and IV narcotics — including oxycodone, kolonopin and alprazolam — were seized during the arrest. Edwards also is accused of driving while impaired by means other than alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Aug. 6.


• Items were taken from an unlocked 2007 Nissan Sentra Saturday outside Kmart at Mayberry Mall, including an undisclosed sum of cash, a Nintendo DS video game, a black cloth purse, a debit card, a gold ring, a driver’s license and various medications, with Tillie Inger Stewart of Webster Road the victim of the crime.


• Property was stolen Saturday from an unsecured 1995 Dodge Neon in a parking lot at 799 W. Lebanon St., including a green vinyl pocketbook, a Surrey Bank & Trust debit card, North Carolina and Virginia driver’s licenses, a vehicle title and other cards. Sarah Turney Arrington and Jennifer May Pack, both of Chimney Rock Lane, are listed as victims.


• John Christopher Yarbrough, 28, of 611 Sunset Drive, was served Saturday with a criminal summons on a violation of failure to return rental property, filed on June 25 with Leisure Tyme Rental on Pine Street as the complainant. Yarbrough’s District Court date is July 18.


• Salley Katelyn Denny, 24, of 205 Reid Denny Way, Pilot Mountain, was cited for larceny Saturday at Walmart, involving greeting cards and pictures valued at $22. Denny is scheduled to be in court next Wednesday.


• A license plate, number CHT4185, was discovered missing Saturday from a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer owned by Candy Lovill Jones of Siloam Road. The crime occurred at a residential location on Allred Mill Road.


• A break-in Friday at the home of Mary Ann Harold on Austin Drive, where entry was gained via an unsecured window, resulted in the theft of a white and brown purse, two wallets, an undisclosed sum of cash, a Wells Fargo debit card, a Capital One credit card, the victim’s Social Security card and birth certificate and medications.


• James Michael McCreary, 23, of 113 Jessica Lane, is facing violations of restricting, obstructing or delaying a public officer; disorderly conduct; and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a Friday night incident in the parking lot of Staples on Rockford Street. Police encountered McCreary in reference to an undisclosed city ordinance violation and he allegedly continued to shout in the parking lot and attempted to pull away while being placed under arrest. A probable-cause search of McCreary’s vehicle triggered by a police dog also turned up a smoking device, spoon with burned residue and syringe, police records show. McCreary is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court next Tuesday.


• License plate number PTD4879 was discovered missing Friday from a 1992 bus-type vehicle owned by the local VFW Post 2019 Memorial Honor Guard. The theft occurred at the post headquarters.

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