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• A retired local dentist has become the victim of identity theft, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Police were told Wednesday that an unknown suspect had used the Social Security number of John Crane of Robin Road to file income taxes. The crime was discovered on Tuesday and originated from an unspecified business on South South Street, records show. Typically, perpetrators in such cases use a stolen or misappropriated Social Security number to file a fraudulent return and obtain someone’s tax refund before he or she can do so.

• A break-in was discovered about 1 a.m. Wednesday at US Cellular on South Andy Griffith Parkway, where the forced entry triggered an alarm. Police arrived to find the door of the business kicked in, which had allowed unidentified items to be taken. No loss or damage figures were given.

• A disturbance at a Dollar General store Wednesday led to a Flat Rock woman being jailed on a felony charge. Jessie Marie Hargis, 24, of 130 Crosswinds Place, left the store after police received a call about the disturbance, but was located later at Mayberry Mall. Violations of larceny and resisting a public officer subsequently were issued against Hargis, who also was found to be wanted by Surry County authorities on an Aug. 15 charge of obtaining property by false pretense, a felony, and an order for arrest for failing to appear in court filed on July 31. She was held under a $1,000 secured bond and slated for a Sept. 11 appearance in Surry District Court.

• A larceny occurred Wednesday at Food Lion on West Lebanon Street, where an unknown suspect concealed two packs of ribeye steaks valued at $60 in his pants and left the store without paying.

• Megan Lynne Anderson, 19, of 992 Corner Road, Pinnacle, was cited for larceny Tuesday at Walmart after allegedly concealing candy, socks, a bra, a pair of shoes and a pair of sunglasses inside her bag and being detained by store loss-prevention personnel upon exiting. The merchandise was valued altogether at $51, with Anderson scheduled to be in District Court on Sept. 24.

• SageSport on Rockford Street was the scene of a theft Monday, when an unknown female took six Under Armour T-shirts valued at $150 altogether.

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