• An apparent Molotov cocktail was used this week to damage a city woman’s car, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the residence of Rebecca Marie Pettit on Austin Drive. Police records indicate that an unknown party threw a bottle of gasoline onto Pettit’s 2000 Nissan Sentra while the bottle was ignited. This caused estimated damage of $1,200 to the paint and windshield. An investigation was continuing at last report.
• Jessica Faye Bledsoe, 23, of 690 McBride Road, was served Wednesday with warrants on violations of larceny and possession of stolen property. No other details were listed regarding the case, for which Bledsoe is free on a $1,000 unsecured bond and is to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 29.
• Offenses including driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and a child-restraint violation were filed against Brian Shannon Mayes, 39, of 114 Epworth Church Road, Cana, Va., after a traffic stop Tuesday night in the parking lot of Domino’s Pizza on North South Street. The 1998 Ford Taurus Mayes was operating was stopped due to three passengers, including himself, being seated in the front of a vehicle not designed for that many. Also, a 3-year-old child was observed in the rear section, which lacked a safety seat.
Mayes’ driver’s license in both North Carolina and Virginia also was found to be suspended, and after showing signs of impairment from multiple drugs and having a blood sample taken, he was charged with DWI. Mayes is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 16.
• Dino Dennis Greene Jr., 25, of 131 Jim Reynolds Lane, was arrested Tuesday on charges of larceny, possession of stolen property and resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer. During an investigation at A Cleaner World on North South Street, Greene was found to have allegedly stolen a cell phone from Les Lawson, the owner of the business, and subsequently was discovered hiding in a residence on Maple Street. He then gave false information to police, including his first name, and was taken into custody, with the cell phone returned to its owner, police records show. Greene was confined in the Surry County Jail in lieu of a $1,000 secured bond and is scheduled to be in District Court on Aug. 27.
• A case of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud was reported Monday at Rite Aid on East Lebanon Street. It involved a known suspect using a fraudulent prescription to receive a controlled substance, 90 dosage units of oxycodone. No arrest had been made at last report.