Police reports

• A Mount Airy man who is alleged to have nearly struck a child at a fast-food restaurant early Tuesday has been charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving, according to city police department reports. David Chase Goins, 23, of 181 Silkwood Trail, allegedly entered the parking lot of McDonald’s on Renfro Street at a high rate of speed and circled the business, almost striking the child, then squealed tires while exiting the lot. Goins was stopped by police and underwent blood-alcohol testing. He is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Sept. 21.

• Property valued at $1,000 was discovered missing Monday from Grace Covenant Church as a result of a break-in, which also caused $200 in damage to a window at the church located in the 1000 block of Rockford Street. A Haier window-unit air-conditioner was taken along with a Kustom HV 500 electric amplifier, an Ibanez Gio electric guitar and a Sanyo television set. Listed as victims in addition to the church are Dean Bray Jr. and Timothy W. Crouch.

• Travis Donald Thompson, 47, who is listed as homeless, was arrested on multiple violations last Thursday night after a theft investigation at Circle K on Rockford Street. The list includes larceny, possession of stolen property, driving while license revoked, no insurance and simple possession of a controlled substance. Details regarding the alleged theft were not given. Thompson was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and is scheduled to be in District Court on Sept. 9.

• Two women from the Grayson County, Virginia, area who allegedly stole $680 worth of items at Walmart last Thursday are each facing offenses of larceny and attempted larceny. Cynthia Denise Leonard, 42, of Galax, and Sherri Nicole Rosas, 47, of Elk Creek, are slated for a Sept. 9 District Court appearance.

• A Sceptre 40-inch, flat-screen television set valued at $150 was discovered missing last Thursday from a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup owned by Benny Ray Morris, a Brandy Lane resident. The driver’s-door window was broken to gain entry, with the damage put at $100.

• Alvin Dale Johnson, 57, of 670 Factory St., was arrested on violations of larceny and communicating threats last Thursday after a theft investigation at Walmart. Johnson was jailed under a $500 secured bond and scheduled for a Sept. 9 appearance in Surry District Court.

• A second-degree trespassing violation was issued last Thursday against Amanda Gross Martin, 51, of 847 Willow St., for allegedly being at another Willow Street location from which she had been banned. Martin’s District Court date is Aug. 6.

• A Hisense 50-inch flat-screen television set was stolen from Walmart on July 22 by someone who removed it from the store without paying, but no facts beyond that have surfaced in the case that is under investigation by the responding officer.

• Also on July 22, counterfeit currency turned up at a local business, Game Stop on Edgewood Drive, where a bogus $100 bill was passed to buy merchandise.

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