City police reports

• A employee of a local cab company was victimized in a weekend vehicular break-in that netted the theft of property including $500 worth of collectible currency, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. The crime, discovered Saturday, involved the use of a floor jack to break the window of a 2002 Buick Park Avenue owned by Melvin Lee Sales of Winston-Salem, who works for Granite City Cabs on South Main Street, where the break-in occurred in the parking lot. In addition to the collectible currency, a BB&T money bag and additional cash of an undisclosed sum were taken.

• A Westfield resident has been victimized by a case of forgery and uttering involving a $300 loss, The incident, reported last Wednesday, unfolded when a known suspect allegedly took Wells Fargo checks from victim Kendra Nicole Shinault and forged her name on a $300 check that was passed at the State Employees Credit Union.

• Tabitha Smith Johnson, 31, of 126 Doe Run Lane, was cited last Wednesday for shoplifting at Walmart, where she allegedly concealed cosmetic and food items valued at $182. The property was recovered undamaged and Johnson is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 19.

• A Ruger lightweight compact pistol and holster, valued altogether at $290 and owned by Eric Jerome Dobson of Seabrook Road, was stolen Wednesday from Dobson’s 2015 Toyota Tundra pickup while it was at Mount Airy Toyota on North Andy Griffith Parkway.

• Damage put at $500 was discovered Wednesday to the bill validator of an ice machine at an unidentified business located in the 300 block of East Pine Street. After the validator was pried open, an undisclosed sum of money was removed. Dale E. Puckett of Ararat, Virginia, is the victim of the crime.

• Another break-in and larceny targeting a coin-operated machine was discovered Wednesday at WilcoHess on West Pine Street. Holes were drilled in the device to expose wiring, with an undisclosed sum of money taken.

• Quantities of Bounty paper towels and Angel toilet tissue valued at $56 were stolen during a break-in that was reported Wednesday at Jerrie’s Day Care on South Main Street. Entry was gained through an unsecured door that received damaged to the latch as a result.

• An orange Husqvarna lawn mower valued at $1,835 was stolen on June 7 from an outbuilding at the home of Cindy Benge Lovill on Allred Mill Road.

• An undisclosed sum of money and a PNC Bank debit card were stolen in a motor vehicle break-in on June 6 at Reeves Community Center. The 2005 Mercury Sable, owned by Roy Clyde Easter of Wolfcreek Lane in Ararat, Virginia, was entered from an unsecured door.

• A case of financial card fraud was reported on June 5, involving someone using a debit card number of Donna Lynn Matthews of Lillington in Harnett County for a transaction involving miscellaneous gift cards at 1215 W. Lebanon St., the address for Food Lion.

• A break-in of a motor vehicle, discovered on June 4, resulted in the loss of a wallet along with an undisclosed sum of cash, a BB&T debit card and checks, a Discover credit card and Social Security and Medicare cards. The property of Anita Louise Anderson of McCarther Road was taken from an unsecured 2005 Ford Freestyle at Mount Airy Veterinary Hospital on South South Street.

• A similar incident was discovered on June 4 in which the black and red wallet of Stacy Lynn Bowman of Mobil Way was removed from an unlocked Kia Forte 512 W. Pine St., the address for Best Buy. The loss included money, a JCPenney credit card, a BB&T debit card, a driver’s license and medication.

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