Surry County Sheriff reports

DOBSON — Counterfeit bills were used to purchase gasoline and cigarrettes at Circle K on Graceland Lane, Mount Airy, according to Surry County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Three $20 bills were used, the Nov. 23 report indicates.

“The case is under investigation and has no leads at this time,” said Sgt. Det. J.D. Briles, acting as spokesperson for the sheriff office.

Briles noted that the case has been referred to the U.S. Secret Service.

• On Dec. 2, Bradley Inman, of Westfield Road, Mount Airy, reported a break-in at his residence. Stolen items included miscellaneous tools such as a tap dye set, a floor jack, and a portable air tank. The value of the theft totaled $1,025.

• Ricky Kirkman, of Freedom Lane, Mount Airy, reported a fence damaged on his property accompanied by an abandoned trailer.

According to the Nov. 23 report, Kirkman’s fence was damaged by a utility trailer that appeared to have been involved in an accident. The trailer was unhooked from the tow vehicle and left at the scene, and the vehicle identification number on the trailer had been obliterated.

“Detectives are attempting to identify the owner of the trailer and determine if it’s stolen,” Briles said.

• Ryan Gray Hardy, 26, of Old Highway 601, Mount Airy, was arrested in connection with a November break-in. Patricia Parsons reported Nov. 19 an attempted breaking and entering at her Racing Hollow Lane residence in Dobson.

The report indicates that the suspect had tried to break in, damaging the window of the door. The suspect then allegedly ran over the victim’s swing-set when leaving, causing $300 worth of damage.

Hardy was allegedly identified later via video surveillance as stealing diesel fuel from Wayne Farms in Elkin.

He was charged with felony breaking and entering, injury to personal property and misdemeanor larceny of fuel and is due to appear in court on Jan. 10.

• Leonardo Castro, of Chandler Road, Dobson, reported the theft of a N.C. license plate on Dec. 2.

• On Dec. 4, Payl Carter, of Old Rockford Road, Dobson, reported a breaking and entering and larceny of a window air conditioning unit, which was valued at $100.

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