• Two men were found to be wanted on motor vehicle-related charges after being encountered by officers at a local church late Saturday night, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Michael Adrian Martin, 30, of 116 Green St., and Nathan Eugene Bedsaul, 32, of 3923 E. Pine St., were located on the premises of Bannertown Baptist Church during a suspicious-person call.
Martin subsequently was determined to be the subject of an outstanding warrant for a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle which had been filed by Surry County authorities on May 23 and orders for arrest on two counts of failing to appear in court issued on Aug. 23. An outstanding summons for a violation of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was discovered for Bedsaul, which had been filed in the city on July 6.
Martin was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Sept. 26 on charges of simple assault, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. He faces the stolen vehicle charge on Oct. 10. Bedsaul’s court date is Nov. 13.
• Randall Wayne Atkins, 28, of 135 W. Lebanon St., No. 1, was charged with resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer Saturday after an incident at his residence, where Atkins was in possession of his ex-girlfriend’s cell phone, police records state.
Officer J.R. Hatmaker accompanied the woman to that location to recover the phone and when she attempted to leave Atkins is said to have jumped into her car. She screamed for him to get out, and when Hatmaker tried to remove Atkins, he allegedly resisted. The West Lebanon Street resident is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Oct. 2.
• A tan tow dolly, a two-wheel device used for moving disabled motor vehicles, was discovered missing Friday from the residence of owner Claude E. Miles on Durham Street. The Tow-Rite tow dolly, valued at $1,500, was taken from the back yard.
• Items were stolen Saturday from an unlocked 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt owned by David William Glidewell, a Rockford Street resident. The theft occurred while the car was at Hardee’s on West Pine Street, where Glidewell is employed. Stolen were a black Android cell phone; a brown camouflage leather wallet; an undisclosed sum of cash; 10 Volvo, Chevrolet and Dodge keys; a driver’s license; and a Social Security card.
• An attempt was made Friday by an unknown suspect to use a counterfeit $100 bill at Circle K on Rockford Street. The incident is under investigation.
• Police were told on Aug. 12 that a debit card belonging to Nancy Jane Kidd Moon, an Edgewood Place resident, had been stolen two days before from an ATM at Walmart.
• A motor vehicle and mountain-climbing equipment, tools and other property with a total value of $12,315, owned by Christopher Jacob Lehman of Germanton, were stolen by a known individual on Sept. 4 from a location on Surry Avenue.
In addition to the white 2001 Hyundai Accent valued at $2,500, which was bearing license plate number PEM6378, the theft involved a climbing bag, belt, lanyards, rigging straps, pulleys, a block, helmets, ropes, hooks and other items including a Canon GPS camera and a Hewlett-Packard 5540 printer.