The Richmond Register

March 25, 2013

Shoplifting report leads police to man wanted for removing ankle monitor

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — A Richmond man continues to rack up felony charges after he was arrested following a complaint alleging he violated the conditions of home incarceration and removed his monitoring device.

William H. Taylor, 32, of Norwood Drive, was released on bond following a Jan. 18 arrest on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding robbery warrant from a Dec. 15 shoplifting incident.

Taylor was placed in the home incarceration program after being released on bond. However, on Feb. 7, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office filed a complaint stating Taylor had removed his monitoring device and absconded from the program.

A warrant was issued for Taylor’s arrest on charges of tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, second-degree escape and second-degree criminal mischief.

On Friday, police were sent to Walmart to investigate a possible shoplifting incident. Walmart employees reported seeing Taylor conceal a cell phone, worth $127, on himself, and he attempted to leave the store without paying for it.

When he was confronted, Taylor discarded the phone and fled on foot, according to the RPD. The investigating officer found Taylor in the parking lot of nearby Carriage Gate Shopping Center, and the man tried to flee again, the RPD report stated.

Taylor was apprehended and charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500), second-degree fleeing and evading police, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree disorderly conduct.

After he was booked, Taylor was served with the earlier warrant related to violating conditions of home incarceration and also a bench warrant from Madison District Court for failure to appear.

Richmond Pizza Hut burglarized

A complainant reported a possible burglary Saturday at Pizza Hut on South Keeneland Drive.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the front-door glass had been broken. No intruders were found inside the business, and officers could not locate a company representative to determine if anything was missing, according to a Richmond police report.

It was later determined that an “undisclosed” amount of cash was stolen from the restaurant, the report stated.

Man faces drug charges

An attempt to hide from police in his closet proved unsuccessful for an 18-year-old Richmond man.

Paul W. Roden, of Woods Trail, was charged Thursday with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer went to Roden’s home at 8:20 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on a charge of failure to appear, according to an RPD news release. While at the residence, the officer “gained access” to the home and found Roden hiding in a closet, the release stated.

Police searched the area and found a small amount of marijuana, 12 syringes, a bent metal spoon and several other items containing suspected drug residue.

Woman arrested at hospital

A woman who was being treated at Baptist Health in Richmond was arrested and charged Saturday with several drug offenses.

Jeana Kelley, 44, of Concord Road was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An officer was sent to the hospital at 3:30 a.m. to investigated a drug complaint, according to an RPD report. When the officer arrived, contact was made with Kelley.

The officer searched Kelley’s coat and reported finding four oxycodone pills, nine hydrocodone pills, 3.5 diazepam pills, a small amount of marijuana and a small clear bottle with suspected drug residue inside.

After being cleared by the hospital, Kelley was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Police recover some items in home burglary

Police have arrested a woman in connection with the theft of several items from a South Killarney Lane home, including clothing, pots and pans and children’s toys.

Minnie McIntosh-Lamb, 40, of Elliston Road, was charged Friday with receiving stolen property after she was involved in a traffic accident on Brown Drive, according to the RPD.

She was taken to the Madison County Detention Center on a charge of driving on a suspended license, after which the officer investigating the burglary pressed the additional charges.

A resident in the 100 block of South Killarney Lane reported Jan. 27 that her apartment had been unlawfully entered, and items worth a total of $1,964 were taken. Those items were an assortment of women’s clothing, a set of pots and pans, numerous children’s toys and numerous household goods (glasses, towels, lamps, etc.).

The follow-up investigation found McIntosh-Lamb had been in possession of some of the items after burglary reports, and she had transferred them to a third party, the RPD stated.

Some of the items, worth a total of $899, were recovered.

Man charged with theft after video game consoles, games stolen

A Cottonwood Drive man was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of thefts that occurred over a period of two months.

John D. Applegate, 33, was charged with receiving stolen property (under $10,000) and five counts of theft by deception (under $500).

A resident in the 200 block of Irvine View Street reported that between Dec. 17 and Feb. 25, three Nintendo DS Lite game consoles and 11 games had been stolen from her home, according to a RPD news release.

Officers later determined that Applegate had been in possession of the items and transferred them to a third party during that time period.

A warrant was issued for Applegate’s arrest Thursday, and it was served the same day at the Madison County Detention Center where Applegate was incarcerated on unrelated charges.

Storage shed broken into

A resident in the 1000 block of East Irvine Street reported Saturday that a storage shed on his property had been burglarized during the night. Items worth a total of $260 were stolen.

The missing items are a yellow miter saw, three 100-foot extension cords and two 20-foot extension cords.

iPod reported stolen from home

A resident in the 200 block of Evansdale Avenue reported Sunday that a white iPod Touch, 16 GB, was stolen from his home during the evening. There were visitors to the home during the time of the theft. The device is worth $200.

Other thefts:

• A resident in the 2000 block of Ty Lane reported that a Ruger .380 caliber pistol, worth $320, was stolen from his vehicle during the night. There were no signs of forced entry.

• A resident of Ty Lace reported Wednesday that several items, worth a total of $6,700, were stolen from his home some time during the prior two weeks. The missing items were a silver EKU OVC Champions and Tangerine Bowl football ring, a platinum wedding band with seven diamonds and a thick gold wedding band.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.