Sept. 15: Drug arrest on Morning View Road
A Berea man, Justin Lynn Woods, 24, was arrested after an officer conducted a traffic stop on Morning View Road.
The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle and allegedly located a small baggy of methamphetamine in the Woods’ pants pocket, according to a report provided by the Berea Police Department.
Woods was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and is currently lodged at the Madison County Detention Center on an unsecured third-party bond with home incarceration and drug-testing, according to jail records.
Sept. 17: Bank account identity theft
A resident in the 200 block of Baugh Street reported her bank account had been used without her knowledge. The victim said her account was used to make several purchases out of state on several different dates.
Sept. 18: Mt. Vernon Road burglary
Officers were called to the 100 block of Mount Vernon Road with reports of a burglary. The caller said the home was empty and had planned to do work inside it, but found the back door open when he arrived.
Officers did not locate anyone inside the residence but a set of muddy footprints indicated that someone had been there.
Nothing was taken and there was no damage to the residence.
Sept. 18: Shoplifting, disorderly conduct arrests
On Sept. 18, police charged two people with shoplifting in connection with clothing that employees said was taken from the store without payment. In an unrelated incident, a woman received an additional charge of disorderly conduct after she began “yelling and cursing” in the crowded parking lot of gasoline station when officers attempted to serve her with an arrest warrant.
Sept. 19-22: Miscellaneous thefts
• A victim reported that he left his car parked near the Ellipse Street walking track for several days and his stereo was stolen. The estimated loss is $700.
• A victim reported his wallet was stolen from his parked vehicle on Chestnut Street. The estimated loss is $10.
• A store employee from the At&t store on Richmond Road reported that a white male entered the store and stole a display phone while she was distracted. The estimated loss is $500.
BEREA POLICE CRIME REPORT:
Sept. 15: Drug arrest on Morning View Road
Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking
A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.
Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel
Berea Police arrested four people Wednesday at the Knights Inn on Chestnut Street, including a man they said tried to conceal a meth lab on his person.
One arrested, one sought in Sunday home invasion
Two men in search of another man broke into a Keystone Drive home Sunday and harassed residents in another nearby home Monday, according to a Richmond Police report.
RPD: Man falls through ceiling attempting to elude police
When Richmond Police went to Cody Shelton’s Kristin Drive apartment at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday to arrest him on a parole-violation charge, they said he attempted to elude them by hiding in the attic crawl space.
Man indicted in Manhattan Club shooting
A man charged in a May 20 shooting at the Manhattan Club in which a man was wounded was indicted Wednesday by a Madison County grand jury.
Local burglary suspect found in Texas border town
A man wanted in Madison County on burglary and criminal mischief charges since March was arrested July 11 by the U.S. Marshal Service in Brownsville, Texas, on the Mexican board.
Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape
Deanna Lawson, charged with 20 counts of complicity in the rape and sodomy of a minor, pleaded guilty in Madison Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Between October 2011 and September 2012, Eric Kelley had sexual relations with Lawson’s two daughters, according to court documents.
She was charged with complicity after police said they learned Lawson knew of the crimes but didn’t try to stop them or alert authorities.
No extra jail time for parents on prostitution charge
Anthony and Kathy Hart, two Madison County residents who pleaded guilty May 21 to prostituting their daughters, won’t be seeing any extra time in jail.
Both parents, who served time in jail while their charges were pending, were sentenced to probation Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
RPD arrests three on drug charges
A couple is facing several charges after police said they sold drugs to an undercover officer late last year.
In December 2013, the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit purchased a quantity of suboxone strips from Ryan Anderson, 30, and Chastity L. King, 28, on two occasions during a covert investigation, according to an RPD news release.
Charges reduced against Detroit man who tried to elude police
A Detroit man who led police in a brief vehicle chase May 8 and then attempted to hide in a ditch will spend 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced charges Wednesday in Madison District Court.
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