Register staff report
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.