Richmond Police dispatched to Norwood Drive around 1:35 a.m. Sunday found Carl L. Banks, 34, of Robinson Terrace, being detained by several witnesses who said they saw him trying to steal a generator, according to a RPD report.
Police determined the generator had been stolen from a nearby Madison County Rescue Squad vehicle along with a reflective traffic vest, two traffic wands and some small tools.
Witnesses said a second subject was observed fleeing the scene with a medical bag stolen from the same vehicle, but no one was found.
Banks also was in possession of a wrench set and a precision screwdriver set stolen from other cars in the area, the police report stated.
An eyeglass repair kit, a Garmin GPS unit, a bottle of perfume and a black briefcase were found near Banks and confirmed to have been stolen from a vehicle on Arlington Drive. A pocket knife in Banks’ possession was found to have been stolen from a vehicle parked downtown earlier in the evening, the report added.
Officers said they found additional property believed to have been stolen from vehicles in both the Norwood Drive and Arlington Drive areas. Anyone with items missing from their vehicles parked nearby was asked to contact Richmond Police.
Banks was charged with theft by unlawful taking ($500 to $10,000) and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
The estimated loss is $1,800 and estimated recovery is $1,500.
Officers were dispatched Saturday to Race Street where a woman, later identified as Paula S. Winstead, 43, of Keri Ann Drive, was attempting to steal a firearm from a vehicle, according to the police report.
The victim told officers that he yelled at someone rummaging through his vehicle in the area where the firearm was stored. Winstead left empty-handed, but was found nearby under the influence of intoxicants, the police report stated.
She was was taken into custody on charges of attempted theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and public intoxication.
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Man indicted in Manhattan Club shooting
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Local burglary suspect found in Texas border town
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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.
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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.
Early Wednesday traffic stop leads to meth arrest
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