Richmond police have charged an adult man and a juvenile in connection with thefts from vehicles in the Brookline subdivision.
Daiquan Smith, 20, Churchilll Drive, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), receiving stolen property (under $500) and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
The juvenile was charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and receiving stolen property (under $500). He was released to social services as he was reported to be a runaway from Indiana, according to the RPD report.
Officers were sent at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday to Tobiano and Paso Fino drives after receiving a report that vehicles were being broken into.
The officers observed two men running and detained Smith and the juvenile, according to the report.
The juvenile was carrying a BB gun in his waistband, which was retrieved by the officers, the report stated.
The officers also reported recovering credit cards and personal identification documents from both suspects that were determined to have been stolen from a vehicle in the 600 block of Shetland Drive.
A set of steel knuckles also was found on Smith, according to the RPD.
Two charged with shoplifting TV at Walmart
Two people were charged Wednesday with shoplifting a TV from Walmart.
Doris A. Meadows, 37, Mount Vernon, and Alex Torivio, 31, address unknown are facing charges of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500).
Officers were dispatched to Walmart at 5 p.m. to investigate a shoplifting complaint, according to an RPD report. The employees told them that Meadows and Torivio were seen placing a Samsung 46-inch LED television in a shopping cart and then they attempted to leave the store without paying for the item.
Meadows was reported to have distracted the store greeter while Torivio tired to leave with the TV valued at $648, according to the RPD. Employees detained the two and summoned police.
Man faces meth-trafficking charge
Richmond police have arrested a Moberly Avenue man, alleging he trafficked in methamphetamine.
Harold D. Minter, 51, was charged with two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The RPD Narcotics Unite purchased meth from Minter during a covert operation in December 2013, according to a police report.
Detectives arrested Minter at his home Tuesday and reported finding 2.5 grams of suspected meth, 10 Tylenol-with-codeine pills and a syringe in his possession.
A search of the residence produced a small amount of unidentified white powder and set of digital scales, the report added.
• A resident in the 700 block of Marietha Drive reported that a pink iPod Nano, worth $100, was stolen from his parked vehicle during the night. There were no signs of forced entry.
• A resident in the 100 block of Woods Trail reported that a red Troy-Bilt 2000 watt generator, worth $200, had been stolen from the bed of his pickup truck over night.
• A patron of Circle K, Amberly Way, reported that she had inadvertently left her white iPhone 4, worth $425, in the store during the early evening. When she realized her error and returned to the store, the phone was missing.
• The owner of Boost Mobile, 234 E. Main St., reported that a man had stolen several items from the store the previous day. The following items were reported stolen: a Blu Dash cellular telephone; a Motorola MB-502 cellular telephone; an LG cellular telephone, touch screen; and eight assorted cellular telephone cases. Estimated loss: $390.
• A representative of Central Kentucky Mobile Homes, Irvine Road, reported that four Duralast industrial-size batteries had been stolen from a Volvo semi-truck at the business sometime during the past three days. Estimated loss: $600.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.