The Richmond Register


April 9, 2014

BPD: Man burglarized wedding shop

BEREA — A Richmond man was charged April 3 with burglarizing a business owned by his former employer.

Steven McKinney, 20, was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Berea officers were called to Jobee’s Wedding Shop on Richmond Road after receiving a report of a burglary. The business owner told police a man had entered through the back door early that morning and attempted to get into the safe. He left without taking anything, the owner told police. She also told police she recognized the man as McKinney from surveillance video footage.

He had previously worked for the owner, according to the report.

McKinney was located by police a few hours later, and he admitted entering the business to look for cash, the report stated.

He was charged with the burglary, and also in connection with a stolen and forged check case from September.

Thefts & burglaries


• A resident in the 100 block of Miracle Street reported that his car was keyed overnight. Estimated loss is $500.

April 3

• Officers were called to the Econo Lodge in reference to a theft. An employee’s wallet was stolen while the worker was cleaning a room. Estimated loss: $41.

• Officers were called to Evan’s Tire in reference to a theft. Employees stated that a 12-foot Uhaul car hauler was stolen from the parking lot. Estimated loss: $20,000.

April 1

• Officers were called to the cell tower behind the baseball fields at the Berea City Park to investigate the theft of a copper panel. Estimated loss: $1,000.

March 31

• A resident in the 2000 block of Menelaus Road reported that items were stolen from an out building. Estimated loss: $1,658.

March 30

• A resident in the 200 block of Elm Street reported that two tires were cut on her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway. Estimated loss: $200.

Misdemeanor arrests

From March 31 to Monday, Berea police pressed the following misdemeanor charges:

• One person for theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting $5 in merchandise from Dollar General

• One person for public intoxication

• One person for theft by unlawful taking, $81.70 in merchandise from Dollar General, and giving an officer a false name or address

• One person for second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Lortab), possession of drug paraphernalia and controlled substance prescription not in proper container

• One person for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (first offense)

• One person for alcohol intoxication in a public place

• One person for theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting $89.77 in merchandise from Walmart

• One person for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense).

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