The Richmond Register


July 23, 2013

Burglary call results in drug-trafficking arrest

RICHMOND — A Berea man was arrested Sunday after police officers, who were investigating a burglary call, reported finding 2 ounces of marijuana and various trafficking paraphernalia in an Elm Street apartment.

Shawn Hutchins, 22, of Berea was charged with trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

When the Berea officers arrived Sunday at the site of the burglary complaint on Elm Street, they saw the apartment’s door had been damaged and was standing open, according to the report.

Inside the residence, they reported finding approximately 2 ounces of marijuana and $1,170 in cash.  They also located a rolling machine, digital scales, plastic bags and pipes, the report stated.

Sex offender charged with not registering address

A man living on Dinsmore Street was charged Thursday with failure to comply with sex offender registration, and police report this is his second offense.

Christopher S. Lamb, 35, who previously was convicted of a felony sex crime, had been living on Dinsmore Street for several weeks and had not registered the address as required by law, according to the BPD arrest.

Lamb has been convicted of first-degree sexual abuse involving a 5-year-old victim, according to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry. His previous address was on Slate Lick Road in Berea.

Theft Reports


• A resident in the 100 Block of Herndon Lane reported that a utility trailer had been stolen from her residence. Estimated loss: $700.

• Officers were called to Family Auto Sales in reference to a theft. Employees stated that 10 car batteries had been stolen from cars on the lot. Estimated loss: $300.


• A resident in the 1000 Block of Trevor Drive reported that several items were stolen from inside of his vehicle. Estimated loss: $1,175.

July 15

• Officers were called to the 100 Block of Oak Street in reference to a theft. The victim reported that copper pipe was stolen from underneath a vacant home. Estimated loss: $800.

• A resident in the 1000 Block of Burnell Drive reported that a DVD player was stolen from inside his vehicle overnight. Estimated loss: $100.

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    Richmond police arrested a Lexington woman Monday night after the property manager at Main Street Storage said she repeatedly drove her vehicle into a gate and fence at the 455 E. Main St. business.

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  • $250,000 wrecker stolen

    A representative of Barger’s Wrecking Service, North Porter Drive, reported to Richmond police Sunday that a black, 1996 Peterbilt wrecker with company logos on it was stolen from the business’ parking lot. The wrecker is valued at $250,000, according to the police report.

    April 15, 2014

  • Man involved in double slaying dies in prison

    A Richmond man who pleaded guilty in 2009 to participating in a double slaying in Lincoln County died in prison Monday.

    Neccolus Mundy, 32, died less than a week after being found unresponsive in his cell at Northpoint Training Center, according to The Associated Press.

    April 11, 2014

  • Two charged with prostitution and indecent exposure

    Two people were charged Wednesday evening after they were observed engaging in sexual activity related to prostitution in public, according to Richmond police.

    April 10, 2014

  • 4-10 Eric Cromer.jpg Man charged with intimidating witness in court case

    A Rice Court man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly threatened the former owner of a pet that his dog killed in February, according to the Richmond police.
    Eric S. Comer, 42, was charged with intimidating a participant in a legal process and third-degree terroristic threatening.
    Cromer was served March 16 with a summons to appear in court to answer a complaint charging him with harboring a vicious animal, according to the police report.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • BPD: Man burglarized wedding shop

    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.

    April 9, 2014

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    A methamphetamine lab bust at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond led to the arrest Wednesday morning of five people.

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  • RPD: Man assaulted, stalked wife

    A Hawthorne Drive man was charged Monday with stalking and assault following a domestic violence incident.
    Richmond police also charged Jason A. Cole, 30, Hawthorne Drive,with third-degree terroristic threatening and violation of a Kentucky domestic violence order.

    April 8, 2014

  • 4-8 Hank SpicerWEB.jpg Man charged with striking woman in head with bottle

    An Irvine man was charged with felony assault Saturday after police say he hit a woman in the head with a beer bottle the previous day.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richmond business owner pleads guilty to trafficking

    A Richmond business owner pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving a package of marijuana at his downtown tailor shop as part of a drug-selling scheme.
    Darryl Ballard pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking in marijuana (less than 5 pounds). Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Smith recommended  a sentence of three years in prison diverted for two years provided Ballard has no further violations of law.

    April 6, 2014

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