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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    Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.

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  • 7-30 Samantha Frederick.jpg RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment

    Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.

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  • 7-29 Robert Abney.jpg RPD: Bottle bomb injures man, damages neighbor’s home

    Richmond Police on Friday charged Robert Abney, 30, of Moberly Avenue, in connection with a May 30 explosion that injured Abney and damaged a neighbor’s home.
    Officers were dispatched May 30 to a residence in the 500 block of Moberly Avenue to investigate the report of an explosion.
    They found the remains of a plastic bottle bomb near a residence adjoining Moberly’s, according to an RPD news release. A wall of the occupied home was smoldering and grass was burned in the area, it added.

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  • Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking

    A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-25 William Gilbert.jpg Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel

    Berea Police arrested four people Wednesday at the Knights Inn on Chestnut Street, including a man they said tried to conceal a meth lab on his person.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-24 Justin Smith.jpg One arrested, one sought in Sunday home invasion

    Two men in search of another man broke into a Keystone Drive home Sunday and harassed residents in another nearby home Monday, according to a Richmond Police report.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • RPD: Man falls through ceiling attempting to elude police

    When Richmond Police went to Cody Shelton’s Kristin Drive apartment at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday to arrest him on a parole-violation charge, they said he attempted to elude them by hiding in the attic crawl space.

    July 18, 2014

  • Man indicted in Manhattan Club shooting

    A man charged in a May 20 shooting at the Manhattan Club in which a man was wounded was indicted Wednesday by a Madison County grand jury.

    July 17, 2014

  • 7-18 Aaron Tate.jpg Local burglary suspect found in Texas border town

    A man wanted in Madison County on burglary and criminal mischief charges since March was arrested July 11 by the U.S. Marshal Service in Brownsville, Texas, on the Mexican board.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 12, 2014