The Richmond Register

July 26, 2013

Man charged with assaulting elderly relative

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Police charged John W. Telek, 46, no permanent address, for burglary after he unlawfully entered a relative’s home and assaulted him Wednesday, according to an RPD report.

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of Sydney Way at 9:52 p.m. to investigate a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers reported that the front door had been forced open.

The officers learned that Telek had forcibly entered the residence and assaulted the elderly resident, who was a relative, by knocking him down and striking him several times with his fists, according to the report. 

Telek then retrieved a knife from the kitchen and stabbed a kitchen table several times before police arrived. 

Telek was charged with first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.

A third arrest made in connection with a theft at Toyota South

Officers were dispatched Tuesday evening to Toyota South in response to a report that a tailgate was being stolen from a new Toyota pickup truck on the sales lot, according to an RPD report.

As officers were responding, they received further information describing the vehicle in which the suspect had fled the scene. 

Officers found the vehicle in the 1200 block of Arlington Drive and identified an apartment that the suspect was believed to have entered, the report stated.

Officers made contact with two men, Roger D. Hays, 26, the resident, and Brandon H. Barnett, 29, Louisville. Officers reported that the stolen Toyota tailgate had been installed on a pickup truck owned by Barnett, which was parked nearby. 

Police say they determined that while removing the tailgate from the vehicle at Toyota South, the thieves had damaged a cable harness for the back-up camera installed in the tailgate. The tailgate was valued at $1,200, and the damage to the harness was estimated to be $1,400.

Hays was charged for theft by unlawful taking(over $500) and first-degree criminal mischief. Barnett was charged for receiving stolen property (over $500).

The investigation also implicated another man, Roger M. Million, 23, Moberly Road, in the theft of the tailgate, according to the report.  A warrant was issued Thursday for his arrest, charging him for theft by unlawful taking (over $500) and first-degree criminal mischief.

Police located Million on Thursday in the 500 block of Ballard Drive, and he was taken into custody without incident. 

Burglaries & thefts

• A representative of Kokoku Rubber reported that numerous tools had been stolen from the business during the overnight hours. The following items were reported missing: a Stanley Fat Max tool box with various hand tools inside; a My Weigh iBalance scale; a Pelouse scale; a pair of fixed tip retaining pliers; five metric steel eyebolts; a plier nose wire stripper; a multi-purpose wire stripper/crimper, 8.5-inches in length; a reversible blade screwdriver set with slotted and Phillips blades; a ball point Hex set, 1.5mm-10mm; a three-piece adjustable wrench set; a Mitutoyo thickness gauge; and a Mitutoyo digital caliper. Estimated loss:  $1308.80.

• A complainant reported that a Huawei P1 cellular telephone was stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle while he was at Taco Bell the previous evening. Estimated loss: $200.

• The owner of an apartment building in the 200 block of South Porter Drive reported that the copper had been removed from four external air conditioning units at the building, thus rendering them inoperable. Estimated loss: $5,300.


• A resident in the 200 block of Kalone Drive reported that her Troy Bilt self-propelled push mower with electronic ignition had been stolen from her carport sometime during the past four days. Estimated loss $175.

Sunday• A resident in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported that her apartment had been broken into sometime during the past eight days and a number of items were stolen. Entry was gained by removing an air conditioning unit from its wall mount. The following items were reported missing:  an LG Blu Ray player; a Sony DVD/VCR combination player; a black Wii gaming system with two controllers and a charging station; two three-ring binders containing approximately 400 DVDs; 30 Blu Ray movies; 20 Wii video games; and a Samsung 32-inch LCD television.  Estimated loss:  $2,875.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.