Dennis Street man charged with theft of cell phone
Lucas R. Miranda, 18, of Dennis Street, was charged Saturday with theft by unlawful taking (more than $500) for the theft of a cell phone.
An officer responded to the 100 block of Manna Drive to investigate a theft, according to the report. The victim told the officer Miranda had taken her Samsung Galaxy cell phone after an argument and and left the area. The phone was valued at $600, the report stated.
Officers later were able to recover the phone and arrested Miranda, the report stated. He was lodged in the detention center but released later the same day, according to the jail’s online records.
• A Saratoga Circle resident reported her dark blue, 2007 GMC Acadia worth $15,000, license plate number 975-MMV, was stolen from her driveway overnight.
• A Foxhaven Drive resident reported his apartment was broken into through a front window and and a Samsung 50-inch LED television was stolen. Estimated loss is $1,245.
• A woman visiting someone in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported her 2001 Kia Spectra worth $2,000 was stolen overnight. According to the report, the vehicle was discovered ablaze about 1 a.m. on McCord Lane before the theft was reported. The White Hall and Madison County fire departments extinguished the fire, but the vehicle was a total loss.
• A representative of First Christian Church, 400 W. Main St., reported the church was unlawfully entered the previous evening and two televisions were stolen. According to the report, the initial investigation determined a man entered the building through a west-side door late Wednesday evening and removed the televisions, a 40-inch Vizio flat panel and a Sharp 60-inch LED worth at total of $1,837.
The suspect was described as a white male, late teens to early 20s, wearing a silver-colored jacket.
• A complainant reported two heat pumps and copper piping totaling $15,000 was stolen from a Hampton Way duplex over the past three and a half months.
Anyone with information regarding any of these cases can contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-1162.