Register Staff Report
An early morning theft Monday left one Richmond man without his shorts, which contained $1,288 in cash and a white iPhone 4, according to a Richmond Police Department news release.
A resident in the 400 block of Big Hill Avenue reported that he was robbed as he was leaving his apartment at approximately 1 a.m.
The victim said two men dressed in all black seized him as he was about to enter his vehicle, placed something over his head and wrestled him to the ground.
The two men removed his khaki plaid shorts and fled the scene on foot, the release stated.
The victim could provide no further description of the suspects. The estimated loss is $1,493.
Man charged with stealing firearms from pickup truck
On Saturday, a man parked in the CVS pharmacy lot reported two firearms were stolen from a rack mounted inside the rear window of his pickup truck, according to the RPD release.
Entry was gained by breaking the rear window of the truck and a Ruger .22 caliber rifle and a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle were stolen for an estimated loss of $1,400.
Two days later, a patrol officer spotted Christopher T. Denny, 19, of North Second Street, exit a vehicle on North Second Street and carry a rifle into a nearby apartment building, according to the release.
The officer was familiar with the Saturday theft and searched the apartment Denny was seen entering. Officers discovered the stolen rifle, arrested Denny and charged him with possession of a stolen firearm, the police report stated.
Denny was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center but released later that night on a unsecured third-party bond, according to jail records.
• An employee of Baptist Health Richmond hospital reported her vehicle had been broken into during the early morning and several items were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking the front passenger window.
Reported missing were: a gray Columbia jacket with “Baptist Health” embroidered on the front; a gray Old Navy jacket; a gold purse; $42 in cash; a debit card; a personal checkbook; and miscellaneous personal identification documents. Estimated loss: $162.00
• A resident in the 300 block of Michelle Drive reported his gray 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck had been stolen from the front of his residence between 4 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. A black metal 10-by-6.5 foot trailer was attached to the truck. The trailer had racks for weed trimmers, a 2-inch tongue, a wooden floor with a metal ramp and the wheels were silver in color.
A red Troy Bilt 50-inch zero-turn riding mower, model 128976, with a Briggs & Stratton motor, was on the trailer. The truck contained numerous hand tools in a blue Irwin tool box.
The stolen truck was located later in the day by the Kentucky State Police in the London Post area. The trailer and mower were not recovered. No further details were available.
• A resident in the 200 block of Sunset Avenue reported that her vehicle had been broken into overnight and a black iPod was stolen. Entry was gained by breaking the right front passenger window.
• The owner of Northside Equipment reported that two of the busness’ exterior air conditioning units had been damaged during the past week. Holes had been drilled in the coils of the two units. Estimated loss: $6,560.
• A resident in the 200 block of Stratford Drive reported that a storage building at the rear of his home had been broken into overnight and an orange Husqvarna weed trimmer with a red Troy Bilt edger attachment was stolen. Entry was gained by cutting the hasp. Estimated loss: $250.00
• A resident in the 400 block of Midland Drive reported that a utility trailer had been stolen from in front of his residence sometime during the past two days. The gray, all-metal 4-by-8 foot trailer contained a wheelbarrow. Estimated loss: $700.