Register Staff Report
Richmond Police on Thursday charged Roger Thomas, 66, of Janwell Court with theft by unlawful taking in connection with a stolen van, according to an RPD news release.
The owner of a Janwell Drive property reported a 1992 Ford van worth $2,000 had been stolen from his driveway. The complainant told officers he had discovered Thomas had sold the van on Sept. 20 to Richmond Scrap Iron and it had been destroyed, the release stated.
An officer interviewed Thomas at the Madison County Detention Center, where he was incarcerated on unrelated theft charges. He was further charged after the interview, but was released later that day, according to the jail’s online records.
Woman charged with drug possession
Christine L. Heath, 42, of Nicholasville, was charged Saturday with several drug offenses and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after officers stopped her in a Waffle House parking lot.
According to the release, a patrol officer observed a vehicle Heath was operating back improperly on North Keeneland Avenue about 1 a.m.
The officer made contact with Heath, determined she was under the influence, and transported her to the detention center, the police report stated.
While searching her purse, officers found four hydrocodone pills, one oxycodone pill, and one tramadol pill, the report added.
Heath was further charged with first-, second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and was lodged in the detention center, but was released later the same day, according to the jail’s online records.
Richmond theft reports
• Police responded about 3:20 a.m. to a possible burglary at D&G Food Mart, 1699 East Main St.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the front door glass had been broken out. A representative of the business was summoned to the scene and he found that several cartons of cigarettes had been stolen. Officers searched the area but failed to locate an intruder.
• A complainant reported a Pantech cell phone (AT&T) and an iPad had been stolen from either his vehicle or his business in the 300 block of Steep Street the previous day. The phone was flip-style and the iPad was in a green and black cover. Estimated loss: $600.
• A resident in the 300 block of Overland Drive reported a Garmin GPS unit had been stolen from her parked and unsecured vehicle overnight. Estimated loss: $130.
• An employee of Cracker Barrel reported her parked vehicle had been broken into and several items had been stolen. Reported missing: a black Vera Bradley purse, a black Coach wallet, a debit card, a Ziplock bag containing $75 in change and several personal identification documents. The victim’s debit card was determined to have been used to purchase $601.87 worth of merchandise. Estimated loss: $792.
• A resident of the 300 block of North Street reported his vehicle had been broken into overnight and a Boss CD/DVD player with a 7-inch flip screen was stolen. Estimated loss: $350.
• A resident in the 300 block of High Street reported that a Kindle Fire reader had been stolen from her residence during the previous 10 days. Estimated loss: $100.
• A resident in the 200 block of Kalone Drive reported an orange and white 1992 Honda CR250 dirt bike had been stolen from outside his residence during the day. The motorcycle had been chained to a vehicle parked in the driveway, but the chain had been cut. Estimated loss: $1,500.
• An employee of Sonny’s BBQ, 1041 Berea Road, reported a green Fossil purse and an iPhone 5 were stolen from her parked and unsecured vehicle early in the afternoon. The victim reported seeing an older, black extended cab pickup truck occupied by two white males removing the items from her vehicle. Estimated loss: $680.
• A resident in the 100 block of Leimaur Drive reported his residence had been broken into between noon and 11 p.m. and a number of items had been stolen. Reported missing: a Vizio 32-inch television, model E320VL, a silver Hewlett Packard laptop, model G62, a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, blue steel, short barrel, a Husqvarna gas weed trimmer, a blue Campbell Hausfeld power washer and a Hauppauge Win TV-HVR USB TV tuner, model 1191. Estimated loss: $1,254.