The Richmond Register


June 4, 2014

Couple facing child endangerment, intoxication charges

RICHMOND — A man and woman parked in a car outside the Red House Road Redi Mart were arrested on wanton-endangerment and alcohol charges Friday afternoon, after police found two toddlers in their care.

At approximately 2:36 p.m. Friday, an officer was dispatched to Redi Mart on to investigate a report of two intoxicated adults in a vehicle, according to a Richmond Police report.

When the officer arrived, they found Mary Hembree, 32, and John Albertini, 32, in the vehicle located at the gas pump. The officer determined both were intoxicated and discovered Hembree’s two toddlers in the car’s rear seat, the report stated.

Both Hembree and Albertini were charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Hembree also was charged with  DUI while Albertini also was charged with alcohol intoxication.

Both were taken to the detention center where they remained Tuesday evening, according to the jail’s online records.

Richmond Police charged a Ridgeway Drive man Saturday with custodial interference after they discovered a teen was was going to his apartment instead of to school.

On May 21, a woman told police that her daughter was not in school. Previously when she was reported missing, police found the girl at the home of 18-year-old Joseph Downs, according to the report. The mother told police Downs had been aiding and encouraging her daughter in skipping school and he was ordered to have no contact with her, the report added.

When police went to Downs’ residence and found the girl present, he fled on foot, the police stated.

A warrant was issued for Downs’ arrest May 27 charging him fleeing or evading police as well as custodial interference. When officers tried to serve Downs with warrant Saturday, he again fled but was  chased down and apprehended him on Meadowlark Drive, the report added.

Downs was taken to the Madison County Detention Center from which he was released Wednesday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

Officers dispatched to the 500 block of Ballard Drive on Saturday night to investigate the report of a fight found a 38-year-old unconscious male in the parking lot covered in blood, according to the police report.

EMS transported the victim to UK Medical Center where he was found to have suffered a broken nose and a broken bone near an eye socket.

Police said they determined John Lowery, 37, struck the victim several times, and he was charged with second-degree assault and taken to the detention center, where he remained Tuesday evening, according to the jail’s online records.

Richmond Police said they closed a month-long shoplifting investigation May 28 when they charged James Roberts, 35, of Ravenna, with theft by unlawful taking ($500 to $10,000).

On May 9, Meijer employees observed a male suspect conceal seven Garmin heart-monitor watches valued at nearly $910 in a shopping bag and leave without paying, according to the report.

An investigation identified Roberts as the suspect and handed over to Richmond Police after being detained in Winchester, the report stated.

After an interview at the police station, police charged Roberts with the theft and took him to detention center from which he was released Monday, according to the jail’s online records.

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

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