A Richmond man has been charged with trying to pass checks that had been stolen during the recent burglary of a Mount Rushmore Drive home.
Jeremiah J. Bailey, 31, of Danielle Court faces charges of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and receiving stolen property (under $500).
An officer was sent Saturday to Central Bank after receiving a report that a man was attempting to pass a check for $375 on a closed account, according to the RPD report.
The man left before police arrived, and the former account holder was contacted. That person told police he had been unaware any of his blank checks were missing but confirmed the check was stolen, according to the report.
Further investigation revealed that another check from the account was cashed for $300, the report stated. Officers identified Bailey as the suspect attempting to pass the check at Central Bank.
The officers also reported learning that Bailey had passed eight other stolen and forged checks totaling $2,850 within the previous week. Those checks also were reported stolen from the Mount Rushmore home.
Bailey was taken into custody Sunday at the police station and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
Woman arrest on meth-trafficking charge
A Ballard Drive woman was charged Saturday with trafficking methamphetamine following her indictment by a Madison grand jury.
The Richmond Police Department narcotics unit reported purchasing meth from 43-year-old Mary E. Shearer during a covert operation in December 2013, according to an RPD report.
A Madison grand jury indicted Shearer on a charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance in February, and RPD officers located her Saturday on North Third Street.
She was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
Burglaries & thefts
• The owner of East Main Auto Sales reported that batteries were stolen from five vehicles on his lot during the night. He also found that a stock Ford AM/FM CD player had stolen from a sixth vehicle. Estimated loss: $750.