Richmond police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Edgewood Drive on Tuesday evening to conduct a welfare check but ended up arresting one person and citing another on drug charges, according to Police Chief Larry Brock.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with Chad D. Thomas, 31, of Concord Road, and discovered two syringes and a small bag of suspected methamphetamine in his jacket, Brock stated in a news release.
Thomas was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession. He was booked into the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday evening without bond.
Another person in the residence, Cayenne N. Reams, aka Cayenne Estepp, 19, of Battlefield Memorial Highway, Berea, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession after several plastic baggies, syringes and spoons with suspected drug residue were found under her control, the release stated.
She was cited and released.
Also Tuesday, Richmond police charged Cindy M. Hall, 58, Winchester, with numerous offenses following a shoplifting incident, according to the release.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Kohl’s on the Martin Bypass to investigate a shoplifting compliant. Upon arrival, officers learned that Hall had been detained by store employees after they said she attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise worth $141.
Hall resisted the officer’s attempt to arrest her and created a disturbance in the store by yelling and screaming as she was being removed from the premises, the police chief stated in the news release.
A search of her person produced two Lortab pills, the release stated. Police later determined Hall had attempted to dispose of a stolen bracelet in the rear of the police cruiser in which she was transported.
She was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), menacing, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license.
Hall was booked into the detention center and released Wednesday on a $2,500 unsecured third-party bond.
On Monday evening, Richmond police charged Heather N. King, 27, Wellington Court, with drug and other offenses after responding to a complaint of drug use in the Walmart parking lot.
At about 5:30 p.m., an officer dispatched to investigate the complaint encountered King sitting in an idling vehicle in the lot, according to the police news release.
Upon checking her driver’s status, the officer found that King was operating on a suspended driver’s license, the release stated. King was taken into custody after she resisted the officer’s efforts to arrest her, it also stated.
After she was secured, a search of King’s vehicle produced a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine, a small baggie of suspected heroin, four loose prescription pills, numerous spoons with suspected drug residue and a syringe.
She was charged with two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, drug paraphernalia possession, resisting arrest and operating on a suspended driver’s license.
She was booking into the detention center, and release Tuesday on a $5,000 cash bond.
Also on Monday, Richmond police charged Gary W. Pingleton, 38, of Race Street, in connection with a 2006 forgery.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Pingleton in September 2006 after the owner of Discount Tobacco on East Main Street filed a complaint alleging Pingleton had passed a $500 forged check at the business.
He was located Monday in the 4000 block of North Cross Pointe Court and taken into custody without incident, according to the police news release.
He was charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and booked into the detention center.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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$250,000 wrecker stolen
A representative of Barger’s Wrecking Service, North Porter Drive, reported to Richmond police Sunday that a black, 1996 Peterbilt wrecker with company logos on it was stolen from the business’ parking lot. The wrecker is valued at $250,000, according to the police report.
Man involved in double slaying dies in prison
A Richmond man who pleaded guilty in 2009 to participating in a double slaying in Lincoln County died in prison Monday.
Neccolus Mundy, 32, died less than a week after being found unresponsive in his cell at Northpoint Training Center, according to The Associated Press.
Two charged with prostitution and indecent exposure
Two people were charged Wednesday evening after they were observed engaging in sexual activity related to prostitution in public, according to Richmond police.
Man charged with intimidating witness in court case
A Rice Court man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly threatened the former owner of a pet that his dog killed in February, according to the Richmond police.
Eric S. Comer, 42, was charged with intimidating a participant in a legal process and third-degree terroristic threatening.
Cromer was served March 16 with a summons to appear in court to answer a complaint charging him with harboring a vicious animal, according to the police report.
BPD: Man burglarized wedding shop
A Richmond man was charged April 3 with burglarizing a business owned by his former employer.
Steven McKinney, 20, was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Berea officers were called to Jobee’s Wedding Shop on Richmond Road after receiving a report of a burglary. The business owner told police a man had entered through the back door early that morning and attempted to get into the safe. He left without taking anything, the owner told police. She also told police she recognized the man as McKinney from surveillance video footage.
Five charged in Bel Air Motel meth bust
A methamphetamine lab bust at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond led to the arrest Wednesday morning of five people.
RPD: Man assaulted, stalked wife
A Hawthorne Drive man was charged Monday with stalking and assault following a domestic violence incident.
Richmond police also charged Jason A. Cole, 30, Hawthorne Drive,with third-degree terroristic threatening and violation of a Kentucky domestic violence order.
Man charged with striking woman in head with bottle
An Irvine man was charged with felony assault Saturday after police say he hit a woman in the head with a beer bottle the previous day.
Richmond business owner pleads guilty to trafficking
A Richmond business owner pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving a package of marijuana at his downtown tailor shop as part of a drug-selling scheme.
Darryl Ballard pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking in marijuana (less than 5 pounds). Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Smith recommended a sentence of three years in prison diverted for two years provided Ballard has no further violations of law.
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