The Richmond Register

September 17, 2013

McKee man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

BEREA — A McKee man was charged with beating and holding a woman against her will Saturday in a Berea hotel, according to a Berea Police Department report.

Steven Miller, 51, was charged with violation of a Kentucky emergency domestic violence order, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree criminal mischief and giving an officer a false name or address.

Officers were called to the Holiday Motel after a woman reported she had been held in one of the hotel rooms since the day before, according to the report.

The officers reported she had visible injuries and also had a domestic violence order against Miller.

Police could not locate Miller immediately but found him a few hours later walking on Brenwood Street.

BPD charge Berea man with marijuana trafficking

Officers from the Berea Police Department along with deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop Thursday on West Irvine Street in Richmond for a minor traffic violation. 

The BPD K-9 Parko was on scene, and he made a positive alert on the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, officers reported finding a set of scales with marijuana residue, marijuana roaches and a small amount of loose marijuana and rolling papers.

Jerry Ray, 53, of Berea, gave consent to search at the hotel room where he was staying, the report stated. Inside, officers reported finding plastic baggies with the corners cut out, $5,147 and a Kentucky food stamp card that did not belong to Ray. 

They also discovered a clear plastic bag corner with trace amounts of oxycodone, according to the report. 

Ray was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and fraudulent use of an ID card or electronic code for benefits.

BPD: Man attempted to flee from officers

Berea police officers conducted a traffic stop Sunday on Broadway Street for a minor traffic violation. 

The driver of the vehicle only had an instructional permit, and officers asked the front passenger for his driver’s license. 

Russell Estes Jr., 28, of Winchester, stated that he did not have it with him and did not know his Social Security number, according to the report. He gave the officers a name, but the police could not find a record of the name. 

The officers asked Estes to step out of the vehicle, and he attempted to flee on foot but the officers were able to restrain him, the report stated. Estes reportedly had a small bag of marijuana and rolling papers in his pants pocket.

Estes was charged with giving an officer a false name or address, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Misdemeanor arrests

Berea police made the following misdemeanor arrests from Sept. 11 to Sunday: two people for theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), one person with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (second offense), one person for receiving stolen property (under $500) and one person for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (first offense).

Burglaries and thefts

The following burglaries and thefts were reported Sept. 7 through Sunday to the Berea police:

• A resident in the 1000 block of Brooklyn Boulevard reported Sunday that a nail gun worth $50 was taken from inside his home.

• A resident in the 100 block of Railroad Street reported Friday that several items were taken from inside a vehicle during the night. Estimated loss is $291.

• Officers were called 100 block of 76 Boulevard on Sept. 11 in reference to a burglary. The victim told police that some items were stolen from the storage building.

• Officers were called Sept. 7 to the 300 block of Oak Street in reference to a burglary. The victim reported that several tools were were stolen from a building under construction. The estimated loss is $325.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.