The Richmond Register

April 25, 2013

RPD: Man took money, did not repair truck


Register staff report

RICHMOND — A promise to repair a truck’s transmission ended up in a case of theft, according to Richmond police.

Justin L. Eaton, 24, of Battlefield Memorial Highway, was charged Wednesday with theft by failure to make required disposition of property (over $500).

A complainant told police March 14 that he had paid Eaton $600 in February to repair his truck’s transmission, the report stated. Eaton said that he could get the parts needed for the repair at a reduced price because he worked for a car dealership, the victim alleges.

More than a month later, the victim had not received the parts and Eaton had made no attempt to fix the truck or return the money, according to the RPD. The victim also learned that Eaton no longer worked at the car dealership.

A warrant was issued for Eaton’s arrest, and he was found Wednesday at the Dollar General store on Lexington Road. He was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Brandy Lane woman gave false name, tried to flee, police say

A Brandy Lane woman is accused of giving police another person’s name in an effort to avoid being served a warrant for failure to appear in court.

Sheona R. Tonge, 23, of Brandy Lane, was charged Wednesday with theft of identity of another, giving an officer a false name or address, second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.

An officer was sent to the 200 block of North Madison Avenue to serve the warrant on Tonge, according to the Richmond police report.

When the officer found Tonge, she identified herself as another person, the report stated. However, an officer arrived who was familiar with Tonge and revealed her true identity.

The officers attempted to place Tonge under arrest, but she tried to flee and had to be chased down, according to the report. She also is accused of resisting arrest.

South Collins Street man faces 18 charges of forging checks

An RPD investigation into 18 stolen and forged checks resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old South Collins Street man.

Logan T. Browning was charged Wednesday with 18 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

A complainant told police Nov. 19 that several of her personal checks had been stolen from her home some time during the past six month, according to the police report.

Police were able to determine that 18 of the stolen checks had been forged and passed a local banks from Nov. 7 to Nov. 20.

The total amount of the forged checks were $1,296.50.

Browning was identified as a suspect, and a warrant was issued Feb. 22 for his arrest. He was taken into custody while at Madison District Court where he was appearing on unrelated charges.

Man walks away with mower

A representative of Lowe’s reported Saturday that an orange and gray Husqvarna self-propelled gas push lawn mower, worth $329, had been stolen from the front of the store that morning.

A man was seen pushing the mower to a truck in the parking lot of Soft Shoe.

The truck was described as a blue or purple 1999-2002 Ford Ranger pickup with a Kentucky license plate.

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