The Richmond Register

Crime

September 25, 2012

Richmond police arrest two on auto-theft charges

RICHMOND — Richmond police arrested two people Friday on auto-theft related charges and took the report of a third auto theft. Missing vehicles were recovered in the cases in which suspects were arrested, according to a news release from Police Chief Larry Brock.

William D. Hill Jr., 19, of North First Street, was charged in connection with the theft of an automobile and other items.

On Wednesday, a resident in the 200 block of Lancaster Avenue reported that his 2010 Lincoln MKZ sport utility vehicles, valued at $45,000, had been stolen from his residence during the night. A set of keys had been left inside a door of the vehicle along with a Garmin GPS unit and a set of golf clubs.

Just after 5 a.m. Friday, RPD officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Brandy Lane to investigate a report that Hill was involved in a domestic disturbance there. The officers met with a woman who reported Hill had assaulted her and fled. However, he had left three backpacks that police recovered. The keys to the stolen Lincoln and the Garmin GPS unit from the vehicle were found in the backpacks, Brock stated in the release.

Early Friday afternoon, an officer observed Hill in the 100 block of South Keeneland Drive, the police report stated. The officer was aware that a bench warrant for Hill’s arrest for failure to appear had been issued. When the officer attempted to make contact with Hill, he fled on foot but was apprehended after a short pursuit.

Officers soon located the stolen Lincoln SUV nearby in the 300 block of Churchill Drive. 

After police questioned Hill, he was booked in the Madison County Detention Center on two counts of receiving stolen property as well as second-degree fleeing or evading police in connection with the recent events.

Hill also was charged with receiving stolen property under $500 in connection with his possession of a stolen GPS unit in July, according to the police report. The unit had been stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of Southern Hills Drive. 

Also on Friday, Richmond police charged Alison L. Hampton, 32, of Merrick Drive, in connection with the misappropriation of a rental vehicle.

At approximately 7:53 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Carriage Gate Shopping Center on the Eastern Bypass to search for a stolen 2012 Chevrolet Equinox valued at $11,000.  The request came from the Louisville Metro Police who had taken a theft report on the vehicle.

RPD officers located the vehicle near the Hobby Lobby with Hampton in the driver’s seat, according to the RPD chief. She was taken into custody and charged with receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more). 

Richmond police also received a report Friday from a resident in the 1600 block of Foxhaven Drive who reported that her light green 1994 Chrysler New Yorker, KY license 785-DZC, had been stolen from an apartment complex parking lot sometime in the two previous days. The vehicle was not operational and witnesses reported seeing it being towed away, but they were unable to identify the towing company. No local companies reported towing the vehicle. Estimated loss is $500.

Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.

1
Text Only
Crime
  • CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training

    A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
    Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
    Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.

    April 17, 2014

  • Sixth person charged in motel meth bust

    A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
    Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18 George WilliamsWEB.jpg Madison County inmate dies in Lexington hospital

    An inmate at the Madison County Detention Center died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital, according to officials with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Madison County EMS.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-17 Melissa Lear.jpg BPD charge two in Richmond heroin-trafficking case

    Berea police arrested two women April 10 in a Richmond home in connection with heroin possession and trafficking.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Lisa Begley.jpg Police: Woman drove through storage business gate

    Richmond police arrested a Lexington woman Monday night after the property manager at Main Street Storage said she repeatedly drove her vehicle into a gate and fence at the 455 E. Main St. business.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • $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.

    April 15, 2014

  • 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.

    April 11, 2014

  • 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.

    April 10, 2014

  • 4-10 Eric Cromer.jpg 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.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 9, 2014

AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

Yes.
No
     View Results