Register Staff Report
A man who was allowed to stay at a Woods Trail apartment by a relative was charged Saturday with first-degree criminal mischief.
Patrick A. Hamner, 31, no permanent address, was arrested after the apartment resident met with police and accused Hamner of causing significant damage to her home, according to the RPD report.
The woman, who was a relative of Hamner, said she had allowed him to stay there while she was away. When she returned, she discovered numerous holes in the wall; toilets broken and ripped from the wall; windows and doors broken; and televisions, large fish tanks, and items of furniture were damaged or destroyed. The damage was of such degree to render the residence uninhabitable, the report stated.
The estimated damage is well in excess of $1,000.
Hamner was arrested at the scene and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
Stolen car recovered
A resident in the 200 block of Calumet Drive reported at 7:10 a.m. Sunday that his unlocked 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, worth $3,000, had been stolen during the night. The keys were left in the vehicle. Within an hour of taking the theft report, the investigating officer found the vehicle abandoned in the rear parking lot of the nearby ABC Learning Center on Churchill Drive. Nothing was missing from the vehicle and it was undamaged. It was returned to the owner.
Thefts & burglaries
• A resident in the 100 block of Mallory Court reported that his gray, Future Beach 13-foot kayak had been stolen from the rear patio of his apartment during the previous day. Estimated loss: $605.
• A resident in the 200 block of South Keeneland Drive reported that a light green and white Hewlett Packard laptop computer with a floral pattern had been stolen from her parked and unlocked vehicle during the night. Estimated loss: $600.
• A patron of Walmart reported that her HTC One cellular telephone in a pink case was stolen from her coat pocket as she was leaving the store during the early afternoon. The victim reported feeling a tug on her coat but did not realize the phone had been taken. Estimated loss: $539.
• A resident in the 300 block of Churchill Drive reported that her apartment had been broken into during the previous two days, and a number of items were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking the rear door glass. A preliminary check of the residence revealed that two televisions, some jewelry, and various other items were missing from the apartment. The full extent of the theft is pending the completion of an inventory.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.