By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer
Richmond police made an arrest Friday in connection with an early morning break-in at Jack’s Cleaners on West Water Street.
Scott Hobbs, 42, of McKee, was charged with first-degree burglary, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock
At 3:25 a.m., a witness reported seeing a man enter and exit the cleaners through a broken window and drive away, Brock stated in a news release.
The witness gave a description of the vehicle to police, who found a vehicle matching the description a short time later. Hobbs was the driver, Brock stated.
Officers reported finding a handgun believed to be stolen from the cleaners inside the vehicle, according to Brock. Police also reported finding a tire iron that may have been used to break the business’ window.
Hobbs was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Friday evening. No bond had been set.
In addition to burglary, Hobbs also was charged with possession of burglary tools and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Man charged with parole violation
On Wednesday, Richmond police arrested Jeremy Cain, 34, of East Kentucky Avenue, on a parole violation charge.
Cain, convicted of second-degree burglary in 2008, was sentenced to 10 years as a persistent felony offender, according to the police report.
He was paroled April 10, but on April 25, a warrant was issued for Cain’s arrest after he violated several conditions of his parole, including absconding supervision and failing to complete a halfway house program, the report stated
Cain was taken into custody without incident Wednesday night in the area of Four Mile Avenue and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Friday evening.
THEFTS & BURGLARIES
• The owner of a residence undergoing remodeling on East Main Street reported that the home had been broken into and damaged the night of May 10. The front-door glass had been broken. The home’s heating and air unit, as well as two toilets, a vanity and a replacement window were damaged. Estimated loss is $1,680.
• A patron of Sun Tan City on the Eastern Bypass reported to police the theft of her wedding band from a tanning salon.
The woman said she inadvertently left the ring on a shelf in the room after she had finished tanning and left the business. When she realized she had forgotten the ring and returned, it was missing.
The ring was described as a silver band with an italicized X shape on top with several diamonds in the cross area of the X. the ring is worth $1,200.
• A visitor to a Four Mile Road residence reported his gold 2006 Madison Central class ring, worth $400, had been stolen from the home. The ring is size 10 with a blue stone.
Wednesday• The owner of J. Webb Auto Sales on Berea Road reported a white 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante sedan, license plate 270-KTV, had been stolen from the car lot. The car is worth $3,500.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.