Richmond police investigating a downtown traffic accident Sunday discovered a nearby truck was being used to cook meth.
Moss G. Matthews, 37, of Walton, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, according to a news release from RPD Chief Larry Brock.
Officers were investigating a traffic accident at 3:20 p.m. when they encountered a pickup truck occupied by Matthews, the vehicle’s owner, and three other people at the Main Street Gulf station, Brock said.
The officers searched the truck and found a one-step meth lab in the bed, the release stated. RPD narcotics unit detectives were summoned to safely dismantle the device.
One of the passengers, Christina J. Abrams, 43, of Robinson Terrace, also was charged during the incident. An officer reported seeing her “attempting to conceal an item in her chest area,” Brock said.
The officer discovered the item was a driver’s license belonging to someone else, and the license and checks had been stolen from the owner in July or August, according to the news release.
Abrams was charged with theft of identity of another, tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property (under $500).
Winchester man charged with stealing Walmart merchandise
Justin A. Endricks, 31, of Winchester, was charged Tuesday with theft by unlawful taking (over $500) after he was detained by Walmart employees who told police he attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise worth $548, according to an RPD news release.
Appliances, fixtures stolen from High Street
The owner of property in the 300 block of High Street reported Monday that a detached garage in the back of the property had been burglarized sometime during the previous two weeks.
Entry was gained by prying open a side door, according to an RPD news release.
The missing items, worth a total of $8,800, are a white Whirlpool top-loading washer and dryer, a stainless steel Sanyo front-loading washer and dryer, a stainless steel Sanyo refrigerator, a stainless steel Sanyo dishwasher, a stainless steel Sanyo microwave, a stainless steel Sanyo kitchen stove, a stainless steel sink set, two wooden framed mirrors and a Troy Bilt 13 hp 3,000 psi pressure washer.
A complaint told police Tuesday that a Toshiba laptop computer, worth $300, was stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked on Orange Street the night of Oct. 5.
• A resident in the 100 block of Dixie Plaza Mobile Home Park reported Monday that a utility trailer had been stolen from his home during the previous day. The trailer, worth $500, was described as a black metal, 4-foot by 8-foot flatbed utility trailer with no tailgate.
• A resident in the 200 block of Dixie Plaza Mobile Home Park reported Monday that a Glock .40 caliber pistol, model 23, had been stolen sometime during the previous two months. He told police the theft likely happened at his former home in the 900 block of Villa Drive, according to the RPD release. The gun is worth $550.
• A representative of CSX reported Monday that several items had been stolen from a boxcar parked on the railroad tracks between Whicker and Gibson lanes. The padlock had been cut off, according to the release. The items stolen, worth a total of $5,720, are a rail saw, a portable gas impact wrench, four claw bars and five sledge hammers.
• A resident in the 400 block of Martin Drive told police Monday that the toolbox in the bed of his truck had been pried open during the night. Several items and tools, worth $3,959, were missing including two rolls of 14/3 copper wiring, two Dewalt 18-volt hammer drills, a Dewalt 18-volt drill, a Dewalt flashlight, two Dewalt 18-volt impact guns, a Fluke meter, a Greenlee hydraulic knockout kit, a Dewalt circular saw and a Dewalt two gain battery charger.
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed
Man indicted in I-75 wreck that killed two
A man who police believe started the chain of events that led to the deaths of two people on Interstate 75 in February was indicted on several felony charges Wednesday in Madison Circuit Court.
Bryan M. Mangan, 56, of South Bend, Ind., was indicted on six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and operating on a suspended license.
Man charged with reselling employer’s equipment
A man who worked for a local satellite TV company has been charged with ordering extra equipment and selling it online.
Charles William Hensley, 39, of Manchester, worked for the Multiband Corporation at its Richmond office, according to a Richmond police report.
Multiband maintains DIRECTV’s installations, service and upgrades for single-family homes in 20 states and commercial sites nationwide.
Third student charged in dorm room robbery
A third person, originally thought to be a robbery victim, was charged Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred March 30 on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus
Intoxicated man charged with wanton endangerment
A 27-year-old Richmond man was charged Sunday with second-degree wanton endangerment after he was found intoxicated and walking with several young children in the Keystone Drive area, according to a Richmond police report.
Pot throwing downtown leads to arrest
A Berea man was arrested Saturday after police say he damaged a downtown Richmond business and a parked vehicle by throwing flower pots.
Jonathan A. McCullough, 34, was charged with first- and third-degree criminal mischief as well as alcohol intoxication, according to a Richmond police report.
London police chief ordered to stay away from Berea woman
A woman who who moved to Berea in February 2013 after a live-in relationship with London Police Chief Stewart O. Walker has obtained an emergency protective order against him from Madison Family Court.
Berea man indicted on 24 child porn counts
A Madison grand jury has indicted a Berea man on 24 counts related to child pornography.
Brian J. Smith, 26, is charged with four counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performances by a minor.
Police apprehend burglary suspect
An observant witness was able to help Richmond police catch a burglary suspect shortly after a break-in Thursday afternoon on Savanna Drive off Berea Road.
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.
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.
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