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
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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