The Richmond Register


October 25, 2012

Meth lab found in truck bed



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.

Thefts reported

in Richmond

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.

Other thefts:

• 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

or 624-6694.

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