The Richmond Register

January 29, 2014

Cold no deterrent to thefts

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Near-zero temperatures appear not to have inhibited thieves and burglars in Richmond or Berea, according to recent reports from the two cities’ police departments.

Richmond crimes reports:


A resident in the 600 block of North Street reported that an unknown brand white microwave oven/range hood combination and a pink Graco child booster seat had been stolen from her vehicle overnight. There were no signs of forced entry. Estimated loss: $145.

Jan. 20

A resident in the 2100 block of Fayette Drive reported that several items have been stolen from her unlocked vehicle the night of Jan. 16. The items reported missing are a Dell Latitude laptop computer in a black Targus bag, an unknown brand 80GB computer hard drive, a Sony Bloggie video camera, and a set of iPhone headphones. Estimated loss: $458.     

Berea crime reports:

Copper thefts

Berea officers were called Jan. 18 to the 300 block of Oak Street in reference to a theft of copper wiring from a construction site. Estimated loss: $100.

Officers were sent Thursday to the 100 block of East Haiti Road in reference to a theft from a residence. The victim reported that a basement door was kicked in and copper wiring was stolen from the residence.

Drug possession charged

A Berea officer Sunday observed a vehicle parked in the Acton Folk Center parking lot in which the drive’s head down and he appeared that he was passed out, according to a police report.

The officer made contact with Michael Tucker, 25, of Berea, and reported observing a soda can with residue on it and a loaded syringe in the seat. Whitt told the officer that the syringe contained Percocet, the report stated.

A passenger in the vehicle appeared disoriented and stated that he had shot up oxycodone, the report added. 

Tucker was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The passenger was charged with public intoxication.

Misdemeanor arrests

On Saturday, Berea police arrested a person and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol (third offense). On Sunday, a man was charged with shoplifting at Tractor Supply (merchandise worth $60), public intoxication and third-degree criminal mischief.