The Richmond Register

May 16, 2013

Arrest made in theft of small safe from Madison Manor


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Robert L. King, 37, was arrested May 14 and charged with second-degree burglary in connection with the April theft of a small safe at Madison Manor, according to Richmond police.

On April 29, an employee of Madison Manor nursing home reported that a small Sentry brand safe, containing approximately $600 in cash as well as blank checks, had been stolen from her office over the weekend.

The safe, without the cash, was recovered May 1, a Richmond Police Department news release stated.

Later, Madison Manor reported that four of the checks taken from the safe had been forged and cashed at separate businesses for a total of $966.52.

King, a former employee of Madison Manor, was identified as a suspect in the passing of the forged checks, according to police. He was taken into custody May 14, questioned and then lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday evening under a $5,000 bond.

He is wanted in Fleming County on a failure to appear charge, according to a jail officer.

In addition to the burglary charge, King also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, four counts of theft by deception, theft of identity, receiving stolen property under $500 and four counts of second-degree forgery.

Traffic stop leads

to marijuana charge

Martez L. Reed, 23, of Richmond, was arrested May 14 and charged with trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces) second offense, after being stopped by police for traffic violations, according to police.

While interacting with Reed, the arresting officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle, the report stated.

A search of the vehicle produced approximately five ounces of marijuana in addition to baggies and a digital scale, according to the RPD.

He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday evening.

Arrest made in

firearm theft case

On May 16, Kayla Grubb, 22, of Ty Lane was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property in connection with the April theft of a firearm.

On May 5, a Ty Lane resident reported to Richmond police that a .22 caliber revolver, last seen in mid-April, was missing from his home.

Investigators discovered that Amy L. Wylie, 35, of Four Mile Avenue had been in possession of the firearm on April 23, but Grubb was in possession of the firearm on the same date, according to the police report.

Grubb was questioned and then lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where she remained Thursday evening. Wylie was charged with similar offenses May 4 and released from the detention center later that day, according to the jail’s online records.

Utility bag stolen

from Lake Reba

On May 13, a complainant reported that his utility bag had been stolen while he was playing softball at the Lake Reba Park.

The blue Mizuno bag contained a black-and-purple Samsung Galaxy cell phone, a black leather Hurley wallet, a pair of Nike low-cut cleats, a Code Red jersey with the number one on it, keys, a debit card and several personal identification documents. Estimated loss: $397.