RICHMOND — 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.
Police charged Gregory K. Powell, 46, North Second Street, with several crimes in connection with the incident.
Officers were dispatched at 3:01 p.m. to a residence in the 200 block of Savanna Drive in response to a report of a burglary in progress. A witness reported seeing a man, later identified as Powell, force open the rear door of the residence and then depart with a laptop computer, according to the report.
The witness watched Powell and reported on his whereabouts as he proceeded on foot to the area of the Redi Mart on Berea Road. Arriving officers then confronted Powell, who attempted to flee on foot into the Dixie Plaza Mobile Home Park, the report stated.
Officers were able to detain Powell and recovered the laptop computer from the rear of the Redi Mart.
Powell was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree fleeing or evading police, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree criminal mischief. He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Friday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.
Second person charged in forged check case
A second person has been charged with attempting to cash a stolen and forged check at a local business, according to a Richmond police report.
Jeffrey M. Miracle, 33, East Main Street, was charged Thursday with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after he was arrested at his home on an Estill County warrant for failure to appear in court, the report stated.
Tashina L. Baldridge 26, Big Hill Avenue, was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in the same incident and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.