The Richmond Register

Crime

April 22, 2014

Intoxicated man charged with wanton endangerment

Was walking with three children under 5

RICHMOND — A 27-year-old Richmond man was charged Sunday with second-degree wanton endangerment after he was found intoxicated and walking with several young children in the Keystone Drive area, according to a Richmond police report.

Police encountered Peter J. Crowe, of Garden City Drive, after receiving a complaint about an intoxicated man walking with three children. All the children were under the age of 5, according to the report.

The officer reported Crowe was carrying a beer bottle, and he was intoxicated to a level that impaired his ability to provide for the safety of the children.

Crowe was taken into custody. The children were subsequently released to their mother who arrived at the scene after the police, the report stated.    

RPD: Felon found in possession of four guns

Police charged Josh Ratliff, 31, Red House Road, on Tuesday for several offenses following a traffic stop.

An officer stopped a vehicle at 5:46 a.m. driven by Ratliff along West Main Street for having only one headlight, according to an RPD report.   

During the course of the contact, the officer learned that Ratliff’s driver’s license was suspended, and he was taken into custody. The officer searched Ratliff’s vehicle and reported finding a .22 caliber pistol concealed in the passenger compartment in addition to four rifles in the trunk.  

It was further determined that Ratliff was a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm, according to the RPD report.

Ratliff was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and operating on a suspended driver’s license.

Man charged with business break-in

Police charged Johnathan David Hall, 33, Louisville, on Friday in connection with a break-in at a Richmond business.

Richmond officers responded to the Southern Hills Marathon, 946 Commercial Drive, at 3:34 a.m. March 4 to investigate suspicious activity reported around the store. Upon arrival, officers found the rear door ajar.  

A check of the building failed to produce any intruders, but it was obvious that the store had been burglarized, according to the report. Entry was gained by prying open a front door.  

An ATM was broken into and an undetermined amount of cash stolen. In addition, an unknown brand computer tower and approximately 30 cartons of cigarettes (Marlboro and Newport) were taken.  

During the follow-up investigation, Hall was identified as a suspect in the case, the report stated.  

On March 26, the investigating RPD detective signed a complaint that resulted in a warrant being issued for Hall’s arrest, charging him with third-degree burglary.

Hall was arrested Friday on the strength of the warrant by a Kentucky State Police trooper in Carrollton. He was lodged in the Carrollton Detention Center.    

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