Register Staff Report
A Willow Drive woman was charged with felony theft Saturday after Richmond police say she tried to steal a TV from Walmart and then hid under a nearby vehicle.
Stacie L. Lawell, 27, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (over $500) and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Police were sent at 3:16 a.m. to Walmart after receiving a report that a suspected shoplifter had fled on foot, according to the report.
A Walmart employee told police that a woman, later identified as Lawell, was seen pushing a 50-inch television from the store without paying for it. The TV was priced at $598.
The employee asked Lawell for a receipt, but instead Lawell abandoned the TV and ran, according to the report.
Officers found Lawell hiding under a vehicle near Jack Burford Chevrolet, and she was detained, the report stated.
Lawell received the misdemeanor drug possession charge after officials reported finding a Suboxone strip on her during a search at the Madison County Detention Center.
Couple charged with trespassing, drug possession at Spurlin MHP
Richmond police have charged two people with trespassing after they were found in a home in Spurlin Mobile Home Park where they did not have permission to be, according to the report.
Daniel P. Middleton, 35, and Lemeasha Samples, 28, both of Richmond, were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police were called to the 100 block of Spurlin Trailer Park after receiving a report of a burglary in progress.
Samples and Middleton were found inside a the home, and during the investigation, officer reported discovering small amounts of heroin and drug paraphernalia, the police report stated.
They were arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
Samples also was charged with first-degree promoting contraband after a search at the detention center found she had a syringe on her, according to the report.
Burglaries reported at Spurlin Mobile Home Park
Two home break-ins were reported last week at Spurlin Mobile Home Park.
A resident in the 100 block of Spurlin MHP reported Thursday that her home had been broken into during the day and a number of items were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking glass in the front door.
Reported missing were: an Emerson 26-inch television; an Emerson 42-inch television; and a Hitachi DVD player. Estimated loss: $800.
The second break-in was reported Friday. The resident said her home had been broken into some time during the past five days and several items were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking glass in the rear door.
Reported missing were: A Dewalt drill in a black case with a charger, battery, and drill bits; a U.S. Navy knife; a black Sylvania 26-inch LCD television; a Bose Wave radio, charcoal in color; a black Sanyo 32-inch LCD television; and a Ryobi drill set in a black case that included a drill, a saw, two batteries, two chargers and a light. Estimated loss: $1,632.
Radiators stolen from construction equipment
A representative of David and Associates reported Thursday that an entire radiator had been stolen from a HYPAC roller and part of another radiator had been stolen from a Caterpillar scraper approximately one week earlier. The two pieces of equipment were parked in a field behind Toyota South on Four Mile Road. Estimated loss: $4,500.
CD player reported stolen from vehicle
A resident in the 100 block of Northland Drive reported Saturday that a Pioneer CD player had been stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours. Estimated loss: $100.
Cell phone reported stolen
Police were dispatched to Buffalo Wild Wings on Lantern Ridge on Sunday in reference to a cell phone theft. The victim said her White IPhone 4 with a Victoria’s Secret phone case was taken from the hostess area of the restaurant. Estimated loss: $300.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162