The Richmond Register

February 10, 2014

RPD: Man drove intoxicated with child

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Richmond police charged Sean L. Chasteen, 26, of Curtis Pike, with first-degree wanton endangerment and driving under the influence Saturday after he was found driving intoxicated with a 3-year-old child in a vehicle, according to a police report.

An officer reported observing a vehicle operating erratically at 9:48 p.m. on the Eastern Bypass near Interstate 75. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer identified Chasteen as the driver and determined he was intoxicated. The officer discovered the child in the rear seat of the vehicle, the report stated.

Chasteen was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center then released the following day, according to the jail’s online records.

The child was released to adult relatives, the report stated.

Turpin Drive man charged with robbery

Police charged Cameron T. Murray, 24, of Turpin Drive, with second-degree robbery Saturday in connection with a Feb. 4 incident.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Turpin Drive to investigate a theft, according to the police report. Upon arrival, the officers learned Murray had entered the residence and attempted to take a relative’s bottle of prescription Percocets, the report stated. The relative resisted and a struggle ensued, but Murray was able to forcibly take the pills from the relative.

Murray then removed about 52 pills from the bottle and fled before police arrived, the report added. The relative complained of chest pains and was examined at the scene by EMS.

A warrant was issued Thursday for Murray’s arrest. According to the police, the victim obtained an emergency protection order barring Murray from having contact with the victim and another relative in the home.

Officers were dispatched to the same residence Saturday after receiving reports that Murray was there in violation of the order. Upon arrival, the police found Murray inside the home and took him into custody, the report stated.

Murray was lodged in the detention center, where he remained Monday morning, according to the jail’s online records.

Dennis Street man charged with theft of cell phone

Lucas R. Miranda, 18, of Dennis Street, was charged Saturday with theft by unlawful taking (more than $500) for the theft of a cell phone.

An officer responded to the 100 block of Manna Drive to investigate a theft, according to the report. The victim told the officer Miranda had taken her Samsung Galaxy cell phone after an argument and and left the area. The phone was valued at $600, the report stated.

Officers later were able to recover the phone and arrested Miranda, the report stated. He was lodged in the detention center but released later the same day, according to the jail’s online records.

Reported Thefts/Burglaries


• A Saratoga Circle resident reported her dark blue, 2007 GMC Acadia worth $15,000, license plate number 975-MMV, was stolen from her driveway overnight.


• A Foxhaven Drive resident reported his apartment was broken into through a front window and and a Samsung 50-inch LED television was stolen. Estimated loss is $1,245.


• A woman visiting someone in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported her 2001 Kia Spectra worth $2,000 was stolen overnight. According to the report, the vehicle was discovered ablaze about 1 a.m. on McCord Lane before the theft was reported. The White Hall and Madison County fire departments extinguished the fire, but the vehicle was a total loss.


• A representative of First Christian Church, 400 W. Main St., reported the church was unlawfully entered the previous evening and two televisions were stolen. According to the report, the initial investigation determined a man entered the building through a west-side door late Wednesday evening and removed the televisions, a 40-inch Vizio flat panel and a Sharp 60-inch LED worth at total of $1,837.

The suspect was described as a white male, late teens to early 20s, wearing a silver-colored jacket.

• A complainant reported two heat pumps and copper piping totaling $15,000 was stolen from a Hampton Way duplex over the past three and a half months.  

Anyone with information regarding any of these cases can contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-1162.