Man faces third-degree burglary charge
Police charged Jim B. Rhorer, 31, Duncannon Lane, on Sunday with third-degree burglary in connection with a theft incident at Walmart.
An officer was dispatched at 6:30 p.m. to Walmart regarding a shoplifting complaint. The officer learned that store employees had detained Rhorer as he attempted to leave the store without paying for $72.70 worth of merchandise, according to the report.
Rhorer had previously been issued a trespass warning and banned from Walmart, the report stated. His entry into the store to commit a shoplifting offense after being banned resulted in the burglary charges being placed against him.
A bench warrant from Scott District Court on a charge of failure to appear was also served on Rhorer.
Thefts and burglaries
• A complainant reported Thursday that a residence in the 200 block of Rachel Court had been unlawfully entered during the previous four days, and a black Whirlpool electric stove worth $650 was stolen. There were no signs of forced entry.
• A resident in the 100 block of North Porter reported Saturday that she was having a yard sale when a man arrived on a bicycle in the late afternoon. The man picked up 10 to 12 gold chains on display and rode away without paying for them. The suspect was described as a white man with a thin build, approximately 40 years old and wearing a white T-shirt, a white ball cap and jeans. He was riding a red bicycle, possibly a women’s bike, and was last seen on St. George Street. Estimated loss: $75.
• A resident in the 500 block of Ballard Drive reported Sunday that his unlocked apartment had been unlawfully entered shortly after midnight and a .38 caliber short-barreled handgun was stolen along with some prescription medications. The victim reported being in a back room speaking with a relative when the unlawful entry and theft occurred. Estimated loss: $220.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
Sarah Hogsed can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-6694.