A man returning home from a shopping trip was robbed at gunpoint, according to a Richmond police news release.
A resident in the 900 block of Villa Drive reported Wednesday that he was about to enter his home around 3:30 p.m. when he was approached by another man, according to the release.
The man pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his wallet. The victim handed the robber $75, and the man ran away, the release stated. Police officers checked the area but were unable to find the culprit.
The robber was described as a white man, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, with unshaven brown hair. He was wearing a gray hoodie and coveralls.
Man charged with drug offenses
following incident at Kroger
An Irvine man was arrested Friday on drug charges following a shoplifting incident at Kroger, according to an RPD news release.
Jason A. Nukolls, 34, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500), third-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.
An officer was sent at 3:41 p.m. to Kroger to investigate a shoplifting complaint, the release stated.
Employees had detained Nuckolls, alleging he had shoplifted $53.46 in merchandise.
After Nuckolls was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center, a plastic tube was found on him that contained 13 alprazolam pills, resulting in the felony promoting contraband charge.
Lawn mower, propane tanks, air condition units reported stolen
A representative of Hillcrest Rentals reported Friday that an orange, 2004 Kubota zero-turn riding lawn mower had been stolen from the 1200 block of Miller Drive some time during the prior two weeks. The lawn mower is worth $4,900.
• An employee of Hardy’s BP, 2169 Lexington Road, reported Nov. 27 that six propane tanks worth a total of $300 were stolen from a storage container outside the business during the night. Entry was gained by cutting the lock from the storage container, according to the RPD.
• A maintenance worker for an apartment building in the 100 block of Alycia Drive reported Nov. 27 that Goodman external air conditioning units for two apartments had been stolen. The units are worth a total of $5,600.
Antique ice box worth
thousands stolen from home
A resident in the 300 block of Hill Street reported Nov. 26 that his home had been broken into some time during the prior week and an antique oak ice box worth $6,000 was stolen. Entry was gained through a side door, according to the RPD.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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You may walk into the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub this weekend with an empty stomach and a full head of hair.
Police: Heroin found in home
A Detroit man and two Richmond residents were charged Friday morning after Richmond bike patrol officers and narcotics detectives executed a search warrant on a Dee Dee Drive home.
Unveiling set for today
FRANKFORT — Monday is typically a light day in the General Assembly – few committee meetings and a late starting time to allow lawmakers to travel back to Frankfort.
Kentucky State Police accepting applications for next cadet class
The Kentucky State Police are now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class scheduled to begin Aug. 3.
KSP to give MSO breath-testing equipment
The Madison Sheriff’s department will soon receive equipment to help them enforce drinking laws, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
Secretary Grimes encourages Kentuckians to serve as precinct election officers
Secretary of State and Chief Election Officer Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages residents to take an active role in the May 20 primary election by serving as precinct election officers, or poll workers.
Proposed bill takes aim at heroin problem
Proposed legislation before the Kentucky General Assembly aims to combat the state’s growing heroin problem using three strategies – education, treatment and law enforcement aid.
Sen. Jared Carpenter, R-Berea, is one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 5. The bill was passed in the Senate earlier this year, 36-1, and is waiting to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee.
New kid at the market
A three-day old black-and-white goat named Ellsa was the star Saturday morning at the new Richmond Downtown Farmers Market.
The Nubian goat mix was brought to the weekly market by Four Sisters Farm. Located off Four Mile Road in Madison County, the farm specializes in goat products.
EKU wins OVC tourney
The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels are OVC champions and are headed to the Big Dance.
Hot early shooting propelled EKU to a thrilling 79-73 win over defending champion Belmont Saturday in the championship game of the OVC Tournament.
The Colonels receive the OVC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The win gave EKU it's sixth OVC Conference Tournament title.
The Colonels hit four consecutive three pointers to open the game and led by as many as 15 points in the first half.
Corey Walden led all scorers in the game with 29 points, including 10-of-11 free throws. Glenn Cosey finished with 23 points on 5-of-8 shooting on three-pointers and Tarius Johnson added 15 points and five rebounds.
Veteran certification officer fired from EKU
Accusations of cheating on an online test led to the firing of an 18-year Eastern Kentucky University employee Wednesday.
Retha Sandlin, formerly a veteran certification officer in the Burnam House for EKU’s student veterans, said the decision resulted from a misunderstanding on the part of Jaime Roberts, the house’s interim office manager.
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