Richmond police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Edgewood Drive on Tuesday evening to conduct a welfare check but ended up arresting one person and citing another on drug charges, according to Police Chief Larry Brock.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with Chad D. Thomas, 31, of Concord Road, and discovered two syringes and a small bag of suspected methamphetamine in his jacket, Brock stated in a news release.
Thomas was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession. He was booked into the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday evening without bond.
Another person in the residence, Cayenne N. Reams, aka Cayenne Estepp, 19, of Battlefield Memorial Highway, Berea, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession after several plastic baggies, syringes and spoons with suspected drug residue were found under her control, the release stated.
She was cited and released.
Also Tuesday, Richmond police charged Cindy M. Hall, 58, Winchester, with numerous offenses following a shoplifting incident, according to the release.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Kohl’s on the Martin Bypass to investigate a shoplifting compliant. Upon arrival, officers learned that Hall had been detained by store employees after they said she attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise worth $141.
Hall resisted the officer’s attempt to arrest her and created a disturbance in the store by yelling and screaming as she was being removed from the premises, the police chief stated in the news release.
A search of her person produced two Lortab pills, the release stated. Police later determined Hall had attempted to dispose of a stolen bracelet in the rear of the police cruiser in which she was transported.
She was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), menacing, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license.
Hall was booked into the detention center and released Wednesday on a $2,500 unsecured third-party bond.
On Monday evening, Richmond police charged Heather N. King, 27, Wellington Court, with drug and other offenses after responding to a complaint of drug use in the Walmart parking lot.
At about 5:30 p.m., an officer dispatched to investigate the complaint encountered King sitting in an idling vehicle in the lot, according to the police news release.
Upon checking her driver’s status, the officer found that King was operating on a suspended driver’s license, the release stated. King was taken into custody after she resisted the officer’s efforts to arrest her, it also stated.
After she was secured, a search of King’s vehicle produced a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine, a small baggie of suspected heroin, four loose prescription pills, numerous spoons with suspected drug residue and a syringe.
She was charged with two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, drug paraphernalia possession, resisting arrest and operating on a suspended driver’s license.
She was booking into the detention center, and release Tuesday on a $5,000 cash bond.
Also on Monday, Richmond police charged Gary W. Pingleton, 38, of Race Street, in connection with a 2006 forgery.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Pingleton in September 2006 after the owner of Discount Tobacco on East Main Street filed a complaint alleging Pingleton had passed a $500 forged check at the business.
He was located Monday in the 4000 block of North Cross Pointe Court and taken into custody without incident, according to the police news release.
He was charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and booked into the detention center.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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Berea utility doubles solar farm, again
Berea Municipal Utilities started its solar farm in October 2011 with 60 panels. In less that five days, all were leased.
Another 60, which became operational in June 2012, were leased in less than four months.
Now, the farm again has doubled, with the addition of 126 panels that are ready for leasing, said Steve Boyce, a retired Berea College professor who has been involved with the program since its inception.
My fair ladies
10th Quilt Extravaganza is Friday, Saturday
Displays of quilts by men, baby quilts, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, an exhibit of feed sack fabric, ongoing demonstrations, and a vendors market are features of the 10th Berea Quilt Extravaganza Friday and Saturday at Berea Community School off Ellipse Street.
RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment
Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.
YMCA, county district to provide after-school care
The Telford YMCA is partnering with the Madison County School District to provide after-school child care for kindergarten and elementary students.
YMCA Executive Director Dave Wallace and Madison County School Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced the partnership Monday afternoon.
Memories bloom in May’s garden
After realizing a story was being written about 96-year-old Lucille May, tenants of Willis Manor gathered in the lobby to share stories about her.
Affectionately called “Mamaw” by other residents and workers at the apartment building, May has spent the four years of her residence transforming an outdoor garden that was overtaken by weeds. It’s now a thriving flowerbed, complete with interesting rocks, decorations and conversation.
Water Street storm-water digging begins
Caisson holes were drilled and then filled with concrete and steel poles Monday to create a retaining structure to shore up the Allstate Insurance building foundations' firm when excavation for the Water Street Stormwater Improvement Project begins.
Digging for 20 ton, 6 by 7 foot concrete box culverts will begin today, if weather permits, said Jason Hart, Richmond’s director of Planning and Zoning. The culverts will help reduce the likelihood of flooding on Water Street by carrying storm water under Main Street, the CVS parking lot and Irvine Street to a stream, he said.
RPD: Bottle bomb injures man, damages neighbor’s home
Richmond Police on Friday charged Robert Abney, 30, of Moberly Avenue, in connection with a May 30 explosion that injured Abney and damaged a neighbor’s home.
Officers were dispatched May 30 to a residence in the 500 block of Moberly Avenue to investigate the report of an explosion.
They found the remains of a plastic bottle bomb near a residence adjoining Moberly’s, according to an RPD news release. A wall of the occupied home was smoldering and grass was burned in the area, it added.
Two led police on I-75 chase from Berea
Berea Police found a man passed out and intoxicated inside his crashed vehicle on Interstate 75 Wednesday, according to a police report.
Steven Coffey, 34, of Berea, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet when officers arrived at the vehicle, the police report stated. They determined he was under the influence of drugs, the report stated.
A race to the finish line
Sheltered by overcast sky and supported by a cool breeze, teams competed Saturday morning in the second annual HeartChase at Richmond Centre.
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