Police say a Richmond resident lent a helping hand Friday when a burglary suspect attempted to run from officers who were arresting him.
RPD officers responded to a call at 2:30 p.m. in The Banyans subdivision about a suspicious man who was looking in garages, according to a news release from Chief Larry Brock.
When police arrived in the area, which is north of Duncannon Lane, they reported seeing Joshua J. Oliver, 26, of Wilburn Way, walking near Pavilion Way and Golden Leaf Boulevard.
The RPD officers made contact with Oliver and learned that he had an outstanding second-degree burglary arrest warrant in connection with a case the Berea Police Department was investigating, Brock said.
While one of the officers was attempting to handcuff Oliver, he pulled away and ran about 200 yards until he was tackled by a resident who was watching the arrest, Brock reported.
Oliver was charged with second-degree fleeing and evading police in addition to the burglary charge, and he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
According to jail records, Oliver has been charged with fleeing and evading police on two prior occasions, once in 2008 and again in 2010.
Man convicted on felony drug charges accused of violating parole
Richmond police arrested a man Sunday who was paroled after serving just four months of a five-year sentence for felony theft and drug charges.
A Richmond police officer encountered Kolan P. Durham, 22, in Squires Alley, and took him into custody on a warrant alleging Durham violated the conditions of his parole, Brock said in a news release.
Durham was convicted in May of two counts of felony theft by unlawful taking, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband. He was sentenced to total of five years in prison in the case.
Durham was released on parole Aug. 31, but less than a month later, the Kentucky Parole Board issued a warrant for Durham’s arrest alleging he violated the terms of his release by absconding parole supervision and failing to complete a halfway house program, Brock said.
If Durham is found to have violated parole, he may be required to serve out the remainder of his five-year sentence.
• The owner of a residence in the 400 block of North Third Street reported Thursday that the exterior air conditioning unit had been gutted of parts sometime during the previous 10 days. The estimated loss is $4,000.
• A resident in the 100 block of Buckwood Drive reported Thursday that a black Adidas backpack containing an “Action Research” textbook had been stolen during the night from her parked, unlocked car. Estimated loss is $70.
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
Sarah Hogsed can be reached at email@example.com or 624-6694.
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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.
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.
Hundreds turn out for fishing team’s fundraiser
Madison Central High School’s bass fishing team got a boost Saturday when its first-ever Fishing Tackle Swap turned out to be a huge success.
About 500 buyers showed up to check out what the 38 vendors had to offer. At least 17 of the vendors were from outside Madison County. There were even a few boats for sale.
Pets of the Week from the Madison County Animal Shelter
The Madison County Animal Shelter is located at 1386 Richmond Road in Berea. Shelter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Animals available for adoption can be seen from noon to close Monday through Saturday.
Feds deny giving OK to selenium standards
When lawmakers wrestled last year with new standards for releasing selenium into streams by coal mines and industry, they were assured by state officials the proposals were based on sound science and approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials.
Eastern students practice fire fighting in burning building
Thick barrels of smoke rolled out of the room as nearby observers could feel the fire’s heat on their faces. Furniture and drywall fueled the blaze. Flames licked the top of the door frame and the flat ceiling.
Airport planning mock disaster drill
Madison Airport officials and Eastern Kentucky University are making plans for a mock disaster drill tentatively scheduled for August.
Prior 'bad acts' to be allowed in Marcum murder trial
A Madison Circuit judge ruled Friday that prior “bad acts” of murder defendant Christina Marcum may be admitted during her upcoming trial.
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