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October 8, 2012

Resident aids police in capturing burglary suspect

Richmond Crimes

RICHMOND —

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.

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