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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Register hosting open house Tuesday
The Richmond Register is inviting the public to an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at its 380 Big Hill Ave. office.
In addition to being an opportunity for readers and customers to meet the newspaper’s staff, the open house is a way for the Register to say “thank you” during the holiday season, said publisher Ann Laurence, who joined the newspaper about six month ago.
Mayfield teaches community about ‘Christmas Around the World’
Hallmark needed third-grade Mayfield Elementary students to create holiday cards to teach the community about Christmas traditions around the world, their teachers told them.
With this fictional challenge in mind, students went about researching, creating, assembling and selling their own custom-made Christmas cards over the past nine weeks. The proceeds from the card sale will help fund a trip to the Louisville Zoo in April.
Christmas party at the library
The Madison County Public Library hosted its annual Christmas party Saturday at the Richmond branch. Children and their families enjoyed visits with Santa, ornament making and hot chocolate. Each child received a book as a gift.
Holiday Happenings Annual Craft Show
The Holiday Happenings Annual Craft Show hosted more than 20 booths at Richmond City Hall on Saturday. Visitors browsed throughout the morning and afternoon, talking to crafters and purchasing their jewelry, handmade soaps, candy, paper products and many other items.
Pet Photos with Santa
The Madison County Humane Society, Animal League for Life had its annual Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday at the Madison County Public Library in Richmond. The event raises money for the nonprofit, which runs solely on donations. Photos were taken by J and K Kreations.
Liberty Place celebrates the holidays
The Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women on Thursday evening decorated the shelter and had a celebration for the holiday season. Ladies lit up and decorated a Christmas tree, sang songs and shared a meal and candy.
Dolly Parton returning to Richmond on May 27
County music legend Dolly Parton, who gave an October 2008 benefit performance in Richmond for St. Mark Catholic Church and School, is returning May 27.
Raising Cane's, Dick's Sporting Goods site plans approved
Richmond residents will soon have a new option available to them when choosing where to eat.
At Thursday evening’s Planning and Zoning Commission business session, the site plan for a Raising Cane’s on Barnes Mill Road was approved.
Richmond Register food drive offers subscription deals
The Richmond Register has teamed up with Grace Now Food Pantry, Meijer and the Richmond Centre shopping complex to collect non-perishable food items for those in need this holiday season.
Richmond man charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment
Richmond Police Wednesday arrested a Woodland Avenue man after being told he assaulted his girlfriend and held her captive.
Aaron J. Stinson, 30, was charged with second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment when his girlfriend told police about an argument between the two in late November.
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