Police have charged a London woman Friday with possessing methamphetamine and also attempting to buy one of the drug’s key ingredients to sell or trade for meth.
Lisa D. Hacker, 35, was arrested after Richmond police received reports about a man and woman acting suspiciously while trying to buy pseudoephedrine at Meijer and later at Rite Aid in the University Shopping Center, according to an RPD news release.
While police were unable to find the couple at Meijer, encountered Hacker and a male companion in a vehicle outside the store, the release stated.
Officers determined that Hacker was acquiring pseudoephedrine to sell for cash or trade for methamphetamine, a practice called “smurfing,” according to the RPD.
Officers searched the vehicle and reported finding a pipe with suspected meth residue in the bottom, rolling papers, a small amount of marijuana, a syringe, an open can of beer and a box of Claritin-D, which contained pseudoephedrine.
“Hacker was often unruly during the contact, screaming and yelling in the parking lot,” according to the release.
Hacker was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an alcoholic container in a motor vehicle and second-degree disorderly conduct.
She is being held under a $5,000 bond but she also has a warrant as a fugitive from another state, according to jail officials.
The man with Hacker was served with a bench warrant from Knox District Court on a charge of failure to appear.
woman on three
A Richmond woman was arrested on a variety of warrants, including one for a felony charge, when police say she tried to give them a false identity.
Jennifer G. Horn, 47, Eastern Bypass, was stopped by police Saturday in the parking lot of Rite Aid at the University Shopping Center while officers were conducting a drug trafficking investigation, according to an RPD news release.
The officer asked Horn to provide identification, but Horn used a name and identifying information of another person, the release stated.
The officer reported finding a marijuana cigarette and documents from Horn’s purse that revealed her true identity.
After learning Horn’s identity, the officer determined she had three outstanding arrest warrants – one from Madison District Court on a charge of failure to pay fines; another from Madison Circuit Court on charges of failure to appear and failure to pay child support; and a third from Scott Circuit Court for failure to appear on flagrant nonsupport charges.
Horn was charged with possession of marijuana and theft of identity and then taken to the Madison County Detention Center. She is being held under bonds totaling $25,683 and unpaid child support of $1,800, according to jail officials.
arrest in theft
Richmond police arrested and charged a man Thursday with the theft of a gun last summer.
Leor M. Nangle, 58, of Race Street, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (firearm) and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
A complainant told police Friday morning that several items had been stolen from his brother’s Race Street home during the past several months, and he identified Nangle as a suspect, according to the RPD.
During the investigation, an officer found that a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver had been stolen from the victim by Nangle during the summer, the RPD reported.
Nangle was interviewed at the scene of the theft and taken into custody.
Gun reported stolen from vehicle on
A resident in the 100 block of Circle Drive reported Sunday that a Hi-Point 9mm pistol, model M-9, was stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle some time during the prior two days. The pistol is worth $160.
• A resident in the 300 block of Overland Drive reported Friday that a utility trailer, worth $800, had been stolen from the yard of his home during the night. It was a black steel Tarter 5-by-10 foot trailer with a mesh floor and a red weed trimmer rack in the front.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call 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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