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March 8, 2011

Police arrest four on drug charges

RICHMOND — Richmond Police arrested four people on drug charges late Friday afternoon in the parking of University Shopping Center.

Officers were dispatched to the location to investigate the report of suspicious activity involving two vehicles, according to Police Chief Larry Brock.

“Upon approaching one of the vehicles and speaking with the occupants, an officer observed several items in the vehicle commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine,” he said.

A search of the vehicle produced numerous items of paraphernalia used in making the illegal substance, the chief said, including ammonium nitrate, drain cleaner, coffee filters and plastic tubing.

A search of one vehicle’s driver, Scottie Wilburn, 38, of Red House Road, produced a small amount of suspected meth, Brock said.

When police searched a male passenger in Wilburn’s car, Shannon W. Hall, 21 of Lexington, they found a small amount of suspected meth and three packs of pseudoephedrine pills, according to the police report.

The driver of the other vehicle, Kelsey Baker, 20, of Berea, was found to be in possession of one-and-a-half methadone pills and a white tube with white powder residue on it, Brock said.

All three, plus another passenger in Wilburn’s car, Robert D. Wilburn, 29, of Red House Road were all taken into custody and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, the chief said.

Scottie Wilburn was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Robert Wilburn was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Both were released from the detention center Monday after each posted a $2,500 property bond.

Hall was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was released Monday after posting a $2,500 property bond.

Baker was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She remained in the detention center Monday on a 10-percent $10,000 cash bond.

Double-Brandy arrest

Also on Friday afternoon, police arrested two women, both with the first name Brandy, in connection with the attempted theft of more than $2,700 in merchandise from two local retailers, Brock said.

At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to Walmart on the Eastern Bypass to investigate a theft report, the chief said.

Upon arrival, officers learned that employees had observed a woman opening store packages and then concealing merchandise inside her purse, according to the police report.

Store employees attempted to detain her as she allegedly tried to leave the store without paying, Brock said. However, the suspect dropped the purse and fled on foot toward the Richmond Mall, where she was picked up by a waiting vehicle. 

The recovered purse contained $678 in stolen merchandise, the chief said.

A short time later, officers were dispatched to Kohl’s on the Martin Bypass after store employees reported that a woman, who matched the description of the Walmart suspect, was concealing items in her purse. A vehicle that matched the description of the one in which the Walmart suspect fled also was said to be in the parking lot, Brock said.

When the suspect attempted to leave Kohl’s without paying for the merchandise concealed in her purse, she fled on foot when employees attempted to detain her, the chief said. An officer waiting in the parking lot joined the chase and apprehended the suspect, who was identified as Brandy L. Mullins, 25, of Millstone Drive, according to the police report.

The purse recovered at Kohl’s contained $2,026 in stolen merchandise, much of it jewelry, Brock said.

Police also detained the driver of the suspect vehicle, also named Brandy, as she attempted to drive from the department store parking lot, the chief said.

Both women were lodged in the detention center after being interviewed at the police station.

Mullins was charged for two counts of felony theft by unlawful taking, second- and third-degree criminal mischief in connection with the two alleged shoplifting incidents. She also was charged with felony theft by unlawful taking in connection with the alleged theft of a wallet containing $950, which had been reported March 3.

The victim of that theft reported that Mullins had stolen his wallet from his vehicle while he was inside a residence on Turpin Drive, according to the police report.

Mullins remained in the detention center Monday on $2,500 cash bond.

The driver was charged with misdemeanor criminal facilitation to theft by unlawful taking. She was serving a seven-day sentence and scheduled to be released Wednesday, according to a jail spokesperson.

July theft

suspect arrested

Police arrested Donald W. Gross Jr., 22, of Manna Drive, on Saturday and charged him in connection with a theft that occurred in July.

An employee of Watkins & Shepard Trucking, 441 N. Estill Ave., reported arriving at the business on July 18 to discover three male subjects in the process of stealing rolls of carpet that were being stored at the business. The suspects fled in a van, according to the police report. The carpet was valued at $1,400.

Gross later was identified as one of the suspects, Brock said, and a warrant for his arrest was issued five days later.

At approximately 3:54 a.m. Saturday, officers located Gross at his residence, took him into custody without incident and lodged him in the detention center, the chief said.

He was released later in the day after posting 10 percent of a $2,500 cash bond.

Two other suspects in the theft, Curtis D. Collins, 31, Four Mile Road, and Ricky Green Jr., 31, of Louisville, previously were arrested and charged in connection with the theft, according to Brock. No other information was available about their cases.

Two charged

in mail theft

On Thursday, police charged two women in connection with the theft of a mail package from a residence on Ellis Court.

A resident in the 500 block of Ellis Court reported March 1 that a mail package left outside the door of his residence had been stolen during the mid-afternoon hours of Feb. 24, according to the police report. The package contained a collector’s set of eight blue Civil War knives valued at $440.

Investigators developed information identifying Beverly Clemmons, 51, and another woman, both of Ellis Court, as suspects in the theft, Brock said. Both were charged after being interviewed at the police station, the chief said.

Clemmons was charged with felony theft of mail matter and lodged in the detention center, where she remained Monday on a $723 cash bond.

The other suspect was cited for misdemeanor criminal facilitation to theft of mail matter and released.

Shoplifting arrest

leads to drug charge

A London couple was arrested Saturday evening outside Belk in Richmond Centre in connection with an alleged shoplifting attempt. One of the two, Bradley Garrett, 42, also was charged with second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, Suboxone and alprazolam.

Officers were dispatched to the shopping center off Barnes Mill Road at 6:20 p.m. in response to a shoplifting report, Brock said. Upon arrival, they observed the couple leave the store and enter a parked vehicle. Both were detained after being identified by store employees, the chief said.

Approximately $300 in merchandise was found in the woman’s purse, while Garrett had concealed approximately $130 in merchandise on his person, according to the report. Both had left the store without paying, Brock said. All of the merchandise was recovered.

The drugs were found during a search of Garrett’s person, the chief said.

Garrett is serving a 30-day sentence, according to a detention center spokesperson. The woman remained in the detention center on a $500 cash bond.

Bill Robinson can be reached at brobinson@ or at 624-6622.


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