Richmond police are looking for a couple that they believe worked together Sunday to steal food and a computer from Walmart.
The man and woman went through a checkout with food and a Gateway NE series laptop, according to the RPD report. When the couple attempted to pay with a personal check, the clerk asked to see a driver’s license.
The man said he’d left his wallet in the car, and the couple left with the merchandise, which is worth a total of $328. They left in a maroon SUV-type vehicle, according to the RPD.
The first suspect is a white man in his late 20s to early 30s with brown hair and a short beard. He is between 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing jeans, a maroon hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the left breast area and a dark ball cap.
The second suspect is a white woman in her late teens to early 20s with brown hair. She was 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 120 pounds. She was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with GAP in white lettering on the front and a red-and-black striped coat with a fur-trimmed hood.
Medication stolen from Keystone Drive
A resident in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported Saturday that her apartment had been broken into during the night and ransacked. Several bottles of prescription medicine, worth $100, was stolen. Entry was gained by breaking a rear window, according to the RPD.
Electronics taken from South Porter apartment
A resident in the 200 block of South Porter Drive reported Monday that her apartment had been broken into during the late evening and several items, worth $650, were stolen. The missing items were a Dell desktop computer, an eMachine monitor and a pink Polaroid digital camera,
Inscribed knife reported stolen from vehicle
A resident in the 500 block of Letcher Avenue reported Tuesday that a Buck fixed blade knife with a green pearl handle in a black leather sheath was stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle during the night. The blade, worth $250, had “DY-Navajo” inscribed on it.
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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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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