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January 7, 2013

Police: Man causes disturbance, exposes himself at hospital

RICHMOND — Richmond police arrested a Berea man on several charges, including indecent exposure, following a disturbance Sunday evening at Baptist Health in Richmond.

Frankie N. Smallwood, 35, was charged with alcohol intoxication, second-degree indecent exposure, attempted fourth-degree assault, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.

Officers were sent to the hospital at 7:14 p.m. when a call was received about a disorderly person at the facility, according to a news release from Chief Larry Bock.

When they arrived, the officers found Smallwood near the entrance to the emergency room. He was cursing, using racial epithets and was intoxicated, the release stated.

Although officers tried to calm the man, he cursed them and spat on one of the police cars, according to Brock.

“When officers attempted to place Smallwood under arrest, he resisted and had to be subdued,” Brock said in the release. “No one was injured in the incident.”

Officers also learned that Smallwood had exposed his genitalia to hospital staff members, tried to punch them and threatened to shoot them, Brock said.

Ninth person arrested on sealed indictment

Following the arrests of eight people Thursday on drug-trafficking indictments, a ninth person is now in custody.

Joshua York, 23, of Orchard Street, was charged Friday with four counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

“The charges stem from a covert RPD Narcotics Unit investigation in May and July 2012 in which 17 oxycodone pills were purchased from York,” Brock said in a news release.

The other eight people arrested on the sealed indictments Thursday were Reanell Caldwell, 36; Mackie R. Rhodus, 42; Greg Farmer, 31; David L. Moore, 24; Kimberly D. Hellard, 37; Shamika M. Flood, 33;  Blake J. Chadwell, 27; and Anthony S. Harris, 29.

Patrol officer discovers man on ladder with burglary tools

Police charged a man Saturday after he was discovered perched on a ladder leaning against a telephone pole in front of his home, according to an RPD news release.

Robert Sluder, 50, East Walnut Street, was charged with possession of burglary tools and alcohol intoxication.

An officer was on patrol at 7:42 p.m. when he saw Sluder on the ladder in front of his residence, according to the release. When the officer confronted Sluder, he found that the man was wearing thick insulated gloves and there were wires open and loose near the ladder on the pole, the release stated.

The officer searched Sluder and reported finding a socket wrench, wire cutter pliers and a small pocket knife.

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