A quick-thinking robbery victim was able to catch the perpetrator’s license plate as the man sped away with a stolen iPad and cash Saturday morning outside Hastings.
Nicholas Masden, 18, Magnolia Drive, was charged with first-degree robbery, and Shawn N. Riddell, 19, Keri Ann Court, was charged with complicity to first-degree robbery in connection with the incident.
The victim told police he was sitting in his parked vehicle around 7:30 a.m. outside the Richmond Centre store when another car pulled up nearby.
A man, later identified as Masden, got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and asked the victim for directions, according to the RPD news release. While the victim was providing the directions, Masden put his hand in his jacket pocket and implied he had a gun, the release stated.
Masden demanded the victim’s iPad and all his cash, which was $11, according to the release. Masden then got back in the vehicle and left, the release stated.
The victim was able to give police the vehicle’s license plate number, and police discovered it was registered to Riddell. Officers found the empty vehicle outside Riddell’s Keri Ann Court residence.
A short time later, Masden and Riddell arrived at Riddell’s home in another vehicle, according to the RPD.
Police detained both men and found the stolen iPad in Masden’s home, the release reported.
Man allegedly causes nearly $2,000 in damage to car
A Big Hill Avenue man has been arrested in connection with an October incident in which a rock was thrown at a car’s driver during an argument.
Stormy D. Isaacs, 21, was charged Saturday with first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree wanton endangerment.
A woman reported Oct. 26 that during the late evening hours of Oct. 24, she was parked in the Shopper’s Village parking lot with two friends when Isaacs approached them, an RPD news release stated. Isaacs starting arguing with the woman and attempted to enter the vehicle but the woman locked him out, according to the release.
The woman said Isaacs kicked the passenger-side door twice, then picked up a large rock and threw it toward the woman’s open car window, the release stated.
The rock missed the victim but hit the driver’s side door, causing damage. Isaacs is alleged to have caused $1,848 in damage to the vehicle, the RPD reported.
A warrant was issued Friday for Isaac’s arrest, and he was found at his residence the next day.
Burglary reported on Race Street
A resident in the 1200 block of Race Street reported Saturday that her home was broken into in the late afternoon to evening hours. Items reported missing were a black Dell Inspiron laptop computer along with 30 DVDs. Entry was gained by breaking a rear window, according to the RPD. The estimated loss is $750.
Man charged with concealing weapon, receiving stolen property
A Berea man was charged Saturday by Richmond police with receiving stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon.
An RPD officer was called to assist a Kentucky State Police trooper at 5:38 p.m. in the 200 block of North Estill Avenue. When the officer arrived, he met with the trooper, 25-year-old Dustin Rose and another person, according to a news release.
The other person had recently reported the theft of a spot welder and car parts. The missing items, valued at $1,000, were at the scene, and the person identified them as his property.
Rose was detained, and officers reportedly found a .25 caliber handgun in his pocket.
Rose was charged with receiving stolen property (more than $500) and carrying a concealed weapon.
• A resident in the 1000 block of Heathcliff Drive reported Nov. 13 that her home had been broken into the previous day and numerous items were stolen. Entry was gained by forcing open a rear window, according to the RPD. Stolen items included several pairs of earrings, pins, necklaces, bracelets and watches along with gold dollar coins, silver dollar and Kennedy half dollars.
2012 Nissan Sentra reported stolen
A resident in the 200 block of South Porter Drive reported Sunday that her red 2012 Nissan Sentra, with Kentucky license plate 711-NNH, was stolen from her apartment building’s parking lot during the previous day. The car is worth $19,000.
Tools stolen on Prewitt Drive
A resident in the 100 block of Prewitt Drive reported Sunday that several tools, worth $500, had been stolen from an unlocked tool box in the bed of his pickup truck during the night. The missing items were a Dewalt 18-volt drill, three Dewalt accessory boxes containing drill bits, screwdrivers, etc., a bucket of miscellaneous hand tools, two tool belts with tools, including electrical testers and three extension cords on reels.
• A Walmart customer told police Saturday that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart while she was in the checkout lane during the late evening. The Old Navy tote-bag-style purse had black-and-brown zebra stripes and contained a silver-colored wallet, $3, a black Samsung Glider AT&T cellular telephone, a My Little Pony toy horse, a personal checkbook, a Visa card and various personal identification documents.
• A resident in the Spurlin Motor Home Park reported Thursday that a black tool belt and several small hand tools, worth $200, were stolen from his unlocked vehicle during the night.
• A complainant told police Nov. 13 that his black Gary Fisher men’s 27-speed bicycle was stolen from the rear of the Bypass Animal Clinic, 1401 Lexington Road, sometime in mid-October. The bicycle is worth $600.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.