An alleged physical argument Christmas eve ended in the discovery of several bags of cocaine, a weapon and a bulletproof vest, according to Richmond police.
Officers were dispatched just after 2 a.m. Saturday to Merrick Shell to investigate a report of a disturbance involving a man with a weapon.
“While in route, officers were advised that one of the involved vehicles was leaving the area,” said Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock. “An officer later stopped the vehicle on Merrick Drive.”
The vehicle was driven by a man later identified as Pierre L. Haynes, Sr., 40, Mt. Rushmore Drive, and occupied by a female who reported she had been assaulted by Lorenzo L. Moore, 39, Lexington, while at the Merrick Shell.
“Moore and the female were involved in an altercation inside the store that resulted in Moore shoving the female,” Brock said.
The female then allegedly got into a car driven by Haynes to leave the location. Moore then reportedly pulled her from the moving vehicle onto the ground and kicked her several times, according to the police chief.
“Sometime during this course of events, Haynes was reported to have displayed a handgun to Moore,” Brock said. The female was able to get back in the vehicle with Haynes and left the area before being stopped by officers.
After being stopped, Haynes walked from the vehicle for a brief period of time before returning.
Officers observed the area where Haynes had walked and found a .40 caliber handgun, 49 individual packets of suspected crack cocaine (approximately 24 grams) and a ballistic vest, Brock said.
Haynes later was found to have a small packet of suspected cocaine on his person. He was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Moore was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and remains in the Madison County Detention Center along with Haynes. Both are being held on a $10,000 bond.
• Randell Perkins, 20, of Foxhaven Drive, was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and second-degree promoting contraband.
At approximately 12:42 a.m., police observed a vehicle driven by Perkins on Foxhaven Drive without the headlights illuminated.
Officers determined Perkins was under the influence of intoxicant after stopping him and arrested him for D.U.I., Brock said.
Officers discovered eight small plastic baggies of marijuana on his person while he was being booked at the Madison County Detention Center.
• April Tincher, 33, of Berea, was arrested Friday and cited for possession of a forged prescription and giving an officer a false name or address.
Tincher allegedly tried to fill a forged prescription at Kroger, according to police.
Officers were dispatched to Kroger at 11:53 a.m. to investigate the report of a female who was attempting to pass a forged prescription for clonazepam, a controlled substance.
“It was found that the prescription was made out to a person other than Tincher,” Brock said. “Upon being confronted by officers, Tincher attempted to pass herself off as the person to whom the prescription was allegedly written.”
It later was determined that the prescription was forged and did not belong to Tincher.
• Corbin E. Fee, 28, of McKee, was arrested Friday for driving under the influence after colliding with an overhead door at the Galaxy Bowling Center and another vehicle in the parking lot, police say.
While being booked at the detention center, officers allegedly recovered two Xanax pills from Fee while being booked at the Madison County Detention Center. He was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• A resident of an apartment in the 200 block of Wray Court reported Thursday that her vehicle had been unlawfully entered overnight and a Garmin GPS unit and approximately 30 CDs were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police. The estimated loss is $525.
• A resident of an apartment in the 200 block of Wray Court reported Thursday that his vehicle had been unlawfully entered overnight and a number of items were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry, Brock said. The following items were reported missing: a Comfort Zone Deluxe Lookout tree stand with a black metal 16-foot ladder; an unknown brand GPS unit; and a Cobra 9-band radar detector. The estimated loss is $220.
• A resident of an apartment in the 100 block of S. Killarney reported Thursday that his apartment had been unlawfully entered overnight and a number of items were stolen. Entry was gained through an unlocked window, police say. The following items were reported missing: $50 cash; a bottle of Polo cologne; a bottle of LaCoste cologne; a black Hard Rock Café watch with a round face; and a silver Fossil UK watch with a round face. The estimated loss is $325.
• An employee of Soft Shoe, 805 Eastern Bypass, reported Dec. 21 a female shopper concealed a black Nike University of Kentucky jacket in her bag and left the store without paying.
The suspect was described as a white female, 20 to 30 years old, with blonde hair and facial piercings, police say. She was driving a maroon, four-door passenger car with front-end damage and was accompanied by an older female with gray hair. The estimated loss is $60.
• A representative of Nichidai America (NIC) reported Dec. 21 that a 25-ton industrial Trane Voyager air conditioning unit had been stolen from the exterior of the company’s building on Fortune Drive during the past five days. The estimated loss is $27,000.
• A resident of an apartment in the 700 block of N. Third Street reported Dec. 19 that her residence had been unlawfully entered during the morning and two items were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police. The following items were reported missing: a Samsung Straight Talk prepaid cellular telephone and a black chain necklace with black diamonds and a praying hands pendant. The estimated loss is $2,600.
• An employee of the Waffle House, 220 Eastern Bypass, reported Dec. 19 that her vehicle had been broken into during the evening and her Dell XPS M1210 laptop computer had been stolen from the front seat. Entry was gained by breaking the driver’s side door window, Brock said. The estimated loss is $1,400.
• A complainant reported Dec. 16 that his white 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe, bearing Kentucky license plate #935-DTH, had been stolen from the 500 block of Park Ridge Drive during the past three weeks. The estimated loss was valued at $5,000.
However, it was determined Dec. 19 the vehicle had not been stolen, Brock said.
“The complainant’s brother had allowed another party to drive the vehicle,” he said.
Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.