Almost $4,000 worth of items were taken last week from three guests at the Best Western Holiday Plaza, 100 Eastern Bypass.

All vehicles were broken into during the night Tuesday, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.

The first victim reported that the unlocked tool box in the bed of his pickup truck had been entered and $1,000 worth of items were stolen, including: a 5-gallon buck with caddy with “LW” written on the side; a Torpedo aluminum level; two ratchets; a Craftsman 20-piece socket set; a set of channel locks; a Craftsman wrench set; five Ridgid pipe wrenches; a tool pouch with belt; a hole saw; a Hilti drop in anchor set; a 32-ounce ball peen hammer; a Klein screwdriver set and miscellaneous other small tools.

The second guest reported that his unlocked tool box in the bed of his truck also had been entered with the following tools stolen: a green Husky three drawer tool box; a set of Husky metric/standard deep-well impact sockets; a set of Husky metric/standard wrenches; a C-clamp; several Husky screwdrivers; an Allen wrench set; three Husky ratchets; one Husky ratchet; Husky socket set; a U-joint flexible attachment; a Husky pipe wrench; and a Husky set of adjustable channel locks with blue handles. The estimated loss is $1,000.

The third guest reported that the rear door of his vehicle had been forced open and the following items were stolen: a black, top loaded tool box with numerous hand tools; a red tool box containing sockets; and a black tool box containing a drill and drill bits. The estimated loss is $1,500.

Anyone with information about these crimes should call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162. 

In other crimes:

• Police arrested Ashley R. Mays, age 27, Mt. Rushmore Drive, Thursday, March 31, in connection with a burglary that occurred during the first week of March.

Officers were dispatched March 2 to an apartment in the 200 block of Keystone Drive to investigate a report of a fight in progress. 

“Upon arrival, officers were informed by the residents that Mays entered their apartment through the closed but unlocked front door without notice or being invited,” Brock said.

She then allegedly proceeded to assault one of the residents by striking him in the face, causing a small cut near his left eye, Brock said. 

Mays then reportedly broke several potted plant containers outside the residence before driving away, according to police.

The investigating officer obtained a warrant for Mays’ arrest, charging her with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief and operating on a suspended driver’s license.

Mays was arrested at approximately 3:45 p.m. after she was stopped for a traffic violation on Water Street.

She remains at the Madison County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash or property bond.

• Kenny D. Bledsoe, age 37, Frankfort, was stopped Friday for a traffic violation on N. Porter Drive and was arrested for drug possession and driving on a suspended operator’s license. 

During a search, a methadone pill and a small amount of marijuana and suspected cocaine was found on his person, according to police.

He was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, in addition to the traffic violations. He remains in the Madison County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.

• The manager of Hardee’s, 103 S. Keeneland Drive, reported Wednesday that a counterfeit $5 bill was passed at the restaurant sometime during the day by an unknown person. The bill bore the serial number DK18690813.

• The owner of several construction vehicles parked in a field behind Toyota South reported Tuesday that nine batteries had been stolen from the vehicles sometime during the past two days. The batteries are heavy duty 12-volt, series 31 types. The estimated loss is $1,125.

• An employee of American Hall Storage, 249 N. Keeneland Drive, reported Tuesday, that the business had been unlawfully entered during the overnight hours and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. Entry was gained through a broken side window.    

• Two arrests by two separate agencies were made Monday, March 28 in connection with Richmond Police Department theft-related investigation.

Jacob D. Grant, 20, Cavalier Drive, was arrested by the Eastern Kentucky University Police Department on a warrant charging him for two counts of receiving stolen property, one being a felony and one a misdemeanor. 

The warrant was obtained March 11 by a Richmond police officer after the victim of a burglary in Poosey Ridge reported to police that he had located one of the rings stolen from his home at a local pawnshop. 

The investigating officer learned that Grant had transferred the stolen ring to a pawn shop. 

“Further investigation led to the location of another ring belonging to the victim that had been transferred to a third party by Grant,” Brock said.

Kimberly Jackson, 20, Mt. Rushmore Drive, was arrested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant charging her with theft of a controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

The warrant was obtained by an Richmond police officer after a resident in the 300 block of Mt. Rushmore Drive reported that Jackson had stolen $300 in cash and two bottles of prescription medication from her residence on Sept. 24, 2010.

• A resident in the 100 block of Race Street reported Monday, March 28, that a silver Alton air compressor with two hoses had been stolen from an unlocked shed to the rear of his residence during the past week. The estimated loss is $219.

• A resident in the 100 block of Bradbury Pointe Drive reported Sunday, March 26, that her residence had been unlawfully entered during the past three days and a number of items were stolen. 

“It is suspected that entry was made through a rear door,” Brock said.

The following items were reported stolen: a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber short-barreled revolver; a ladies’ silver Bulova watch with four diamonds and a triangle/shaped face; a silver necklace and bracelet with the initials “HLC” on them; an unknown brand car amplifier; a black and silver butterfly ring; a sterling silver brown tiger eye bangle bracelet and necklace; a sterling silver black onyx bangle bracelet; 20 cat-eye bracelets; a sterling silver chain link watch with a large face; a sterling silver ankle bracelet with heart pendant; a sterling silver slider necklace with 15 slides; approximately 100 pairs of earrings; two sterling silver charm bracelets with 37 charms; a 14-carat white gold diamond cluster ring; a 14-carat white gold half-carat wedding ring with six princess cut stones and eight baguette diamonds on each side; 10 toe rings; 15 belly button rings; and assorted other items of jewelry. The estimated loss is $12,875.                                         

Anyone with information related to the unsolved crimes should call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.

Ronica Shannon can be reached at or 624-6608.

React to this story:


Trending Video

Recommended for you