Three people were arrested Saturday after police found them inside a vacant mobile home where the electric wiring and copper piping had allegedly been removed.
Angel M. Jackson, 25, Bradley S. Lamb, 23, and Brandon C. Harrison, 18, were arrested after someone made a report to Richmond police that the vacant home was being unlawfully entered.
When officers arrived, they found Jackson “outside appearing to work on a truck,” said Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
“Officers observed a pair of wire cutters on the dash of the vehicle,” the chief said. “When officers approached the residence, they found that the door had been shut and was now locked. The owner of the property was contacted and granted officers authority to enter the home.”
After entering the home, police found Lamb and Harrison “hiding in a closet.”
The wire cutters previously found on the truck’s dashboard were no longer there when officers went back to retrieve the items. A search of the vehicle revealed the cutters had been hidden under the seat, according to the police report.
Lamb and Harrison were charged with third-degree burglary, and Jackson was charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of burglary tools.
All three were taken to the Madison County Detention Center where they each remain on a $5,000 cash bond.
Berea crime reports
Berea police arrested a man Monday reportedly found to have 12 bags of marijuana in his vehicle.
Kenneth Roberts, 20, of Berea, was one of two people inside a vehicle behind Family Dollar on Richmond Road.
“Officers spoke to the two subjects inside and one of the subjects admitted that he had marijuana,” said Sgt. Jake Reed, spokesperson for the Berea Police Department.
Officers found 12 individually wrapped bags of marijuana along with two marijuana cigarettes.
Roberts is being charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Police arrested Charlene Kirk, 33, Friday after she reportedly was intoxicated in the 200 block of Jackson Street.
“She began yelling and screaming, and got in the face of one of the officers,” Reed said. “When they attempted to arrest her, she laid on the ground and would not follow commands to get up.”
Kirk is being charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and resisting arrest.
• Justin Slone, 26, reportedly was found May 31 walking naked down Jefferson Street.
“When (officers) made contact with him, they detected a strong smell of alcohol,” Reed said.
Slone was charged with alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct.
• Officers were called May 31 to St. Joseph-Berea in reference to a combative patient. Crystal Slone, 33, was in the emergency room cursing, screaming and reportedly spat on hospital staff.
“She also urinated on a table and splashed it on staff members,” Reed said.
Slone was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.
• A Manchester man was arrested May 26 in connection with meth manufacturing after police found several items used to make meth inside his vehicle.
Jason Cottongim, 32, reportedly was observed selling drugs in the Save-A-Lot parking lot on Richmond Road.
“Officers located the vehicle and stopped it for a traffic violation,” Reed said. “Officers got consent to search and located meth-making materials in the vehicle. Officers also located burnt pieces of aluminum foil and five green pills.”
Cottongim was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.