Richmond Crimes of the Day, Jan. 20

The following is a list of crimes reported to the Richmond Police Department on Jan. 20.

Shoplifting:  On 01/20/2009, police charged two men for theft following a shoplifting incident at Walmart.  At approximately 3:15 P.M., officers were called to the store after a shoplifter, later identified as James Abshear, Jr., age 31, Baker Court, Richmond, attempted to leave the store without paying for a PlayStation3 Rockband game valued at $189.00.  When Walmart employees attempted to stop Abshear, he dropped the merchandise and fled on foot to a nearby vehicle.  As the Walmart employees were attempting to detain Abshear, another male, later identified as Alan R. Stamper, III, age 25, Miracle Street, Berea, ran past them carrying two PlayStation 3 Rockband video games for which he had not paid.  Stamper also dropped the merchandise and entered the same vehicle with Abshear, at which time they fled the area.  Shortly thereafter, Officer Paul Richardson located the vehicle on the Eastern Bypass and subsequently stopped it on Berea Road (U.S. 25).  Both men were returned to Walmart and identified as the culprits.  They were charged as follows:


Abshear – Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300

                   Driving on a Suspended License


Stamper –  Theft by Unlawful Taking over $300


Both were lodged in the MCDC.


Forgery Arrest:  On 01/20/2009, police arrested Mamie J. Cundiff, age 44, Dixie Plaza, in connection with passing a forged check at Miller’s Pit Stop on Big Hill Avenue in October 2008.  The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began on 01/14/2009, when a complainant reported that one of his checks had been stolen and then utilized at Miller’s Pit Stop to pay for work on a vehicle.  Subsequent investigation revealed that on October 22, 2008, Cundiff had utilized the stolen check to pay for $300.00 worth of automotive repairs at Miller’s.  The victim’s name had been forged on the check.  Cundiff was charged for Theft by Deception and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree.  She was lodged in the MCDC.


Burglary of Residence:  On 01/20/2009, a property owner in the 300 block of Big Hill Avenue reported the theft of appliances from an unoccupied apartment.  The owner stated that the apartment was secured on 01/17/2009 and when he returned on 01/20/2009, he found that the front door had been forced open and the stove and refrigerator were missing.  Estimated loss:  $400.00


Burglary of Residence:  On 01/20/2009, a resident in the 200 block of Four Mile Road reported that her residence had been unlawfully entered.  The complainant reported that her son came home from school and found the front door open.  A subsequent check of the residence revealed that a PlayStation2 controller and three games, a pink iPod, a black Samsung cellular telephone and 90 DVD’s had been stolen.  All of the DVD’s have KRay written on the label.  It appeared that entry to the residence was made through an unlocked front window.  Estimated loss:  $2110.00


Anyone with information related to the above crimes should contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162. 

Source: Richmond Police Department

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