The following crimes were reported to the Richmond Police Department from Dec. 10 to Dec. 15, according to a news release from the department:
Theft from Residence: On 12/10/2008, a resident of an apartment in 100 block of Maple Hill Drive reported that two former roommates pawned his Panasonic HDTV and an HP Pavilion laptop computer without his permission. Investigation ongoing.
Kidnapping: On 12/11/2008, a man reported to police that he had been assaulted on N. Estill Avenue and forced to drive two male suspects to a residence in Spurlin Mobile Home Park and then to Merrick Shell before he was able to escape. The victim reported that he was approached by the two men while on N. Estill Avenue, at which time one of the men spoke to him. The victim could not hear what the man said, so he approached them. When he did so, one of the males struck him in the head. The men then ordered the victim to drive them to the aforementioned locations. The victim complied due to fear of being assaulted again. Subsequent to the complaint, officers located John W. Medley, age 33, Street, and Keith McKinney, age 29, both of E. Main Street, and arrested them for their involvement in the offense. Both were charged for Kidnapping and Medley was additionally charged for Terroristic Threatening. Both were lodged in the MCDC.
Shoplifting: On 12/11/2008, police charged Matthew D. Reece, age 19, Cartier Drive, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Wal-mart detained him for shoplifting approximately $25.00 worth of merchandise from the store.
Shoplifting: On 12/12/2008, police charged Lauren Gregory, age 19, Keystone Drive, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Kohl’s detained her for shoplifting approximately $95.00 worth of merchandise from the store.
Theft from Residence: On 12/12/2008, a resident in the 300 block of Moberly Avenue reported that a Kodak Easyshare camera had been stolen from her residence. The victim suspected visitors to her home removed the camera. Investigation ongoing. Estimated loss: $199.00
Theft: On 12/12/2008, a patron of Goodwill reported that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart while in the store. The purse contained $25.00 in cash, a credit card and personal identification belonging to the victim.
Theft from Vehicle: On 12/12/2008, a complainant reported his vehicle had been broken into in the 300 block of N. Second Street. The victim reported that the rear passenger side window of his vehicle had been broken out and numerous items had been stolen, including a backpack, a duffle bag containing assorted tools, a Sony recorder, a Beretta 9mm pistol, a briefcase, $250.00 in cash and two checkbooks. Witnesses observed the suspect in the victim’s vehicle and reported his description to the police. Officers soon identified the suspect as James Brown, age 20, Edwards Avenue, Richmond.
On 12/13/2008, officers located and detained Brown. After being interviewed, he was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $300.00 and lodged in the MCDC. All items of property were recovered except for the firearm, cash and checkbooks.
Shoplifting: On 12/12/2008, police charged Derrick McKinney, age 23, Kirksville Road, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Wal-mart detained him for shoplifting approximately 21.00 worth of merchandise from the store.
Shoplifting: On 12/13/2008, police charged Lynda Tudor, age 32, Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Wal-mart detained her for shoplifting approximately $39.00 worth of merchandise from the store.
Theft from Building: On 12/13/2008, a complainant reported to police that her storage unit had been broken into at American Hall Storage on N. Keeneland Drive. The lock had been cut from the unit. The victim believed that a computer CPU and some baseball cards had been stolen, but a full inventory of the unit is pending. Estimated loss: $330.00
Shoplifting: On 12/13/2008, police charged Sherry Bratten, age 28, Harrison King Lane, Berea, for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $300 after employees of Shoe Sensation in the Richmond Mall detained her for shoplifting approximately $257.00 worth of merchandise from the store.
Burglary of Residence: On 12/13/2008, residents of an apartment in the 200 block of Shamrock Lane reported the theft of a number of items from their residence while they were away from 10:30 P.M., 12/12 until 2:00 A.M., 12/13. The residents reported that an Xbox 360 console with 15 games, an Apple Macbook laptop computer, a 30gb iPod, an HP laptop, a ZooYork book bag and $200.00 in cash were stolen from the apartment. There were no signs of forced entry. Investigation ongoing. Estimated loss: $2800.00
Theft from Vehicle: On 12/14/2008, a complainant reported that his vehicle had been unlawfully entered while it was parked in the 100 block of Woods Trail and a number of items stolen. The victim reported that he parked his vehicle shortly after midnight and returned at 9:00 A.M. to find that it had ransacked. The victim reported that a Toshiba laptop computer, a Palm Treo and a backpack containing college math books had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim suspected that the culprits had discovered a key that he had hidden on the exterior of the vehicle. Estimated loss: $1150.00
Burglary of Residence: On 12/15/2008, a resident of an apartment in the 400 block of Norwood Drive reported the theft of $341.00 in cash and a $300.00 check from her residence. It is unknown how entry was gained to the apartment.
Anyone with information regarding any of the above crimes is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-8911 or 859-623-1162.