Auto Theft Arrest: On 10/21/2012, police arrested Christopher D. Smith, age 23, Bellevue, KY, in connection with the theft of a vehicle from the Manhattan Club.
At approximately 1:22 A.M., a complainant reported that his 2006 Volkswagen Passat had been stolen from the parking lot of the Manhattan Club. The victim reported entering the club at approximately 10:00 P.M. and placing his vehicle keys on his table. Upon leaving the club, he found that his keys and his vehicle were missing. The vehicle was valued at $9800.00.
At approximately 3:07 A.M., a canine officer on patrol on N. Keeneland Drive observed what he believed to be the stolen Volkswagen. As the officer turned around, the vehicle sped away as if trying to elude the officer. It was subsequently located in the 400 block of Garden City Drive where a male, later identified as Smith, was standing near the driver’s side of the vehicle. Upon seeing the officer, Smith fled on foot. The officer confirmed that the vehicle was the aforementioned stolen Volkswagen.
The officer conducted a search of the area utilizing his canine to track the suspect. The track led to the area to the rear of a residence in the 7000 block of Charismatic Drive where Smith was discovered hiding in the fence line. He was taken into custody and a digital camera (valued at $100.00) and a one carat diamond solitaire ring (valued at $3000.00) were recovered from his person. The items were in the Volkswagen when it was stolen.
Smith was lodged in the MCDC, charged with the following offenses:
- Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000 (2 counts)
- Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree
Endangerment Charges: On 10/20/2012, at approximately 8:00 P.M., officers responded to a residence in Spurlin MHP to investigate a report that two juveniles had been left alone in the home the entire day. Upon arrival, officers discovered an 11-year-old female child and a five-year-old male child unattended at the residence. Officers further observed the residence to be in total disarray with little food present.
It was subsequently determined that the parent of the children, Lucinda M. Marshall, age 31, had been away from the residence since the morning hours. A social service worker was called to the residence and ordered the children into the custody of a responsible relative.
Marshall arrived at the residence after being contacted and was cited for two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. She was given a court date and released.
Theft Charges: On 10/20/2012, police charged two men in connection with the theft of an iPod from the Lease Zone in September.
On 10/10/2012, the manager of Lease Zone, Big Hill Avenue, reported that a silver iPod Touch, model #MC540LL, had been stolen from the counter in the store during the afternoon hours of 09/29/2012. Estimated loss: $187.61
It was subsequently determined that on 10/01/2012, the stolen iPod had been sold to a local store by Nicholas Shear, age 58, Maple Grove Road. Further investigation revealed that a relative of Shear’s, Steven Shear, age 25, Maple Grove Road, had sold him the iPod shortly after the theft.
Nicholas Shear was cited for Receiving Stolen Property under $500 and Steven Shear was cited for Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500. Both men were given court dates to appear.
Criminal Mischief Charges: On 10/17/2012, the owner of a property in the 200 block of Geri Lane reported that two windows in the building had been shot and damaged by a BB gun during the overnight hours. It was later determined that a vehicle had also been damaged by a BB gun.
The officer conducting the follow-up investigation identified Timothy A. Russell, age 24, Geri Lane, as a suspect in the incident. A BB gun was subsequently recovered from his residence.
Russell was cited to court for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree.
Assault Charge: On 10/19/2012, police charged a 17-year-old male for assault in connection with an incident that occurred on 10/16/2012.
On 10/16/2012, at approximately 10:00 P.M., officers were dispatched to Nikki’s Tavern on E. Water Street to investigate a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers met with a male employee who indicated that he was standing outside the bar checking identification when four males approached him. One of the males demanded that he surrender a silver bracelet he was wearing along with his cellular telephone. The employee declined to surrender his property and asked the males to move on. One of the males then struck the employee in the left eye and again demanded the aforementioned items of property. When the employee refused, the male struck him again in the left eye. The four males then fled the area as patrons started coming out of the bar.
The victim of the assault went to Baptist Health Richmond following the incident where it was determined that he had suffered facial fractures, a broken nose, and a laceration that required six stitches to close.
During the follow-up investigation, the officer handling the case was able to identify the juvenile male who assaulted the victim and signed a juvenile complaint charging him for Assault 2nd Degree.
On 10/19/2012, an Order to Take Juvenile into Custody was issued and the suspect was located at his residence. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center.
Burglary of Residence: On 10/15/2012, residents of a home in the 600 block of Oldham Avenue reported that an unknown brand 32” flat screen television and an unknown brand Blu Ray player had been stolen from the residence during the daytime hours. There were no signs of forced entry. Estimated loss: $500.00
Theft from Residence: On 10/15/2012, a resident in the 100 block of S. Fairview Street reported that several items had been stolen from her residence over the past two days. The following items were reported missing: an iPhone 3GS in a yellowish-green case; a maroon backpack with white EKU lettering; and a Sony PSP gaming system in a black case with a charger and three games. Estimated loss: $475.00
Burglary of Residence: On 10/15/2012, a resident of Dixie Plaza MHP reported that her home had been broken into and a black iPhone 3G, 8GB, had been stolen. Entry was gained by forcing open the front door. Estimated loss: $100.00
Theft from Residence: On 10/16/2012, a resident in the 200 block of N. Madison Avenue reported that a Tomtom GPS unit had been stolen from his residence during the evening hours. Estimated loss: $80.00
Burglary: On 10/18/2012, victim who reported that a resident in the 400 block of Big Hill Avenue reported that his residence had been unlawfully entered during the mid-afternoon hours and several items were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry. The following items were reported missing: a gray Toshiba laptop computer; a black HTC cellular telephone with a black and red case; and a gray Olympia digital camera. Estimated loss: $880.00
Burglary: On 10/16/2012, a representative of Hager Builders reported that three houses under construction in the 5000 block S. Crosspoint Court had been unlawfully entered sometime between 10/13 and 10/15/2012 and a number of items were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the structures. The following items were reported missing: a black GE electric stove; a black GE refrigerator; a black GE microwave over; five white interior doors; a white marble vanity top; two bathroom faucets; a kitchen sink faucet; a garbage disposal; a water heater; a kitchen sink; a commode; and a black GE dishwasher. Estimated loss: $2715.00
Theft of Vehicles: On 10/17/2012, a representative of Toyota South reported that two vehicles had been stolen from the lot sometime during the last ten days. The stolen vehicle were described as follows: a silver 2011 Toyota Corolla, bearing KY license plate #029-LZG, and a beige 2002 Toyota Camry, bearing KY license plate #238-BAM. Estimated loss: $24,000.00
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-1162.