Berea Crime Beat Dec 10

Berea Crime Beat Dec 10

Shoplifting Arrest: On 12/06/2013 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to a female shoplifter. Store employees observed the subject conceal some clothing items under her coat before leaving the store. She was located nearby at Holiday Motel and was in possession of the stolen items. Officers arrested 30 year old Ruby Lewis of Berea Ky and charged her with Theft by Unlawful Taking Shoplifting. The total value of the merchandise was $15.00.

DUI Arrest: On 12/07/2013 Officers received a call about a vehicle weaving in the roadway on Chestnut Street. The vehicle was located pulling out of the Circle K parking lot. As the vehicle was pulling out, the driver stopped and then reversed into oncoming traffic. A traffic stop was conducted and the Officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver had slurred speech and open alcohol containers inside the vehicle. After a short investigation the Officer determined that the driver was under the influence. Officers arrested 27 year old Derek Causey of Paint Lick Ky and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense (DUI) as well as several traffic offenses.

Public Intoxication Arrests: On 12/08/2013 Officers were called to Circle K on Richmond Road in reference to two subjects passed out in a vehicle. When Officers arrived they located a male subject in the vehicle and the store clerk advised the female was in the restroom. After several attempts they were able to get the male to wake up and observed that he had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. After several minutes the female came out of the restroom and Officers made contact with her. She also appeared to be unsteady on her feet and had slurred speech. Inside her pocket Officers located several Suboxone strips. Officers arrested 24 year old Jessica Amburgey of Paint Lick Ky and 31 year old Devon Branson of Berea Ky. They were both charged with Public Intoxication and Amburgey was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree.

Shoplifting Arrest: On 12/08/2013 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. Store employees observed the subject enter the store and pull out an empty Walmart bag from his pocket. He then placed several items in the bag before attempting to leave the store without paying for the items. Officers arrested 37 year old James Mink of Mount Vernon Ky and charged him with Theft by Unlawful Taking Shoplifting. The total value of the merchandise was $31.35.

Shoplifting Arrest: On 12/09/2013 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to a shoplifter. Store employees observed a male subject conceal several items in his clothing before attempting to leave the store. Officers arrested 26 year old Jonathan Douglas of McKee Ky and charged him with Theft by Unlawful Taking Shoplifting.

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