Theft from Vehicle: On 04/21/2014, a resident in the 600 block of Powderhorn Road reported that her vehicle had been unlawfully entered over the weekend and a Navigon model 5001GPS unit, clothing, and personal hygiene items were stolen. Estimated loss: $575.00 (0909/425)
Theft: On 04/22/2014, a resident in the 2200 block of Mercer Drive reported that a red Honda self-propelled lawn mower and a red five-gallon gas were stolen from the rear of his residence sometime during the day. Estimated loss: $274.00 (0930/403)
Theft: On 04/22/2014, a representative of J. Webb Auto Sales, Berea Road, reported that the batteries had been stolen from five vehicles on the lot during the overnight hours. The front door windows had been broken out of four the vehicles from which batteries were stolen along with two other vehicles. The hood of another vehicle was also damaged. Estimated loss: $1650.00 (0924/459)
Fraud Charges: On 04/22/2014, police charged Brandon L. Walters, age 20, Berea, KY, for the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card.
On 03/28/2014, a complainant reported that her vehicle had been broken into during the overnight hours while it was parked on E. Main Street near Madison Avenue. A blue Vera Bradley wallet containing two credit/debit cards was stolen. The victim subsequently learned that one of the stolen cards was utilized to make fraudulent purchases from three different businesses in Richmond between 3:44 A.M. and 5:08 A.M. in an amount totaling $80.02. Several other transactions were attempted for higher amounts but were rejected by the credit card company.
The follow-up investigation identified Walters as the suspect in the fraudulent use of the stolen card.
On 04/22/2014, Walters was interviewed at RPD, after which he was cited for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Under $500 and released. (0716/403)
Drug Charges: On 04/23/2014, police charged Stacey L. Ward, age 41, Ravenna, KY, for several offenses following a shoplifting incident.
At approximately 3:52 P.M., an officer was dispatched to Kohl’s to investigate a shoplifting incident. Upon arrival, the officer learned that Kohl’s employees observed Ward conceal and exit the store without paying for $387.00 worth of merchandise. Employees then detained Ward and summoned police.
Ward was taken into custody by police and a search of her person produced four baclofen pills and a pair of wire cutters used to cut tags from store merchandise. Ward was transported to the MCDC where a more thorough search of her person produced a small amount of methamphetamine.
Ward was charged for the following offenses and lodged:
Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500
Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug
Possession of Burglary Tools
Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree
Promoting Contraband 1st Degree (0936/408)
Fraud Charges: On 04/23/2014, police charged Paul Allen Dunaway, age 27, Hunters Run Road, in connection with the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card.
On 03/01/2014, a Lexington resident, and relative of Dunaway’s, reported that her debit card had been stolen by Dunaway and had been used in both Richmond and Lexington to make $1894.45 in fraudulent charges. It was subsequently determined that $223.62 of the fraudulent charges in Richmond could be attributed to Dunaway.
On 04/22/2014, a warrant was issued for Dunaway’s arrest, charging him for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card under $500.
On 04/23/2014, the warrant was served on Dunaway at the MCDC where he was being held on unrelated charges. (0541/441)
Theft Charges: On 04/23/2014, police charged Charles Hensley, age 39, Manchester, KY, in connection with a theft from his employer.
On 03/31/2014, a representative of Multiband Corporation reported that it appeared that an employee in their Richmond installation office had been ordering excessive amounts of equipment and then reselling it on the internet rather than installing it at Multiband approved locations. Multiband, via its subsidiaries, maintains DIRECTV’s installations, service and upgrades for residents of single-family homes in over 20 states as well as commercial installations nationwide. Additionally, Multiband, via its subsidiaries, supplies satellite Internet solutions for homes and businesses across the nation. Hensley was identified as the suspect in the misappropriations.
It was further learned that some of the equipment shipped to Richmond and issued to Hensley subsequently showed up in use in Florida where Multiband does not do business. The investigation established that $8664.00 worth of equipment was sold on the internet to an equipment dealer in Florida. Hensley was connected to the internet sales of the equipment to the business in Florida.
On 04/04/2014, a warrant was issued for Hensley’s arrest, charging him for Theft by Unlawful Taking $500 to $10,000 and Theft by Deception Under $10,000.
On 04/23/2014, Hensley was located on N. Second Street and taken into custody without incident. He was lodged in the MCDC. (0735/418)