BEREA–A routine stop for a minor traffic violation resulted in the arrest of three people Nov. 15, according to a Berea police news release.
Consent was given to search the vehicle, which was occupied by Amy Lynch, 33, and John Litchfield, 32, both of Louisville, and Robert Whitney, 44, of Fairdale, the release stated.
An officer found $1,522 in cash, 583 suspected Oxycodone tablets, five blank prescription pads, one gram of crystal methamphetamine, a meth pipe, three Alprazolam tablets and a small amount of marijuana, the release stated.
Litchfield was charged with careless driving, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription blanks, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. He is detained at the Madison County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash bond, according to jail records.
Lynch was charged with first-degree trafficking in controlled substance, illegal possession of prescription blanks and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. She is lodged at the detention center in lieu of a $15,000 bond.
Whitney was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession. He was released later that afternoon.
Theft at St. Joseph Berea
An employee of St. Joseph Berea hospital reported her Bible, with a debit card inside its pages, was stolen Saturday.
Officers located Wendy Smith, 39, of Berea walking on Prospect Street with the two items, along with a stolen jacket, according to a news release. Smith also was in possession of three Hydrocodone tablets and one Oxycodone tablet, the release stated.
Smith was arrested and charged with theft (receipt of a stolen credit/debit card), theft by unlawful taking, prescription controlled substance not in the original container and two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to jail records, Smith was released that evening.
A resident in the 200 block of Baugh Street reported a residence burglary on Friday. The victim reported coming home to find the doors unlocked and medication stolen from inside the residence.
Misdemeanor arrests from Nov. 14 to Nov. 19
The BPD reported charging:
• One person with theft by unlawful taking (under $500)
• One person with driving under the influence of alcohol (first offense)
• One person with driving under the influence of alcohol (third offense)
• One person with driving under the influence of an intoxicant (first offense) and trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces, first offense)
• One person with receiving stolen property (under $500)
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.
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Sand artist, pastry chef wow audience at cake expo
Joe Castillo dazzled audiences while performing at Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for the Arts Saturday during the Grace with Taste Cake Expo.
Castillo, along with pastry chef Stella Parks, were the entertainment acts at the expo early in the afternoon.
District urges students to ‘PowerMyLearning’ through the summer
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Exit 95 rebuild delayed until 2017
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Toyota bornlearning Academy graduates parents
Seven graduates received their certificates Thursday night, but not with the customary rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance.”
It was a celebration of the parents’ six-month journey with the Toyota bornlearning Academy at Berea Community School.
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Caudill Middle School student showcase
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Man arrested Friday after early morning break-in
Richmond police made an arrest Friday in connection with an early morning break-in at Jack’s Cleaners on West Water Street.
Scott Hobbs, 42, of McKee, was charged with first-degree burglary, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock
At 3:25 a.m., a witness reported seeing a man enter and exit the cleaners through a broken window and drive away, Brock stated in a news release.
Grand jury indicts inmates in jail assault
Two inmates at the Madison County Detention Center were indicted Wednesday on charges related to the beating of another prisoner.
A Madison grand jury indicted 28-year-old Justin Morgan Howell and 26-year-old Lucas Wayne Shanks on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offenders.
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