Richmond police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Edgewood Drive on Tuesday evening to conduct a welfare check but ended up arresting one person and citing another on drug charges, according to Police Chief Larry Brock.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with Chad D. Thomas, 31, of Concord Road, and discovered two syringes and a small bag of suspected methamphetamine in his jacket, Brock stated in a news release.
Thomas was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia possession. He was booked into the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday evening without bond.
Another person in the residence, Cayenne N. Reams, aka Cayenne Estepp, 19, of Battlefield Memorial Highway, Berea, was charged with drug paraphernalia possession after several plastic baggies, syringes and spoons with suspected drug residue were found under her control, the release stated.
She was cited and released.
Also Tuesday, Richmond police charged Cindy M. Hall, 58, Winchester, with numerous offenses following a shoplifting incident, according to the release.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Kohl’s on the Martin Bypass to investigate a shoplifting compliant. Upon arrival, officers learned that Hall had been detained by store employees after they said she attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise worth $141.
Hall resisted the officer’s attempt to arrest her and created a disturbance in the store by yelling and screaming as she was being removed from the premises, the police chief stated in the news release.
A search of her person produced two Lortab pills, the release stated. Police later determined Hall had attempted to dispose of a stolen bracelet in the rear of the police cruiser in which she was transported.
She was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), menacing, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license.
Hall was booked into the detention center and released Wednesday on a $2,500 unsecured third-party bond.
On Monday evening, Richmond police charged Heather N. King, 27, Wellington Court, with drug and other offenses after responding to a complaint of drug use in the Walmart parking lot.
At about 5:30 p.m., an officer dispatched to investigate the complaint encountered King sitting in an idling vehicle in the lot, according to the police news release.
Upon checking her driver’s status, the officer found that King was operating on a suspended driver’s license, the release stated. King was taken into custody after she resisted the officer’s efforts to arrest her, it also stated.
After she was secured, a search of King’s vehicle produced a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine, a small baggie of suspected heroin, four loose prescription pills, numerous spoons with suspected drug residue and a syringe.
She was charged with two counts of first degree possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug, drug paraphernalia possession, resisting arrest and operating on a suspended driver’s license.
She was booking into the detention center, and release Tuesday on a $5,000 cash bond.
Also on Monday, Richmond police charged Gary W. Pingleton, 38, of Race Street, in connection with a 2006 forgery.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Pingleton in September 2006 after the owner of Discount Tobacco on East Main Street filed a complaint alleging Pingleton had passed a $500 forged check at the business.
He was located Monday in the 4000 block of North Cross Pointe Court and taken into custody without incident, according to the police news release.
He was charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and booked into the detention center.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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White Hall teachers say farewell for the summer
White Hall Elementary kindergarten assistant Patti Von Fischer said she found a poem on the Internet that seemed to fit the last day of school perfectly.
“The teachers jumped out of the windows; the principals ran for the door; the nurse and librarian bolted; they’re not coming back anymore,” Von Fischer read over the loudspeaker Friday before students left for the summer.
Benson will be state’s third highest paid university president
When Michael Benson begins his tenure as the 12th president of Eastern Kentucky University on Aug. 1, his $400,000 salary plus benefits will make him Kentucky’s third-highest paid state university president.
Benson’s pay will be less only than that of Eli Capilouto, president of the University of Kentucky, $500,000 a year, and Gary Ransdell, president of Western Kentucky University, $423,588 a year, according to figures obtained from the state Council on Post-secondary education.
Richmond post troopers recognized at annual ceremony
The Kentucky State Police announced the 2012 Trooper of the Year, Detective of the Year, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer of the Year and other awards for acts of bravery, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty Friday at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.
Second-grade classroom receives recognition for reading nearly 1,400 books
A project at Mayfield Elementary School has received recognition across state lines from a woman who found a balloon released in celebration of one classroom having read more than 1,000 books.
Second-grade teacher Wanda Wilson started the school year by challenging her 22 students to read a total of 1,000 books by the end of the school year.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is an 8-week-old female kitten. This week's dog is 1-year-old Nicki, a spayed female who does not care for horses, according to her previous owner.
Father/Daughter Dance is June 14 at RAAC
Dads and daughters will take to the dance floor Friday, June 14, for the second annual Father/Daughter Dance to benefit the Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program.
The ball will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St.
Three Richmond thefts reported Tuesday-Thursday
Richmond police are investigating thefts reported from Tuesday through Thursday.
An employee of Baptist Health, Eastern Bypass, reported Thursday that her vehicle had been broken into during the evening and a small shoulder purse was stolen. The purse contained several debit/credit cards, $70 in cash, and a Pantech slider cellular telephone. Estimated loss: $595.
Paul plans re-election bid for U.S. Senate in 2016
Republican Rand Paul will run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016 regardless of any decision to launch a presidential bid. And he will campaign for his Kentucky colleague and Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014.
‘Etta May’s On Her Way’ for Model Lab benefit
Laughter will fill Eastern Kentucky University’s Keen Johnson Ballroom June 8 when southern comedienne Etta May comes to town for Model Laboratory School’s first annual fundraising event.
Half of the ticket proceeds will be donated to help five Model programs: Scholarships, gifted programs, the arts, athletics and extended field trips or exchange programs, said school psychologist Ellen Rini.
Court hearing reveals errors in trafficking case’s investigative file
A discrepancy in police records led to an unusual hearing in a drug trafficking case Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
The attorney for 49-year-old Carla Rae Clontz made a motion earlier this month for a bill of particulars hearing. Both the prosecution and defense attorneys had noticed problems with the file numbers in Clontz’ case, and there also were different reports of the number of pills sheriff’s deputies allege were found in her home.
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