Christopher Dean, 36, of Tobiano Drive, was arrested after police investigated deposits and withdrawals he made from the local bank, according to a news release from Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
In November and December 2011, police allege Dean deposited checks amounting to $17,871 into two of his US Bank accounts. He then withdrew $12,845 from them, according to Brock.
“It was subsequently determined that the deposited checks were drawn on accounts that were either closed or held insufficient funds,” Brock said.
A warrant was issued for Dean’s arrest Aug. 14, and he was taken into custody Thursday, Brock said.
Man charged with stealing gun
Police have charged a Big Hill Avenue man in connection with a gun theft that occurred Wednesday on the same street.
A resident in the 400 block of Big Hill Avenue reported to police that a Hi-Point 9mm pistol had been stolen from his home, according to an RPD news release. Donald C. Castle, 37, was identified as a suspect, the release stated.
Police allege that Castle transferred the stolen firearm to a third party shortly after the theft.
Castle was interviewed Thursday by police and then charged with theft by unlawful taking (firearm).
Two counterfeit bills turn up at Walmart
Richmond police report that two counterfeit $20 have turned up at the Richmond Walmart this week.
A Walmart customer told police Tuesday she received a fake $20 from the store during checkout, according to an RPD news release.
The woman tried to use the $20 a short time later, and it was detected as counterfeit. She returned to Walmart where she contacted police, the release stated.
The counterfeit bill bore the serial #JL52329592D, and it is the second fake $20 passed at Walmart this week, according to the RPD.
The owner of an apartment building in the 900 block of Villa Drive reported Wednesday a storage area in the building's basement had been unlawfully entered and 33 new windows, worth $3,500, were stolen. The windows are white vinyl American Craftsman single-hung windows still wrapped in plastic with Home Depot labels, according to an RPD news release.
There were no signs of forced entry, according to police.
Gun, men’s ring taken from East Locust home
A resident in the 100 block of East Locust Street reported Wednesday that a silver, nine-shot Harrington & Richardson .22 caliber revolver with a 3-inch barrel and a man’s silver ring with a topaz stone had been stolen from his home sometime during the previous eight days. The items are worth $250.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
Sarah Hogsed can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-6694.