Two people who parked their cars downtown late Saturday night while they visited the Whiskey Barrel bar reported items, worth more than $2,500 all together, were stolen from their vehicles.
One complainant told police Sunday that she parked her vehicle on Holly Street near East Main Liquor while she and a friend visited the Whiskey Barrel late Saturday night, according to a news release from
the Richmond Police Department.
When they returned to the vehicle at 1:10 a.m., they discovered the front passenger window had been broken out, and their purses had been stolen from the trunk, the RPD reported.
One purse is a black-cloth Coach purse that contained a green-cloth Coach wallet, a Pantech Burst cell phone and various credit/debit cards and personal identification documents.
The other purse was black leather with a black flower on the front, according to the news release. It had $60, a personal checkbook and credit/debit cards.
The estimated loss from the theft is $1,735.
In the other incident, a complainant reported Sunday to the RPD that his vehicle had been broken into while it was parked overnight at the Whiskey Barrel, 1507 E. Main St.
There were no signs of forced entry, according to the RPD release.
Items reported missing were a Garmin GPS unit, a stainless steel Zippo lighter, a men’s Relic wrist watch with a blue face and black band, a poker chip set in a clear case, a Motorola walkie-talkie, a yellow and black box cutter, a small socket set, a star bit for a headlight adjustment and $5 in loose change.
The estimated loss from the theft is $806.
House guest suspected in theft
A resident in the 1000 block of Heathcliff Drive reported Sunday that sometime during the previous two days, several items were stolen from his home. A visitor to the residence was identified as a suspect in the theft, according to the RPD.
The stolen items were a gold nugget made from a class ring, a men’s gold 18-inch link bracelet with claw clasp and safety chain and approximately $180 in cash.
Estimated loss is $1,180.
Cobble Drive home reportedly burglarized Monday morning
A resident in the 900 block of Cobble Drive reported Monday that her home had been unlawfully entered during the early morning hours and her yellow Nine West purse had been stolen.
There were no signs of forced entry, according to the RPD news release.
The purse contained a brown wallet with $100, several credit/debit cards, a personal checkbook and personal identification documents. The items are worth $175.
Lexington Road man charged with stealing, forging checks
A Lexington Road man was charged Friday in connection with five stolen and forged checks that were cashed last month at Richmond banks.
After receiving the complaint about the forged checks, which totaled $600, Richmond police identified Steven McKinney, 18, as a suspect in the case, an RPD news release stated.
McKinney was located a short time later on Lexington Road, and he was detained, according to the release. After an interview at the police station, he was charged with five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and five counts of theft by deception.
• A resident in the 300 block of Reynolds Drive reported July 28 that her vehicle had been unlawfully entered during the night and a ladies’ platinum ring, size 5, with a .5-carat round diamond setting was stolen. The ring is worth $2,000.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.
Sarah Hogsed can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-6694.