Richmond police are looking for a couple that they believe worked together Sunday to steal food and a computer from Walmart.
The man and woman went through a checkout with food and a Gateway NE series laptop, according to the RPD report. When the couple attempted to pay with a personal check, the clerk asked to see a driver’s license.
The man said he’d left his wallet in the car, and the couple left with the merchandise, which is worth a total of $328. They left in a maroon SUV-type vehicle, according to the RPD.
The first suspect is a white man in his late 20s to early 30s with brown hair and a short beard. He is between 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slim build. He was wearing jeans, a maroon hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the left breast area and a dark ball cap.
The second suspect is a white woman in her late teens to early 20s with brown hair. She was 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 120 pounds. She was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with GAP in white lettering on the front and a red-and-black striped coat with a fur-trimmed hood.
Medication stolen from Keystone Drive
A resident in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported Saturday that her apartment had been broken into during the night and ransacked. Several bottles of prescription medicine, worth $100, was stolen. Entry was gained by breaking a rear window, according to the RPD.
Electronics taken from South Porter apartment
A resident in the 200 block of South Porter Drive reported Monday that her apartment had been broken into during the late evening and several items, worth $650, were stolen. The missing items were a Dell desktop computer, an eMachine monitor and a pink Polaroid digital camera,
Inscribed knife reported stolen from vehicle
A resident in the 500 block of Letcher Avenue reported Tuesday that a Buck fixed blade knife with a green pearl handle in a black leather sheath was stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle during the night. The blade, worth $250, had “DY-Navajo” inscribed on it.
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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Board eyes cost-cutting options
In a special-called work session Tuesday, the Madison County School Board looked at ways of reducing a projected $2.84 million draw from its reserves to fund the 2013-14 budget.
‘Berea’s Unsung Heroes’
A group of Bereans were honored Tuesday night at the Berea Community School Board, many of which had never been in the spotlight before.
Berea relaxes yard sale ordinance, may restrict fireworks
The Berea City Council adopted a new yard sale ordinance Tuesday, but only after it was amended twice.
Items stolen, but no one injured in home invasion
Berea police are looking for a man who broke into a First Street home Monday and threatened a resident with a knife.
Madison County veterans to host Memorial Day ceremonies
The Madison County Veterans Association, which includes a number of local veterans’ organizations, will be hosting two Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.
The first will take place at the Richmond Cemetery near the flagpole at 10 a.m., and the second will follow at noon in Madison County Memorial Gardens on Berea Road.
Everett King of the American Legion, which is coordinating this year’s events, said U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District, will be present at the morning ceremony.
Every year the Memorial Day event has a theme. Last year’s theme was honoring Vietnam veterans, King said, while this year’s theme is honoring all American soldiers.
Another arrest made in rash of business burglaries
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Memorial Day 5K to benefit Hospice Care Plus
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Donations to national charities is best way to help disaster victims
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Storm topples towering motel sign
No one was injured late Tuesday afternoon when a brief but severe storm blew a Red Roof Inn sign from its base and sent it crashing into a pickup truck parked at the motel. Strong thunderstorms are expected today.
Craft lovers fill Kirksville Community Center
The Kirksville Community Center was packed with artists and craft lovers Saturday for the Spring Gathering craft/vendor fair.
Many talented local and regional crafters were set up for the event.
One of the youngest was Laisha Gaines, a 10-year-old from Georgetown, who was selling homemade crafts with her grandmother, Jayne Gaines of Paris. Gaines said she started crafting with Laisha when she was only 3.
Laisha has now taken up most of her grandmother's stand with her creations, from wooden owls to beaded jewelry to small quilted items that are quirky and cute.
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